Teeth Whitening: How to Ensure a Whiter, Brighter Smile

A healthy, radiant smile is no accident. It involves building good oral hygiene habits and having regular professional dental cleanings to maintain your tooth enamel. Your diligent daily brushing and flossing keep your teeth (and gums) looking their best.At the dental office of Dr. John Vellequette and Dr. Stephanie Fung located in Sunnyvale, California, one of our most popular requests for treatment for a more appealing smile is teeth whitening. Do you know what might be dulling your pearly whites?

1- Food and beverages: berries, certain candies, coffee, tea, and red wine can attach to the tooth enamel and stain it.

2- Tobacco use: tar and nicotine can darken teeth.

3- Medications: drugs such as antibiotics, antipsychotics, antihistamines, and high blood pressure medications can alter tooth enamel.

4- Age: as enamel thins out over time, the yellower dentin layer beneath comes through.

5- Trauma: injury can darken tooth color because the tooth creates more dentin in response to an injury.

Our team at Smile Center Silicon Valley can lighten your teeth several shades using an in-office whitening system. We offer in-office teeth whitening for our patients in in Sunnyvale, California.

Please give us a call today at 408-245-7500 if you are interested in learning how Dr. John Vellequette and Dr. Stephanie Fung can renew your smile.