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If you're embarrassed to smile, laugh, eat, or even open your mouth in public due to dingy, discolored teeth, it's high time you looked into professional-grade Castro Valley teeth whitening services. Unlike those weak home-based options that usually create more problems than solutions, professional teeth cleaning from your family dentist in Castro Valley, Dr. Mir or Dr. La Due, can restore an astonishing degree of whiteness to your teeth here at Redwood Canyon Dentistry.
Teeth may look like solid objects, but the truth is that their protective enamel contains countless tiny pores. Staining agents naturally find their way past the surface of the tooth into the pores, causing discoloration that may grow worse and worse as more of the offending substances accumulate within them. Common staining or discoloring agents to watch out for include red wine, certain fruit juices, tea, coffee and other popular products. Sometimes exposure to medications such as tetracycline can also cause discolored teeth. Even if you somehow managed never to expose your teeth to any stain-causing substances, your teeth may still become yellow and dull-looking with age as the outer enamel layers start to thin out and the dentin underneath starts to show through it.
If you've tried and failed to solve your tooth discoloration problem through the use of over-the-counter whitening remedies, you may already be familiar with some the shortcomings of these products. Home whitening kits can cover a row of teeth unevenly or inefficiently at best, and they offer the sensitive gums no protection against the peroxides used as whiteners. To compensate, the over-the-counter products must use extremely weak peroxide solutions of 3 percent or lower, reducing their usefulness even more.
Professional whitening at Redwood Canyon Dentistry can give you results you could never achieve through home whitening options. Your family dentist in Castro Valley is able to use clinical-grade peroxide concentrations of up to 35 percent. You don't have to worry about this stronger solution hurting your gums, because we place a protective cover on the gums to keep the peroxide off of them. Your Castro Valley dentist can actually make your teeth up to 10 shades brighter in the course of a single whitening session. Results can last up to three years -- and while it may create some temporary tooth sensitivity, it won't damage your enamel.
Teeth whitening isn't always the ideal solution for every set of discolored teeth. If you're dealing with a particularly challenging set of tetracyline stains, for instance, or your teeth are cracked as well as stained, your Castro Valley dentist may recommend other options such as porcelain veneers. Whatever you may need to get your teeth back into stunning condition, Redwood Canyon Dentistry is the place to be. Call 510-581-1991 to schedule some serious teeth whitening in Castro Valley!