Teeth Whitening

At Los Gatos Family Dentistry, we are dedicated to helping you achieve a bright, beautiful smile. Professional teeth whitening is one of the easiest and safest ways to improve your overall appearance and create a memorable first impression.

Why Should I Whiten My Teeth?

Teeth can become stained or discolored over time due to age, medications, certain foods and beverages, or tobacco use. Professional teeth whitening can quickly reverse the effects that time has had on your smile and restore stained, dull, or yellow teeth so you can smile with confidence.

Conscientious at-home oral hygiene involves brushing at least twice a day and flossing once. Combined with your routine dental cleanings at Los Gatos Family Dentistry, we can remove most surface stains. Since professional teeth whitening solutions penetrate beyond the surface into the microscopic pores of the teeth, it breaks down stubborn stains and leaves the structure of the tooth unchanged.

Teeth Whitening Options We Offer

Los Gatos Family Dentistry offers two teeth whitening options so you can choose the one that best fits your needs.

Our in-office teeth whitening procedure is performed in a single, one-hour visit by our trained staff. If you are on a tight timeline for a big event or want to see the fastest results, in-office whitening is an excellent choice

Dr. Phan also offers a take-home whitening kit that you may use in the comfort of your own home. The kit consists of whitening gel, which you place inside your custom-fitted trays. Wear them for 30 minutes daily over a 10-14 day period until you have achieved your desired shade. 

Occasional touch-ups, along with daily home care and routine cleanings at our Los Gatos dental office, will maintain your bright smile and keep your teeth healthy for years to come.

Is Teeth Whitening Safe?

Research and clinical studies show that teeth whitening performed under a dentist’s supervision is safe. We do not recommend teeth whitening for children under 13 years of age or pregnant or nursing women. 

Some patients may experience a slight tingling or sensitively a few days after treatment, which is nothing to worry about and will subside. Please be aware that teeth whitening cannot change the shade of existing crowns, veneers, or fillings. Dr. Phan recommends a dental cleaning with our hygienist before any teeth whitening to help you achieve the brightest, most consistent results. 

Schedule Your Teeth Whitening Appointment

If you are interested in a whiter smile, call our dental office today to discuss our teeth whitening techniques or to schedule an appointment.  Dr. Patricia Phan at Los Gatos Family Dentistry can create a whitening plan designed specifically for you and your budget to create the smile you have always wanted.