Shine Bright Like a Diamond: Teeth Whitening for the Win

Shine Bright Like a Diamond: Teeth Whitening for the Win

Posted by Kevin Fong DDS on Sep 21 2021, 09:07 AM

Your smile is one of the most attractive aspects of your appearance. It is among the first things that others notice about you and can also leave a lasting impression. 

However, most people think that a healthy white set of teeth either comes naturally or is limited to celebrities who can afford costly dental treatments. 

In this article, our dental team at Kevin D Fong DDS, Hayward, CA, share a few insights on teeth whitening and the impact a professional treatment can have on your smile and your life.

What Is Teeth Whitening?

Brushing and flossing daily along with regular dental visits are enough to keep your dental health in check. However, you may aspire for a brighter smile and, in such cases, teeth whitening would be a suitable choice for you.

Teeth whitening is a professional dental treatment that involves the removal of intrinsic and extrinsic teeth stains. It can lighten the natural color of your teeth by up to 8 shades to give you a brighter smile.

Teeth Whitening Process

The dentist will first assess your eligibility for teeth whitening as the treatment is not suitable for everyone. 

Teeth whitening usually involves professional bleaching where a rubber shield or a gel will be used to protect your gums from the effects of the bleach. After this, the whitening product is applied to your teeth with the help of a mouthguard-like tray.

The whitening product used for this type of treatment contains hydrogen peroxide or carbamide peroxide as the active ingredient. This breaks down to release oxygen into the teeth which leaves your teeth lighter.

Apart from the bleaching process, the dentist can also offer you other teeth whitening methods like laser and power whitening.

Benefits of Teeth Whitening

Below are some of the benefits of teeth whitening procedures:

Fast Results

You don't have to wait for weeks to see a change in your teeth as professional teeth whitening offers results within an hour.

Boosts Your Appearance

Teeth whitening helps you get rid of stains from your teeth and also makes you look more youthful by giving you a brighter smile.


Teeth whitening is less expensive when compared to other cosmetic dental treatments.

For more information on teeth whitening procedures, contact Kevin D Fong DDS at (510) 783-1572 or visit us at 944 W Winton Ave, Hayward, CA 94545.

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