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Teeth Whitening - South Bay Area Cupertino, CA: Tricia Mockler, DDS: Family, Cosmetic & Restorative Dentistry

Tricia Mockler, DDS -  - Family, Cosmetic & Restorative Dentistry

Teeth Whitening - South Bay Area Cupertino, CA: Tricia Mockler, DDS: Family, Cosmetic & Restorative Dentistry

Teeth Whitening - South Bay Area Cupertino, CA: Tricia Mockler, DDS: Family, Cosmetic & Restorative Dentistry

A bright, white smile is one of the best ways to boost your confidence, but most people notice their smile fading over time. If you’d like to boost the wattage of your smile, reach out to Tricia Mockler, DDS, in Cupertino, California, for a range of excellent teeth whitening options. Whether you choose in-office or at-home whitening, you’ll love your results. Booking is as easy as a phone call or a visit to the online scheduling page.

Teeth Whitening Q & A

Why are my teeth less white than they once were?

There are numerous reasons why your smile may have changed over time, but the aging process is a primary culprit. The best way to understand age-related discoloration is to think about the layers of your tooth tissue. 

The outermost layer of your teeth consists of a thin coating of enamel. While your enamel is durable, it does wear down over time. Just beneath lies another layer of hard tissue called dentin. Your dentin is naturally yellow in color, so as your enamel wears, more of that yellow dentin becomes visible. 

Staining can also change the color of your teeth. Some of the things that can cause stains include:

  • Red wine, coffee, tea, or even berries
  • Smoking
  • Certain medications
  • Poor dental hygiene

If you’ve noticed changes in the shade of your smile, teeth whitening can deliver outstanding results. 

What is the fastest way to brighten my smile?

In-office teeth whitening is the fastest path to a brighter smile. Dr. Mockler relies on the Philips Zoom!Ⓡ professional whitening system to create gorgeous white smiles in a single office visit. 

A comfortable device holds your lips back as Dr. Mockler applies the whitening gel, which contains amorphous calcium phosphate to protect your enamel and reduce sensitivity.  

Zoom teeth whitening takes around 45 minutes, and it can brighten your smile by up to eight shades. You can even add whitening at the end of your routine dental exam and cleaning appointment. 

What if I want to whiten my teeth at home?

If you prefer to have more control over the shade of your teeth, at-home whitening is a great option. Dr. Mockler offers the OpalescenceⓇ tooth-whitening system, a tray-based whitening solution that is safe, convenient, and effective. 

You simply place a small amount of whitening gel in the trays, then place them over your teeth. Dr. Mockler creates your custom whitening trays in-house. The whitening agent delivers oxygen molecules that react with the stained molecules in your enamel. 

You’ll wear your trays for a few hours or overnight. Once you are happy with the shade of your smile, simply discontinue use. You can save the remaining whitening agent to use when you feel you need a whitening boost. 

If you’re ready to explore your teeth whitening options in greater detail, call the office to book a visit, or schedule your visit using the online booking tool.