Teeth Whitening

William M. Schneider, DDS -  - Cosmetic Dentistry

William M. Schneider, DDS

Cosmetic Dentistry & General Dentistry located in Walnut Creek, CA

Millions of people opt for teeth whitening to get rid of unwanted stains various lifestyle habits might have caused. William M. Schneider, DDS, in Walnut Creek, Northern California, understands that it’s hard to kick an addiction to smoking or dependency on coffee, so he uses his decades of experience in the field to give you the most effective whitening solutions to make your smile stark white. Get in touch with Dr. Schneider today by phone or online to book a teeth whitening consultation.

Teeth Whitening Q & A

What is teeth whitening?

Teeth whitening is a leading cosmetic dental procedure that quickly removes the majority of the discolorations, stains, fluoride excesses on your teeth.

What are the different types of teeth whitening treatments?

Dr. Schneider offers two highly effective types of teeth whitening treatments:

  • Non-vital whitening: applied to teeth treated with root canal
  • Vital whitening: performed using a gel directly on the tooth’s surface

He recommends the best type of whitening for you based on the work you’ve had done on your teeth.

How does teeth whitening work?

Dr. Schneider has 25 years of experience creating custom whitening trays for his patients. The whitening treatment setup itself takes place over two appointments.  

During your first appointment, Dr. Schneider makes a digital impression of your mouth so that your personalized clear plastic trays are fitted perfectly to your teeth.

Once your trays are made, you’ll need to book a second appointment to make sure they fit. If need be, Dr. Schneider makes adjustments to ensure the utmost comfort. He gives you a whitening gel that you put in the trays before you place them in your mouth.

For best results, Dr. Schneider recommends that you either wear them twice a day for approximately 30 minutes or wear them overnight for a couple of weeks. Usage varies according to how badly stained your teeth are.

You can continue doing this for as long as wish, or until your teeth have reached the color you desire. Nonetheless, it’s important you stay in touch with Dr. Schneider throughout the treatment to make sure that your teeth are reacting appropriately to the treatment.

Are there any side effects?

There are no known side effects of teeth whitening. Remember that because tooth whitening is, in effect, a bleaching procedure, you might experience slight sensitivity while you’re wearing the trays. This will go away after you remove them.

Before recommending the whitening treatment, Dr. Schneider evaluates your dental and medical history to make sure there are no complications. If you’re pregnant, he recommends that you avoid whitening treatment, as the effects of the whitening material are still unknown.

Be proactive about removing those unwanted stains. Call or go online today to book an appointment with Dr. Schneider.