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You feel the breeze roll gently across the Pacific Ocean. It’s another beautiful day in San Mateo County. You feel tranquil and relaxed.

In just a few hours, you’ll be meeting up with some friends for an afterwork get together. You’ll have a few drinks and let loose a bit after a long week.

Then your friend pulls out their iPhone for a group photo. You know that picture will be on social media within minutes; sure to be seen by hundreds of your friends on Facebook. Are you brave enough to open your smile in a wide grin? Or do you keep your lips pursed, embarrassed by the appearance of your teeth?

San Carlos is called the “The City of Good Living.” At the office of Dr. Ghina Morad, DMD, we believe it should also be called the “The City of Beautiful Faces and Radiant Smiles.”

In today’s blog post, we’re going to look at how Professional Teeth Whitening can make your smile absolutely radiant. We want to have your smile looking as beautiful as the Pacific Coast.

How Teeth Become Yellow

Why aren’t your teeth as white as you’d like them to be?

That visit you made to wine country? It was amazing and fun, right? What you may not know is that the tannins and natural dyes found in red wine can act as staining agents on your teeth.

The same is true for many fruit juices, smoothies, even fresh fruit. If that handful of raspberries can stain your hands if you squeeze them, you can be sure it will do the same to your teeth when you chew them.

That fair-trade coffee you picked up at Trader Joe’s? All types of coffee, and dark-colored beverages, can stain your teeth and leave them looking yellow. The enamel of your teeth is covered in microscopic pits and ridges; when you drink the coffee it settles into these areas and leaves behind unsightly residue.

If you’re one of the 42 or so million Americans that smoke, your teeth have it rough. Nicotine and other chemicals seep through the cigarette filter when you inhale, leaving your teeth with nasty stains that can be nearly impossible to remove without professional help.

Even the diet soda you drink on occasion can wreck havoc your teeth. All soda including sugared soda, diet soda, and even clear soda have an extremely high acidic content. This acid eats away at your enamel, which allows dyes in the soda and other food and drink, to stain your teeth.

What Can You Do?

In general, if you really want to keep your teeth looking really white, brushing alone is probably not enough. So many everyday activities can stain your teeth, that it’s nearly impossible to avoid to doing them. Plus no one wants to be miserable by giving up all the foods and drinks you love.

So you turn to whitening products.

You may wonder about the over-the-counter whitening solutions you can find at any number of stores. The truth about these products is that they are often ineffective or slow to work. Even worse, some patients have complained that the coercive ingredients in the products left their mouths feeling sore and irritated.

Luckily, Professional Teeth Whitening is an option.

At the office of Dr. Ghina Morad, DMD, in San Carlos, CA, we offer three different types of Professional Teeth Whitening, to fit your needs and desires. First, we check your oral health and make sure these options are best for you. On occasion, decay must be removed or some cosmetic work must be performed before Professional Teeth Whitening can be effective. Then we work with you to choose the best fit.

A popular choice is Zoom! In-office whitening. Perhaps the most advanced whitening system on Earth, Zoom! can have your teeth up to eight shades whiter in just one quick visit. A whitening gel is applied to your teeth in three, fifteen minute sessions. Then, a special light is exposed to the teeth to accelerate the whitening process.

Another option is at-home whitening. Unlike over-the-counter products; we create a customized gel tray for you and provide professional grade whitening gel. You simply place the gel in the tray, then the tray in your mouth, sit back and relax. In no time at all, you will have a white smile you can be proud of.

Lastly, Internal Bleaching may work for you in certain cases. Trauma from a blow to the face, or from a Root Canal, can leave your tooth discolored and grey. With Internal Bleaching, your tooth is whitened from the inside out. This restores your tooth to its natural color, when other whitening options fail.

All of these options are quick, professionally supervised, and most importantly, safe.

Make An Appointment

Are you ready for a great smile? Then contact us today by clicking here. At the office of Dr. Ghina Morad, DMD, in San Carlos, CA, we’ll have your smile looking great in no time at all.