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Teeth Whitening Treatments at Martinez DDS

Jaclyn Martinez, DDS: Dentist

General Dentists & Family Dentists located in San Jose, CA

Everyone admires a white, bright smile, whether it’s worn by a friend or a favorite celebrity. But plenty of your favorite foods and beverages can leave your smile looking dull and discolored. At her practice in San Jose, California, Jaclyn Martinez, DDS, regularly recommends teeth whitening treatments for patients who want to boost the look of their smiles. Learn more about your teeth whitening options by calling the office or requesting an appointment online today.

We are proud providers of Opalescense and KoR Whitening systems

What is teeth whitening?

Teeth whitening is a dental treatment to lift stains from the surface of your teeth. Your teeth can get stained from foods, beverages, aging, or chemical exposure. Teeth whitening removes stains to give you whiter teeth.

There are lots of whitening toothpastes and strips available at drugstores, but whitening treatments offered by dental offices use stronger, higher-quality bleaching agents for more noticeable results.

Teeth whitening is a safe, effective option for many people with tooth discoloration. But for severely discolored teeth, a better option could be veneers, crowns, or other esthetic restoration methods.

What causes tooth discoloration?

Internal and external factors contribute to tooth discoloration. Your oral hygiene, the types of food and drink you enjoy, medications you take, and your age can cause discoloration over time. 

Dark-colored beverages like soda, coffee, and tea can give teeth a yellowish or brownish tone. Certain medications, particularly those that contain tetracycline, may turn teeth a grayish-blue color.

The natural aging process causes enamel to thin, making teeth look yellower. Smoking cigarettes can also stain the surface of teeth and damage enamel.

Opalescense Teeth Whitening System

Dr. Martinez recommends Opalescence™ tooth whitening systems for many patients bothered by surface staining. When you come into the office for a dental appointment, let the team know you’re interested in teeth whitening, and Dr. Martinez can talk with you about your options. 

Teeth whitening at Dr. Martinez’s office combines the results of in-office whitening with the convenience of at-home whitening kits. The team develops customized splints with a bleaching solution to help you achieve your desired level of whiteness.

You’ll add the bleach solution to the splints and wear them for six to eight hours each night while you sleep. In just about a week, you’ll have a noticeably whiter smile without the sensitivity or changes in tooth structure that can occur with other methods of whitening.

After you’ve achieved a whiter smile, Dr. Martinez can help you keep your stain-free teeth with maintenance treatments. If you have crowns or tooth-colored fillings, talk to Dr. Martinez about ways to whiten your whole smile.

With a simple, safe teeth whitening treatment, you can transform your smile and your confidence. Find out if teeth whitening could be right for you by requesting an appointment with Dr. Martinez online or over the phone today.

KoR Whitening System

Our office is a premier provider of the Kor Whitening System.  

KoR whitening is a highly effective and innovative teeth whitening system that uses a combination of in-office and at-home treatments to provide dramatic and long-lasting results. The KoR system is designed to treat deep stains and discolorations caused by aging, medication, genetics, and other factors that may not respond to other whitening systems.

The KoR whitening process involves several steps. The first step is a comprehensive dental exam to ensure that the patient is a good candidate for teeth whitening. Next, impressions of the patient's teeth are taken to create customized trays for the at-home whitening portion of the treatment.

The in-office portion of the treatment involves the application of a highly concentrated bleaching gel to the teeth. This gel is activated using a special light that helps to penetrate deep into the tooth's enamel to break up and remove stubborn stains.

After the in-office treatment, the patient is provided with the customized trays and a lower concentration whitening gel for at-home use. The at-home treatment is designed to help maintain the results of the in-office treatment and provide additional whitening benefits.

One of the main advantages of the KoR whitening system is its ability to treat deep stains and discolorations that other whitening systems may not be able to address. The KoR system is especially effective for patients who have tetracycline stains, which are notoriously difficult to remove using other whitening methods.

Another advantage of the KoR whitening system is its use of specially designed trays that help to seal out saliva and ensure that the whitening gel is able to penetrate deep into the tooth's enamel. This helps to maximize the effectiveness of the treatment and provide more consistent and long-lasting results.

The KoR system is also designed to minimize sensitivity, which is a common side effect of teeth whitening. The system includes desensitizing agents that help to protect the teeth and reduce sensitivity during and after treatment. Additionally, the customized trays help to prevent the whitening gel from coming into contact with the gums, which can also contribute to sensitivity.

In conclusion, the KoR teeth whitening system is a highly effective and innovative approach to teeth whitening that is designed to provide dramatic and long-lasting results for patients with deep stains and discolorations. With its use of specially designed trays, concentrated bleaching gel, and at-home maintenance program, the KoR system offers several advantages over other whitening systems, including its ability to treat difficult stains, minimize sensitivity, and provide more consistent and long-lasting results.