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Teeth Whitening Specialist

Infinity Dental Group -  - Cosmetic, Family and General Dentistry

Infinity Dental Group

Cosmetic, Family and General Dentists located in San Jose, CA

One of the easiest ways to get a smile you’re proud to show off is with brighter, whiter teeth. At Infinity Dental Group in San Jose, California, Leo Fierro, DDS, and Rodolfo Hernández-Morales, DDS, use the cutting-edge reNUE™ in-office teeth whitening system to offer you the dazzling smile you deserve. Call the practice or schedule your appointment online today to get the smile of your dreams.

Teeth Whitening Q&A

How does teeth whitening work?

Over time, colored molecules stick to the plaque, tartar, and surface of the teeth, causing staining. 

While regular dental cleanings remove the plaque and tartar from the enamel, stains may sometimes permeate to the layer below, called the dentin. Teeth whitening systems break apart the staining molecules inside the dentin layer.

What causes teeth discoloration?

Unfortunately, over time, everyone’s teeth lose their brightness and take on a more yellow hue. There are some factors that may expedite the discoloration of teeth, including: 

  • Smoking or using tobacco products
  • Drinking certain beverages, like coffee or red wine
  • Skipping regular dental checkups
  • Poor oral hygiene

Some discoloration can also be caused by a dental issue, which can make at-home treatments ineffective. It’s important to schedule an appointment with Infinity Dental Group prior to teeth whitening.

What are the differences between over-the-counter teeth whitening and in-office teeth whitening?

Over-the-counter teeth whiteners using brush-on gels, whitening strips, and toothpastes may take months to deliver just a small difference in the brightness of your smile. Additionally, some may not work at all, especially if there is an underlying dental issue affecting your teeth. 

Every safe and effective whitening procedure begins with a consultation at Infinity Dental Group.

By using reNUE Whitening System, your teeth will appear up to eight shades lighter with just a one-hour treatment at Infinity Dental Group. 

How does the reNUE In-Office system work?

The active ingredient in reNUE’s light-activated whitening gel is hydrogen peroxide. By breaking down hydrogen peroxide, oxygen enters both the enamel and the dentin, the top two layers of the teeth. 

Then the hydrogen peroxide does its work, bleaching the colored molecules while still maintaining the integrity of the tooth. The procedure is combined with a reNUE light, which helps to activate the hydrogen peroxide and allows it to penetrate the tooth’s surface. 

Quick and painless, the procedure lasts from 45 minutes to an hour, depending on the level of discoloration in your teeth. You can read, watch TV, and relax as the reNUE whitening system works. Some people even take a nap.

You don’t have to be embarrassed by your yellow or discolored smile. Give yourself the gift of a smile you’ll love to show off with the reNUE Whitening System at Infinity Dental Group. Call the office and consult with a helpful staff member or schedule your appointment online today.