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Teeth Whitening Specialist

Lester  Martinez, DDS -  - Cosmetic Dentist

Lester Martinez, DDS

Cosmetic Dentist & General Dentist located in San Jose, CA

If your tooth enamel is stained or yellow, a teeth whitening treatment can turn back the clock, restoring your pearly whites to a healthy, vibrant condition. At his practice in San Jose, California, Lester Martinez, DDS, and his bilingual team offer several types of in-office teeth whitening, including Sinsational Smile® and Philips Zoom! To schedule an appointment, call the office or book online today.

Teeth Whitening Q&A

Why are my teeth discolored?

Your teeth naturally turn yellow as you age. This yellowing is because your tooth enamel wears away, making the interior of your teeth (dentin) more visible. Dentin is naturally yellow, which is why your teeth appear the same way.

Several other factors can discolor your teeth as well, including:

  • Taking the medication with tetracycline
  • Drinking beverages that contain tannins like red wine or cola
  • Using tobacco
  • Eating foods that stain like tomatoes or berries

You might also experience yellow or discolored teeth due to poor oral hygiene. It’s possible to lower your risk by brushing and flossing each day.

What is teeth whitening?

Teeth whitening is a safe, non-invasive treatment used to eliminate stains from your teeth. There are various whitening systems on the market, but most use carbamide peroxide, a harmless chemical that presents no side effects.

Teeth whitening treatment is quick and effective. The results aren’t permanent, but with proper care, they can last for between four and six months at a time.

What are the types of teeth whitening treatment?

Dr. Martinez offers several types of in-office teeth whitening treatment, including:

Philips Zoom!

Philips Zoom! Teeth whitening can make your teeth up to eight* shades brighter in a single session. During treatment, Dr. Martinez covers your tongue and gums with a protective dam. He then applies a whitening solution to each of your teeth and lets it sit for 10-15 minutes. 

Next, Dr. Martinez points a blue light at your teeth, triggering a whitening reaction. He repeats these same steps two or three times until you achieve your desired whiteness.

Sinsational Smile®

Sinsational Smile can make your teeth two to five* shades whiter in one 20-minute session. At the beginning of your appointment, you put a silicone tray in your mouth filled with a whitening gel. You leave the mouthpiece in for 20 minutes and then remove it. Dr. Martinez points a special LED light at your teeth, triggering a whitening reaction.

Sinsational Smile is quick, pain-free, and provides stunning results. Dr. Martinez recommends this type of whitening treatment following your bi-annual oral exam and teeth cleaning.

Which type of teeth whitening will benefit me?

To determine the type of teeth whitening that will benefit you, Dr. Martinez reviews your oral health history and asks about your treatment and budget goals. After gathering this information, he makes a recommendation that aligns with your needs.

If you want a brighter, more attractive smile, schedule a teeth whitening appointment at the practice of Lester Martinez DDS. Book a consultation online, or call the office today. Spanish-speaking representatives are available. 

*Individual results may vary