Teeth Whitening Specialist

Unique Dental Care

Rahul Malik, DMD

Cosmetic Dentist & Denture Specialist located in San Leandro, CA

Red wine and coffee are elegant ways to bookend your day, but they may be contributing to the dull, dingy look of your teeth. If you want a dramatically whiter, brighter smile that instantly lights up your face, Dr. Rahul Malik of Unique Dental Care helps with safe, professional, in-office and take-home teeth whitening. Unique Dental Care is located in San Leandro, California, and welcomes all men, women, and families in and around Castro Valley, Hayward, Oakland, and San Lorenzo. To get brighter, whiter teeth that last, contact Dr. Malik’s friendly and helpful team by phone or online for a teeth-whitening session.

Teeth Whitening Q & A

How can I get whiter teeth?

The best way to keep your teeth white and healthy is to be diligent about your oral health by brushing, flossing, and coming to Unique Dental Care regularly. However, aging, medical conditions, and lifestyle choices may darken your teeth. When you notice discoloration that regular brushing and dental cleanings don’t remedy, it’s time for professional teeth whitening.

What are professional teeth whitening?

Professional teeth whitening by an expert like Dr. Malik at Unique Dental Care is both stronger and safer than over-the-counter (OTC) lightening kits and toothpaste. The OTC systems can damage your teeth and may irritate your gums because the whitening trays do not fit snugly.

Another advantage of professional teeth whitening is that it’s faster and longer-lasting. Your teeth can get up to eight shades whiter in just an hour, compared with the days it takes to lighten your teeth a few shades with an OTC kit. Professional lightning can last for many months because the peroxide molecules reach deeply into the inner layers of your teeth.

What happens in a professional teeth whitening visit?

Before your whitening session, Dr. Malik makes sure your teeth and gums are healthy. If so, a friendly Unique Dental hygienist thoroughly cleans and polishes your teeth.

Dr. Malik then applies a professional-strength whitening gel that sends peroxide molecules into your teeth. He applies a specialized light to speed the process, and an hour later, your teeth are up to eight shades whiter!

How can I keep my teeth white?

You can maintain your bright new look by limiting dark-colored foods and beverages that stain your teeth. Substances that stain your teeth include:

  • Coffee
  • Tea
  • Cola
  • Red wine
  • Berries
  • Tobacco
  • Tetracycline

Dr. Malik can also create a custom-designed, take-home whitening kit. You can use the kit to get your teeth even whiter, or to maintain your new look.

It’s essential to visit Unique Dental at least twice a year for a professional cleaning and to be sure your teeth and gums are healthy. You can also get a touch-up whitening session if you wish.

If you’d like noticeably whiter teeth in an hour, contact Unique Dental Care for a teeth-whitening session. You can use the online form or call the friendly Unique Dental team.