Is Teeth Whitening The Right solution For You?

When it comes to your appearance, few things are as noticeable as yellow or discolored teeth. Your Morgan Hill Cosmetic dentists at Your Dentistry offer a variety of teeth whitening methods to return your smile to its pearly white self.

Achieving Brighter and Whiter Teeth

The whiteness and brightness of your teeth give your smile a vibrant and attractive appearance. That’s why teeth whitening is one of the most commonly requested cosmetic dentistry treatments available. Combating tooth discoloration is not simple, since it’s caused by a variety of factors ranging from genetics to your diet.

D. Gondara, Doctor of Dental Medicine (D.M.D. at Your Dentistry), offers numerous methods for making your smile beautiful. Her knowledge and expertise will help you achieve the smile you’ve always wanted, giving you an incredible confidence boost.

Although there are a number of very reliable whitening products and methods available, it’s important that our patients know and understand how their teeth may become discolored in the first place.

What Causes Tooth Discoloration?

As we age, our teeth lose their whiteness and luster. Whether it’s due to a lack of dental care or personal oral care, there are many things that can be attributed to why your teeth are changing color. Discoloration can become visible as early as our late 20s and early 30s. Several factors will usually accelerate this discoloration, including:


It’s widely known that cigarettes and other tobacco-based products are extremely harmful to the state of your oral health.

Acidic Drinks

Drinks such as coffee, tea, red wine, and soda can hurt your chances of obtaining a brighter smile.

Onset of Gum and Tooth Disease

Many patients who have gum disease or have tooth decay may notice tooth discoloration; age isn’t always a factor with this type of condition.

Poor Eating Habits

The American Dental Association (ADA) has scientifically proven that an unhealthy diet may ruin the color of your teeth. Be careful if you consume the following:

    • Processed foods with high acidic levels.
    • Candy and sugary drinks that ruin or destroy your enamel, such as fruit juice, red wine, and soda.
    • Highly acidic and sugar-rich fruits.

Hereditary Predisposition

You may notice that with age, the discoloration of your teeth is more apparent. This can begin in your late 20s or 30s, depending on your lifestyle and genetics.

Xerostomia (Dry Mouth Condition)

Your enamel requires nourishment to fight bacteria. Good saliva levels help prevent such decay to the enamel, so they can make healthy bacteria-fighting agents.


If your fluoride intake is high, this can unknowingly destroy your enamel (typically starts in childhood).


Dentists have found that there are indeed some antibiotics that can destroy your enamel, leaving your teeth vulnerable and exposed to discoloration. A few notable antibiotics that yellow your teeth are:

    • Tetracycline (When given to children before the age of 8 years old).
    • Doxycycline (When given to children before the age of 8 years old).

Tooth Injury

Incurring a bad injury at a young age can bruise the root of your tooth, creating a white spot.

Hereditary Predisposition

The accumulation of these bacterial deposits can ruin your teeth and how they look; knowing how to brush your teeth and floss properly can prevent this from happening.

Unfortunately, in some severe cases of tooth discoloration, a patient may require other treatments, such as Porcelain Veneers or Lumineers. How white your teeth can become partly depends on what caused the discoloration in the first place. The teeth whitening options and solutions your cosmetic dentist provides will ultimately depend on the severity of the discoloration in your teeth.

Teeth Whitening Solutions at Your Dentistry

Dr. Gondara consults with all her patients prior to choosing a particular method to whiten teeth, and will only recommend the best solution for your individual case. The staff here at Your Dentistry constantly strives to provide the highest level of dental care for all our patients. All of our dental hygienists and other staff members are equipped to know all they can about your oral health. At Your Dentistry, we offer the following two distinct types of teeth whitening:

  • Custom and Personalized Teeth Whitening Trays.
  • In-Office Teeth Whitening.

You’ll want to do your homework to learn which whitening treatment suits you best. One of the most common concerns our patients have is tooth sensitivity due to weak enamel. It’s important to choose a solution that will minimize sensitivity while still achieving the desired results. Whether it’s a bleaching product or a customized tray, Dr. Gondara wants your oral health to be the central focus in achieving a brighter smile. Learn more about the various options we have available.

Custom and Personalized Teeth Whitening Trays

Your Dentistry at Morgan Hill can create custom-fitted teeth whitening trays that fit thoroughly and snugly against your teeth. A custom-fitted tray increases the length of time and thoroughness of the whitening gel’s contact with your teeth. This, along with a stronger whitening gel that cannot be purchased in general stores, guarantees that your teeth whitening experience is superior to any treatment you can do at home with over-the-counter products.

In-Office Teeth Whitening

For those patients who don’t want to take the time to utilize custom take-home trays, we offer an in-office whitening solution. While many people try to save money and time with over-the-counter bleaching methods, it’s recommended that you visit a dental professional before trying it yourself.
Our in-office bleaching solution utilizes a powerful bleaching gel, which can give you whiter teeth after just 40 minutes in the dental chair. In-office teeth whitening can be used for whitening one or more teeth, parts of a tooth, or the entire mouth. If you opt for this solution, you’ll have a professionally applied product that you can trust, followed by great results.

Interested in Whitening Your Teeth?

Our dental office staff in Morgan Hill primarily focuses on your safety and comfort. There are many options to enhance the color of your teeth, but you need to be careful about which options you consider. 

If you have any questions about our different teeth whitening treatments or how the process is handled, please Contact Your Dentistry Today.

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Dental Practice of Dr. H Gondara
795 Cochrane Road, Suite 120, Morgan Hill, CA 95037

Phone: (408) 465-9016


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Monday 9:00 AM – 6:00 PM
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Thursday by Appointment
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Sunday – by Appointment

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