In our office near Oakley, CA, teeth whitening from your dentist leads to improved confidence

Successful people are not always extremely beautiful. They are, however, extremely confident. Confidence comes from a number of factors, one of which is appearance. You do not have to look as though you stepped out of a magazine in order to feel good about yourself. Beauty shines from within. The way we share our true selves is through our smiles. In fact, our smiles do a lot of talking throughout each day. The goal is to feel good about the message that comes from the smile.

In our office near Oakley, CA, we offer options in teeth whitening that work for different needs. Your dentist is committed to helping you accomplish your smile goals and helping you maintain your best smile for life. Various factors lead to discoloration. Recognizing some of the common culprits can help you slow the progression of stains.

Foods and beverages

It is no secret that many of the foods and beverages we regularly consume contain artificial coloring. These chemical compounds that add color to our food can also seep into teeth, leading to dulling and discoloration over time. The consumption of acidic foods and drinks, such as vinegar dressing, carbonated beverages, and energy drinks wear down enamel, making stains more visible. Not just processed foods can stain teeth. Many natural substances, as well, such as wine and fruit, other foods high in tannins, can cause teeth to lose their vibrant white.

Must you eat only light-colored foods to keep your best smile? Of course, this is not a possibility. What you can do is limit certain foods that damage teeth, and create the habit of brushing and flossing after meals. Even rinsing the mouth after consuming a snack goes a long way at slowing the discoloration process.

Tobacco products

Those who use tobacco products, even the smokeless type, subject their teeth to chemicals that lead to staining. These chemicals are not only harmful to the appearance of teeth, but to oral and general health as well. Keeping a beautiful smile is only one of many reasons to avoid tobacco products.


Brushing and flossing teeth is vital for a healthy, beautiful smile. Toothpaste, especially the whitening types, contains tiny, mildly abrasive particles that clean sticky plaque from teeth and have a polishing effect. When teeth are not brushed and flossed effectively, plaque can build up and cause the brightness of the smile to become dull and dingy. In addition to brushing and flossing twice a day, professional cleanings every six months keep teeth looking their best.

Over time, tooth enamel becomes dull. Whether due to foods, tobacco, or the aging process, professional whitening allows you to keep your youthful, vibrant smile. Contact us for your teeth whitening appointment.

Dr. Jamil Alkhoury

Dr. Jamil Alkhoury

Dr Jamil Alkhoury believes dentists to be artists. Taking care of another person’s teeth is definitely an art in which Dr Jamil Alkhoury is an expert. Having graduated from University of California, San Francisco (UCSF) with a degree in Advanced Education in General Dentistry, he has always focused on the well-being of his patients. Brentwood family dental headed by Dr Jamil Alkhoury offers a wide range of services. He always keeps in touch with the developments in the field, to serve his purpose to the best of his abilities.

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