Teeth Whitening

teeth whiteningWhen teeth whitening is desired, patients can chose professional whitening over store-bought whitening kits for results that are faster and more dramatic. A variety of advantages accompany in-office teeth whitening, including stronger whitening products and professional monitoring for effectiveness and safety. Teeth whitening is non-invasive and is an option for nearly all patients who are not currently pregnant or breastfeeding. After being treated by our West Hollywood teeth whitening expert, patients often enjoy increased confidence about their smile for many months without the need for touch-ups.

Teeth can become vulnerable to stains for a variety of reasons, including routine chewing and dental erosion by acidic foods and drinks. Aging, smoking, coffee, wine, and soft drinks can result in superficial discoloration over time. These issues can be addressed with over-the-counter whitening products, but consumers may experience unsatisfactory results even after months of use. Fortunately, these surface stains often respond well to in-office teeth whitening, which benefits from the professional techniques, materials, and equipment used by our dentist. When stains result from internal tooth decay or use of tetracycline, our expert in teeth whitening in West Hollywood may recommend another cosmetic option for concealment instead.

Teeth Whitening West Hollywood

Teeth whitening at our WeHo Dentist Office begins with a consultation to outline treatment goals, including the use of a tint chart to measure current tooth discoloration and determine the amount of whitening necessary to achieve the goal tint. Our West Hollywood teeth whitening expert cleans the teeth and puts guards in place to protect the mouth before starting the whitening process. Next, our dentist applies the whitening solution to the teeth, allows it to work and activates it with chemicals or a special light before removing it. Depending on the procedure, our dentist may also repeat the process multiple times during the same appointment.

With daily brushing and flossing, regular cleaning by our expert in teeth whitening in West Hollywood and avoidance of heavily colored foods and drinks, patients can expect their teeth to keep looking good for one to two years. A consultation with our cosmetic dentist in West Hollywood can be scheduled to learn more about this treatment and what it can achieve.