Teeth Whitening in Pacific Palisades, CA
Bright, white teeth are one of the most noticeable signs of a beautiful smile.
Frequently drinking beverages like coffee, sodas, and wine or smoking can cause yellowing and discoloration of the tooth over time and leave you with a lackluster smile. Actually, most food and drink we consume contribute to a culminating staining effect on our teeth. Along with a healthy oral hygiene routine, in-office or at-home teeth whitening treatments can help to brighten and whiten the teeth.
Who Is a Good Candidate for Teeth Whitening?
Teeth whitening will work best on patients with mild to moderate tooth discoloration. A dental exam will be needed to ensure you are the right candidate.
Teeth whitening treatments are used to treat discoloration; they cannot restore the health of the teeth. If the stain is coming from a health condition within the tooth/teeth, additional dental procedures may be needed to provide long-lasting results.
Teeth whitening methods do not affect tooth-colored crowns and fillings.
Candidates for teeth whitening:
- Have good overall dental health
- Have no allergies to teeth whitening agents, such as peroxide
- Are at least 16 years of age
- Do not have significant tooth sensitivity
How Can I Get My Teeth Whitened?
The Palisades Dentists offer a variety of in-office and at-home teeth whitening options.
Opalescence™ uses a specially made whitening gel to treat tooth discoloration. The gel is placed into a tray and left on the teeth. The gel slowly releases peroxide, allowing it the time to penetrate the enamel and whiten teeth. Opalescence™ can be used at home, or within an in-office visit.
KoR® uses a unique Dual-Activated™, Tri-Barrel Hydremide® Peroxide formula and delivery system to whiten teeth. There are several strengths and methods available for KoR® teeth whitening; however, every method involves the use of trays, either alone, or in combination with in-office whitening treatments.
Philips Zoom! Teeth Whitening
Philips Zoom! uses LED light-accelerated technology to whiten the teeth. This advanced method is more aggressive and can whiten the teeth up to eight shades in a single treatment. Philips Zoom! offers a combination of at-home bleaching gel treatments and in-office advanced light treatments.
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What Is My Recovery Like After Teeth Whitening?
Teeth whitening is a painless, non-invasive treatment. There is no downtime associated with this procedure unless there are any complications or allergies to the lightening gel formula. Some sensitivity is common but can be alleviated with topical products that your dentist and hygienist recommend.
When Will I See My Results?
Results from teeth whitening start to become visible immediately after the treatment for mild to moderate cases. If there is severe discoloration, whitening procedures may need to be repeated—and maintained at home—over time to achieve optimal results.
Want to Learn More?
If you are interested in teeth whitening and would like to learn more about your options in Pacific Palisades, California, please feel free to contact the Palisades Dentists at (310) 459-2303 or fill out this form to schedule an appointment.