Teeth Whitening in La Jolla, Del Mar, & Pacific Beach
Teeth whitening is the most requested procedure in cosmetic dentistry, according to the American Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry. And it’s no wonder — a brighter smile makes the wearer look and feel better and gives others an impression of good health, confidence and appeal. In fact, a study conducted by Oral-B revealed that whiter teeth can make a person appear an average of five years younger than they are — and boosts their attractiveness by 20 percent. Yes, a whiter smile boosts our self-confidence and makes us look more successful, both socially and professionally, to others.
At our practice, we offer teeth whitening treatments that are proven to be much more effective and long-lasting than over-the-counter whitening products. Read on to learn how to get instantly whiter teeth for a smile that is both bright and natural-looking.
What Kinds of Stains Does Teeth Whitening Address?
A dentist-supervised teeth whitening treatment addresses tooth discoloration and deep stains as a result of:
- Aging or genetic factors
- Smoking or tobacco use
- Drinking dark-colored beverages like soda, coffee and red wine
- Stain-causing foods like tomato sauce, berries and beets
- Use of certain prescription medications
What Is Involved in a Teeth Whitening Treatment?
In-office teeth whitening treatments performed by a dental professional provide the quickest and most long-lasting teeth whitening results. The treatment typically takes 30 minutes to one hour. The dentist will begin by cleaning your teeth, after which a whitening product (typically a gel) will be applied to the teeth. Certain types of treatments also incorporate a special light with a blue wavelength to activate the whitening product. The whitening gel (and possibly the light) will be re-applied to your teeth in 15-minute increments until the desired level of whitening has been achieved.
Why Have Your Teeth Whitened by Professionals?
As dental professionals with a special focus on cosmetic dentistry, we offer teeth whitening treatments that are effective enough to address the most stubborn tooth stains, and yet safe enough to not damage your teeth. Our teeth whitening treatments use a professional-grade whitener with a higher concentration of the active ingredients than anything you can buy over the counter, resulting in an instantly brighter, yet natural-looking, smile that can last anywhere from several months to a year! And since they are supervised by our licensed dental professionals, you can expect our whitening treatments to be safe and pain-free, with consistent results. In fact, our patients are usually amazed when they first see their dazzling new smile — which is usually five to 10 shades lighter than before!
Ready for a Radiant Smile?
Are you ready to love your smile again? Then contact us today to learn more about our advanced teeth whitening treatments. Talk to one of our dental experts to find out which treatment option is right for you.