Carol E. Follette, DDS -  - Dentist

Carol E. Follette, DDS

Dentist located in Santa Monica, CA

Teeth Whitening Specialist

Each year, millions of people just like you turn to professional teeth whitening to get beautiful, healthy-looking teeth. Dr. Follette uses the safest, most advanced whitening techniques for her patients in and around Santa Monica, CA, to achieve the best, longest-lasting results.


    1. "Dr. Follette and her competent staff make every visit a refreshing and happy experience."

    2. Russell A. Yelp

    1. "I felt well taken care of and everything was explained."

    2. C.B. Yelp

    1. "Let me just say that this is one dentist who goes the extra mile."

    2. Patricia H. Yelp

    1. "Amazing! The most honest Dentist I have ever come across."

    2. Jackie T. Yelp

Teeth Whitening Q & A

by Carol E. Follette, DDS

What are the benefits of professional teeth whitening procedures compared to at-home treatments?

Professional teeth whitening procedures use the most advanced, state-of-the-art techniques to provide more consistent, longer-lasting results than at-home treatments. In fact, many professional treatments can provide noticeable results lasting for years after the initial treatment. Dr. Follette can recommend the type and frequency of treatment that's best for your specific needs so you can expect a more custom result than you could ever achieve with an over-the-counter product. In addition, having your teeth professionally whitened means your dentist can look for other problems like cracks, chips or tiny cavities that could cause sensitivity following your whitening procedure. Having these defects addressed first can hep improve your results and reduce the likelihood of any potential sensitivity issues. 

Do teeth whitening procedures cause permanent sensitivity?

Sensitivity caused by teeth whitening procedures typically resolves within a day or two of treatment. If sensitivity persists, it could indicate another issue such as gum disease or cavities. Another advantage of professional whitening procedures is that they can be completed in a single visit, minimizing the impact and duration of any sensitivity that may occur. At-home treatments typically require days or weeks to achieve their full potential, prolonging sensitivity issues as well. 

I have veneers and crowns on some of my teeth. Can I still have my teeth whitened?

Agents used in professional teeth whitening are safe to use with most restorative products like crowns, caps and veneers, but in some cases, they may weaken bonding agents. When having your teeth professionally whitened, your dentist will take your restorative work into account when designing the best treatment for you.


Major Insurance Providers Accepted

We accept most insurance plans. Below is a short-list of just some of the plans we accept. Please contact our office if you do not see your insurance provider listed below.

Anthem Blue Cross Blue Shield
Blue Cross Blue Shield
Delta Dental
First Health (Coventry Health Care)
United Concordia Dental

Words from our patients

  • Yelp

    "Dr.Follette has taken care of my entire family for years and she always makes sure you understand what she is doing and why she is doing it."

    Danny W.
  • Yelp

    "Might be my favorite dentist ever. Dr. Carol is a real person and a someone who really cares about her patients. She has heart, humor."

    Bill L.
  • Yelp

    "Amazing! The most honest Dentist I have ever come across with, she makes you feel at ease."

    Jackie T.
  • Yelp

    "Carol and her long-serving staff are the most warm and caring people I have ever encountered in dentistry."

    Doug M.
Carol E. Follette, DDS
2021 Santa Monica Blvd, Suite 704-E
Santa Monica, CA 90404
Phone: 3107343434
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Follette, Carol E., DDS
2021 Santa Monica Blvd
Suite 704-E
Santa Monica, CA 90404