21May

Do Stained Teeth Make You Want to Hide Your Smile? The Santa Monica Teeth Whitening Dentist Explains How We Can Help

by Dr. Follette

As you age, it's natural for the brightness of your smile to fade; it's just a fact of aging. But professional teeth whitening treatment with the Santa Monica teeth whitening dentist will restore your fresh, youthful appearance in just a matter of weeks.

There are many whitening treatments to choose from. We offer customized take-home whitening kits because we have found that using them consistently over a period of several weeks produces the most dramatic results.

Customized Teeth Whitening Options

The fastest way to see the most noticeable results in the shortest amount of time is to choose a customized in-office treatment with a knowledgeable cosmetic dentist. There are generally two options to choose from when considering teeth whitening.

The first option is an in-office whitening procedure. This is the fastest way to see the results you want because treatment usually takes an hour or less, making in-office whitening a great lunch-hour procedure!

The second option is customized take-home whitening kits. We start by taking highly-accurate impressions of your teeth that are used to create a whitening tray that perfectly covers your teeth and protects tender gum tissue during the whitening process.

Once the trays have been finished, you will wear them using the whitening solution provided by our dentist. Solutions vary by strength, and you will receive specific instructions on how long and how often they should be worn. We typically recommend 20 to 30 minutes per day for a period of two to three weeks.

Combatting Tooth Sensitivity

If you've tried whitening in the past and you experienced sensitivity, please let us know. We can customize the strength of your whitening gel to ensure that this isn't a problem. There's no reason to experience discomfort just because you want a more beautiful smile!

Remember that teeth whitening is not permanent, especially if you are doing it yourself at home. You will probably need to do frequent touch-ups if you are a smoker or drink a lot of coffee or red wine.

Please Contact Our Office for a Brighter Smile!

Would you like to learn more about customized whitening options with the Santa Monica, CA teeth whitening dentist? Please call our office today, and we’ll have you on your way to a brighter smile in no time!