Teeth Whitening Beverly Hills
What can teeth whitening do for me?
We all know that whiter teeth are more beautiful teeth, but studies have shown that a brilliant smile can actually make you look younger—not to mention, boost confidence! So, how can those with stained and discolored teeth achieve the smile of their dreams? Cosmetic dentistry offers the solution: teeth whitening. The simple fact is, teeth become stained and discolored for a myriad of reasons. Smokers, coffee drinkers and those taking certain medications are particularly susceptible. Thankfully, however, whitening dentistry can often be the answer. Whitening, also known as teeth bleaching, is an effective and popular means of achieving the whiter, brighter, more beautiful smile you’ve always wanted.
What is the teeth whitening process like?
In-office teeth whitening is one of the simplest and most effective ways to whiten your teeth and refresh your appearance. During a whitening session, a strong hydrogen peroxide gel is applied to the teeth using a comfortable, custom-fit mouth tray. Often, we will also use a special ultraviolet light to speed up the whitening process and to enhance your results. Typically, patients will return to our Beverly Hills dental office several times until their desired level of whiteness is achieved.
So, how does this work? In essence, the peroxide gel works as a powerful oxidizing agent that eliminates stain deposits and gradually whitens the shade of the tooth. When treatment has been completed, many patients are amazed with their results.
What kinds of results can I expect?
As a Cosmetic Dentist in Beverly Hills, I can tell you firsthand that every patient is unique and has specific cosmetic goals and medical needs. Similarly, each patient will have unique results. Usually, patients can expect to see a two to three shade improvement in their smile, depending on the level of tooth discoloration. How long the results last will depend greatly on how well you take care of your teeth following treatment. By avoiding the heavy consumption of coffee, tea and certain other foods and drinks, patients can often make their results last longer. With proper care, many patients can go one to three years without requiring additional whitening.
Are there any risks associated with teeth whitening?
When it comes to teeth whitening, risks are usually minor. The most common side effects are a temporary increase in tooth sensitivity and mild gum irritation. These are typically temporary, generally lasting one to three days following the procedure. Prior to treatment, we will sit down and discuss all the potential risks and benefits associated with teeth whitening.
Is teeth whitening right for me?
Don’t settle for a dull or discolored smile - you can do something about it! Find out if teeth whitening is right for you by contacting us today.