Dull to dazzling, drab to fab … the power of professional teeth whitening
We support a lifetime of attractive smiles. Commonly, the youthful and vibrant beauty of the smile can be marred by stains. Over time, the cumulative effect of smoking and coffee drinking can darken the teeth. Your teeth may also appear more yellow as tooth enamel thins. When this protective covering sustains wear, it can reveal the darker, softer dentin layer of the teeth. This process makes your teeth look yellow. As long as your teeth are healthy, Los Alamitos Dental Care dentists may recommend professional teeth whitening to restore and rejuvenate your smile.
How we whiten teeth
Individuals from throughout the Los Alamitos, California area seek out our array of cosmetic dentistry services. They loved the treatment results and enjoyed a pleasant and comfortable experience to boot!
Professional whitening is one of the fastest and most affordable ways to elevate the appearance of your smile. As dental professionals, we have access to whitening gels that are clinically proven to remove stains and to be safe. These gels contain ingredients that are known to whiten teeth effectively. These gels are sufficiently concentrated, too. So they can break down even stubborn stains.
Over-the-counter products often lack teeth-whitening ingredients. These products are also not as strong as the ones our dental professionals have access to. Due to these characteristics, many people who try OTC products marketed to whiten teeth are often disappointed with the results.
Our patients also benefit from the expertise of our talented and experienced dentists during every step of the process. We ensure that treatment is tailored to your needs and gets the results that you desire. Highly personalized treatment also minimizes the risk of tooth sensitivity that is sometimes associated with whitening gels. Our approaches get predictable, natural-looking results, and they do so in a way that is convenient, painless, and fast.
Professional whitening options
Generally, dentists can whiten their patients’ teeth at the office or provide whitening kits that may be applied conveniently from the comfort of patients’ homes. With in-office whitening, one visit is all it takes to lighten teeth by several shades. Other oral tissues are protected while the teeth are isolated and exposed. These precautions are taken to prevent the risk of irritation or damage to other oral tissues. They also promote the even application of the whitening gel for the most attractive-looking results.
With the take-home option, whitening trays are made to custom-fit patients’ mouths. These trays are filled with whitening gel. The gel is transferred from the tray to the teeth when placed in the mouth. You can get the same dramatic improvement in the color of your teeth, only results are revealed gradually.
At Los Alamitos Dental Care, we use the Opalescence™ system. Opalescence™ whitening gels are specially formulated to penetrate your teeth deeply. Discolored molecules are oxidized, thus removing stains and restoring the healthy, attractive white of your teeth. Opalescence’s proprietary gels are also designed with potassium nitrate and fluoride for enhanced patient comfort. Since the gels have a thick and sticky consistency, they “stay put” and do not seep into nearby tissues. This feature helps to ensure that teeth are lightened evenly and that irritation is minimized.
Schedule an appointment with one of our six dentists to find out more about options to whiten yellow, stained, and otherwise discolored teeth. Call Los Alamitos Dental Care at (562) 539-0011 or request an appointment at the button on this website.
Veneers are thin handcrafted porcelain shields worn on the front of the tooth which improve the appearance of teeth that are chipped, cracked, stained or worn. Veneers are thin as contact lenses, and are an aesthetically pleasing option of closing gaps, lengthening teeth, and providing symmetry to make your smile more natural. Veneers are intended to last for many years without changing color. They are one of the most popular cosmetic procedures in dentistry. Ask your dentist if veneers may be right for you.