Teeth Whitening

located in Laguna Beach, CA

Teeth Whitening services offered in Laguna Beach, CA

If you’ve ever searched for a way to instantly improve the way your smile looks, teeth whitening is the ideal option. While home whitening products might remove a stain or two, professional teeth whitening at Laguna Beach Dental Excellence in Laguna Beach, California, brightens your teeth by 7-8 shades in a single appointment. To schedule a consultation for teeth whitening with Haleh Fazeli, DDS, and the team, call Laguna Beach Dental Excellence or book an appointment online today.

Teeth Whitening Q & A

What is teeth whitening?

Teeth whitening is a cosmetic service that Dr. Fazeli and the team provide at Laguna Beach Dental Excellence. Having bright, white teeth is a goal for many adults, and teeth whitening makes improvement possible for most.

Teeth staining and discoloration are major concerns that many people bring up at their regular cleaning and exam appointments. It may be at the forefront of your mind because you can see the stains as opposed to other dental concerts that aren’t visible and don’t cause symptoms. 

The process of teeth whitening requires bleaching combined with modern LED light technology. The treatment lightens the coloring of your teeth by 7-8 shades in a single session. 

Should I consider teeth whitening?

There are many foods, substances, and other factors that contribute to long-term discoloration and stains on your teeth. The team at Laguna Beach Dental Excellence assesses your teeth ahead of time and can confirm whether or not the stains you have on your teeth can respond to teeth whitening. 

You might develop discoloration from a combination of:

  • Poor oral care and hygiene
  • Smoking or tobacco use
  • Dark foods and beverages
  • Age
  • Disease
  • Certain medications

If you have any type of staining that doesn’t respond well to the bleaching process, cosmetic veneers can conceal the staining without replacing the entire tooth. Your dentist cements it to the front surface of the tooth in question to conceal its imperfections.

What is it like to get teeth whitening?

During your teeth whitening appointment at Laguna Beach Dental Excellence, you’re in a dental chair just like any other visit. After discussing your staining and the potential results of the whitening process with you, Dr. Fazeli and the team shield your gums with a rubber sheet. 

With only your teeth exposed, the team applies the hydrogen peroxide or carbamide peroxide gel to the surfaces. They may also use a desensitizing agent to prevent excessive tooth sensitivity after whitening, like potassium nitrate or fluoride. 

The team activates the bleach with a strong LED light and leaves the product on for 15-30 minutes before washing it off. They may repeat the process one or several more times to lighten your teeth even further. 

To learn more about teeth whitening, call Laguna Beach Dental Excellence or book an appointment online today.