If your teeth are brown, yellow, or stained due to poor oral hygiene, trauma, a diet consisting of staining foods, or bad habits like smoking, consider teeth whitening. At Holistic Smiles LA, Dr. Monempour offers several types of teeth whitening, including in-office laser teeth whitening and take-home teeth-whitening trays. Holistic Smiles LA offers teeth whitening to Santa Monica, Brentwood, Pacific Palisades, Beverly Hills, West Hollywood, CA, and the surrounding areas, call the office today to make an appointment.
What is teeth whitening?
Teeth whitening removes extrinsic stains from the surface of your teeth. Specifically, it uses medical-grade solutions like hydrogen peroxide to whiten the molecules inside your tooth enamel. Your teeth become brighter and more aesthetically pleasing by oxidizing the molecules within.
What causes teeth to change color?
Most people experience discolored teeth due to consuming beverages and eating foods that have staining potential, like sodas, red wines, some fruits, and some spices, like turmeric.
What are the types of teeth whitening?
At Holistic Smiles LA, we offer two types of teeth whitening:
In-office Laser Teeth Whitening
In-office laser teeth whitening takes about an hour and can make your teeth up to eight shades whiter, although individual results can vary.
First, your gums are protected with a custom liquid dam, and your tongue is isolated with a small device. Then, the team applies the whitening solution to your teeth, activates it with the laser, and lets it sit for 10-15 minutes. This cycle is repeated up to three times.
This whitening method is faster than take-home options. You will notice an instant change in the color of your teeth versus take-home methods which can take weeks to see results.
Take-home teeth-whitening trays
If you’d rather whiten your teeth on your own time, consider take-home teeth-whitening trays.
Holistic Similes LA offers a take-home teeth-whitening kit that has a syringe of whitening solution and two mouthpieces. You apply a small amount of the whitening gel into the mouthpieces and wear them at home when it’s convenient.
You can wear them anywhere from 30 minutes at a time to overnight, depending on your tolerability. Over the course of several weeks or months, your teeth will become whiter and more attractive. This method can also be used to maintain your newly whitened smile post-in-office whitening.
How long does teeth whitening last?
The results of teeth whitening vary from patient to patient. After the treatment, Dr. Monempour will recommend you brush your teeth twice daily and visit Holistic Smiles LA every three to six months for professional teeth cleaning. You should also avoid as many teeth staining activities as possible. To further maintain your new white teeth, it is recommended you utilize a take-home whitening kit.
If you want a bright, white, Hollywood-worthy smile, make a teeth-whitening appointment at Holistic Smiles LA by calling the office today.