Teeth Whitening - Laguna Beach Dental Arts
Make Your Smile Shine!
If you are looking to brighten your smile, Laguna Beach Dental Arts is happy to offer teeth whitening solutions. The teeth whitening services at our Laguna Beach dental office are designed to remove discoloring from years of stains that have built up on your teeth. Our professional teeth whitening treatments can give you back the fresh, white smile that you’ve been missing. We provide several options for teeth whitening and will make recommendations on a case by case basis. Teeth whitening can lighten the shade of your teeth and brighten the appearance of your smile.
Teeth whitening is not permanent. A touch-up may be needed every several years, and more often if you smoke, drink coffee, tea, or wine.
Reasons for teeth whitening:
- Fluorosis (excessive fluoridation during tooth development).
- Normal wear of outer tooth layer.
- Stained teeth due to medications (tetracycline, etc.).
- Yellow, brown stained teeth.
What does take-home teeth whitening involve?
Teeth whitening usually requires two visits. At the first appointment, impressions (molds) will be made of your teeth to fabricate custom, clear, plastic, trays.
At your second appointment, you will try on the trays for proper fit, and adjustments will be made if necessary. The trays are worn with special whitening solution either twice a day for 30 minutes or overnight for a couple of weeks depending on the degree of staining and desired level of whitening. It is normal to experience tooth sensitivity during the time you are whitening your teeth, but it will subside shortly after you have stopped bleaching.
You will receive care instructions for your teeth and trays, and be encouraged to visit Laguna Beach Dental Arts regularly to help maintain a beautiful, healthy, white smile.