Dazzling Teeth Whitening In Our Office or At Your Home
If you are self-conscious about the shade of your smile and find yourself covering your mouth when you talk or laugh, professional teeth whitening can help restore your confidence almost instantly. For your convenience, we offer both professional whitening treatments at our office in El Cajon, CA, and take-home kits that can be used in the comfort of your own home. You can choose to perform teeth whitening on its own or pair the procedure with other cosmetic dentistry treatments for the most dramatic results.
Who Should Consider Teeth Whitening?
Whether the hue of your teeth is a result of years of unhealthy habits or genetics, teeth whitening may be a cost-effective, non-invasive, and painless way to help you achieve the smile you want. Teeth can become dull or yellow as a result of:
- Consumption of color-rich foods or drinks
- Smoking and chewing tobacco
- Certain medications
If you've previously received porcelain veneers, porcelain crowns, or dental bonding treatment, you will want to discuss this with your dentist to determine whether whitening is the best cosmetic option for you. The high-quality porcelain and composite resin used in these prosthetics is stain-resistant, and will not respond to whitening treatment in the same way as your surrounding teeth. Additionally, patients who have intrinsic discoloration caused by decay under the enamel may not receive the results they desire from whitening treatment. During your consultation, one of our doctors will review your concerns with you and help you decide what the most effective treatment will be.
Professional whitening is a cost-effective, virtually painless, and convenient way to enhance the brightness of your smile and complement your facial features
Professional Whitening vs. Store-Bought Products
Although over-the-counter toothpastes, gels, and rinses have increased in popularity over the past few years, we recommend visiting your dentist to receive whitening treatment. In-office and take-home whitening treatments boast a number of benefits over store-bought products, including:
- Effectiveness: Results from professional whitening treatments are predictably dramatic.
- Safety: Without the supervision of a dentist, you can suffer an allergic reaction or adverse side effect from over-the-counter treatments.
- Strength: The whitening agents used by our doctors are stronger than store-bought solutions and can offer you quicker, more effective results.
For your convenience, we offer both in-office and take-home whitening kits to help you undergo treatment on a schedule that works for you.
During the in-office whitening procedure, we will use the DenMat® Sapphire® whitening system. After removing surface stains from your teeth, one of our dentists will apply several rounds of whitening gel. For faster results, we will use a Sapphire curing light to help the whitening agent break down the stains on your teeth. Once your smile is whitened, we will use a color scale to compare the shade of your smile before and after treatment and determine the best follow-up treatment plan.
If you are worried about taking time off of work for your appointment and do not need instant results, take-home whitening trays may be a good alternative for you. Our dentists will create custom trays that fit comfortably and securely and instruct you on how often you should apply treatment. Once at home, you will inject the whitening solution directly into the trays and wear these for the period determined by your dentist. For your safety, the whitening gel used for take-home trays is a lower concentration than that used in our office, making it effective over time instead of instantly.
Call Our Office
Professional whitening is a cost-effective, virtually painless, and convenient way to enhance the brightness of your smile and complement your facial features. If you would like to learn more about our cosmetic treatments, call our office at (619) 440-6364 or contact us online. Our helpful staff is ready to help you choose a treatment that helps enhance the health and aesthetics of your smile.