La Jolla Teeth Whitening
Teeth whitening can provide you with a quick and affordable smile makeover.
Options for Treating Discoloration
When you visit La Jolla Dentist Dr. Doan, you have two options for teeth whitening. The Zoom Whitening procedure is performed in the office using professional grade peroxide. While the most expedited method of whitening teeth, in-office treatment is also more costly. Many of our patients elect to improve the brightness of their smile with home whitening treatment.
Home whitening involves the daily application of powerful peroxide solution via custom-fit whitening trays. Over the course of several days, stains are gently lifted from enamel. With professional teeth whitening, your teeth will reach a brighter shade than what they were naturally. One of the benefits of home whitening is that you can achieve your desired lift and maintain that with occasional touch-up applications.
Why Professional Whitening Works
Many people try to brighten up their smile with whitening toothpaste. The problem with this is that stains are caused by molecules beneath the surface. The only way to reach them is through the absorption of a bleaching agent. Whitening toothpaste is not intended for this purpose. It is formulated to polish enamel and remove surface stains only. Other whitening products, such as strips, tend to be too low in their concentration of bleaching agents to produce dramatic results, and some other products may cause abrasions to enamel, leading to more rapid discoloration in the future.
See an Accredited Cosmetic Dentist for a Bright, Beautiful Smile
Dr. Doan is accredited with the American Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry. His expertise in the various cosmetic dental treatments is beneficial because he has the ability to recognize what whitening can do, and what it can’t. Not every instance of staining or discoloration will respond well to teeth whitening. For instance, spotty, uneven staining can’t be solved with whitening, but would require either dental bonding or porcelain veneers.
Your La Jolla accredited cosmetic dentist performs a thorough evaluation to determine the most appropriate solution to discoloration. To learn more about teeth whitening, call (858) 452-1504.