Teeth whitening

What is teeth whitening?

Teeth whitening is a common cosmetic dental procedure that can be completed without altering the shape, size, or position of your teeth. While teeth whitening kits are available at the drugstore, they don’t compare to our service offered at South Coast Dental. With professional teeth whitening, you will see a difference after a single session.

Whitening procedures fight all kinds of stains related to the foods, drinks and other substances we consume. Serious stains on your teeth are called extrinsic stains, which is the result of the pigment of these substances getting stuck on your enamel. Our treatment reduces extrinsic staining from:

- Coffee

- Tea

- Red Wine

- Berries

- Beets

- Tobacco

- Dark Sodas

What can I expect during teeth whitening?

Dr. Bashawaty offers Philips® Zoom! in-office power bleaching, a quick and effective treatment for your teeth. The process first begins with a routine scrubbing of your teeth to remove plaque and provide a clean surface for the bleach. Next, a protective covering is placed over your gums while the bleach is applied with blue light for about 20 minutes. This part of the process is then repeated after the first bleach application is removed.

Lastly, impressions of your teeth are taken to be used to create whitening trays that fit over your teeth seamlessly. This will allow you to professionally whiten your teeth at your own convenience. The Philips® Zoom! whitening kit includes your trays and several syringes of bleaching product.

How much whiter will my teeth get?

Generally, professional teeth whitening allows you to whiten your teeth by three to eight shades. Everyone’s teeth react differently, and your results depend largely on the starting shade of your teeth. Dr. Bashawaty can give you a more accurate idea of your anticipated results during the teeth whitening consultation.

If you’d like to explore teeth whitening for your own smile, call South Coast Dental or request an appointment online today.