Teeth whitening is a popular cosmetic treatment that can brighten and renew your entire smile. Teeth whitening is most successful in patients who have generally healthy teeth without any visible restorations, such as tooth-colored fillings or porcelain crowns. It can be used alone or as part of a smile makeover. Many whitening systems are available both over the counter and through our El Monte teeth whitening expert.
Whitening toothpastes and over-the-counter strips and gels are some of the most common whitening products available today. Toothpastes contain mild abrasives that polish superficial stains much in the same way that professional dental cleanings can. OTC strips and gels can take once- or twice-daily applications for about two weeks. Teeth may be noticeably brighter at the end of treatment, and results can last a few months. Although these whitening products can be effective on minor stains, our expert in teeth whitening in El Monte recommends professional whitening products for those who are in search of dramatically brighter teeth.
Our El Monte teeth whitening expert offers both tray-based whitening systems and in-office treatments. Tray-based systems use a prescription-strength gel whitening product with a powerful peroxide bleaching agent. It is applied using a customized mouth tray for a period of time every day throughout the prescribed treatment period. The amount of time needed to whiten your smile is based on the level of staining and preferred results. You may see results within a few days.
Teeth Whitening El Monte
In-office whitening is supervised by our expert in teeth whitening in El Monte and offers some of the fastest, most effective whitening available today. The peroxide solution is applied directly to teeth and activated using a special light. Treatment takes just an hour, and the procedure can be repeated for even more significant results.
When choosing between professional-strength and OTC whitening treatments, it is important to remember that professional treatments are stronger and offer faster, more noticeable results. Customized treatments can ensure greater comfort during the procedure and the maximum whitening results possible. Our El Monte cosmetic dentist also takes extra protective measures to ensure your safety and well-being and the health of your teeth and gums.
Regardless of the type of whitening system you choose, we highly recommend scheduling a dental cleaning and exam beforehand so that the whitening solution penetrates more evenly and to rule out any conditions that could interfere with your whitening results or dental health. Call us today to schedule your consultation.