Dental Art of South Bay
Dentists located in South Bay, Torrance, CA
White teeth are typically associated with being healthier and more attractive. Dr. Dana Samet offers state-of-the-art teeth whitening methods to her patients who are looking to whiten their smiles. She offers solutions with in-office teeth whitening procedures that have proven to be effective for years. If patients are unhappy with the coloring of their teeth and have discoloration or staining, Dr. Samet can help them achieve their desired paper-white smile in her Torrance, California, office. Call or book online.
Teeth Whitening Q & A
Are professional dental treatments better than take-home kits?
Since take-home kits don’t have as high a concentration of bleaching chemicals, they aren’t as effective and take a lot longer. In-office teeth whitening is more effective for many reasons; for example, a heat laser light can be used in conjunction with the professional whitening product that’s applied directly to your teeth, enhancing the effects.
The process involves bleaching the enamel and removing stains and discolorations. As we age, dentin, the layer under the enamel of your tooth, yellows. Professional treatments are superior to most other methods in removing deep-set stains on the dentin.
Some professional treatments may require multiple visits. You can choose from in-office whitening treatments like Zoom!® or professional take-home kits that work over a few weeks.
If you’re happy with your smile, it can boost your confidence. Clinical studies have shown that under dentist supervision, teeth whitening with approved bleaching chemicals is completely safe.
What are the options for teeth whitening?
Several teeth whitening treatment options are available, including:
- Take-home kits
- Over-the-counter gels
- Whitening toothpastes
- Other chemical products
- In-office professional whitening treatments
How does teeth whitening work?
The bleaching chemicals typically used are hydrogen peroxide or carbamide peroxide. The bleaches break stains into smaller particles that disperse the color, making it less concentrated and making your teeth appear whiter.
Tooth whitening products are completely safe, with no side effects or risks. You may experience mild tooth sensitivity, but other than that, your experience will be safe and comfortable. The products make your teeth appear several shades lighter and are even able to break up deep-set stains.The products are best used for shorter time periods in higher concentrations.
Dr. Samet examines your teeth and gums on your first visit and discusses the various teeth whitening treatments available to you. You can begin treatment immediately if you choose to do so. Feel free to relax and listen to music while Dr. Samet removes the stains and provides you with your desired snow-white smile.
If you haven’t been smiling because you wish your teeth were white, Dr. Samet has plenty of teeth whitening treatments that can get you smiling again: Call or book online today.
Feel free to email us regarding any scheduling or general questions!