Different Options for Whiter Teeth
Are you happy with the color of your smile? Teeth whitening is one of the most commonly performed treatments in cosmetic dentistry today because so many people are unhappy with the color of their smiles. Our expert in teeth whitening in Los Angeles offers several treatments that can restore the beauty and brightness of your smile.
Most OTC and professional teeth whitening treatments use peroxide to bleach the stains away. The primary difference between the two options is in strength: OTC teeth whitening treatments have low concentrations of peroxide whereas professional-strength whitening treatments have much-higher concentrations of peroxide. This allows them to work more quickly and effectively. Additionally, OTC treatments cannot be customized for your unique whitening needs, which means that your gums may experience excessive exposure to the whitening solution, and results can be less predictable.
At-home professional teeth whitening kits include customized mouth trays. These trays are designed to fit the contours of your smile to reduce the risk of the whitening solution contacting your gums and other soft tissues and maximize the contact between whitening solution and your teeth. You will see noticeably whiter teeth within days.
In-office whitening works differently. The procedure is performed in our dental office, which gives our dentist maximum control over your results. The bleaching solution is painted onto teeth, and activated using a high-intensity light. Results are virtually immediate, and your teeth will be noticeably brighter.
Contact our dental office today to find out more about your teeth whitening options or to schedule your appointment.
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