Did you know that teeth whitening is one of the easiest and least expensive ways to look younger? Drinking coffee, tea, soda, and red wine, and even taking certain medications can decrease the whiteness of your smile. Tooth whitening is an affordable and effective way to combat these common causes of tooth discoloration. We offer a wide range of whitening services and products and our team can help you choose the right one for you and your budget. We offer two whitening systems to fit our patients' lifestyles and budget considerations.
In-Office Whitening, at our Simi Valley office locations, is a chemically activated whitening treatment that offers amazing results in about an hour. This dentist-supervised, in-office procedure is safe and effective, and offers a brighter, whiter smile after just one appointment. We also offer a take-home whitening kit, in which the whitening gels are given to you in customized bleaching trays.
The sticky, viscous gel won't migrate to gums, and most formulations (of both in-office & take-home kits) include Potassium Fluoride (PF), which helps to improve oral health by strengthening enamel, decreasing sensitivity, and offering increased cavity prevention. Before using either system, patients should undergo a comprehensive exam and cleaning in order to evaluate if he or she is a good candidate for such whitening methods. Some patients are not ideal candidates, due to the presence of crowns or other cosmetic dental work, among other reasons. Natural teeth will lighten with these treatments, but crowns, veneers, and bondings will not.
Patients should keep in mind that drinking coffee, tea, red wine, and smoking cigarettes will gradually diminish the effect of any whitening process.