Teeth whitening is one of the easiest ways to improve your smile in Los Angeles. It is quick, affordable, and non-invasive. Though some Los Angeles cosmetic dentistry patients experience short-term sensitivity, most experience no tooth whitening pain at all.
If you have looked into Los Angeles teeth whitening, you probably already know the basics. The one thing they have in common is that they use a solution containing peroxide to remove the stains that have settled in the natural microscopic cracks in your tooth enamel.
There are many DIY teeth bleaching products available in Los Angeles and it seems like new ones appear every time you visit the toothpaste aisle at your local grocery or drug store.
These over-the-counter tooth whitening strips and tooth whitening pens can sometimes whiten your teeth a few shades, but the peroxide concentration is much lower than the whitening solutions used in Los Angeles cosmetic dentistry offices. It may not be strong enough for your tooth stains.
Tooth whitening offered at Los Angeles mall kiosks is risky, also. Most of these teeth whitening businesses have no professional oversight and the employees have little dental training. (Except instruction on how to take advantage of customer naivety.)
Dr. Bill Dorfman recommend that you use extreme caution when considering a take-home Los Angeles tooth whitener. If you have tooth decay, gum recession, dental crowns, or dental veneers, you should deal with these issues before you whiten your teeth.
The portion of your teeth below the gumline, if exposed, may respond differently to tooth whitener. Likewise, the peroxide solution does not noticeably whiten dental veneers and crowns. If you use a DIY tooth whitener on teeth with extensive porcelain restorations, you should probably hope it doesn’t whiten too much–you may end up with a two- or three-tone smile!
Even though Los Angeles teeth whitening seems fairly straightforward, your teeth deserve a professional opinion. After all, we are talking about teeth here. You can’t fix an uneven teeth whitening result like you can a bad hair-coloring job.
Schedule a Los Angeles tooth bleaching evaluation before you waste your money on more Crest White Strips. We have a variety of whitening options, including Day White/ Night White take home kits, as well as Zoom whitening in-office. We can be reached at 310-277-5678.