Drinking coffee, tea, soda, and red wine, as well as taking certain medications, can affect your smile’s whiteness. Whitening is a financially feasible and effective way of combating stains and discoloration on the teeth. At Zak Dental, we offer a variety of whitening services and products, and our dental team is there to help you figure out which options are best suited for your needs.
We offer two main whitening systems for patients’ different lifestyles and budgets.
Is a chemically-activated whitening treatment that provides impressive results in just one hour. The procedure is dentist-supervised, and is extremely safe, offering a brighter smile after just one appointment.
Which has whitening gels in customized bleaching trays. The gel is viscous and sticky and therefore won’t migrate to the gums.
Most formulations – both in-office and take-home – contain Potassium Fluoride, which helps improve oral health by strengthening enamel, decreasing sensitivity, and providing increased cavity protection.
NOTE: Before recommending either treatment your wellness doctor will perform a comprehensive exam and cleaning in order to determine whether you are good candidates for teeth whitening.
If you live in Southern California, feel free to schedule a New Patient Visit with us in Zak Dental offices in Agoura Hills, Covina/San Dimas, Downey, Long Beach, North Park, San Diego, Santa Barbara, Simi Valley, Temecula, Valencia, Ventura, and Whittier/La Mirada, California.
Please Call us at 833-ZAK-TEAM with any additional questions you would like us to answer.
What is the process for Tooth Whitening and how will it make my smile brighter?
Teeth which have been stained by tobacco, coffee, wine, or other dietary products can yellow over time.
If the teeth are straight and uniform, and don’t have fillings or other dental restorations present, they can often be whitened significantly with bleach.
Most commonly, this is done using custom-made bleach trays which you can get from a dentist.
The process is simple. Impressions are made of your teeth, and stone cast replicas are produced.
A sheet of clear vinyl is heated and vacuum-formed over the cast.
When the plastic cools, it sets up in the shape of your teeth. The trays are trimmed, removed from the cast and disinfected.
A specially-formulated clear bleaching gel is dispensed into the trays.
The trays are seated onto the teeth, and the patient wears them for the recommended length of time per day, generally measured in minutes.
The process is repeated for a few days to a couple of weeks, ideally under the supervision of a dentist, until the teeth reach their desired shade.
Results can be outstanding, and typically last for years.