For professional teeth whitening in Santa Monica & Los Angeles, Dr. David Schlang offers a unique teeth whitening treatment guaranteed to deliver optimal results. Professional teeth whitening is a safe and extremely popular and quick dental treatment that will give you long lasting results and make you feel great!
In the Los Angeles area, dental teeth whitening is one of the most popular cosmetic dental procedures to combat the staining effects of age and various foods. Much of the food we eat and drink such as berries, coffee, tea, red wine, and tobacco, causes discoloration over time. With dental teeth whitening, the discoloring effects of these foods can be reversed and controlled.
Teeth Whitening – Discoloration & Staining
There are many causes of tooth staining and discoloration. Besides well-known culprits like coffee, red wine, and soda, the normal process of aging itself also causes discoloration. Tobacco use, some medications, and eating dark-colored fruits and vegetables also contribute to the problem. Tooth brushing alone will not remove these stains; you may even recede your gums by brushing too vigorously in an effort to “scrub” your teeth to a lighter shade.
Although home-whitening kits are sold over-the-counter, they require weeks of applications before visible lightening, and the final results can be short-lived and unpredictable. Additionally, there are certain medical conditions could be causing color changes. An in-office procedure allows a professional to assess your teeth and work with you to safely get same-day results.
Besides ruling out any underlying medical conditions, Dr. Shlang will take into account concerns like dental implants or other previous restorations, sensitivity, and cracked or damaged teeth. He will evaluate the current shade of your teeth and work with you to get bright but natural-looking results .
Determining the teeth whitening regimen which is best for you will rely on many factors such as the current shade of your teeth, pre-existing restorations, and certain conditions such as teeth sensitivity. If you have cracked chipped or severely discolored teeth, then other cosmetic procedures such as crowns or veneers may be needed.
In his office, Dr Schlang uses Zoom, a clinically proven whitening system that oxidizes surface stains without damaging the structure of the tooth itself. Once the gel is applied, a UV lamp is used to activate the whitening agent. The procedure usually takes about an hour and results in teeth up to eight shades lighter.
To maintain the results, you will take home the ultradent whitening system and MI paste, a professional-grade agent that restores the minerals that make up tooth enamel while also reducing sensitivity.
If you would like more information or to schedule an appointment, please call (310) 477-2488.