Teeth Whitening For Life!
New and Existing Patients
At Smiles of La Mesa, we believe everyone could use a whiter smile. That’s why we strive to be the dental clinic you can count on for teeth that shine and sparkle to your heart’s content.
Teeth whitening procedures are most effective when done by a professional. Our La Mesa dentists know what it takes to help you achieve the smile you’ve always dreamed of. Boost your confidence, and make an excellent first impression with teeth that sparkle and shine. We don’t just make your teeth white; we ensure they stay that way.
What Does the Teeth Whitening Entail?
To begin with, our dentists will have you in for a consultation, so you know everything you can expect from the procedure before examining the health of your teeth and mouth. If you need fillings or any other essential tooth treatments, we will take care of that first. We will assess the extent of your teeth’ stains or discoloration, so we know how to approach it. We make sure to keep you informed about every element of the treatment, including its cost, so nothing catches you by surprise.
Keep in mind; if you have hypersensitive teeth, this procedure may not be suitable for you. This could be the sign that your teeth are suffering from an underlying cause we must address first. In extreme cases where your tooth staining is particularly deep or intractable, we may advise an alternative, such as veneers.
The Teeth Whitening Procedure
We begin by applying gauze to keep your teeth dry. Your teeth are then polished to remove any plaque.
We then coat your teeth with a teeth whitening gel that uses hydrogen peroxide to penetrate the pores of your teeth, bleaching them to a beautiful, natural white.
Low-level heat light is used, activating the hydrogen peroxide agents within the gel, bleaching away your stains, and giving you a smile you’ve been looking for.
The solution will remain on your teeth for around an hour. In some cases, we will apply a fluoride solution to aid with sensitivity. It may take more than one visit to give you the specific shade you are looking for, but generally, the process should not require more than a single appointment lasting an hour and a half.
Is there a Recovery Process?
You can expect some sensitivity in your teeth and gums after the procedure, but otherwise, you should be able to resume your daily activities after leaving our dental clinic.
Can I Do This Procedure at home?
Teeth whitening cleaning kits are available over-the-counter if you want to perform the procedure on your own. However, these kits are usually just whitening toothpaste and some dental strips; they are much less effective and do not last as long. If you are serious about whitening your teeth, the best option is to go with a professional whitening treatment. Don’t settle when it comes to your smile; get help from the experts!
Is Teeth Whitening Common?
Everyone could use a more beautiful smile to boost their confidence and make a better first impression. As a result, professional teeth whitening procedures are very popular and are among the more common cosmetic dental procedures.
Are There Any Other Options for Teeth Whitening Available?
There are several different options available for your teeth whitening needs, and we will examine all of them with you. Don’t hesitate to ask us any questions!
Other cosmetic treatments for whiter teeth include dental crowns, bridges, and veneers. However, these procedures are significantly more complicated, involve tooth reduction and fabricated prosthetics. They are primarily reserved for emergencies related to tooth injury or removal. With professional teeth whitening, you won’t need a prosthesis, and your teeth will not need to undergo any complicated drilling or reduction.
However, unlike these options, professional teeth whitening is not permanent. It may naturally fade as a result of the foods and beverages you consume. You may have to revisit your dentist for the whitening treatment after some time. In the meantime, you can extend the lifespan of your teeth shade by minding the foods and drinks you consume.
When Can I Start?
The teeth whitening procedure is quick and hassle-free. At our dentist in La Mesa, you can count on a comfortable environment and the most cutting-edge technology, all oriented around making sure you have the smile you’ve been looking for. All it takes is one appointment to give you a smile that shines.
Call 619-789-4392 today to schedule an appointment and bring back the sparkle in your smiles!