Teeth Whitening

Fuller Smiles

Dental Clinics located in Culver City, Rancho Cucamonga, and Long Beach CA

If your teeth aren’t as bright as you’d like them to be, your smile might not provide you with the confidence it should. Luckily, at Fuller Smiles, you can find a wide range of in-office and at-home solutions for teeth whitening to help you get the smile you’ve always wanted. Call or make an appointment online today, and visit the offices in Long Beach, Culver City, or Rancho Cucamonga, California, to see what a healthy, bright smile can do for you.

Teeth Whitening

How does teeth whitening work?

Professional teeth whitening procedures use a hydrogen peroxide bleaching solution to brighten your teeth and give you a more brilliant, attractive smile. Teeth whitening is available in the Fuller Smiles office, or you may get an at-home treatment to take with you after your appointment. Sometimes, the bleaching agent is exposed to light or heat to enhance the effects.

What causes tooth discoloration?

A variety of foods and beverages can stain your teeth, but some of the most common causes of tooth discoloration are:

  • Berries
  • Citrus fruits
  • Soda
  • Balsamic vinegar
  • Coffee, tea, or wine
  • Cigarettes, cigars, or other tobacco products

If you eat, drink, or use any of these on a regular basis, they could be to blame for any stains you’re noticing. Try to limit your consumption of these, especially after you’ve had a whitening treatment.

What’s the difference between in-office and at-home whitening treatments?

All the whitening solutions Fuller Smiles offers are safe and effective, and all of them are more effective than over-the-counter options available at your pharmacy. However, there are some pros and cons to both in-office and at-home treatments.

An at-home whitening kit allows you to whiten your teeth at a time that fits your schedule, but because they feature a weaker bleaching agent, you’ll need to repeat the process every night for about two weeks. Many people choose this option because of the convenience, and some people prefer to use a weaker bleaching agent to protect especially delicate tooth enamel.

An in-office teeth whitening treatment at Fuller Smiles usually takes one or two appointments, each between one and two hours. During this treatment, your whitening trays will be fit specifically to your mouth, ensuring that the whitening solution is applied adequately across the surface of your teeth. Because a dentist supervises professional in-office teeth whitening, a stronger bleaching agent is used, providing more noticeable results, much faster.

At Fuller Smiles, your dentist will recommend the best teeth whitening solution for you, based on your teeth, the health of your enamel, and your overall oral health. If you’re interested in a brighter, whiter smile, call Fuller Smiles today to make an appointment, or make one online using the online scheduling tool.