Benefits of Teeth Whitening
At Dodds Dental
Teeth whitening is one of the most popular cosmetic dentistry options because this treatment can improve the appearance of your smile in a very short amount of time. Whether you choose in-office or take-home whitening, the procedure is non-invasive and the results are dramatic. Give us a call today to learn more about how our Long Beach dental office can help improve the appearance of your smile.
Spruce Up Your Smile
with Our Teeth Whitening Options
Sometimes a simple teeth whitening is all it takes to get a proud smile. At Dodds Dental, we offer both in-office and take-home options. If you choose our Opalescence® Boost for a brighter smile, one of our dentists will use professional grade tools and bleaching agents to get your smile as white as possible. If you opt for our custom take-home trays, you can brighten your smile in the comfort of your own home. Either way, you’ll be thrilled with the results! Call us today to set up an appointment in Long Beach.
What’s the Difference?
Professional vs. Over-the-Counter
Many people ask if there is really a difference between professional whitening products and over-the-counter strips. While most whitening products use the same bleaching agents and peroxides, professional grade whitening is more beneficial for a few reasons. With professional in-office whitening services, results are visible immediately and you can brighten your smile up to 10 shades in just an hour. Additionally, our custom trays and gentle care will ensure that your gums stay safe throughout treatment. Call us today to learn more about our whitening services!
What Can I Expect
From In-Office Teeth Whitening?
The in-office teeth whitening treatment usually takes an hour or two, depending on your level of staining. One treatment is enough for most patients to get a bright, white smile, while others may require two appointments to reverse severe stains.
The process begins by cleaning your teeth. Then, one of our dentists will place dental retractors to keep your cheeks, lips and tongue away from the whitener, and apply a protective compound to your gums to keep them from becoming irritated by the whitening compound.
Then, Dr. Emily or Dr. Dustin Dodds will apply the whitening gel to your teeth, activate it using a UV light to excite the compound, and leave it in place for a few minutes. After this, the whitener will be rinsed away and this process will be repeated until we’ve achieved the desired results.
The entire procedure is fast, non-invasive, and will cause you absolutely no pain or discomfort.
You can improve your smile by up to 5 or more shades in just a single visit, so this is a great option if you want to whiten your teeth quickly for a special occasion or event.
What Can I Expect
From Take-Home Whitening?
Take-home whitening starts with a quick appointment at our office. One of our dentists will take impressions of your teeth, then send them to a dental lab where a set of custom-fitted whitening trays will be created.
You’ll come back to pick up your whitening trays, and we’ll also give you a few tubes of a professional whitening compound, as well as instructions for whitening your teeth. Then, you’ll begin treatment in the comfort of your own home. Usually, you’ll wear the whitening trays for about an hour per day for 2-3 weeks.
By the end of your treatment, your teeth will look bright and beautiful. One of the biggest benefits of take-home whitening is that your results will be subtle. Your teeth will be whitened over a period of a few weeks, which makes the treatment less obvious to others, which some patients prefer when whitening their teeth.
Why Choose Dodds Dental?
The Benefits Of Whitening At Our Office
At Dodds Dental, we pride ourselves on our friendly, patient-focused approach to cosmetic dentistry. We want our services to be accessible, and we serve every patient with a smile. We’ll treat you with the care, respect and integrity that you deserve!
We’re also a judgment-free practice. We understand that circumstances beyond your control can result in oral health issues like stains and other cosmetic issues. We are not here to judge you or make you feel embarrassed about your teeth. Instead, we focus on solutions-based dentistry and help you find the right cosmetic treatments to restore your smile and your confidence.