Teeth Whitening Specialist

Concord Dental Arts

Cosmetic & General Dentistry located in Concord, CA

Don’t let stained teeth ruin your beautiful smile when a simple solution is within reach at Concord Dental Arts in Concord, California. Board-certified Ellie Shirazi, DDS, and her experienced cosmetic dental team use Zoom® or laser teeth whitening treatments to give you the aesthetically pleasing white smile you desire. Call Concord Dental Arts to learn more about in-office or at-home whitening treatments or book an appointment online today.

Teeth Whitening Q & A

What is teeth whitening?

Teeth whitening is a non-invasive cosmetic dental procedure that whitens teeth that are stained or darkened by:

  • Tobacco products
  • Certain foods and drinks
  • Older age
  • Injuries
  • Certain medications

Whitening products make your teeth several shades whiter than their original color. Over-the-counter teeth whitening products exist, but the most effective and safest options are available through your dentist’s office. That’s because professional-strength in-office or at-home systems offer a higher concentration of whitening components to achieve the most noticeable results.

What should I expect during treatment?

Before teeth whitening treatment, schedule a consultation with a provider at Concord Dental Arts to determine which professional whitening product best matches your needs. You’ll choose from:

In-office whitening

During professional in-office whitening, your dentist preps your mouth and gums and applies the thin layer of whitening varnish to each tooth, which dries instantly. She also uses a sealant that protects your teeth from sensitivity. After 30 minutes, you’ll brush your teeth and notice a whiter, brighter smile.

Your provider may also shine an LED blue light or laser onto your teeth after applying a whitening gel to them. Doing so can make your teeth shades whiter in just 45 minutes or less. Your dentist ends the session by applying post-treatment gel to your teeth to protect them and reduce sensitivity.

At-home whitening

After a thorough dental cleaning, your dentist can send you home with a professional-strength at-home whitening kit if you prefer that over in-office whitening. At-home whitening is a safe and convenient way to achieve a whiter smile in one to two weeks. It’s not as strong as in-office whitening, which is why it takes longer to achieve the desired results.

During treatment, you’ll wear trays containing whitening gel on your teeth about 30 minutes a day for two weeks, or at night for one to two weeks.

How can I keep my teeth white?

To maintain whiter, brighter teeth long term, whitening maintenance treatments can help. After in-office treatment, your dentist might recommend using professional-strength whitening kits at home periodically to perfect your results.

To prevent future staining:

  • Avoid tobacco products
  • Steer clear of foods and drinks that stain teeth
  • Brush your teeth twice daily with fluoride toothpaste
  • Floss every day
  • Attend regular dental cleanings and checkups

If you’re tired of stained teeth making your smile undesirable, schedule your teeth whitening consultation with Concord Dental Arts today or book an appointment online.