Carmel Valley
Teeth Whitening
in San Diego

Brighten your smile

How does teeth whitening work?

The teeth whitening process works by using an active ingredient such as hydrogen or carbamide peroxide in the whitening agent which is applied to your teeth. Once this is applied to your teeth, the oxygen molecules in the peroxide break down staining molecules through oxygenation. 

This breaks down the bonds holding onto stains, resulting in whiter teeth. Dental teeth whitening treatments contain higher concentrations of peroxide so these whitening treatments are much more effective than over-the-counter products and they’re much safer because they’re ADA and FDA-approved.

Benefits of Teeth Whitening

Teeth whitening improves discoloration by removing intrinsic and extrinsic tooth stains to reveal a brighter and more youthful smile. Patients who get their teeth professionally whitened feel more confident in their smiles and are more eager to put themselves out there.

If you are also looking to close gaps in your teeth, fix chips, or to shape or contour your teeth while maintaining their natural look, contact us or ask our doctor about our extraordinary cosmetic bonding options.

Teeth Whitening Options

Carmel Valley professional teeth whitening in San Diego

Our no-pain in-office whitening treatment is perfect for special occasions and instances when you need a fast whitening boost. A soft rubber cheek protractor will be placed in your mouth to keep your teeth exposed. We will also apply a desensitizing gel to your gums to prevent irritation.

Then, the whitening agent is applied to your teeth and activated with a UV light. After only 20 minutes in the chair, we will rinse this off and your teeth can be up to 6 shades lighter after a single session. This is the best option for severe staining and fast results. The best yet, we have whitened over 1000 patients with great results using our system and no one has experienced pain or sensitivity!

Take Home Chemical Whitening

Too busy or don’t have the time for in-office whitening treatment? Have sensitive teeth? Try our take-home whitening treatment that produces results that are just as effective without UV light over 2 weeks. 

We’ll need you to come in for a very quick 15-minute appointment so we can take impressions of your teeth and send them to a dental lab for whitening tray fabrication. After a couple of weeks, you can pick up your whitening trays, products, and instructions.

Apply the whitening agent to the inside of your trays and pop them over your teeth, then carry on about your day. Just follow the instructions for how long to leave them on and how often to do the treatment. Within 2 weeks, your teeth will be just as white as an in-office treatment and with less tooth sensitivity!

How long does teeth whitening last?

Teeth whitening can last anywhere from 6 months to 3 years depending on your oral hygiene and lifestyle. The more stains that you introduce to your teeth, the faster your teeth will become discolored once again. 

Maintaining your white teeth takes some prevention and effort. You should practice good oral hygiene by regularly brushing and flossing. Get your teeth cleaned once every 6 months which can help you remove surface stains and help you maintain your whitening treatment.

Please note that our GBT Airflow hygiene system is the best for helping to remove stains. Having a whitening treatment immediately after your Airflow cleaning is highly recommended and will produce even better results.

Tips for Keeping your Teeth White

You should keep your exposure to staining foods and drinks to a minimum. These include coffee, tea, red wine, berries, juice, dark sauces, balsamic vinegar, soda, and soy sauce. When you drink a flavored beverage, try to sip through a straw. Avoid tobacco products entirely.

Schedule your consultation today!

Want to improve your smile? Our Carmel Valley teeth whitening in San Diego is a simple and cost-effective way to do that! Contact us at Bespoke Dentistry today to schedule a consultation with Dr. Leah Stempfle or Dr. Samantha Abrahams.