Los Angeles Dentist - Lisa Kederian, DDS
We all want white teeth. White teeth look healthy and are physically attractive. Especially in today’s day and age, when celebrities on TV and in the movies all have dazzlingly bright smiles, white teeth are in demand by all.
Teeth are naturally off-white and can become stained over time from smoking, drinking coffee, drinking wine, or simply with age. As a result, sometimes a professional approach is needed to achieve a natural-looking bright and dazzling smile.
Los Angeles area cosmetic dentist, Dr. Kederian offers several treatments for making your teeth look as stunning as you could possibly want. The most popular and effective method of bleaching teeth is a combination of an intensive in-office treatment, followed up by a set time of take-home whitening treatments. The in-office treatment is a deep cleaning process that lasts from one-and-a-half to two hours. This process may be done by itself or may be followed up with the take-home treatment for added benefit. If the patient opts to follow up with the take-home treatment, a mold of the teeth is made. Then, the mold is duplicated for one-time use each, and filled with whitening gel. Patients are instructed to wear each mold for a certain number of hours each day until the molds run out. For patients who do not require an incredibly intense bleaching treatment, just the take-home kits may suffice.
It is important for you to discuss your expectations for whitening with Dr. Kederian. You may want your teeth to be as white as possible, but you don’t want to look fake and unnatural. Also, every time you bleach your teeth, your teeth become more sensitive. If you bleach too much or too heavily, your teeth may become incredibly sensitive to hot or cold food and beverages. As a result, Dr. Kederian can help you decide what shade of whitening is best for you. For those with severely stained teeth, or those who wish for a more dramatic transformation, more than one in-office bleaching treatment may be required.
If you have any questions about teeth whitening treatments, do not hesitate to contact Dr. Kederian’s Los Angeles area dental office. Click Here to schedule an appointment online. We look forward to your call.