In-Office Whitening

Teeth Whitening Santa Monica

Simple solutions to a brighter smile.

Teeth whitening is a simple procedure that is used by our dentists to help you change the color of your natural tooth enamel and restore the brightness of your smile. At LiveWell Dentistry, we offer the most effective and easy in-office teeth whitening solutions, which will leave you smiling from ear to ear.

Having whiter teeth is one of the main aesthetic concerns amongst patients today. Due to our daily eating and drinking habits, it is natural for our teeth to become stained and develop a yellowish color. Poorly colored teeth can affect our self-esteem and impact our daily lives negatively. Our teeth whitening in Santa Monica is an excellent solution that will help you get rid of stains and embrace your natural smile.

Why should you opt for teeth whitening?

Here are some of the reasons why you may need a teeth whitening procedure:

  • Regular wear and tear of outer tooth layer
  • Yellow or brown stained teeth due to eating and drinking habits
  • Teeth discoloration due to medication
  • Fluorosis – the process of excess fluoridation that occurs during the development of the teeth

As teeth whitening is only carried out on the natural tooth enamel, our dentist will take special care if you happen to have any old crowns or fillings. These crowns will be replaced once the whitening process is completed so that they can match the newly whitened teeth.

What is the process of in-house teeth whitening?

In-office teeth whitening procedures are easier and more effective as compared to home teeth whitening solutions. First, our dentists will take a look at the shade of your teeth before the procedure begins. This shade will be compared to an ideal shade with the help of our stylized chart. The whitening process begins by brushing your teeth using pumice, during which all your teeth are held visible with the help of a cheek retractor. Your gums and lips will be protected from the bleaching agents with the help of a hardening resin or a liquid rubber dam.

Next, the dentist will apply a whitening gel to your teeth, and this gel releases the active ingredient hydrogen peroxide once it is in the mouth. This process takes about 15-20 minutes and will require about three or four sessions. Finally, our dentist will ask you to rinse your mouth with plenty of water and will polish the teeth once again if needed. Our specialists will assess the results to see if another session is required, and if needed, the process is repeated once again by applying more whitening gel. The teeth are dehydrated immediately after the procedure to improve long-term results.

Are there any side effects to teeth whitening?

The procedure for teeth whitening is a non-invasive one, which means that it does not have too many side-effects. Nevertheless, our expert dentists will give you many points of advice that will help you maintain the results of the procedure, and prevent your teeth from staining too soon. As the procedure is not permanent, you may need to come in for a touch-up once in a few years. If you wish to maintain the results for longer, you will have to refrain from consuming too much coffee, tea, wine, and cigarettes.

Everyone wishes to have a brighter smile, and by visiting us, you can make this a reality. Book an appointment with us to avail yourself of the best teeth whitening Santa Monica has to offer and wear your smile confidently every single day.