Questions about Tooth Whitening

Cosmetic Dentist Serving Tustin, Orange, Santa Ana & Other Areas of Orange County

What does the tooth whitening procedure involve?

This depends on whether you have your teeth whitened in the office or use a take-home tray. With in-office bleaching, Orange County cosmetic dentist Dr. Henry will first apply a protective gel to your gums and the whitening gel is applied to your teeth. The whitening gel is activated by a laser. This laser is used in three, 20 minute increments. In a little over an hour, you can be out the door with a new smile.

With the take-home tray, you begin by coming into the office to have the trays fitted. Dr. Henry will give you a fitted mouthpiece and a number of gel packages. You can whiten your teeth at your convenience. You can use these products once or twice a day for two weeks. You can vary te frequency and the length of treatment if you desire more immediate or more noticeable results.

How do I know if I am a good candidate for tooth whitening?

Almost everyone is a good candidate for tooth whitening. Whitening is a good option for anyone who wants to have a brighter smile.

Is tooth whitening painful?

Not at all. Teeth whitening is a quick, safe, and effective way to improve your smile.

Are there any side effects to tooth whitening?

The only side effects to tooth whitening involve sensitivity. Your teeth and gums may be sensitive to hot or cold drinks, although this usually goes away in a few days.

How long do the benefits of tooth whitening last?

Generally, the effects of tooth whitening last for several years. However, this depends on your oral habits. If you smoke or drink coffee, your teeth may begin to discolor sooner.

If you would like to learn more about tooth whitening, please call (714) 385-1672 or complete the form on this page to arrange a complimentary consultation. Dr. Henry and his team welcome patients from multiple areas of Orange County, including Fullerton, Anaheim, Orange, and more.