Are your teeth stained or yellow, despite diligent brushing and flossing? There are many reasons teeth can become discolored, including lifestyle habits, food and beverages, and the aging process. The good news is that you can do something about it. Professional teeth whitening is a quick way to boost your smile, so you are picture-ready for your next big event, whether it’s a wedding, college graduation, new job, or retirement party.

Call Ricardo Suarez, DDS, to schedule an appointment for a teeth-whitening consultation at our West Covina, CA dental office. When it comes to taking smiles from dull to dazzling, Dr. Suarez has helped countless patients turn yellow teeth into white teeth! We use the Zoom! whitening system because we believe it provides our patients with the best, most consistent results.

The Professional Teeth Whitening Process

There are two ways to whiten your teeth under the care of a dental professional. You can make an appointment for in-office whitening and have whiter, brighter teeth in just over an hour, or you can opt for one of our take-home whitening kits with custom trays just for you. Although the latter will take a couple of weeks, both options will give you the bright, white smile you desire.

Who Makes a Good Candidate for Professional Teeth Whitening?

Most people who are healthy and have good oral health can have their teeth professional whitened at our West Covina, CA dental office. You’ll need to undergo a dental examination prior to the process, however, and Dr. Suarez will also recommend a professional cleaning to ensure the best results possible.

Some issues may exclude you as a candidate for professional teeth whitening:

  • Gum disease
  • Cavities
  • Pregnancy or nursing
  • Allergies

Talk to Dr. Suarez to see which of these issues can be treated so you can undergo the whitening process afterward.

Over-the-Counter Teeth Whitening Versus Professional Teeth Whitening

There is no shortage of whitening strips, pastes, gels, and mouthwashes at the local department store or drug store. Although these options might eliminate some surface stains, none provides the whitening strength of professional teeth whitening.

Stains collect in the pores of teeth over time, and over-the-counter teeth whitening options just can’t eliminate these stains the way professional teeth whitening can. The whitening gel or strip isn’t as strong as what your dentist uses; plus, not enough of the whitening gel touches the surface of the teeth, so results are not consistent.

Professional teeth whitening is safe, with most of our patients reporting little to no sensitivity afterward.

Call to Find out More about Professional Teeth Whitening

Before your next big event, why not improve the look of your smile—and your self-confidence at the same time? Call our West Covina, CA dental office to learn more about how teeth whitening can turn yellow teeth you want to hide into white teeth you can’t wait to show the world.