La Mesa, CA Dentist

Teeth Whitening

Affordable Teeth Whitening Dentist in La Mesa, CA!

Teeth whitening is an affordable, non-invasive way to restore your smile if you are suffering from stains or yellowing due to age or tobacco use. In a single appointment at Trinity Family Dental, you can get a smile that’s up to 5-10 shades whiter, and restore your self-esteem and confidence!

How Does Teeth Whitening Work?

While there may be hundreds of different teeth whitening products on the market, they all essentially work the same way. Teeth whitening uses a category of molecules called “peroxides”, which bleach away surface stains and restore your smile.

Peroxides react with surface stains on the teeth and destroy the chemical bonds that hold them on your enamel. In turn, this “bleaches” the tooth, removing the stains.

However, peroxides can only treat the exterior of the tooth. This means that internal stains caused by a reaction to an antibiotic like tetracycline or doxycycline cannot be treated. Discoloration from root canals and metal-amalgam fillings also cannot be treated with teeth whitening, and will require a different cosmetic treatment.

What’s The Difference Between In-Office And At-Home Teeth Whitening?

Both in-office and at-home teeth whitening do the same thing, and use the same basic compounds. The difference is in the intensity and speed of treatment.

During an in-office teeth whitening treatment, Dr. Shen will use a powerful UV light to “cure” the peroxide compound that is applied to your teeth. This excites the peroxide molecules gives you a much brighter smile in just a single appointment.

At-home teeth whitening uses custom-built whitening trays, provided to you by Dr. Shen. These trays are equally as effective, but may take several treatments to provide the same results as a single in-office treatment.

In the end, your smile will be just as bright with either method. It all depends on whether or not you want to be treated in our office, or if you wish to treat yourself in the comfort of your own home.

What Are The Benefits Of Teeth Whitening?

Teeth whitening as a number of benefits. Here are just a few of them.

  • Better self-esteem and improved confidence – If you find yourself avoiding smiling and laughing in public due to the appearance of your teeth, teeth whitening can help restore your smile and your self-esteem.
  • More youthful appearance – Yellowing of the enamel is common during the natural aging process. Teeth whitening can restore your teeth and give you a more youthful appearance
  • Low cost and fast treatment time – Teeth whitening is the most affordable cosmetic dentistry treatment, making it ideal if you want to restore your smile on a tight budget.

Schedule Your Teeth Whitening Consultation Today At Trinity Family Dental!

At Trinity Family Dental, Dr. Timothy Shen specializes in providing patients with personalized treatment, and educating them about all of their cosmetic dentistry options. Not sure if teeth whitening is right for you? Schedule an appointment with Dr. Shen today to find out!

You can contact us at (619) 469-4144 to schedule your appointment, or come to our office in La Mesa at 7557 El Cajon Blvd, Suite A, La Mesa, CA 91942.