Confidence in Your Smile:
White teeth are something most people want. Pearly white teeth are simply more pleasing to look at than stained or yellow teeth. Unfortunately, no matter how diligently we brush or what toothpaste we use, many people have teeth that are not naturally white. No matter what color your teeth are naturally, our Pasadena teeth whitening is an effective, economical way to improve the brilliance and beauty of your smile.
At-home teeth whitening, using custom-fabricated trays provided by your dentist, is a safe and painless, no-stress process that produces beautiful, dramatic results. You can whiten your teeth in the comfort of your own home, while watching a movie or listening to music.
One major benefit of teeth whitening is the long-term results it produces. This procedure can leave you with a much brighter smile for a very long time. You may need a touchup once every several years, particularly if you smoke or drink coffee, tea, or wine.
Today, teeth whitening is widely available and reasonably priced, so the average person can afford it. Having a beautiful, brilliant white smile can improve your appearance and raise your self-confidence. Teeth whitening is one of the better dental investments available.
Results That Last Close to a Lifetime
Ungainly stains and discoloration on your teeth can ruin your appearance. A tooth whitening is one of the best ways to regain beautiful, pearl-white teeth within hours. Unlike other forms of bleaching, concentrated teeth whitening procedures offer long-lasting results to patients.
A typical teeth whitening treatment gives results that last between 9 and 12 years. Light discoloration of the teeth is observed 3 years after the procedure; but even this discoloration is negligible. Some of the reasons for teeth discoloration are:
- Consumption of stained food (ex: coffee, curry, wine and oily foods)
- Tooth dehydration
- Usage of dental care products with higher chemical concentration
- Primary cause of teeth discoloration
The most important thing to remember is to avoid indulging in behaviors which can result in staining and discoloration of the teeth.
Is There Any Downtime After Teeth Whitening at Pasadena Smile Center?
While there is no downtime and you are free to go about your day as usual, you will need to avoid colored food and drinks for 24 hours at least. That means avoiding coffee, tea, wine, or any dark-colored foods such as berries after your teeth whitening treatment. You may feel a slight sensitivity, although most of our patients report no side effects at all – and are thrilled with the result.
Safe, Non-Toxic Bleaching Agents
One of the most common questions that we receive at our South Pasadena dental clinic is whether the chemicals used during the teeth whitening procedure are toxic or not. Today, we would like to put your fears to rest.
No, teeth whitening agents aren’t toxic to the body. One main reason for this is that the chemicals used to bleach the teeth - carbamideperoxide and hydrogen peroxide – is actually naturally-produced in the body. Therefore, when applied on the teeth, the body doesn’t react negatively to the chemicals, ensuring that you remain safe.
Additionally, if done by a qualified dental practitioner, there won’t be any risk of chemical overuse. Dr. Mehra has extensive experience whitening teeth and you can rely on her for quality treatment.
Strong and Healthy Teeth for a Better Tomorrow
Are you worried about the effect of teeth whitening agents on your dental fillings, crowns and veneers? Don’t be. The agents used to bleach teeth are designed keeping in mind dental fillings, implants, bridges and other treatments.
Most peroxide-based whiteners are extremely safe to use and do not affect the quality of the teeth and the fillings. However, research has shown that agents that contain a peroxide concentration of 3.6% or higher, may result in microscopic surface roughness and hardness of the teeth.
If you have extremely sensitive teeth, then it’s best to inform the dentist about the same. Once informed, Dr. Mehra will choose those whiteners that are safe and sensitive for your teeth.
Does Teeth Whitening Make Your Teeth Sensitive?
While some patients may feel minor sensitivity after whitening, this is of short duration, and quickly diminishes. The use of sensitive teeth toothpaste can alleviate this minor symptom. In typical results, a patient’s teeth return to the level of sensitivity they had prior to the whitening procedure in a few days.
Good candidates for the teeth whitening treatment are:
- Patients with stained and discolored teeth
- Patients using restorative dental materials such as fillings, implants and bonding
- Patients with a worn enamel and tooth sensitivity
- Patients suffering from TMD or bruxism
If you’d like more information about our services, feel free to reach out to our clinic in Pasadena.
Cost of the Procedure
The cost of teeth whitening procedures depends on multiple factors, such as:
- Extensiveness of the whitening treatment
- Agents and gels used
- In-office versus in-home treatment
- Doctor and hospital visited
In the United States, a single in-office teeth whitening treatment can cost anywhere between $400 and $1000. The in-home teeth whitening treatment (which involves the doctor providing you the products and the directions for use), costs between $200 and $400. If you choose to supplement the procedure with OTC teeth bleaching agents, then an additional $50-$100 may be added to your expenses.
If you are ready for whiter teeth, Niloufar Molayem, D.D.S. can help. As teeth whitening works on the natural tooth enamel, the first step is for Dr. Molayem to evaluate your teeth for any old fillings or crowns that need to be replaced. Contact us today for arguably some of the best teeth whitening Pasadena has to offer. We serve surrounding areas such as South Pasadena, Altadena, San Gabriel, and San Fernando Valley.
If replacement or restoration is needed, it will be done after the whitening process to match your new, pearly white teeth.