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Teeth Whitening

Santa Monica Bay Dental

Dentists located in Santa Monica, CA

You love red wine and Bulletproof coffee, but your teeth don’t. If your teeth are dull, yellowed, or discolored from stains, damage, or aging, teeth whitening at Santa Monica Bay Dental, located in Santa Monica, California, restores their luster. Whether you want a quick, dramatic whitening at the office in the Los Angeles area, or prefer the convenience of a take-home kit, the expert dentists whiten your teeth with the power of Zoom! from Phillips. To schedule your teeth whitening or get your kit, contact the Santa Monica Bay Dental team by phone or online scheduling form.

Teeth Whitening Q & A

What is professional teeth whitening?

Professional teeth whitening breaks up and removes stains both on the surface of your teeth and deep in the dentin. The peroxides in the whitening gel replace the stains with a clear, bright white color that restores the look of your smile. At Santa Monica Bay Dental, the expert dentists whiten your teeth with Zoom! In-office treatments and custom-designed take-home kits.

How did my teeth lose their luster?

As you age, your enamel gradually erodes from chewing and brushing. Your enamel doesn’t just protect your teeth from bacteria, it helps to hide the inner portion of your tooth, known as the dentin. Your dentin has a naturally yellowish-gray tinge, so when your enamel wears away, the yellow color that bothers you actually comes from inside your teeth.

Even if you’re young, though, your teeth can lose their luster because of damage or staining. Highly colored foods and beverages, such as coffee and red wine, stain your teeth over time. Medications such as tetracycline can make your teeth look brown or green.

All forms of tobacco stain your teeth. When you smoke tobacco, the smoke also dehydrates your gums and other oral tissues.  

What is the advantage of an in-office teeth whitening?

With an in-office Zoom treatment, your dentist uses stronger whitening formulas that lighten your teeth by up to eight shades. Your entire Zoom! WhiteSpeed whitening treatment takes about 45 minutes. Your results can last for years, especially when you use the included at-home touch-up kit as needed.

In contrast, the kits you buy over-the-counter (OTC) can’t lighten your teeth by more than a few shades. They also take days to weeks to work and may irritate your gums or cause tooth sensitivity.

What’s the difference between a Zoom! kit and an OTC kit?

Your at-home Zoom! kit lightens teeth by up to four shades. The Zoom! kit also works more quickly than OTC kits can. Zoom! is less likely to cause tooth or gum sensitivity.

If you’re ready for a bright and dazzling smile, contact Santa Monica Bay Dental about teeth whitening with Zoom! Call or use the online booking form.