Teeth Whitening

Certain lifestyle choices like smoking, eating foods that stain the teeth, and improper oral care can cause stains that dull the appearance of your teeth. Stained teeth can have many negative consequences on your self-esteem and impact the first impression you make on others. At La Jolla Cosmetic Dentistry & Orthodontics, we provide in-office and at-home whitening procedures that will make your teeth and confidence shine.

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Benefits of Teeth Whitening

Eliminates Yellow Stains

Eliminates Yellow
Stains

Having stained teeth can be embarrassing. Stains occur for reasons like smoking, drinking certain liquids, medications, and tooth decay. Teeth whitening is an ideal option for those whose natural teeth have fallen victim to staining. This procedure is a fast and effective way to eliminate any yellow coloring, improving your smile and self-esteem.

Brighter and Healthier-Looking Smile

Brighter and
Healthier-Looking Smile

Poor dental care can lead to discolored, dull, and yellowish or even brownish teeth that can make you feel embarrassed and self-conscious. If not properly treated, this can lead to more severe oral issues later down the line. Whether you are considering an in-office or at-home treatment, teeth whitening can help you obtain that beautiful, glowing smile you have always desired.

Fast and Efficient

Fast and
Efficient

At La Jolla Cosmetic Dentistry & Orthodontics, we offer multiple whitening formulas depending on your expectations and timeframe. Dr. Kohani understands that you have a life to live outside of the dentist’s office and that your cosmetic procedure shouldn’t take hours to complete. He offers fast and effective results so you can quickly get back to your routine with a brighter smile.

Teeth Whitening Treatments

  • Iveri™ In-Office Teeth Whitening
    • Can whiten your teeth up to eight shades in just one hour
    • Uses a gel solution that contains carbide peroxide and hydrogen peroxide activated with a blue or red LED light to whiten your teeth
    • Improves tooth enamel durability
    • Can be used on sensitive teeth
  • Opalescence® Boost In-Office Teeth Whitening
    • Can whiten your teeth up to eight shades with just two sessions
    • Uses a gel solution containing hydrogen peroxide that brightens your teeth with a double syringe configuration
    • Also includes fluoride and potassium nitrite to strengthen tooth enamel
    • Does not interfere with tooth sensitivity
  • At-Home Whitening Kits

    At La Jolla Cosmetic Dentistry & Orthodontics, we also provide at-home Opalescence® Boost whitening trays that are customized to fit your teeth. Your custom whitening kit will contain a concentration of 35 percent, which is the highest that Opalescence® Boost provides. The whitening gel also comes in a flavor of your choice and contains potassium nitrate and fluoride to strengthen your teeth. Dr. Kohani will take impressions of your teeth to create your whitening tray. Simply apply the whitening gel to the trays and wear them for the specified period of time.

Teeth Whitening Concerns

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Recovery

Teeth whitening is performed on an outpatient basis. You will be able to return to your daily activities immediately following your treatment.

Pain

Your whitening procedure will gently brighten even the most sensitive teeth, and you will not experience any pain during your treatment.

Cost

The cost of your procedure will vary depending on the type of treatment, the extent of correction required, and your individual needs. Dr. Kohani will provide you with a detailed price sheet during your consultation.

Maintaining Results

Dr. Kohani may recommend lifestyle changes that can improve the coloring of your teeth, such as limiting your consumption of coffee, tea, or red wine. Eliminating tobacco products will also help your teeth stay white longer.

Before & After Photos

Before and after photos are a great way for you, the patient, to get a realistic view of the results we provide at La Jolla Cosmetic Dentistry & Orthodontics.

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Teeth Whitening Faqs

  • How long do I need to wear my whitening trays for if I decide to do the at-home kit?

    Depending on the concentration you receive, you can wear your whitening trays for 30-60 minutes during the day. Your at-home treatment is entirely customizable for your lifestyle.

  • Can I get my teeth whitened if I am also considering getting a crown or veneers?

    If you are receiving a crown or veneers, it is best to have your existing teeth whitened first and then have the ceramic material stained to match.

  • Is teeth whitening permanent?

    Although teeth whitening provides excellent results, it cannot prevent new stains from forming. However, you can maintain your results through proper oral hygiene and limiting the number of staining foods you consume.