Brighten your smile with a professional teeth whitening treatment

DENTAL IMPLANTS IN SAN CLEMENTE, ORANGE COUNTY, CA

Oceansight Dental & Implants

Office of Dr. Ali John Jazayeri

106 S Ola Vista

San Clemente, CA 92672

Tel: (949) 481 – 2540

Fax: (949) 481-2544

email: dr@oceansightdental.com

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How do teeth whitening treatment treatments work?

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    Before chair-side teeth whitening with Zoom.

Our teeth turn yellow for many different reasons including diet, lifestyle and other factors. Teeth whitening treatment helps reverse this darkening effect to give you a whiter and brighter smile. Almost all teeth whitening treatments rely on using a high concentration of Carbamide Peroxide or Hydrogen Peroxide to whiten your teeth. Once the peroxide is applied to your teeth it becomes activated and penetrates deep into your teeth surfaces. This peroxide will break down internal stains deep within our teeth surface to remove internal stains. As a result, the yellowness from your teeth is removed and you’re left with a whiter and brighter teeth.

In our office, Oceansight Dental & Implants, we offer all types of teeth whitening treatments. Our most popular option is in-office Zoom! whitening which is performed right here in our San Clemente dental office. We also offer take-home teeth whitening trays which can be done at the convenience of your own home. To learn more about different options to whiten your teeth, give us a call at (949) 481-2540 today to get started.

What are my options for professional teeth whitening?

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There are many different ways to whiten your teeth. Of course, some techniques work better than others. Here are some of the most common methods you might come across with when researching teeth whitening techniques:

  • Teeth whitening toothpastes
  • Peroxide-based whitening mouthwashes
  • Do-it-yourself bleaching trays such as Crest Whitestrips
  • Take home custom whitening trays
  • Dentist delivered in-office teeth whitening procedures

As you can see, there are many different ways to bleach your teeth for a whiter smile. It’s a good idea to discuss your whitening treatment with your dentist before starting any type of whitening procedure. It’s important to identify what caused your teeth to turn yellow in the first place before seeking any type of treatment. Plus, factors such as tooth sensitivity, teeth stains, gum recession, existing restorations, etc. need to be taken into consideration as well. Consider consulting with your dentist to see what your best teeth whitening options are.

What’s the advantage of teeth whitening at the dentist?

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Only your dentist is allowed to use the highest concentrations of Peroxide solution

If you want the absolute best results then you should talk to your dentist first. Whitening treatments offered by your dentist are far more effective than over-the-counter options. This is because only your dentist is allowed to use the highest concentrations of Peroxide solutions. Highly concentrated Peroxide can be very dangerous if used unsupervised causing your gums to burn or leading to permanent tooth sensitivity. Give us a call to learn more about how your dentist can help you achieve a whiter smile. You can reach us at (949) 481-2540 to schedule your whitening treatment at our San Clemente dental office.

How do in-office teeth whitening procedures work?

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Before in-office teeth whitening, a barrier is placed to protect your gums from the Peroxide gel

Teeth whitening at the dentist, referred to as in-office whitening, is the most effective teeth whitening procedure available to you. Treatments is easy, quick and extremely effective. Typically, in-office teeth whitening is performed during a single hour-long session. Afterwards, you should expect your teeth to be several shades whiter for amazing results! Here is a brief overview of how in-office teeth whitening treatments are typically performed:

Preparation for teeth whitening procedure

Before starting your in-office teeth whitening procedure, your dentist needs to examine your teeth. If there are fillings, cavities and crowns on your front teeth, they need to be taken into consideration before starting your whitening treatment. Once it is determined that you are a good candidate, you can get started.

Whitening gel treatment

Your dentist and dental team will start by isolating your gum tissues by placing a barrier to protect your gums. This barrier will protect your gums against the strong whitening gel. The bleaching gel is applied after isolating your gums. Your dentist or a dental assistant will carefully apply the whitening gel to make sure it is applied evenly to all teeth surfaces scheduled for whitening. The bleaching gel will remain on your teeth for the duration of the whitening procedure, which ranges from 30 minutes to an hour. Most bleaching systems also use a UV or LED light during in-office teeth whitening procedure. This special light helps accelerate the breakdown the bleaching gel to make it even more effective.

Teeth whitening post-op

Once your treatment is complete, your dentist or dental team will remove the whitening gel and barrier. You are now ready to show off your beautiful, white smile! Be aware, you really want to avoid staining products for the next few days. For more instructions on what to do after in-office teeth whitening procedure, click here.

How do take-home custom whitening trays work?

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Besides in-office whitening treatment, custom take-home trays are the next best option for professional teeth whitening. Custom bleaching trays are made so you can whiten your teeth at the convenience of your home. Here is how take-home teeth whitening trays work:

Custom tray fabrication

You need a custom designed tray that fits precisely to your teeth and has enough space to accommodate the bleaching gel. Your dentist will fabricate these custom bleaching trays using scans or impressions of your teeth. Custom trays sit snug against your teeth to directly apply the whitening gel to desired teeth surfaces.

Wearing your custom trays

Start by brushing your teeth thoroughly to clean them. Carefully insert the bleaching gel into your custom trays. Apply the gel evenly only into areas planned for whitening. This should include the front surfaces of your front teeth. Position the trays gently onto your teeth making sure not to mix in any excess saliva in the process. Afterwards, gently remove any excess gel which has poured onto your gums to prevent gum irritation. Allow your custom trays to sit in your mouth as per the bleaching gel manufacturers recommendation or until you start experiencing tooth sensitivity or pain.

Wear times vary for different whitening gels and could range from 30 minutes to several hours. Talk to your dentist to decide which bleaching gel is going to give you the best results. If you’d like to learn more about at-home teeth whitening procedures, give us a call at (949) 481-2540. The staff at Oceansight Dental & Implants is always ready to help you whiten and brighten your smile. Schedule your whitening or cosmetic dentistry consultation with us today at our San Clemente dental office to learn more.

Teeth whitening treatment in San Clemente, Orange County

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We offer chair-side and take-home teeth whitening systems including Zoom and Boost bleaching systems.

Give us a call today if you are interested in learning more about professional teeth whitening treatments. We offer several in-office and take-home teeth whitening options, including Zoom!, Boost and several other bleaching programs. Call us today at (949) 481-2540 or book your appointment online to get started. All whitening treatments are performed at our San Clemente, CA dental office.

During your consultation, Dr. Jazayeri will access your teeth to see if you are a good candidate for teeth whitening treatment. He will also help you decide which whitening program is best suited to your needs. If interested, you could start your whitening treatment on the same day. Don’t wait any longer, schedule your teeth whitening procedure with us today and be amazed at how much whiter your teeth can become. To learn more about dental treatments related to teeth whitening, click on the following links:

Definition of Cosmetic Dentistry Terminology

Bonding

Bonding is tooth-colored composite resin used to enhance the appearance of your front teeth. Cosmetic dentists use bonding to fix teeth with discoloration, close small gaps and enhance your smile. Porcelain veneers is considered a better alternative to bonding.

Ceramic Crowns

A type of dental crown which is made from zirconia ceramic. Ceramic crowns are stronger than porcelain and do not have any metal in them. Cosmetic dentists favor ceramic crowns as they are the most natural-looking crowns and are also extremely durable.

Clear Aligners

A series of plastic, firm trays used to move your teeth into their desired position. By wearing each clear aligner, your teeth move a tiny bit until they settle into their final position. Clear aligner are an alternative to braces used to straighten your teeth and preferred by cosmetic dentists whenever possible.

Composite Fillings

Please refer to white fillings.

Cosmetic Dentist

A dentist who focuses his or her practice on improving the appearance of your smile. Cosmetic dentists rely on treatments such as porcelain veneers, teeth whitening and clear aligners to fix your smile. In general, cosmetic dentists avoid using silver fillings and crowns with metal in them.

Cosmetic Dentistry

Cosmetic dentistry refers to dentistry which focuses on improving the appearance of your smile. The goal of cosmetic dentistry is to give a better looking smile. Most people seek whiter teeth and a straighter smile with cosmetic dentistry.

Crowns

A dental prosthesis placed on your teeth to bring them back to their original shape. Placing a crown on a tooth restores shape and function of your tooth. Crowns are used to restore teeth which can no longer be fixed with a simple filling. Crowns come in different shapes and are made from gold, porcelain-fused-to-metal (PFM) or ceramic material.

Fillings

A type of dental restoration used to fix small cavities or broken teeth. Fillings come in different types including gold, silver (Amalgam) and white (composite resin) fillings. Cosmetic dentists only use white fillings as they are safe and aesthetically superior to other options.

Lumineers

A porcelain veneer alternative treatment which involves no tooth removal. However, not everyone qualifies for Lumineer treatment

because there is no tooth structure removed. Talk to your cosmetic dentist to see if you’re a candidate for Lumineers.

Porcelain-Fused-to-Metal (PFM) Crowns

A type of dental crown consisting of metal on the inside and porcelain on the outside. The metal provides strength while the porcelain provides natural tooth-like appearance. PFM crowns don’t look as good as ceramic crowns do and are generally not recommended for restoring your front teeth.

Porcelain Veneers

Porcelain veneers are tiny-porcelain coverings which are placed on your front teeth to enhance their appearance. Porcelain veneers are among the most popular cosmetic dentistry treatments used in smile makeover treatment by cosmetic dentists.

Smile Makeover

Improving the appearance of your smile to give you that youthful, perfect smile which you’ve always wanted. Smile makeover addresses your underlying dental conditions and focuses on whitening and straightening your teeth for a dazzling smile.

Teeth Whitening

Any procedure used to brighten your teeth. Teeth whitening usually works by breaking down internal tooth stains. Cosmetic dentists offer two types of teeth whitening procedures: in-office teeth whitening and take-home whitening trays with bleaching gel.

White Fillings (Composite resins)

White fillings are used to repair teeth with cavities or fractures. White fillings are made from composite resin, which does not contain any metals. White fillings come in a variety of colors to best match your existing tooth color.

Oceansight Dental & Implants

General, Cosmetic & Implant Dentistry

Office of Ali John Jazayeri

106 S Ola Vista

San Clemente, CA 92672

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