Teeth Whitening – Fountain Valley, CA

Achieve a Glowing Grin

Dental stains happen to virtually everyone. They are not usually harmful for your oral health, but they might put a damper on your confidence. How can you get rid of discoloration and achieve a glowing grin? Our Fountain Valley cosmetic dentistry team is here to help with professional teeth whitening services. In just a short amount of time, you could have the bright white smile that you have always wanted.

Young woman with bright, beautiful smile

Why Choose Elite Dental for Teeth Whitening?

  • Take-Home and In-Office Options Available
  • More Effective than OTC Whitening Options
  • Highly Skilled Cosmetic Dentistry Team

Who Is a Good Candidate for Teeth Whitening?

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Teeth whitening is an excellent option for almost anyone who is struggling with stubborn dental discoloration, such as that caused by years of consuming highly pigmented foods. Whitening services may be able to help you whether your stains are intrinsic (inside your enamel) or extrinsic (on the surface of your teeth). After this treatment, you may find that you feel more confident in social settings!

Of course, our team will have to verify that your oral health is sound enough for you to undergo teeth whitening before we move forward with any cosmetic treatment.

How Does Teeth Whitening Work?

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When you come into our office for a cosmetic consultation, we will make sure your teeth are healthy enough to undergo whitening. Then, we will recommend either a Zoom! in-office procedure or a take-home whitening kit. Whichever one you choose, the basic principle of teeth whitening remains the same. It uses a powerful formula to penetrate the tooth enamel and break up pigment molecules, leaving you with a glowing smile.

Take-Home Teeth Whitening

Teeth whitening kit for at-home use

If your teeth tend to be sensitive, or you simply prefer to brighten your smile in the comfort of your own home, we can provide you with a custom take-home whitening kit. All you have to do is use the kit according to the instructions. In a few days, you should notice that your teeth look brighter. Optimum results usually take a couple of weeks.

In-Office Teeth Whitening

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If you are on a time crunch, you might opt for an in-office Zoom! whitening treatment. We apply the safe, proven formula to your teeth and use a special light to activate it. Within the space of about one hour, your teeth may become several shades lighter.

Tips for Maintaining Your Brighter Smile

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After your whitening treatment, you should take some practical steps to reduce the occurrence of new stains:

  • For the first 48 hours after an in-office treatment, eat a “white” diet, consisting only of white and minimally pigmented items.
  • After the first 48 hours, continue to limit your consumption of things like tea, coffee, berries, red meat, and other items with high staining potential.
  • Stick to a thorough oral hygiene routine. Whitening toothpaste can help to reduce new surface stains.
  • Attend regular dental checkups.