Teeth Whitening In Laguna Hills

Reverse Teeth Stains & Yellowing

Teeth Whitening

If you’re self-conscious about your smile due to stains and yellowing, we offer custom take-home whitening kits that allow you to get professional-grade results in the comfort of your own home. Whether your stains are caused by the natural aging process or the consumption of coffee, tea, or wine, we can help enhance your smile!

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Teeth stains can happen at any age, and they are usually caused by drinking or eating certain beverages like coffee, tea, and wine.

Teeth whitening is completely non-invasive and pain-free, and the results can greatly enhance your smile and your confidence.

The effects of teeth whitening can last up to three years with proper oral hygiene habits.

Our truly custom-fitted whitening trays ensure that every angle of each tooth receives even and consistent coverage.

Your teeth have pores just like your skin or a sponge, and anything you put in your mouth that has color will absorb into those pores.

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Teeth stains can happen at any age, and they are usually caused by drinking or eating certain beverages like coffee, tea, and wine.

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Teeth whitening is completely non-invasive and pain-free, and the results can greatly enhance your smile and your confidence.

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The effects of teeth whitening can last up to three years with proper oral hygiene habits.

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Our truly custom-fitted whitening trays ensure that every angle of each tooth receives even and consistent coverage.

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Your teeth have pores just like your skin or a sponge, and anything you put in your mouth that has color will absorb into those pores.

Take-Home Teeth Whitening

Get Professional-Grade Results at Home

 With our custom-made take-home whitening trays, you can get a brighter smile in the comfort of your own home. Your teeth whitening kit will consist of a set of custom-crafted trays and several tubes of whitening compound. To get a whiter smile, all you need to do is follow Dr. Kimball’s instructions to apply the whitening agents and wear your trays as directed.

Many patients prefer take-home teeth whitening to in-office treatments. Typically, take-home whitening is more affordable than in-office treatments. It also delivers more gradual results, usually over a period of 2-3 weeks. This means that your results will be more subtle and it will be less obvious that you have had your teeth whitened.

Professional vs. Store-Bought Whitening

What’s the Difference?

Over-the-counter (OTC) whitening treatments are simply not as effective as a professionally-made, custom take-home kit. Not only that, but some OTC products can actually cause permanent damage to your teeth. For example, charcoal toothpaste is a harsh abrasive, that can weaken enamel and even remove some of the outer layer of your teeth. This can result in a whiter smile, but it also results in irreversible damage. For the best results, you should only trust a professional dentist to brighten your smile. Over-the-counter treatments may be easily accessible but can be less effective, and can even be dangerous in the long run.

How Does Teeth Whitening Work?

Understanding The Basics Of Treatment

 The two most common whitening products in use today are hydrogen peroxide and carbamide peroxide. These two compounds have a unique chemical structure that can break the chemical bonds that hold stains in place on your enamel.

In turn, this “bleaches” the stain away from your enamel and restores its natural bright, white appearance. By repeating this process multiple times, you can eliminate almost any surface stain from your smile. However, it is important to note that this type of teeth whitening treatment is only useful for treating surface stains on your teeth. It cannot be used for internal stains and discoloration, such as stains from tetracycline and similar antibiotics. In these cases, alternative cosmetic treatment like a veneer, crown or dental bonding is usually a better option.

What You Need to Know

Is Teeth Whitening Safe? 

Yes! Professional take-home teeth whitening from the office of Dr. Stan Kimball will never damage your teeth or irritate your gums. We use custom-built trays that fit onto your teeth perfectly and prevent the peroxide from contacting your gums. Not only that, but we provide you with step-by-step instructions to ensure that you apply the proper amount of whitening product, and wear your trays for the right amount of time. 

As long as you follow our instructions, you won’t have to worry about damaging your teeth or gums. However, this is not true of over-the-counter (OTC) teeth whitening kits. Many OTC kits available online have a very high level of peroxide and are not FDA-approved.
If they are used improperly, it’s very possible to over-whiten your teeth. This can make them weaker, more brittle, and more susceptible to tooth decay. Over-whitening can also give your teeth irreversible “chalky” or partially translucent appearance. 

Gum irritation is a common problem with OTC kits, too. Since they are not fitted to your teeth, it’s likely that the peroxide will contact your gums. This can result in pain, irritation, redness, and inflammation of the gums. This condition typically resolves itself within a week after treatment but can be very uncomfortable.

Does Whitening Make Teeth More Sensitive?

Whitening & Tooth Sensitivity

 Currently, dentists believe that “dentinal tubules” or “microtubules” in our teeth are responsible for teeth-whitening induced sensitivity. These microscopic tubules run through the entire structure of the tooth, connecting the enamel to the interior nerve. This lets us feel things through the outer tooth structure, which lacks nerves of its own.

Whitening-induced sensitivity usually lasts only a few days or up to a week after treatment. However, if your teeth are very sensitive and you’re thinking about having them whitened, make sure to discuss your condition with Dr. Stan Kimball. He may be able to alter your treatment plan to take this into account and ensure you do not feel uncomfortable due to teeth sensitivity. 

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