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Teeth Whitening – West Hollywood, CA

Say Goodbye to Tooth Stains

Woman smiling with white teethWe’d all love to have bright white teeth, but unfortunately, stains are likely to happen over time for various reasons, and they can’t always be avoided. The good news is that you don’t necessarily have to live with them! Dr. Oshin can perform an examination to determine the cause of discoloration in your pearly whites and can help you find a solution. Whether it’s through an in-house procedure or a take-home kit, you can improve your smile with teeth whitening in West Hollywood.

Is Professional Teeth Whitening Right for Me?

Teeth whitening before and afterThere are many different ways for dental discoloration to occur. Depending on the type of stain or the source of the change in tooth appearance, Dr. Oshin might recommend different treatments.

For example, many foods and drinks can cause stains on the enamel of the teeth. These are often quite simple to remove; sometimes you might even be able to do it yourself using over-the-counter whitening products. However, if staining particles are below the enamel (also known as “intrinsic stains”), they can be a lot harder to release and will likely need to be treated in-house by a professional or with a prescribed whitening kit. Stains from medications such as tetracycline can be particularly difficult to remove, but in some cases teeth whitening can still have an effect.

Sometimes discoloration is a result of age wearing down the enamel and causing the yellow dentin layer underneath to become more visible. In these cases, porcelain veneers may be a more effective option.

In-House Teeth Whitening

Woman in dental officeFor discoloration caused by surface or intrinsic stains, a professional in-house whitening can help you achieve a more vibrant look quickly. A whitening solution containing a bleaching agent is spread on the teeth and allowed to penetrate the enamel. The process takes about an hour to complete, and the results will be visible immediately afterwards; over the course of a single visit, you can attain a smile that’s several shades brighter!

At-Home Teeth Whitening

White teeth at homeMaybe you’d feel more comfortable with a more gradual process or would rather have your teeth whitened in the comfort of your own home. Not a problem! Dr. Oshin can give you a take-home whitening kit and instruct you how to use it. The kit will include oral trays and a high-grade bleaching gel; each kit is also customized for each patient’s individual needs. Just wear the trays containing the gel for a specified amount of time each day, and in two weeks’ time you should start seeing noticeable improvements!

How Can I Learn More?

Ready to take the first step towards a more dazzling smile? For teeth whitening or any other cosmetic procedure, the first thing you need to do is make an appointment with your dentist in West Hollywood to determine the best course of action. Contact Dr. Oshin today to schedule a consultation at his practice.