Teeth Whitening Services in Anaheim, CA

Whiten and brighten your teeth at First Dental Care

Teeth whitening is a common cosmetic dental procedure that can brighten your smile. Over-the-counter whitening toothpaste and whitening kits may whiten your teeth a few shades. But if you want to dramatically whiten your teeth and remove deeper stains, you’ll need to get a professional whitening treatment at First Dental Care. Dr. Douglas Kim offers in-house teeth whitening and custom teeth whitening kits to brighten your smile. Call us at (714) 527-5656 if you need professional teeth whitening in Anaheim! 

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Do I need teeth whitening?

Teeth whitening is considered an elective cosmetic procedure and is not necessary for maintaining good oral health. You can have yellow teeth that are completely healthy and strong. However, if you are not happy with the color of your teeth, you can try getting them professionally cleaned first before scheduling a whitening treatment. During a professional dental cleaning appointment, your hygienist removes tartar that makes your teeth appear yellow. In some cases, cleaning might improve the appearance of your teeth. But if you are still not satisfied after getting your teeth cleaned, you should talk to your dentist about teeth whitening options.

Am I a good candidate for teeth whitening?

Most patients who are in good health and don’t have dental problems are good candidates for professional teeth whitening. However, if you have the following conditions your dentist might recommend against it or ask you to wait a few months before undergoing whitening treatment.

  • Gum disease
  • Tooth sensitivity
  • Pregnancy or lactation
  • Tooth decay

What to expect during my professional teeth whitening treatment?

During your appointment, your dentist will apply a mouth guard to your lips and gums to protect them from the bleaching agents. Then, he/she will apply the bleaching product to your teeth and leave it in place for about 15 minutes. Your dentist will shine a UV light to your teeth to activate the bleaching agent and speed up the whitening process. Once the bleaching is done, your dentist will rinse the product off your teeth.

How do I keep my teeth white for as long as possible?

You’ll see a dramatic change in the color of your teeth after the procedure. However, the result is only temporary. How long your teeth stay white depends on the measures you take to keep them that way. Below are tips you can follow to keep your teeth white and bright for at least a year or longer:

  • Avoid drinking dark-colored beverages such as coffee and wine.
  • If you can’t avoid drinking dark-colored beverages, sip them through a straw to minimize contact with your front teeth.
  • Schedule professional teeth cleaning every six months.
  • Brush and floss your teeth every day.
  • Quit smoking.

 

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