One of the fastest and easiest ways to change your smile is through teeth whitening. This procedure can erase years of stains and leave your teeth bright and sparkling. You may be a candidate for whitening if you have good dental health, no visible restorations and stains that were caused by tobacco, coffee, tea or other substances. Dr. Sharon Shamoiel, our Thousand Oaks teeth whitening expert, can help you find the best whitening solution for your smile.
Whitening toothpastes and at-home whitening kits are some of the most common whitening treatments. They are readily available over the counter and tend to be easy to use. Unfortunately, they also have some drawbacks. If used improperly, OTC whitening can result in worn enamel or increased sensitivity. They can also damage delicate gum tissues. Our expert in teeth whitening in Thousand Oaks offers an alternative solution: professional teeth whitening.
Our expert offers several whitening solutions that can renew the appearance of your teeth in no time. In-office whitening can dramatically brighten your teeth after a single appointment. The solution is usually painted directly onto teeth and activated with a high-intensity light. The procedure can take about an hour but may take longer depending on the amount of preparation that is necessary or the after-care treatments used.
We also offer take-home treatments. These can be used in the privacy of your own home, which is often preferable for many people. The results are also more gradual, which offers a more discreet alternative to the dramatic results of in-office whitening. Dr. Shamoiel can help you determine which type of teeth whitening would help you reach your smile goals.
Regardless of the type of whitening you choose, you can keep your smile looking and feeling its best by maintaining good dental habits. Brush after meals, floss at least once a day and visit us every six months. Occasional whitening touch-ups may be needed, particularly if you smoke or drink energy drinks, coffee, wine or soft drinks on a regular basis.
Contact our office today to learn more or to schedule your whitening consultation with Dr. Sharon Shamoiel, our cosmetic dentist in Thousand Oaks.Schedule a Consultation