Century City Smiles & Orthodontics
Dentists & Orthodontics located in Westwood / Century City, Los Angeles, CA
If your smile’s shine isn’t where it needs to be, it’s time to do something about it. A professional teeth whitening procedure with Shawn Saidian, DDS can whiten your smile by several shades in just one sitting. At the welcoming Westwood, California, office, Shawn Saidian, DDS, uses Zoom!® whitening technology to deliver transformative results that will have you showing off your smile every chance you get. If your smile needs a whitening touch-up, call the office today or schedule a whitening procedure using the online booking tool.
Teeth Whitening Q & A
What is teeth whitening?
Teeth whitening refers to the process of bleaching your teeth to break up the concentration of stains and discoloration, giving your teeth a whiter appearance. The results are transformative, giving you a smile you’ll be proud to show off.
If you’re interested in brightening your smile, professional teeth whitening with Dr. Saidian is the way to go. It’s cost-effective and convenient, taking less than an hour in the office. A professional whitening delivers far better results than over-the-counter options because professional whitening agents have a higher concentration of hydrogen peroxide, which makes the results more noticeable and long-lasting.
What causes tooth stains and discoloration?
The most common causes of tooth stains and discolorations are from certain food and drinks you consume. Some examples of stain-causing foods and beverages include:
- Dark tea
- Red wine
- Tomato sauce
Another cause of teeth discoloration is your natural aging process. Over time, your teeth’s enamel wears down, revealing the dentin, the yellowish layer beneath. Certain illnesses, medications, and tobacco use — smoking and chewing — can also lead to stains and discoloration.
How does teeth whitening work?
In-office teeth whitening is a quick, safe procedure. It takes less than an hour and involves no downtime so you can even make an appointment for a quick touch up to your smile during your lunch break.
Dr. Saidian prepares a tray that’s lined with a powerful Zoom!® whitening agent. The active ingredient is hydrogen peroxide and the whitening solution goes to work on your teeth fast. You bite into the tray as the whitening solution breaks up the concentration of tooth stains. LED whitening lamps accelerate results, brightening your smile by up to eight shades in about 45 minutes.
Right after your appointment, you might feel some slight tooth sensitivity. This should subside shortly, typically within a few hours of the procedure.
Dr. Saidian can also set you up with a take-home whitening kit if you’d rather brighten your smile at home. For this option, you’re given a set of trays that you line with gel and wear in the comfort of your own home. In just a few weeks, you can achieve similar results to that of an in-office whitening procedure.
How long do teeth whitening results last?
Teeth whitening results should last 1-2 years, if not longer. The key to maintaining your whitening results is continuing to brush and floss diligently. Also, try to limit your intake of stain-causing foods and drinks.
To brighten your smile, schedule a professional teeth whitening by calling the office or using the online booking tool today.