Teeth Whitening Specialist

Alexander Visot, D.D.S.

Cosmetic Dentist & Implant Dentist located in Woodland Hills, CA

Having a set of pearly whites you’re proud of boosts your confidence and self-esteem. If your smile isn’t as white and shiny as you’d like, Dr. Alexander Visot can help with cutting-edge teeth whitening procedures in his Woodland Hills, California, office. He offers both simple at-home and in-office remedies to reinvigorate your smile. To find out more, call or use the online booking tool to set up an appointment with Dr. Visot.

Teeth Whitening Q & A

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

What are my teeth whitening options? 

Dr. Visot offers both in-office whitening procedures and customized take-home trays. Depending on factors like the severity of the discoloration and your lifestyle, he makes a recommendation on which option is best for you.

When it comes to take-home trays, you wear them like mouthguards while applying the hydrogen peroxide-based whitening gel and biting down. Dr. Visot also creates a schedule detailing how often and when to wear them at home.

He also offers in-office whitening procedures to bleach your teeth with highly-concentrated hydrogen peroxide gel. During this bleaching, Dr. Visot uses a rubber shield to protect your gums while he applies bleach to your teeth.

 

Should I consider teeth whitening?

Teeth whitening can help you get the gleaming smile you’ve always wanted. If your teeth are a little yellow, Dr. Visot’s teeth whitening techniques can help whiten your teeth several shades.

Here are some reasons why your teeth might not be as white as you’d like them to be:

Food and drink

Certain foods and drinks can cause discoloration or even stains on your teeth. Coffee, dark teas, and red wines are some of the most common culprits.

Smoking tobacco

If you smoke, the tar in nicotine can stain your teeth. If you smoke, teeth whitening can help, but you should avoid tobacco to ensure long-term results.

Age

As you age, the enamel of our teeth -- their outermost layer -- thins and reveals more of the dentin (the yellowish layer underneath).

 

How does teeth whitening work?

Teeth whitening is simple and involves applying your teeth with substances containing hydrogen peroxide, a strong bleaching agent.

Hydrogen peroxide breaks tiny stains on your teeth apart into smaller parts. This simple process makes the color of stains on your teeth less concentrated, and your teeth look much whiter.

 

Does teeth whitening have any side effects?

After a teeth whitening, you may notice increased tooth sensitivity. That's usually from the bleaching agent irritating your teeth’s nerves. The sensation should subside on its own with time.

If you’re interested in whitening your teeth, call or use the online booking tool to make an appointment with Dr. Visot today.