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Teeth Whitening (At-Home and In-Office Enamel Whitening Treatments) – Orange, CA

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about teeth whitening

In a world where looks are very important, we know why the appearance of your smile is among the top of your cosmetic concerns. Thankfully, Patrick Yoshikane, D.D.S. in Orange, CA is able to help you keep your smile brilliant with professional teeth whitening. Though there are hundreds of grocery store whitening options, we use products that have shown to be superior to most over-the-counter remedies currently offered. Our whitening treatments, highly recommended by Dr. Patrick Yoshikane, will whiten your teeth by numerous shades, helping you keep your amazing results for much longer than alternative options. We utilize professional-strength solutions that actually do the job, reaching beneath the surface of the teeth to remove deep stains, as opposed to consumer-level options that just scrape the surface (quite literally) and provide a brighter shade of yellow at the very best. Currently, we offer:

  • Customized, at-home whitening trays with Ultradent
  • Opalescence Whitening Solution
  • GLO Science at-home whitening kits
  • One-hour, in-office whitening
  • Opalescence Go

Best Candidates

While comparing the advantages and disadvantages of professional-strength vs. store-bought whitening options, you should consider what you are really trying to accomplish. If your smile has been white your entire life and only recently is starting to become discolored, a grocery store purchased product could create great but temporary results. When your teeth have darker discoloration, you might be a fantastic candidate to receive professional-strength, in-office teeth whitening at Patrick Yoshikane, D.D.S. If you want to whiten in the comfort of your own home, Dr. Yoshikane offers at-home custom trays, which can be used in conjunction with our whitening solutions for upkeep.

What To Expect

What you should expect for the whitening sessions is dependent on the method chosen by Dr. Yoshikane. Since our clinic provides multiple options for effective and professional teeth whitening, the process selected for you will be decided upon after an appointment where your goals and lifestyle are discussed and taken into consideration. In the majority of circumstances, your professional teeth whitening procedures will be performed in less than one hour through the use of a professional-strength whitening gel, along with the technology of a light system that immediately whitens the teeth several shades. Our at-home systems are also efficient but might offer a more subtle outcome over a few months. Currently, we most commonly use:

  • Ultradent Go whitening trays for at-home teeth whitening
  • GLO Science for fast, in-office whitening
  • Custom whitening trays, created utilizing Ultradent Opalescence Whitening Solution

Follow-Up

After either procedure, you might experience sensitivity to cold or hot food, but this usually subsides within a few days. Just like all dental procedures, routine dental examinations by Dr. Yoshikane are important and imperative to preserving results. These examinations will assess the entire mouth from gum tissue health to the condition of each tooth. When the primary treatment is completed, we usually recommend returning for touch-ups a few times annually, in addition to professional cleanings that will benefit your dental well-being. Remember that simply because your teeth are whitened does not necessarily indicate that they're in perfect health. That is why routine examinations are needed. You'll also be provided detailed instructions pertaining to what foods and beverages should and should not be consumed in the immediate future, including coffee and red wine.

ANTICIPATED COSTS

Since teeth whitening is deemed optional and cosmetic in nature, it isn't commonly covered by dental insurance companies. However, our well-trained billing staff can assess your dental coverage to see whether any part of your dental appointment is covered by your dental insurance to reduce the price of your appointment. If you don't carry dental insurance, then we'll be delighted to talk with you about our payment choices in addition to the possibility of receiving low-interest medical financing.

Professional teeth Whitening

Whitening can provide fast and dramatic improvements to your teeth and very possibly, your overall look. If you've been contemplating a teeth whitening program but are not certain whether professional or at-home options are the proper solution, we encourage you to schedule an appointment with Dr. Yoshikane to learn about the advantages and disadvantages of each procedure before you make your choice.

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*Individual results are not guaranteed and may vary from person to person. Images may contain models.