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
"Dr. Yoshikane and his staff are awesome. They have been my wife and her families dentist forever and have been my dentist for the last two years. They helped me out recently at the last minute with my wisdom teeth. I had been putting it off for 20 plus years because they never hurt and out of the blue the one on my upper left jaw became inflamed and began causing me pretty bad pain. I gave them a call and they got me in to check it out and after seeing the inflammation the set me up to get them out. Dr. Yoshikane asked me if I wanted sedation or local and I said local. I am not a big fan of sedation and dental work doesn't weird me out. The procedure went great and Dr. Yoshikane and his assistant checked on my pain level throughout the whole procedure to make sure I was not in pain. It was a great experience and I would recommend him to anyone local looking for a great dental office who does everything they can to help their patients as quickly as they can."- G.S. / Yelp / Nov 09, 2018
"Dr. Yoshikane and his team are friendly, informative and ease the anxiety that dental visits bring. Over the years I've heard many horror stories about wisdom teeth removal so when my turn came to finally part with mine, I was very apprehensive. Dr. Y took the time to thoroughly explain all the pros and cons, laid out a detailed plan then he and his team made sure my comfort and care during the procedure were top notch. Visits to the dentist no longer trigger anxiety attacks thanks to Dr Yoshikane's office."- L.M. / Yelp / Jul 24, 2019
"Dr. Patrick and his team far exceed all expectations! They take excellent care of their clients! They are great at communicating your appointments, costs and tips on keeping your teeth healthy! When you walk into the office you won't feel like you're in a dentist office because EVERYONE is so friendly and personable! Every employee goes out of their way to introduce themselves to you. Just like most people, I used to hate going to the dentist but now I look forward to my appointments every time! I can't wait to see everyone in the office! Dr. Patrick and his staff really are the best of the best!"- H.F. / Yelp / Apr 12, 2019
"Best pain free dentist I have ever met"- E.C. / Facebook / Jun 28, 2019
"Dr. Yoshikane and his team are an incredible group of people. I came in for a gum contouring experience and was blown away by how nice and welcoming everyone is, and I am even more amazed by how good my smile looks now. Dr. Yoshikane will take good care of you and you can always be sure you're in good hands no matter what."- M.N. / Yelp / Apr 30, 2019
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
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.
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.