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 is amazing! I can tell you from my very first visit. I have found my forever Dentist.I had prior dental work done and I was totally unhappy with my results. I really didn't like to smile much. I had a cap on my front tooth and the post underneath was black and my prior dentist didn't clean it up so you were able to see it through the cap Dr. Yoshikane was able to clean up the post and made a cap that looks so real that you cannot tell it is fake. From my experience this man will not let you walk out of his office unless he is happy with his work and you're happy. I recommend Dr. Yoshikane and his staff for all your dental wants and needs."- F.O. / Yelp / Oct 04, 2019
"I'm new to the OC area, and found this place.. thank God I did!! They took care of me from the second I walked into the door. I came in to fix a chipped tooth, and now it looks better than it ever did! The ladies at the front desk are angels on earth.. they sent me off with FRESHLY BAKED COOKIES. Wow, it is so rare to walk into a business and be surrounded by such genuine and caring people like this!! I will be back in December for a good ol' cleaning. I've never said this before in my life- IM EXCITED FOR MY NEXT TRIP TO THE DENTIST! Thank y'all for everything Update: I went back to Dr. Yoshikane for 3 cavities.. he filled them all in under an hour! I had no pain, and was even laughing while he did it because he is so good at making you feel calm and comfortable. His assistant is so sweet (just like everyone else in the office), she even gave me a blanket because I was nervous. Turns out, I had nothing to be nervous about! THANK YOU"- L.P. / Yelp / Sep 09, 2019
"Dr. Yoshikane is a true artist! He does such beautiful work and is 100% committed to his clients and the quality of his work. He really makes you feel comfortable and has a wonderful and supportive staff. When you have dental work done, you want it done by a perfectionist. That’s is Mr. Yoshikane."- J.M. / Google / Sep 30, 2019
"I have been going to Dr Yoshikane for several years now. He provides excellent care with the most advanced technology. If you ask him "how does this work", or "how are you going to do that", he will patiently explain. I have had a lot of dental work done (fillings, crowns, extractions, root canals and an implant) and I have always had the best outcome with Dr Yoshikane! The front staff are wonderful, as well as the hygienist. Pricing is not any higher than any other dentists I have been to and.... THEY HAVE COFFEE AND FRESH BAKED COOKIES!!!! So I leave with a coffee and a cookie! Can't get better than that!"- H.A. / Yelp / Aug 28, 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.