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
"I recently was involved in a Bike accident where I sustained many injuries, one of those injuries being my front teeth being knocked out. I was worried, depressed, stressed about finances & in a lot of pain. Luckily after making some calls I was referred to the offices of Dr. Patrick Yoshikane, & I am so fortunate I was. The offices knew my emergency & they were able to fit me in first thing in the morning to make sure I was okay & to fix my issue with my teeth. Upon arrival I was greeted by a wonderful staff who were so attentive, professional, & kind. My injuries were painful, I was upset, hurt & in shock still from the trauma & they did everything they could to make me relaxed, comfortable & at ease. The staff even took time to go over billing options so that I would be able to make it work with my finances which really was amazing to see them go above and beyond to breakdown & explain everything vs most places that just send you home with forms. After meeting with Dr. Yoshikane he reassured me I was in good hands & they were going to help me..... & they did! I left feeling like a new person, able to smile again & feel this burden of depression and stress lifted from shoulders. Every moment spent there was great, each person from their staff was so attentive & caring & answered all my questions, helped me, & made me comfortable. Also their follow up after my appointment has been so impressive & leaving the office I knew I found my new permanent Dentist office. Thank you so much again Dr. Yoshikane & Staff!!! Each of you helped me in my recovery so much & I look forward to seeing you all again & calling your offices my permanent Dentist home."- C.M. / Yelp / Nov 08, 2019
"Dr. Yoshikane is amazing! I went in Friday morning to my dentist in south Orange County and found out that I needed a root canal. Since my general dentist does not do them. I was referred out to an endodontist who was very pushy and way overpriced. I called my husband in tears and he reached out to Dr. Yoshikane who totally took care of me. First of all it was Friday his day off and he said how quick can you get to my office. I went straight in. The office staff was warm and kind and did everything they could to help me be comfortable. Even when Dr. Yoshikane gave me shots to numb me I could barely feel it. I was in and out within 40 minutes. His service , dedication, perfectionism and commitment was amazing. He even reached out to me over the weekend to make sure I was doing okay. I would highly recommend him to any friends and family."- S.H. / Yelp / Oct 14, 2019
"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
"Dental Cleaning with Shirley Shirley is absolutely the best dental hygienist I've ever experienced. She's professional, gentle, attentive, and doesn't make you feel like a failure if there is a problem. I highly recommend Shirley and Dr. Yoshikane for all your dental needs."- D.B. / RateABiz / Nov 06, 2019
"I am writing this review on behalf of my wife. She started to feel some tooth pain last night and by 5 this morning, she was nearly in tears. At 8 am, she went to her dentist in Mission Viejo and it was a clear diagnosis, she needed a root canal on her back molar. She was referred to a local endodontist who was ready to do the work but because we are a cash patient, they ended up pricing the procedure way out of the ballpark. She called me and I called Dr. Yoshikane. Not only did he open his office today (Friday, October 11 2019) but he provided the most amazing experience. I wasn't there but my wife drove right to her office and was in and out within an hour. By 11, she called me to tell me how painless and wonderful Dr. Yoshikane was chairside. She has been singing his praises all day. Dr. Yoshikane- thank you so much for taking such great care of my wonderful wife. You LITERALLY saved my weekend!!!!"- M.H. / Yelp / Oct 11, 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.