Take Home Teeth Whitening in Encinitas

Teeth Whitening in Encinitas

Teeth whitening is a very popular cosmetic dentistry procedure that aims at improving your tooth’s appearance by restoring enamel to its natural color- white.

We make custom bleaching trays and use a high concentration gel for our whitening kits to whiten your teeth in the convenience of your home.

Our take home teeth whitening kits are more concentrated so it can whiten faster than the over-the-counter products but still with the convenience of being able to do it at home and guaranteed to whiten your teeth by at least a few shades. The severity of the discoloration on your teeth will determine how many appointments you will need until your they are completely whitened. 

Common Causes of Discoloration

There are many sources of teeth discoloration, so we will only cover some of the most common culprits:
  • Coffee
  • Soda
  • Wine
  • Bad oral hygiene
  • Dark berries
  • Tea
  • Tobacco (or smoking in general)
Teeth whitening attempts to correct stains and damage that have accumulated over time from consumption of specific foods and drinks.

If you have any questions regarding take home teeth whitening, then please call our office at 760-634-2024.

Whitening Q and A

How quickly will my teeth whiten?

How quickly teeth will change color depends on how frequently whitening is done, the strength of the whitening product, and each individual’s teeth. Some people’s teeth whiten after just a couple treatments while others may take more time.

Is it normal that my teeth are sensitive?

Whitening teeth often results in sensitivity to cold, sweet or sour foods. Sensitivity can be reduced by using an anti-sensitivity toothpaste 2 weeks prior to starting whitening as well as continued use throughout the whitening process.

How long will it last?

Teeth will naturally revert back to their original color over time. How quickly it happens can be affected by a number of things including oral hygiene and diet. Tobacco products, red wine, tea and coffee can all make teeth darken more quickly. If desired, touch-up whitening can be done to maintain the teeth at a persons preferred shade.