Teeth Whitening Long Beach
Conveniently located to serve Lakewood, Los Alamitos, Los Altos, and Belmont Shore
Teeth whitening (or bleaching) is a simple, non-invasive dental treatment used to change the color of natural tooth enamel and is an ideal way to enhance the beauty of your smile. Long Beach dentist Dr. John Cho offers teeth whitening for patients who want to feel more confident about their smile.
Is Teeth Whitening Right for Me?
Because having whiter teeth has now become the number one aesthetic concern of most patients, there are a number of ways to whiten teeth. The most popular method is using a home teeth whitening system that will whiten teeth dramatically. Since teeth whitening only works on natural tooth enamel, it is important to evaluate replacement of any old fillings, crowns, etc. Replacement of any restorations will be done after bleaching so they will match the newly bleached teeth.
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I just moved out here and needed to find a new dentist. Happy that I found this place! I read many reviews online about how great Dr. Cho and his staff were. They didn’t disappoint. From the moment I stepped in the door, to the time I got out of the chair, everyone was very friendly and helpful! I will return for future dental work.
Teeth whitening is not permanent. A touch-up may be needed every several years, and more often if you smoke, drink coffee, tea, or wine.
Reasons for Teeth Whitening:
- Fluorosis (excessive fluoridation during tooth development).
- Normal wear of the outer tooth layer.
- Stained teeth due to medications (tetracycline, etc.).
- Yellow, brown stained teeth.
What Does Teeth Whitening Involve?
This type of teeth whitening usually requires two visits. At the first appointment, impressions (molds) will be made of your teeth to fabricate custom, clear, plastic, trays.
At your second appointment, you will try on the trays for proper fit, and adjustments will be made if necessary. The trays are worn with a special whitening solution either twice a day for 30 minutes or overnight for a couple of weeks depending on the degree of staining and desired level of whitening. It is normal to experience tooth sensitivity during the time you are whitening your teeth, but it will subside shortly after you have stopped bleaching.
You will receive care instructions for your teeth and trays, and be encouraged to visit your dentist regularly to help maintain a beautiful, healthy, white smile.
Cost and Payment Options
Our cosmetic dentistry office works with most insurance plans and will be glad to submit a claim to your insurance company. We also accept all major credit cards, cash, personal checks, and ATM cards. Financing options are also available through CareCredit and Lending Club Patient Financing.
Schedule a Consultation
If you are bothered by the color of your teeth, contact our Long Beach office today to schedule a consultation with Dr. Cho for your teeth whitening.