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By Timothy T. Bui, D.D.S., Inc.
February 28, 2022
Category: Cosmetic Dentistry

Don't hide your smile, improve it! Cosmetic dentistry in Garden Grove, CA, & Newport Beach, CA, can help give you the confidence to smile again. Dr. Timothy Bui offers a variety of cosmetic treatments for all your dental needs.

Teeth Whitening

The first thing that most people who want to improve their smile think about is teeth whitening. Regular brushing keeps your teeth healthy, but for a truly bright white smile, you should consider professional whitening. In-office whitening only takes an hour and brightens your smile by up to eight shades.


If you have chipped or cracked teeth your dentist may recommend this treatment. Using a dental bonding material, your dentist will fill and reshape your damaged teeth. 

Dental Veneers

Veneers are another alternative to enhance your smile, provided by your cosmetic dentist in Garden Grove, CA, & Newport Beach, CA. They are thin shells that cover the front surface of your teeth to cover imperfections and give you a perfect smile.

Dental Implants

If you have one or more teeth that can't be repaired with bonding or veneers or have a gap in your smile, dental implants are an excellent option because they can replace one or more teeth. Titanium posts are affixed to the patient's jaw and it is on these that the replacement crown is bonded, making for a very long-lasting addition to your smile.

Your dentist can find the best combination of cosmetic treatments specifically for you.

Don't Delay

If you are interested in cosmetic dentistry treatments in Garden Grove, CA, & Newport Beach, CA, please give Dr. Bui a call today at 949-675-7750. 


By Timothy T. Bui, D.D.S., Inc.
September 20, 2021
Category: Cosmetic Dentistry
Tags: teeth whitening  

Dr. Timothy Bui and Dr. Caden Lim are cosmetic dentists who perform many services, including teeth whitening, in Garden Grove, CA & Newport Beach, CA. Each dentist has over two decades of experience under their belts and is highly professional dentists.

The Steps to Teeth Whitening

Your dentist will begin by inspecting your teeth and mouth and then recording your teeth’ “before” shade. To start, your dentist will begin with polishing your teeth using an abrasive called pumice. This removes the largest volume of plaque off your teeth that may otherwise be difficult to remove with brushing alone. 

Next, your mouth will be dried using gauze and a vacuuming machine. Retractors and barriers are also used. These are plastic pieces that prevent your cheeks, tongue, and lips from coming in contact with the whitening agent. 

Now it’s time for your dentist to coat the front of your teeth with the whitening solution. The solution usually includes carbamide peroxide or hydrogen peroxide as the main tooth bleaching ingredients. Peroxide needs to be activated, which your dentist will do using a curing light or a laser. 

After the peroxide is activated, the solution immediately gets to work whitening your teeth. Depending on the peroxide style, stain severity, and the dentist’s beliefs, this solution will need to sit, undisturbed, on your teeth for sixty to ninety minutes. Your dentist may or may not apply the whitening solution periodically; this depends on the product used and the dentist’s preferences. 

Once your teeth are the shade you desire, or ninety minutes pass, your teeth will be rinsed. Your dentist may or may not provide a fluoride application in order to ease mild tooth discomfort or tooth sensitivity. 

If you are happy with the results, you are finished. If you’re still seeking an even whiter smile, you may come back to your dentist later for additional treatments. Our cosmetic dentists, Dr. Timothy Bui and Dr. Caden Lim are professionals at teeth whitening and serve the Garden Grove, CA & Newport Beach, CA areas. 

After completing your teeth whitening procedure, it is strongly recommended that you do not consume foods or beverages with staining tendencies for at least twenty-four hours, though forty-eight is strongly preferred. The forbidden foods and drinks include but are not limited to: cola, coffee, tea, red wine, smoking, tobacco products, tomato products, mustard, beets, red or black grapes, and candy. 

Schedule Your Teeth Whitening Session Today

Looking for teeth whitening in Garden Grove, CA & Newport Beach, CA? You’ve come to the right place. We have two offices, one in Newport Beach off Coast Highway, and one in Garden Grove off Main Street. You may contact our dentists Dr. Timothy Bui and Dr. Caden Lim by calling their numbers. The Newport Beach office number is (949) 675-7750. The Garden Grove office number is (714) 537-0550. 

By Timothy T. Bui, D.D.S., Inc.
May 14, 2021

Find out which cosmetic treatment fits your smile needs.

Everyone should have a smile they love. If you find yourself covering your smile whenever you laugh or talk, you might want to consider talking with your Garden Grove, and Newport Beach, CA, cosmetic dentist Dr. Timothy Bui about your options. It’s never too late to have a smile that you can’t wait to show off. Dr. Bui and his team can help. Here are some of our top cosmetic options.

Teeth Whitening

If commercial products just aren’t cutting it, it might be time to consider professional teeth whitening. Teeth whitening is particularly effective against yellowing teeth. Plus, when you come into the office for this treatment, we can tailor our whitening treatment to meet your needs.

The bleaching gel is placed on the teeth for about 15 minutes at a time, and then a special laser is directed at your teeth to activate the gel. In about an hour we can get teeth anywhere from three to seven shades brighter. With the proper care, teeth whitening results can last a year or more.

Dental Veneers

If you have minor gaps, overcrowding, chips, cracks, or other dental flaws, you may be looking for a way to hide these esthetic problems. Now you can with dental veneers. These small porcelain shells adhere to the front of your teeth to cover imperfections and give you a pristine smile.

First, your Garden Grove, and Newport Beach, CA, cosmetic dentist will remove a small bit of enamel from the front surface of your teeth to make room for the veneers. Veneers are affixed in place using a special dental resin, which we harden permanently to the tooth using a laser. Together we will choose the appropriate shade for your veneers prior to having them made.

Cosmetic Bonding

This is the most economic and non-invasive way to change your smile. Cosmetic bonding uses the same tooth-colored resin that is used to fill cavities. By shaping and molding this resin, we can easily cover chips and minor cracks, and even close small gaps between teeth. While bonding doesn’t fix more major dental problems, it can be a wonderful option for someone looking to correct more minor cosmetic issues.

Want to analyze your smile to see if you could be right for cosmetic dentistry? Your cosmetic dentist, Dr. Bui, created a series of videos to help you figure it out. To schedule a cosmetic consultation at our Garden Grove, and Newport Beach, CA, locations, call (949)-675-7750 or (714) 537-0550 today.

By Timothy T. Bui, D.D.S., Inc.
November 05, 2019
Category: Cosmetic Dentistry
Tags: teeth whitening  

If you find your smile embarrassing because of unsightly stains, Dr. Timothy Bui in Newport Beach CA, can solve this problem. Teeth-WhiteningAt our dental office, we offer in office and at-home teeth whitening methods, which are a safe, and effective way to brighten your smile. Depending on the treatment you choose, you can lighten your teeth from three to eight shades in a single hour. It's easy for teeth to lose their luster because of the foods and beverages we consume daily. Consider teeth whitening to achieve fast results.

Advantages of Teeth Whitening

Most of us dream of having a sparkling smile and teeth whitening is a quick and easy way to achieve that. Teeth whitening services not only leave an impression on your appearance. They can improve your oral health as well.

Other benefits include:

  • A boost of confidence and self-esteem
  • Easy maintenance with brushing and flossing

We can discuss if you are a candidate for teeth whitening after performing an oral exam.

How Does Teeth Whitening Work?

Teeth whitening works to remove extrinsic and intrinsic stains that cling to your tooth enamel. These may appear from smoking, or from drinking wine, coffee, and tea. At the dental practice of Dr. Timothy Bui in Newport Beach CA, we offer two procedures that we perform right here in the office. Zoom-whitening accelerates the process by using a bleaching gel and a light source. Our laser-method puts you in a relaxed position for 30 minutes as we apply powder and liquid gels to the teeth. We also provide you with at-home bleaching kits if you prefer to whiten your teeth in your own home.

If you would like to experience the advantages of teeth whitening, schedule a consultation with Timothy Bui, DDS, in Newport Beach CA, or Garden Grove, CA. For more information about the teeth whitening and the services we provide, visit our website. For questions and inquiries, please call our Newport Beach CA, office at (949) 675-7750 or our Garden Grove, CA office at (714) 537-0550.

By Timothy T. Bui, D.D.S., Inc.
October 23, 2018
Tags: teeth whitening  

Teeth Whitening SmileWant That Glamorous Smile?

Dr. Timothy Bui offers teeth whitening in his Garden Grove and Newport Beach, CA, offices. Read below to learn of the three types of teeth whitening procedures provided by his practice!

At-Home Teeth Whitening

This form of whitening utilizes custom-made upper and lower trays made for you to take home. Dr. Bui will instruct you to place bleaching gels in these trays and to wear them after dinner for an hour. You should do this every evening for 2-3 weeks, depending on how much work your teeth need.

In-Office Teeth Whitening

For this method, Dr. Bui will begin by placing a device in your mouth that is designed to keep the cheeks and lips open, while also preventing soft tissue from coming in contact with soon to be applied bleaching gel. Your dentist will then administer the gel on your teeth and begin exposing them to ARC light to accelerate and amplify tooth whitening. While this is happening, relaxing music will be played to create a sense of comfort.

You may find his procedure better than the at-home teeth whitening kit because there is a lessened possibility of teeth sensitivity and gum discomfort. Additionally, the procedure is quicker and provides more immediate results.

Laser Teeth Whitening

During laser teeth whitening, Dr. Bui will isolate your teeth from the gums and lips using a specialized retractor. He'll then apply powder or liquid gel on the teeth and use a pulsating laser beam to whiten them. This process can be repeated 2-6 times.

Similar to the in-office method, this procedure is advantageous because there's a lessened possibility of teeth sensitivity and fast results.

Intrigued? Contact Us Today!

For more information on teeth whitening in the Garden Grove or Newport Beach area, call Advanced Dental Smiles at (949) 675-7750 (Newport Beach) or (714) 537-0550 (Garden Grove) ‎today!