Cosmetic Dentistry for Your Family

Newport Beach office: (949) 675-7750

Garden Grove office: (714) 537-0550

Teeth Whitening

Whether you are self-conscious because you have yellowed dark-brown teeth from smoking or drinking tea, coffee and red wine teeth whitening- before and afteror if you just want to look your best, teeth whitening is a sure way to brighten your smile and gain increased confidence in your appearance. There are several ways of bleaching:

1. Home Teeth Whitening
   Dr. Bui can take imprints (impressions) of your teeth to make custom-fitted upper  and lower trays for you to take home to complete the teeth whitening process. Patient will be instructed to place the bleaching gels in the trays and wear them for one hour after dinner each night for 2-3 weeks depending the darkness of the teeth. Teeth sensitivity and gum irritation are common side-effects.

2. Office Zoom Teeth Whitening
45 minutes: Dr. Bui will isolate upper and lower teeth by covering the gums and retracting the lips. Patient will be in a reclined and relaxed position with music headphones.

1 hour: Zoom bleaching gels will be applied on the teeth. Then the ARC light is used in conjunction with the Zoom gel (the light source projecting to the gelled teeth - 3 to 4 fifteen minutes applications) to accelerate and amplify the tooth whitening process.  Less teeth sensitivity and gum discomfort with quicker results (1 day compared to 14 days home treatment).

3.  Office Laser Teeth Whitening
30 minutes: Dr. Bui will isolate the teeth from the gums and the lips . Patient will be in a relaxed position with more comfortable cheek and lips retraction.  30 minutes: Powder/liquid gels will be applied on the teeth. Then the Laser   Pulsating Beam will be projected each quadrant 30 seconds. After, we let the Powder/gel seat on the teeth for 3 minutes. We can repeat 2-6 applications.  Less teeth sensitivity with fastest results (1 hour procedure).  The above procedures are the most effective ways of bleaching and are best performed under Dr. Bui's supervision to ensure the safest results which can last to 2-3 years depending patients' smoking habits and beverages intake.

There are also other over-the-counter teeth whitening products available, much less expensive but the results last only few weeks and their safety is not reliable without professional supervision.

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