As much as we try to take care of our teeth, the fact is that yellowing or discoloration of the teeth often sets in as we get older. But with state-of-the-art cosmetic dentistry options like Opalescence® and Zoom® teeth whitening, Dr. Bradley A. Ross at Mission Trails Dentistry can lighten your teeth by eight shades or more, giving you a bright, healthy-looking smile for that all-important first impression.

To schedule an appointment for teeth whitening at our San Diego, California practice, please contact Mission Trails Dentistry.

In-Office Teeth Whitening

A professional teeth whitening treatment can do wonders for making your smile whiter and brighter. Procedures like Opalescence® and Zoom® teeth whitening lightens the color of teeth whether darkened from age, coffee, tea or tobacco. Its brightening effects can last up to five years after the treatment depending on your personal habits, such as smoking or drinking coffee or tea.

The teeth whitening process begins with a whitening gel gently applied to your teeth. A special light is then placed over the teeth, activating the gel. The entire process typically lasts under an hour and the results are immediately noticeable. Patients can expect long-lasting results and a beautiful new smile with our in-office teeth whitening treatments!

Whitening teeth has a higher than 90% success rate at Mission Trails Dentistry. Whitening is tough on stains but gentle on your teeth! Results vary depending on several factors such as teeth stained from smoking; from taking certain medications such as tetracycline during tooth development; or from fluorosis, a condition occurring in the presence of too much fluoride.

Whitening will not lighten fillings or artificial materials used in dental repair as for crowns, porcelain veneers, etc. We may discourage treatment if you have sensitive teeth, periodontal disease, teeth with worn enamel or if you’re pregnant or breast-feeding.

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– Chris L.

At-Home Teeth Whitening

At Mission Trails Dentistry, we offer at-home teeth whitening kits for patients who would rather whiten their teeth from the comfort of their own home. At-home kits involve a system of whitening trays you will wear for a short period of time each day, until you reach the desired outcome. These treatments can be very effective and convenient ways of significantly lightening the color of your teeth for a bright, fresh smile.

Is Teeth Whitening Safe?

Research over the last five years has proven whitening to be both safe and effective. The American Dental Association’s seal of approval has been given to a wide range of tooth whitening products.

Generally, the only side effect from treatment may be some sensitivity to hot and cold foods. If this occurs, sensitivity normally disappears within 48 hours.

Please contact Mission Trails Dentistry for more information on our teeth whitening procedures.