Teeth Whitening

General Dentistry in Burbank, Ca

Teeth Whitening services offered in Burbank, CA

Teeth whitening provides a safe and effective way to eliminate stains caused by tobacco, coffee, or poor oral hygiene. At Green California Dental Group in Burbank, California, general dentist Varand Kerikorian, DDS, offers in-office teeth whitening with the Philips Zoom! System. Philips Zoom! can make your smile up to eight shades* lighter in a single treatment. Call the Los Angeles area office or use the online booking feature today to make an appointment.

More About Teeth Whitening

What is teeth whitening?

Teeth whitening is an outpatient procedure that removes stains from the surfaces of your teeth. There are several types of teeth whitening, but Green California Dental Group offers treatment with Philips Zoom! Philips Zoom! uses hydrogen peroxide gel to oxidize the molecules deep inside your tooth enamel. The oxidation process minimizes discoloration, making your smile appear brighter and more aesthetically pleasing.  

Why do teeth change color?

Everyone experiences tooth discoloration because of the aging process. The older you get, the more your enamel wears down, revealing the yellow dentin underneath. Several other things can also contribute, including:

  • Taking some prescription medications
  • Drinking beverages like coffee and red wine
  • Using tobacco
  • Practicing poor oral hygiene

Some foods, like tomato-based sauces and curries, can also stain your teeth.  

What does teeth whitening treatment involve?

Before recommending teeth whitening treatment, your Green California Dental Group provider reviews your dental records, asks about your goals, and completes an oral exam. If you have visible stains or discoloration, you qualify for treatment. Your dentist covers your tongue and gums with a protective dam and applies the Zoom whitening gel to the surfaces of your teeth. After the solution sits for 15-20 minutes, your dentist shines a light on your teeth, triggering a whitening reaction. Your Green California Group Dental Group provider repeats these same steps several times until you’re pleased with the results.  

What is recovery like after teeth whitening?

After teeth whitening, you can return to work or other activities right away. It’s normal to experience increased tooth and gum sensitivity during the first day or two after the whitening treatment. You can take over-the-counter pain medication for relief, but your symptoms should improve quickly.  

How long do the results of Philips Zoom! last?

The teeth whitening results with Philips Zoom! last between three and four months.* You can extend your results by practicing good oral hygiene. Green California Dental Group recommends brushing your teeth twice daily, quitting tobacco use, and drinking dark beverages, like coffee and tea, from a straw. The providers also recommend you visit the office for teeth whitening maintenance every few months. Call Green California Dental Group or use the online booking feature today to learn more about teeth whitening.