Teeth Whitening Thousand Oaks, CA

If you live in Thousand Oaks or the local area, you can benefit from a teeth whitening procedure at our local dental office.

At Newbury Dental Group, we are known for improving the appearance of our patients’ smiles. Dr. Peyman Saghizadeh, Dr. Sam Saghizadeh is a cosmetic dentist and has multiple ways for doing so. We often recommend a teeth bleaching procedure because it is by far the easiest way to transform your smile. After cleaning your teeth, we can complete this procedure in time for a special event or as part of your regular oral health routine.

Teeth whitening enables patients who have discoloration to restore their smiles and confidence levels. Even when patients practice regular brushing and flossing, discoloration can occur which is why tooth whitening counterbalances the adverse effects of food, drink, and lifestyle choices. Whitening not only restores the beauty of your smile, but it makes you feel good about showing others as well.

People have their teeth whitened on a regular basis so that they can look and feel great. As people age, it is common for teeth to become dull and yellow. This is in part due to age itself and also due to what a person eats and drinks. Drinking coffee, tea and wine, for example, can stain your teeth. Smoking and eating foods that contain food coloring can also stain your teeth. Brushing immediately after eating and drinking can help to prevent stains but is typically not enough to remove the risk entirely. Fortunately, stained and yellow teeth don’t have to stay that way.

In-office whitening can brighten your smile up to 8 shades lighter. That’s 6 shades lighter than store bought whitening products.

Types of Whitening
There are several types of teeth bleaching that you can try. People typically start by using whitening toothpaste at home. This can help to brighten your teeth but is typically not enough to actually whiten them. We recommend toothpaste as part of an overall teeth whitening treatment but not by itself. After professional whitening, the toothpaste can help your teeth stay bright.

Many people may try over the counter solutions like whitening trays or strips. These treatments work but not as well as professional solutions. As with most things, what you buy in the store is simply not as strong as what you can get from a medical professional. Additionally, store bought whitening trays are designed to fit everyone’s teeth, not your teeth specifically. This means that they can become loose, and the solution can leak, leading to gum irritation.

We recommend that people in Thousand Oaks, schedule an appointment with Dr. Peyman Saghizadeh, Dr. Sam Saghizadeh instead. Our professional tooth whitening solutions can transform the appearance of your teeth in a dynamic way. This is partially due to the strength of the solution that we use. Professional grade whitening gel can whiten teeth by eight shades or more vs. around two shades with store bought solutions. If you are looking for immediate and dramatic results, in-office whitening is a far better option.

Thousand Oaks Tooth Whitening
At Newbury Dental Group, we provide patients with information on two main types of dental whitening. Some dental offices provide whitening services in the office while others focus on treatments that can be completed at home. An in-office treatment can be done at the same time as a teeth cleaning or during a separate appointment. It is typically completed within an hour and produces immediately white teeth. For many people, this is an ideal solution because of how quickly it is finished.

Dentists have coined the term “bleachorexia” for those people who overuse in-store bleaching which can lead to the destruction of enamel and dentin, turning the teeth to mush.

In our dental office, we also recommend whitening trays. This type of procedure is effective and puts patients in control over how white their teeth become and how often they are whitened. Dr. Peyman Saghizadeh, Dr. Sam Saghizadeh starts by having an impression taken of a patient’s teeth. This impression is then used to create customized whitening trays in a dental lab. They fit securely around teeth and will not leak solution into the mouth. This is an ideal way for patients to whiten teeth because once they are created, they can be used at any time. Patients are provided with a whitening solution to use at home, and the trays need to be worn for a couple of hours every night for a week or more. Once teeth have reached the perfect shade of white, a patient can stop wearing the trays. This portable solution can be taken anywhere, making it possible for people to whiten teeth while on vacation, business trips or after moving to a new city.

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Thousand Oaks Teeth Whitening: How It Works

When a whitening solution is applied to the teeth, the hydrogen peroxide inside of the solution penetrates through the enamel. It then starts the oxidation process where molecules are transformed to reflect less or no light. This makes them appear colorless, and teeth appear white. This process is typically extremely effective for eliminating stains and can be repeated frequently.

On occasion, the stains are too strong for a teeth bleaching procedure to work. When this happens, Dr. Peyman Saghizadeh, Dr. Sam Saghizadeh can provide an alternative treatment. For example, patients in Thousand Oaks can have dental veneers placed on the surface of teeth in order to cover dark stains. This is often preferable for patients that smoke since veneers are stain resistant and won’t yellow quickly like natural teeth. Still, it is wise to try a teeth whitening procedure first, before starting a cosmetic one.

The Best Teeth Whitening Service in Thousand Oaks

At Newbury Dental Group, we also recommend that patients in Thousand Oaks have their teeth whitened before having other dental procedures completed. Most of the materials that are used in dental restorations or for cosmetic purposes are stain-resistant and bleach resistant. For example, a dental crown won’t stain or bleach but should maintain its initial coloring with time. When a crown, veneer, bridge, or implant is created in a dental lab, they are created to match the shade of the surrounding teeth. If the surrounding teeth are yellow, these restorations will be painted yellow. If the surrounding teeth are a brilliant white, the restoration will be as well. This makes the timing of teeth whitening procedures important. If you live in the 91320 area and are interested in a dental restoration, schedule your teeth whitening procedure first.

Genetics, aging, and consumption of staining substances (smoking, coffee, tea, and colas) are just a few reasons why teeth appear dark.

The procedure itself should not cause any discomfort and is relatively easy to complete. Before getting started, we simply recommend that patients schedule a dental exam with our Newbury Park dental office. Dr. Peyman Saghizadeh, Dr. Sam Saghizadeh will then examine your teeth and gums to ensure that they are healthy enough for whitening. This way if any cavities or infections exist they can be treated first. To learn more or to get started, call (805) 375-9383 and schedule your appointment.

Thousand Oaks Teeth Whitening FAQ

Sensitivity from tooth whitening is always transient. If there is any sensitivity caused by the whitening, it goes away within one to two days after the treatment, and the patient returns to the state of sensitivity he or she had prior to starting the whitening process.

Yes, many studies have proven that tooth whitening is safe. You can protect your tooth enamel by using calcium sulfate and fluoride.

Typically you can expect whitening to last from six months to two years, although some studies report results lasting up to 10 years. Avoiding red wine, coffee, and smoking—all of which can cause staining—helps preserve the results.

Yes, many studies have proven that tooth whitening is safe. You can protect your tooth enamel by using calcium sulfate and fluoride.

Prices vary widely for tooth whitening. Over-the-counter kits can cost as little as $20, with extensive in-office procedures approaching up to $1,000. If you want professional whitening, expect the price to be around $300 to $800. If you want an at-home bleaching kit from your dentist, expect to pay between $300 and $600. Learn more about dental insurance and financing.

Tooth whitening has little or no effect on restorative materials such as porcelain or crowns, but it may temporarily reduce the bond strength between enamel and composite restorations. This is why it is a good idea to check with your dental professional before beginning any course of tooth whitening.

Products developed from carbamide peroxide, hydrogen peroxide, and urea (substances found in every human cell), should be used cautiously to alleviate concern. Those who have issues are the ones who don’t follow instructions and overuse the products for months or years.

Discoloration can occur for a variety of reasons including continued consumption of caffeine, sugars, acids, or nicotine. As the staining gets darker, it becomes more noticeable to others. There are primarily three types of discoloration that you should be aware.

  • Intrinsic: A darkening that occurs to the dentin (inner layer) generally caused by trauma or a tooth with history of Root Canal Therapy.
  • Extrinsic: Discoloration that occurs in the enamel (outer layer) of your teeth generally caused by poor oral hygiene routine, smoking and diet.
  • Aging: Over time, the enamel thins due to routine wear and yellowing occurs do to the second layer of the tooth (dentin) becomes more visible.
The most significant contributors to discoloration include:
  • Long-term use of caffeinated drinks like tea, soda, and coffee.
  • Intake of wine over an extended period.
  • Consumption of tar and nicotine are significant contributors to discoloration.
  • Natural discoloration often occurs because of the natural aging process.
  • The build-up of plaque and debris will contribute to yellowing.
  • Long-term use of medication causes discoloration.
  • Trauma to a tooth such as an accident or internal bleeding.
  • Overexposure to fluoride at a young age.

Because of the popularity of whitening, there are plenty of over-the-counter products available. Even though some are cheaper than professional dental whitening products, there are distinct differences in the quality which means that they will not make much of a difference when it comes to extrinsic discoloration on your enamel. Therefore, the American Dental Association recommends that you consult with a dentist before using any product that contains bleaching agents. OTC products often include harsh chemicals that cause thinning of enamel which cause irreparable damage to your natural teeth. What procedures are available at Newbury Dental Group? Dr. Peyman Saghizadeh and Dr. Sam Saghizadeh provide a variety of whitening services that are highly effective and affordable. After an initial exam and cleaning, you have access to in-office and at-home treatment plans based on necessity.

  • In-office teeth whitening: Patients who opt for an in-office procedure have access to stronger ingredients as you are under medical care. Patients typically experience a whitening of up to eight shades depending on either a 30 or 45-minute process.
  • Professional at-home dental whitening treatment: Some patients opt for an at-home treatment plan because of accessibility. At Newbury Dental Group, our dentist will fabricate your own customized trays and provide scientifically-proven gel to ensure a higher probability of results.

Patients who choose to whiten their teeth do so for both personal and professional enrichment. The best option is to consult with our dental experts to decide which option will be better based on factors like daily schedules, eating habits, and whitening needs. You may opt for an initial in-office treatment and then use of take-home tray and gels to maintain your beautiful new smile at home.

There is more residual sensitivity with store bought teeth bleaching kits due to the “one-size fits all” trays that come in the kit vs the custom fit trays from the dentist.

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