Tooth Whitening

Among cosmetic dentistry procedures, tooth whitening is perhaps the most cost effective and rapid way to dramatically change the appearance of one’s smile. With tooth whitening performed in a the office of a cosmetic dentist, patients can enjoy dramatically whiter teeth without the investment of time and money required for more complex cosmetic treatments such as porcelain veneers.

Over time, teeth can become stained by a variety of factors, including drinking red wine, coffee, or tea; certain medications; smoking; or older dental restorations. Stained teeth can make a person appear older than they really are, and many patients find that tooth whitening lends a more youthful, vibrant, and refreshed appearance to their smiles.

Whether a patient has one tooth that is stained or wish to brighten their entire smile, in-office tooth whitening can be completed in one visit to the cosmetic dentist, and often in less than one hour. To begin the process, the cosmetic dentist will gently clean any plaque on the patient’s teeth and along the gum line. Then he or she will apply a peroxide-based gel to the teeth. This gel contains a professional strength whitening agent that is more potent than those available for in-home tooth whitening. Finally, a special laser is used to activate the bleaching agents in the gel. The patient usually reclines in a treatment chair for roughly one hour while this light is applied. The result is teeth that are up to ten shades whiter, though in rare cases the procedure may need to be repeated to eliminate particularly dark or deep stains.

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Rik Thistle
Rik Thistle

5 out of 5 stars

posted 6 months ago

Great staff, especially Carolee! Very professional office and Dr. Sidhu is very friendly and a wonderful doctor.

Melissa Mangum
Melissa Mangum

5 out of 5 stars

posted 1 year ago

I have horrible teeth and have been around the block and back with dentists, trying many offices around Los Angeles and San Diego. Dentists come a dime a dozen but I try to avoid doing the trial and error thing with my teeth!

Dr. Jessy was highly recommended by a friend of mine so I went to see him for a consultation. First impressions are everything for me - beginning with how my first phone call is handled, stepping into the office for the first time, the front office staff, etc. Everyone I encountered was professional and courteous. When I had my consult with Dr. Jessy he was personable and professional but most importantly, I could tell he was experienced and knowledgeable.

Over the past two weeks I had 11 teeth worked on and I was really surprised by how gentle the process was. I'm accustomed to experiencing significant pain at the dentist and this was not the case at all. I definitely have confidence in Dr. Jessy and his office and highly recommend them!

Brian LeMay
Brian LeMay

5 out of 5 stars

posted 8 months ago

Dr Jessy Sidhu and his staff are very professional, qualified, and honest. I highly recommend Dr Sidhu's practice!