Teeth Whitening

Dash Dental Spa -  - General Dentist

Dash Dental Spa

General Dentists located in Beverly Hills, Los Angeles, CA

Teeth whitening is one of the easiest and most effective ways to improve the appearance of your smile. Dash Dental Spa offers high-quality teeth whitening for those living in and around Beverly Hills, California, who are looking to put the sparkle back in their smile. To get started, schedule a visit today by calling the Los Angeles office or booking online.

Teeth Whitening Q & A

Why are my teeth discolored?

Your teeth can lose their color for a number of reasons, like:

  • Poor oral hygiene
  • Consuming dark-pigmented foods and beverages, like tea, wine, soda, and coffee
  • Consuming too many acidic foods
  • Smoking cigarettes
  • Chewing tobacco
  • Certain medications and early exposure to tetracycline antibiotics

Your teeth also lose their color naturally as you age. The hard, outer layer (your enamel) gets thinner over time, while the soft inner layer (your dentin) turns yellow. The thinning enamel allows more of the yellowing dentin to show through, which can make for a discolored smile.

How do you whiten my teeth?

Dash Dental Spa offers a few different types of whitening. First, teeth whitening can be split into two categories: vital and non-vital.

Non-vital whitening

Non-vital whitening is performed on a tooth that’s lost its color after having a root canal treatment. Your dentist drills into the discolored tooth and applies a whitening agent inside that helps the tooth return to its normal color and blend back into the rest of your smile.

Vital whitening

Vital whitening involves applying a bleaching agent made from hydrogen peroxide to the surfaces of your teeth. Dash Dental Spa offers two types of vital whitening: in-office whitening and take-home whitening.

In-office whitening

In-office whitening brightens your smile in a single, hour-long office visit. Your dentist uses special tools to protect your lips, cheeks, and gums. Then, they carefully apply a bleaching agent to the surfaces of your teeth.

Then, they shine a special blue light on your teeth to help the whitening agent penetrate your enamel and break up deeper stains. At Dash Dental Spa, you can relax and watch Netflix during your entire treatment and have a paraffin wax spa treatment performed on your hands, after which you leave the office with a noticeably whiter and brighter smile. 

Take-home whitening

Dash Dental Spa also offers take-home whitening trays so that you can whiten from the comfort of your home. Your dentist uses an impression of your smile to make your whitening trays, which fit snugly on your teeth and hold a bleaching agent in place on your teeth.

You wear them on your teeth for a prescribed amount of time each night and enjoy a more beautiful and radiant smile within a matter of weeks.

How do I keep my teeth white after my treatment?

There are a few different things you can do to keep your smile radiant after your teeth-whitening treatment, like:

  • Brush your teeth with baking soda
  • Always drink with a straw
  • Rinse your mouth with apple cider vinegar
  • Eat fruits and vegetables regularly
  • Don’t use tobacco products
  • Brush and floss daily

To learn more about how to keep your teeth as white as possible, schedule a visit with Dash Dental Spa today by calling the office or booking an appointment online.