Teeth Whitening

Kaivan Kiai, DDS -  - General Dentist

Encino Dental Esthetics

Kaivan Kiai, DDS

General Dentist & Cosmetic Dentist located in Encino, CA

There’s no better look than a smile full of bright white teeth, and with professional teeth whitening at Encino Dental Esthetics, that look is just around the corner. Kaivan Kiai, DDS, and his team of dedicated dental experts provide safe and effective teeth whitening treatments at the state-of-the-art office in Encino, California. Make your smile more radiant today and schedule your teeth whitening visit by calling the office or using the online booking tool.

Teeth Whitening Q & A

Why should I whiten my teeth?

The color of your smile is an essential component of its appearance. Bright white teeth make your smile look healthier and more radiant, which can make you more confident and boost your self-esteem. When you’re excited to share your smile, it makes you and everybody around you happier.

Why aren’t my teeth whiter?

There are many ways your teeth can turn dark or discolored. Frequently, stains accumulate through a combination of poor oral hygiene and consuming too many darkly pigmented substances, like coffee, red wine, and berries. Smoking cigarettes and chewing tobacco can also severely affect the color of your teeth.

In other cases, your smile might lose its shine because of medications. Certain antibiotics, in particular, are known to stain your teeth if you’re exposed to them before the age of eight. 

Lastly, your teeth naturally lose their whiteness as you age. After years of use, the hard outer layer of your teeth (enamel) eventually begins to wear down. This exposes more of the soft inner layer (dentin), which tends to turn yellow as you get older. The combination of thinning enamel and yellowed dentin can lead to a discolored smile.

How do you whiten my teeth?

The team at Encino Dental Esthetics offers two options for enhancing the color of your smile, including:

Chairside whitening

Chairside whitening can give you a beautifully brighter smile in a single, hour-long office visit. For its chairside whitening services, Encino Dental Esthetics uses Opalescence™ Boost™ — one of the first companies to pioneer in-office whitening.

Your dentist applies a professional-strength whitening solution to your teeth. The whitening gel penetrates your enamel and breaks up the pigmentations that cause staining, leaving you with a noticeably whiter smile and same-day results.

Take-home whitening

Take-home whitening enables you to whiten your teeth from the convenience of your home or to maintain your results after chairside whitening.

Your dental team takes an impression of your smile to design and fabricate a custom-fitted whitening tray. The team provides you with a professional-strength whitening solution to put in the tray, which you then wear over your teeth for a certain amount of time.

After a few weeks of use, you’ll notice a whiter and more radiant smile.

To learn more about how Encino Dental Esthetics can improve the appearance of your smile with professional teeth whitening treatment, schedule a visit by phone or book online today.