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Teeth Whitening

Stained and discolored teeth can impact your smile and your self-confidence, and we, at Rachelle T. Flores, DMD, are here to help. We are proud to offer teeth whitening, one of today’s most sought-out cosmetic dentistry procedures, for dramatic results! Are you ready to dazzle?

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How Does Teeth Whitening Work?

Teeth whitening involves applying hydrogen or carbamide peroxide gel to the surfaces of stained and discolored teeth. ​The whitening agent penetrates the tooth enamel to reach the discolored molecules deep inside the teeth and break up the bonds that hold the stains together. The result? A whiter, brighter smile!

Over-The-Counter-Whitening Products

There are several over-the-counter tooth whitening methods you can choose from, including Whitestrips and whitening gels, which contain peroxide-based whitening agents, as well as whitening toothpaste that contains a mild abrasive to remove some surface stains.

While these products will lift some of the stains off your teeth, the results may not be reliable, and in some cases, the whitening products can harm your gums and teeth. For better and safer results, your trusted team at Rachelle T. Flores, DMD can provide you with custom-made trays and professional-grade bleaching gel for safe and effective at-home whitening. 

Professional At-Home Teeth Whitening

We will start by making a mold of your teeth to fabricate custom mouth trays, one for your top teeth, and one for the bottom ones. You will fill the trays with the whitening gel we provide you then position the trays over your teeth for about an hour each day. It typically takes ten to 14 days to achieve the whitening results you desire.

In-Office Teeth Whitening

In-office teeth whitening, or chairside bleaching, delivers the fastest and safest results, with the help of the most powerful whitening products available. After examining your teeth and gums and determining that whitening is right for you, we will place a protective barrier on your gums. We will apply our professional-strength whitening gel to your teeth, which will break up the stains, leaving you with dazzling results. In just one short office visit, your teeth will be 5-10 shades whiter and brighter!

Is Teeth Whitening Safe?

Teeth whitening under the supervision of a dentist is not only safe but is also highly effective. Some patients report tooth sensitivity, but this temporary side effect usually resolves without intervention.

How Can You Maintain Your Whitening Results?

Make sure you maintain a meticulous routine of brushing and flossing every day, and don't forget to schedule your regular professional dental cleanings. It's best to limit your consumption of food and beverages with staining agents, including red wine, berries, and coffee. If you smoke, consider kicking the habit. You'll be doing your smile and your health a favor. We may recommend periodic whitening touch-ups to keep your smile bright and white.

Teeth Whitening Near Me

If you have stained or discolored teeth, a teeth whitening visit to Rachelle T. Flores, DMD in San Diego, CA, will have you smiling with confidence in no time! We invite you to experience cosmetic dentistry at its best.


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