Omni Dental Specialty
General Dentistry & Orthodontist located in Oxnard, CA
Many men and women feel discouraged and unhappy when they consider the whiteness of their smile. Fortunately, a dark or discolored smile doesn't have to be a permanent feature, thanks to the effective whitening options offered by Kourosh Keihani, DDS, and his team at Omni Dental Specialty, located in Oxnard, California. Both take home, and in-office teeth whitening treatments are available, so use the online booking tool or call the office today to start the journey to a whiter smile.
Teeth Whitening Q & A
Why are my teeth dark or discolored?
There may be a variety of reasons for this, including:
- Coffee consumption
- Dark tea consumption
- Soda consumption
- Cigarette smoking
- Chewing tobacco
- Red wine consumption
- Certain medications
All of the culprits for teeth darkness or discoloration tend to take effect gradually, even though you might notice the difference suddenly.
Regardless of the cause, there are great solutions for teeth whitening today. Dr. Keihani offers both at-home teeth whitening and in-office teeth whitening.
How does at-home teeth whitening work?
At-home teeth whitening occurs mainly in the comfort of your own home. First, you visit Dr. Keihani to get custom trays made. These custom trays fit your teeth perfectly, which allows for the optimal application of the whitening gel.
You then take both the custom trays and a supply of whitening gel home and then use the gel every day. Depending on your whitening needs, you wear the trays for anywhere from half an hour to the entire night while you sleep.
At-home teeth whitening can take anywhere from one to six weeks. It all depends on how severe your darkening or discoloration is and on how much lightening you want to achieve.
How does in-office teeth whitening work?
While you relax in the chair, Dr. Keihani performs in-office whitening in just one visit. Using powerful whitening gel and a laser, Dr. Keihani lifts the stains and discoloration out of your tooth enamel in sessions of a little over an hour.
With in-office teeth whitening, you see an immediate difference — your teeth are whiter right when you leave the office! This is the easiest and fastest way to dramatically improve the appearance of your smile.
How often do I need to have my teeth whitened?
This can vary, but most of Dr. Keihani’s patients find that they can maintain a beautiful white smile with yearly teeth whitening. Of course, it’s important to take precautions — like using a straw to drink soda — to maximize your teeth whitening longevity.
Want a whiter smile? Dr. Keihani and the team at Omni Dental Specialty can help! Book online or call the office today to schedule your teeth whitening appointment.