Common teeth whitening choices

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Though the economic recovery has remained sluggish for most Americans, one field where there has been remarkable growth is cosmetic surgery. The American Society of Plastic Surgeons states that Americans spent more than $7 billion on surgical procedures and another $5 billion on nonsurgical cosmetic procedures in 2013. While many of these procedures can be expensive and involve significant risks and lengthy recovery, teeth whitening is a simple, less expensive way to experience a remarkable, youthful aesthetic boost. Teeth whitening at Woodland Hills-based facilities like West Hills Smiles have proven that the procedure can go a long way toward enhancing one's appearance. Better yet, there are now more effective options than ever before. Common teeth whitening choices include:

1. In-Office Whitening Treatment – For years, in-office whitening treatments had garnered a reputation for being inconsistent and unpredictable, particularly for those with darker teeth or staining caused by tetracycline – an antibiotic that's used to treat bacterial infections. However, state-of-the-art in-office whitening at facilities like West Hills Smiles allows dental professionals to penetrate deeper into the tooth and break up larger stain causing molecules in only two one-hour sessions. Their power whitening system is considered to be the most intense, fastest way to whiten teeth.

2. Take-Home Trays – While in-office whitening is the fastest way to a terrifically white, brightened smile, some people would prefer to whiten their teeth on their own schedule. That's why West Hills Smiles offers a take-home whitening system that allows their patients to garner professional-grade results from the comfort of their own homes. While tray-whitening may not provide the immediate results found with in-office whitening, it still provides excellent results in as little as two weeks.

At West Hills Smiles, a dedicated dental professional will create custom-made trays that are designed to perfectly fit each individual patient's mouth. They will then illustrate to each patient how to insert the whitening gel in the tray for consistent, impressive whitening on each tooth.

3. Over the Counter Whitening Products – For those who have reservations about undergoing whitening treatment at an accredited dental facility, a number of over-the-counter whitening products are offered. However, the consensus among experts in cosmetic dentistry is that many of these over-the-counter whitening treatments are not truly whitening the root, producing results that are inconsistent and minimal at best. Perhaps the most effective option among OTC products are whitening strips, but unlike the proven options at West Hills Smiles, they aren't custom-tailored to each patient's smile, and the chemicals used aren't as potent.

At West Hills Smiles, Dr. Ben Reyhani and Dr. Pasha Hakimzadeh are committed to providing their patients with the highest quality dentistry, while using the latest, most up-to-date techniques and procedures. Whether you're in seeking teeth whitening, or any number of other cosmetic or health-based dental treatments from a West Hills or Woodland Hills dentist, you can count on their team to provide truly impressive results. To schedule an appointment at West Hills Smiles or for a free initial consultation with their expert dental team, please visit www.westhillssmiles.com or call (818) 346-4303.

 

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