Teeth Whitening

Let Your Smile Shine

Our teeth slowly reveal what we have been eating and drinking to the outside world. Luckily, there are teeth whitening options available that restore your smile to its former brilliance. At Schaffer Dental Excellence, we understand the confidence that accompanies a sparkling smile.

Professional Teeth Whitening in San Diego

Nothing beats the results gained by trusting the professionals with your smile. Whether you prefer in-office or at-home treatments, you have come to the right place.

Sinsational Smile whitening is a relatively quick in-office procedure followed up with a take-home maintenance pen. Pre-filled silicone trays eliminate the need for a retractor and allow patients to relax during the 20-minute procedure. A special LED light activates the gel’s whitening ingredients, so it takes less time to experience incredible results. The maintenance pen helps keep your smile brighter for an extended period of time.

Prescription strength take-home kits give patients the ability to whiten their teeth in the comfort of their own home. Custom plastic trays hold a special whitening gel on your teeth for about an hour at a time. While at-home treatment takes a bit longer than in-office treatment, it is just as effective in the long run.

In-office whitening has a dramatic impact on the shade of your teeth in just one sitting. Gums and exposed root structures are covered to lessen sensitivity during treatment. We then apply a professional strength hydrogen peroxide gel to the teeth. A retractor helps keep the lips and cheeks away from your teeth for about an hour as the gel works to whiten your teeth.

How Long Can I Expect Results to Last?

Depending upon which treatment you choose, it may take several weeks to achieve optimal results. To maintain your new smile, it is important to recognize the behaviors that caused the discoloration. Avoiding foods and drinks that cause staining can allow results to last from six months to two years. Putting down the cigarettes for good will have a lasting impact on oral health. Of course, sticking to a diligent dental hygiene routine which includes twice yearly dental cleanings helps keep teeth sparkly white.

For more information on teeth whitening or to schedule your appointment in Carmel Valley at Schaffer Dental Excellence, please call (858) 481-1148 today!