Teeth Whitening in Folsom and El Dorado Hills | Brighten Your Smile
You can cut back on coffee and wine, brush your teeth regularly, and use tooth whitening toothpaste every day. But over time, you may have noticed your teeth have lost their sparkle and more yellow than they used to be.
Take back your bright, white, healthy smile again with our options for affordable and effective tooth whitening services, where you can have your dream smile again in as little as two weeks. If you are ready to schedule an appointment, call Esthetic Reflections in Dentistry Phone Number 916-983-6051.
Folsom Teeth Whitening at Esthetic Reflections in Dentistry
Esthetic Reflections in Dentistry is the Folsom leader in both general and cosmetic dentistry. Led by Dr. Chen and Dr. Skelton, our dentists are known for their commitment to high quality patient care, and a smile that you are proud to display.
One of our most popular cosmetic options is our teeth whitening service. We offer professional teeth whitening that removes the stains built from day to day life and restores them to their natural whiteness.
Often times, even the patients that maintain a healthy tooth structure, find that it does not appear that way due to all the staining that has taken place over the course of many years.
But all it takes is the whitening procedure to offer that extreme makeover appearance. Based in Folsom, we are often the tooth whitening service of choice for El Dorado Hills, Granite Bay, Rancho Cordova, Orangevale, and all of the surrounding areas.
Our personalized tooth whitening service is safe and efficient, with a whiter smile in less than two weeks and a whitening system that is safe for your tooth structure and gum health.
What is the Difference Between Professional Teeth Whitening and Over the Counter?
Most store-bought tooth whitening kits take weeks to complete and are only able to whiten by small, incremental shades. They require a lot of work on the part of the patient, and in some cases may damage the teeth and gums – especially if used incorrectly.
The concentration of the bleaching component in OTC products is limited, and therefore lower than what your dentist would use in the office because of the lack of supervision. Also, our molds and ability to look deep inside of your mouth also make it easier for us to reach every corner and create a more even appearance.
It is for these reasons that most patients find superior results with whitening done within the dental office.
At Esthetic Reflections in Dentistry in Folsom, we offer two different professional teeth whitening options to make sure that your needs are met – an at home custom fit tray-based teeth whitening system, and Phillips Zoom Whitening.
With our at home teeth whitening system, we will take molds of your teeth that we will use to fabricate the custom made tray. We then provide you with a professional grade dental bleaching solution. We will then give you instructions of how to dispense the bleaching solution in the tray and the length of time.
This process can take anywhere between a few days to several weeks depending on the extent of your discoloration, and you will have a much brighter smile that will last for years.
This professional strength bleaching agent is able to concentrate the solution around the specific shape and structure of the patients smile and therefore far more effective in getting into the detailed curves of our teeth to produce a better outcome than OTC products such as “whitening tapes” that do not adapt well on the teeth.
Our teeth whitening system works on men and women of all ages, from teenagers to elderly, and can aide with dulling the appearance of the following:
- Brown Teeth
- Yellow Teeth
- Spotted Teeth
- Graying Teeth
The custom impression we use is capable of making sure that every single section of your teeth is made whiter and allows the whitening agent to comfortably fit in your mouth. And with proper use, patients often don’t taste the bleaching material because it is contained within the custom tray.
What is Zoom Whitening?
Zoom Whitening is a faster service that is more technologically advanced and requires even less work on the part of the patient. The manufacturer of Zoom Whitening (Phillips, also makers of the Sonicare toothbrush) is the industry leader when it comes to in office whitening.
With Zoom Whitening, patients are able to lighten their teeth up to 8 shades in one two-hour session. The first session uses a special gel placed on the teeth that is then activated by a light called a “Zoom Light.” This gel then whitens the teeth by several shades. We make sure to shield your gums with a protective removable shield throughout the process. This whitening option is great for patients that are seeking immediate results for an event coming up such as a wedding, graduation, etc.
Then, we give you a take-home tray as well so that you can get your teeth even whiter at home and perform “maintenance” as needed.
You can find out more about this treatment on our Zoom Whitening page.
Teeth Whitening in Folsom, Sacramento, El Dorado Hills and More
At Esthetic Reflections, we provide Folsom and the Greater Sacramento area with affordable and effective tooth whitening services. If you’re interested in learning more about our teeth whitening, contact us today at Esthetic Reflections in Dentistry Phone Number 916-983-6051 or fill out the “Request an Appointment” form below.
FAQs About Teeth Whitening
Q: I already have a general dentist. Can I still receive teeth whitening services from you?
A: Yes. Although we would love to see you as a regular patient, we are happy to provide teeth whitening services to patients that already have another dentist. However, we do require a separate comprehensive exam for your safety to make sure you are the right candidate, and we hope that you’ll want to stay with us after your service is complete.
Q: How much does teeth whitening cost?
A: That depends on whether you choose just the trays, or Zoom Whitening, and in some cases the amount of staining on the teeth. Please contact us for more information about our costs .
Q: When should I get tooth whitening done?
A: Tooth whitening is great after braces, after Invisalign, or whenever you feel your teeth have become a bit too discolored for your liking. However, it is important you do not have any major dental concerns first, and it helps to have your teeth clean and cared for before undergoing the treatment. That is one of the reasons we require a comprehensive exam first.
Q: How does teeth whitening work? What is the science behind it?
A: Teeth whitening is a simple process. Whitening products contain one of two tooth bleaches (hydrogen peroxide or carbamide peroxide). These bleaches break stains into smaller pieces, which makes the color less concentrated and your teeth brighter.
Q: How can I keep my teeth white after the procedure?
A: All teeth will eventually stain and fade, but your new whiter teeth will last for a long time. It is still highly recommended that you keep up with your regular dental appointments, and you can use a dentist quality whitening toothpaste. Ask Dr. Chen or Dr. Skelton for recommendations. You should also avoid smoking and certain beverages such as red wine and tea especially in the first few weeks following teeth whitening as these naturally stain your teeth.
Q: Can I get teeth whitening done again?
A: Yes. You can also consider touchup appointments and treatments. After you’ve completed your teeth whitening service, we’ll talk to you about next steps.
Q: Does the teeth whitening procedure hurt? Will I have sensitive teeth later?
A: Some people may experience teeth sensitivity depending on the thickness of their enamel. If it does occur, there are ways that you can reduce sensitivity by wearing the tray for less time per session or going every other day. Often times a low dose of an OTC pain reliever is all it takes. If you find they are extremely sensitive, we can consider bringing you in for a brief fluoride treatment to remineralize your teeth.
Q: Are teeth whitening products safe?
A: The bleach used in teeth whitening is safe when used as directed. It is also considered safe during pregnancy, but we don’t recommend it while you’re pregnant or breastfeeding because very few studies have reviewed the risks.
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