Teeth Whitening

Mark Simon, DDS -  - General Dentistry

Mark Simon, DDS

General Dentistry & Family Dentistry located in Torrance, CA

Yellow or brown teeth can you make you feel self-conscious and keep you from smiling like you used to. At his South Bay practice in Torrance, California, Mark Simon, DDS, offers in-office teeth whitening treatments and professional strength home kits that are safe and effective. If you dream about a glistening white smile that you’re proud to show off, call Dr. Simon’s office or schedule an appointment online today.

Teeth Whitening Q & A

What causes teeth to become discolored?

Your teeth may be yellow and discolored for a variety of different reasons. Teeth whitening allows you to achieve fresh, shiny, white teeth if they’ve become discolored as a result of:

  • Coffee
  • Smoking
  • Genetics
  • Tooth injury
  • Certain medications
  • Aging

Luckily, there are a variety of teeth whitening options on the market today. Dr. Simon offers several at his Los Angeles office. He’ll help you choose the teeth whitening option that’s best for you depending on your lifestyle habits, budget, and the severity of your teeth’s discoloration.

What types of teeth whitening treatments are available?

Dr. Simon offers both in-office teeth whitening and at-home kits if you don’t have time for a dental appointment. When you get a take-home kit from Dr. Simon, you can be sure you’re getting something that will work and not an ineffective over-the-counter home whitening treatment.

In-office whitening

If you opt for in-office teeth whitening, you’ll need to make time for appointments that last roughly an hour each. Dr. Simon applies peroxide to your teeth and uses a light to accelerate its whitening effects. You’ll enjoy immediate results with each session, and Dr. Simon’s presence and supervision reduce your chances of damage to your teeth and gums.

Opalescence Go

Dr. Simon offers Opalescence Go, a home whitening kit for patients who don’t have the time for multiple office visits. You’ll have your choice of flavor, and Dr. Simon instructs you on how often to use the Opalescence Go and for how long. Cycles of Opalescence Go usually last for five to 10 days.

Is teeth whitening safe?

Teeth whitening can be dangerous if you do it too often. Too much whitening can leave your teeth feeling very sensitive and damage your teeth and gums. Whitening treatments might not be right for you if:

  • You’re pregnant
  • You’re under age 18
  • You have cavities
  • You have sensitive teeth or gums

Dr. Simon assesses your medical history and the condition of your teeth before determining whether teeth whitening is safe for you. If you’re eligible and aware of the risks, you may go forward with the treatment.

If yellowed teeth have you down, teeth whitening can bring back your confident smile. To find out which type of teeth whitening is appropriate and safe for you, call Mark Simon, DDS, or schedule an appointment online today.