1600 W Redondo Beach Blvd Suite 203
Gardena, CA 90247
OPEN TODAY Tuesday November 21st
(Valid until November 25th 2017)
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Omid Barkhordar, DDS
Ready for a Sparkling White Smile? We Can Help
Our teeth, over time, become discolored. Coffee, tea, wines, tobacco products, medications and certain foods stain teeth. Normal brushing and flossing is unable to restore the bright, shiny white of childhood. Fortunately, several types of tooth whitening processes are available that will bring back that glowing, youthful smile.
Skin tone plays a role in how white your teeth appear as well. If you are very pale, discolored teeth are more noticeable. Natural teeth are never a pure white, but restoring a natural white can do wonders to your overall appearance and your self-esteem. At Gardena Dental Care, we offer several options to our patients. Drugstore tooth whitening kits are of limited value, and the gel can irritate gum tissue. We advise that you have your teeth whitened professionally, so you can get the results you want.
Types of Tooth Whitening
Surface Whitening Products
Most over-the-counter remedies address only the surface of the tooth. These products include whitening toothpaste that is often comprised of some form of abrasive element. These products are generally safe, but discuss it with our dentist, as wearing away the enamel on your teeth is very dangerous. These products do not penetrate into the lower layers of the teeth, and get limited results. Some stains go deeper, and cannot be resolved with whitening toothpastes, gels, or gums. Note that tooth whitening products such as these are never a substitute for a dental cleaning, which should take place at least every six months.
Teeth Bleaching Products
Whitening products that have hydrogen peroxide as an ingredient can achieve some level of results, but not for every person. Our dentist can advise you if a bleaching product will get the results you want. Deeply stained teeth may require a more thorough treatment to bring back that bright white smile you dream about. Crowns or other restorations will not change in color with bleaching products, however.
Bleaching Teeth: Your Options
There are two main types of bleaching products, called vital bleaching and non-vital bleaching. Vital bleaching is effective for teeth that are discolored through the consumption of certain foods, wines, tobacco, or have darkened in color due to age.
Non-vital bleaching is used on teeth that are no longer living. Teeth that have been treated with a root canal are no longer living, as the pulp within the tooth has been removed and replaced. A bleaching agent can be put into the pulp chamber, and performs the function of bleaching the tooth from the inside out.
Dr. Barkhordar is recognized as a highly respected cosmetic dentist in the Gardena area. He can advise you of the most effective method to resolve discolored, yellowing, or darkened teeth, including bleaching methods. He may recommend one of the following treatments:
- Trays that are filled with special dental bleaching agents that are highly effective. The trays are placed over the teeth for several hours.
- Brushing dental bleaching agents directly onto the teeth.
- Employing a special toothpaste with a bleaching agent.
Bleach is powerful, and can cause gum irritation in some people. It is always advised that you get your teeth bleaching product from our dental office, rather than over-the-counter. If you are going to bleach your teeth, you will need to do it every few months to maintain brightness.
If you are planning to attend a special event (wedding, party, or reunion), you may want a solution that will be faster than the bleaching method. Zoom whitening gives dramatic results in just one hour. You will be shocked at the incredible difference achieved with this process – your teeth will be up to eight shades lighter. This process is pain-free, and our patients rave about the results.
Set an Appointment with Us
We can advise you of the best method to whiten your teeth, and bring back that beautiful, shiny white smile. Call us or use our online form to set an appointment.
His staff is super friendly and he’s downtown in a great local. I’m a very happy patient, and love my new dentist. I highly recommend him!
- D.E. Santa Barbara, CA
I can not say enough about See Me Smile Dental, Dr. Omid, and his staff. I hope you will consider them if you live or work in Gardena because they have proven to be one of the best dental offices I have ever been to!