Brighten Your Smile With Teeth Whitening in San Pedro

The color of your teeth is one of the first things people notice about your smile. If your smile looks dingy, they’ll notice. Fortunately, teeth whitening in San Pedro will get your pearly whites looking a lot more pearly. Our professional teeth whitening will:

  • Get your teeth whiter than products sold at drugstores
  • Offer you a choice of three different whitening methods
  • Boost your confidence
  • Provide fast whitening solutions
  • Make your smile look years younger

Whitening is one of our most affordable cosmetic dental treatments. To find out more about your teeth whitening options, call Shook Dental Care at 310-982-6333.

Get a Gorgeous Grin With Several Whitening Options

If you’ve tried whitening your smile with a kit you purchased at a drugstore, you were probably less than impressed with your results. Whether you choose laser whitening or one of our two Zoom options, the bleaching agent we use contains a far higher concentration of whitening ingredients than over-the-counter products. Our at-home whitening is also easier to use than the messy strips or flimsy trays that come from the drugstore.

We’re excited to offer three different options for you to brighten your smile:

  • Zoom In-Office Whitening – This in-office treatment will give you a dramatically whiter smile in a single visit – up to eight shades whiter for many of our patients. Our team will do all the whitening work for you while you sit back and unwind with a neck pillow and warm towel.
  • Zoom At-Home Whitening – This treatment is just as effective, and it enables you to whiten when it is most convenient for you. Whiten first thing in the morning, at lunch, before you head off to bed, or while you sleep. Dr. Victoria Shook can provide specifics for the most effective home whitening regimen.
  • Biolase Laser Whitening – This procedure is our fastest teeth whitening treatment. In as little as 20 minutes, you can have a smile that is four to six shades whiter.

Confused by all the options for teeth whitening in San Pedro? We’ll help you pick the one that is just right for your smile. Call 310-982-6333 to schedule an appointment. Don’t forget to schedule your regular cleaning and exam too!

Common Questions About Teeth Whitening

Can teeth whitening be permanent?

Unfortunately, permanent teeth whitening does not exist. Assuming you don’t want to give up salsa, pasta, coffee, tea, soft drinks, red wine, and many other things, your best bet is to be proactive about managing your smile. Talk to us about touching up your smile when needed when you come in for your regular checkups. We can also discuss dental veneers, a good option for keeping your smile bright for years.

What teeth whitening treatment is best?

While you can purchase teeth whitening products at drugstores, they won’t get your teeth as white as our professional whitening. It will also take longer to see results with drugstore whitening. That’s because our gel contains a higher concentration of stain-removing ingredients like hydrogen peroxide. You can choose an office treatment, which takes only about an hour, at-home whitening, or our Biolase laser treatment for ultra-fast whitening in about 20 minutes.

Is teeth whitening painful?

If you leave store-bought whitening strips on too long, your gums can become irritated. That’s one reason we recommend professional whitening over store-bought whitening kits. In addition, with all types of whitening, some patients experience tooth sensitivity to hot and cold after their treatment. This usually goes away in a few days and doesn’t cause any other problems.

Can I eat after my teeth whitening treatment?

You should avoid eating or drinking for at least four hours after your whitening treatment. Just sip water during that time. In fact, during the first 48 hours, we recommend you have a diet of “white” foods, like bread, pasta, yogurt, rice, milk, turkey, chicken, etc. Your teeth are porous after whitening, which means they are more susceptible to staining. To achieve the best results and experience less sensitivity, adjust your diet those first couple of days.