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Teeth Whitening

Advanced Multi-Specialty Dentistry located in Torrance , CA

Teeth Whitening services offered in Torrance , CA

Teeth whitening can eliminate years of stains in under an hour to transform your smile. At Select Dental & Orthodontics in Torrance, California, the expert team of cosmetic dentists offers in-office teeth whitening with the Philips Zoom!® treatment system. Call or schedule an appointment online today to learn more about teeth whitening.  

What is teeth whitening?

Teeth whitening is a cosmetic treatment that removes stains and discoloration from the surface of your teeth. At Select Dental & Orthodontics, the team offers same-day, one-hour teeth whitening with Zoom!.

The Zoom! system can make your smile up to eight shades* lighter during a single visit. Professional teeth whitening is quick, effective, and presents few risks.

Why do teeth change color?

Everyone has tooth discoloration because of the natural aging process. Biting, chewing, and daily speaking cause your enamel to wear away, making the yellow dentin beneath more visible.

Additional factors that might stain your teeth include:

  • Using tobacco
  • Drinking beverages like coffee or red wine
  • Poor oral hygiene
  • Taking certain prescription medications
  • Oral trauma

You might also have tooth discoloration if you eat certain foods, like berries or tomato-based curries.

What does teeth whitening treatment involve?

At Select Dental & Orthodontics, teeth whitening is an in-office treatment that takes an hour or less. 

First, the team covers your tongue and gums with a protective rubber sheet. Then, they apply the Zoom! whitening solution with a brush. They let your teeth absorb the solution for 15-20 minutes. Afterward, they point a light at your teeth that triggers a whitening reaction.

The reaction causes the gel to oxidize discolored molecules inside your tooth enamel. The oxidation process reduces your tooth discoloration, transforming your smile.  

The team might repeat the same steps several times, depending on the severity of the stains and your treatment goals.

Is teeth whitening with Zoom! safe?

Teeth whitening with the Zoom! treatment system is safe and usually well-tolerated. To ensure positive results, the team only recommends treatment to people ages 14 and older. 

In addition, it’s important to make sure to let the team know if you’re pregnant, lactating, or have an increased sensitivity to light.

How long do the results of teeth whitening last?

The results of Zoom! teeth whitening typically last between four and six months*, but you can extend them by practicing good oral hygiene. The team at Select Dental & Orthodontics recommends brushing your teeth twice daily, flossing regularly, and visiting the office every six months for preventive cleaning.

You can also prevent stains by quitting smoking and drinking beverages like cola or coffee with a straw.

Call Select Dental & Orthodontics today or schedule an appointment online to learn more about teeth whitening.

*Individual results may vary

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