Teeth Whitening in La Mesa

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Everyone deserves the opportunity to flash a wide, brilliant smile. Having a whiter smile makes many people feel more attractive and confident.

Although many patients experiment with over-the-counter whitening toothpastes or dental strips, nothing can top the teeth whitening you can get at a dentist's office. Dr. Feinberg provides professional La Mesa teeth whitening, helping his patients achieve the beautiful smiles they've always wanted.

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If you want to whiten your teeth by several shades, you are likely to have the best results with professional teeth whitening. Teeth whitening is a cosmetic treatment that removes surface stains for a whiter and more radiant smile. With more than 37 million Americans trying teeth whitening products in 2020, it is no surprise that it is the most popular cosmetic dental procedure among La Mesa residents. Source

What does teeth whitening do?

Dentists use carbamide or hydrogen peroxide, two ingredients that rapidly lift away stains to brighten your smile. When applied to the teeth, these concentrated actives break down any discolored molecules they come into contact with on the tooth enamel. Rather than “bleaching” teeth, they dissolve stains on both the surface and subsurface, resulting in a vibrant, gleaming smile that is shades brighter.

Benefits of Teeth Whitening

Whitening yellow teeth can do so much more than make your teeth a few shades whiter. With La Mesa teeth whitening, Dr. Feinberg has helped thousands of patients to:

  • Lift away years of staining
  • Take pride in their appearance
  • Look more attractive in photos
  • Appear younger and more rejuvenated
  • Beam with confidence when posing for photos
  • Feel more comfortable when they talk, laugh, and eat
  • Increase their appeal to dating prospects or a spouse
  • Be perceived more favorably by colleagues and bosses
  • Downplay other teeth imperfections so they are not as noticeable
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Am I a candidate for teeth whitening?

Most people are good candidates for teeth whitening. There are only a few exceptions. Pregnant and breastfeeding women should wait to undergo teeth bleaching treatments. If you have old, stained veneers, crowns, or dental implants, they should be replaced since the materials can’t be whitened like the rest of your teeth. If you have oral health conditions such as gum disease, Dr. Feinberg will help you address these before your whitening procedure.

Intrinsic vs Extrinsic Stains

Extrinsic tooth stains are caused by external factors such as smoking, drinking red wine or coffee, and poor oral hygiene. A La Mesa teeth whitening treatment with Dr. Feinberg can eliminate these stains with ease.

Intrinsic stains refer to a change in tooth color due to medication, heredity, aging, or health conditions. These internal stains do not always respond to whitening treatments. In some cases, Dr. Feinberg may suggest cosmetic dentistry options such as crowns, bonding, or laminates.

Types of Teeth Whitening

There are several ways to whiten teeth. Not all of them are created equal.

Professional Teeth Whitening

In-office whitening is the most convenient, effective, and fastest way to get a gleaming white smile. In less than an hour or two, Dr. Feinberg can erase years of staining without any discomfort.

Take-home Teeth Whitening Kits

Opalescence and Zoom teeth whitening trays are some of the best teeth whitening kits on the market. They whiten teeth several shades gradually; Each tray builds on the results of the last until you reach your desired shade. Dr. Feinberg is authorized to sell them to his patients and will instruct you on how to use them. Home whitening trays are also an excellent way to extend the results of your in-office whitening treatments.

Over-the-counter Teeth Whitening

Home remedies and teeth whitening kits sold over the counter can remove some surface stains, but most people with yellow teeth need something more. Over-the-counter products simply cannot compete with the dramatic effects of professional teeth whitening.

When babies begin to teethe, they have beautiful pearly whites that pop through their gums. However, this lovely white color is short lived. A number of factors contribute to teeth that become duller or discolored. Modifying your diet or lifestyle can prevent some of this discoloration, and teeth whitening services can restore your natural shade.

Consider the following factors:

  1. Coffee. Coffee drinkers often develop brownish teeth from their habit.
  2. Tobacco products. Both smoking cigarettes and chewing tobacco contributes to discolored teeth. These brown stains may be lightened by teeth whitening procedures.
  3. Wine. Regularly drinking red wine can discolor your teeth.
  4. Soda. Frequently drinking soda may discolor your teeth. Rinsing with water or mouthwash after enjoying a beverage may help.
  5. Aging. Simply getting older can cause your teeth to become yellow. This is because the outer enamel coating on teeth tends to wear away, revealing the yellowish dentin layer beneath.
  6. Poor dental hygiene. Failing to floss and brush your teeth regularly promotes the growth of bacteria. Oral bacteria often cause teeth to develop a yellowish tint.
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“I got my teeth whitened 2 days before my wedding, and OMG, the results were outstanding! My teeth were many shades away from the pearly whites we all want because of the stains from 10 years of coffee & smoking. Thank you Dr. Feinberg for bringing out my wedding smile. Truly the best teeth whitening La Mesa has to offer!”

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Professional Teeth Whitening Services

Professional teeth whitening stands out from over-the-counter versions for its increased efficacy. Although both home and professional-grade whitening procedures use similar chemicals, La Mesa dentist, Dr. Feinberg, can use a much higher concentration of the active whitening ingredient. This results in a more even, brighter shade of white.

One of the drawbacks of at-home whitening treatments is that it can cause tooth pain or tenderness when applied to teeth. At Dr. Feinberg's office, this highly concentrated whitening gel can be applied in a more controlled setting. This form of whitening is particularly helpful for discoloration associated with aging, tobacco use, or consumption of coffee, soda, and other dark-colored beverages.

If you've been longing for a brighter smile, don't hesitate to transform your look. Contact us today to learn more about the teeth whitening La Mesa patients receive from Dr. Feinberg. He is an expert in helping patients find the perfect shade of white to complement their skin tone and overall appearance. Make an appointment today to refresh your smile.

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Maintaining Long-Lasting Teeth Whitening Results

Follow these tips to keep your teeth pearly white after your bleaching treatment:

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Dr. Feinberg makes the process comfortable for everyone. Aside from a little post-treatment sensitivity, you should not experience any pain during or after your teeth whitening procedure.

Patients who follow all aftercare instructions can enjoy a whiter, brighter smile for four to 12 months on average. Source

When performed by a top La Mesa dentist such as Dr. Feinberg, you do not have to worry about damaging your enamel or gums. He only uses powerful whitening ingredients that are safe for your teeth and soft tissues.

Most home whitening kits only contain three to 20 percent of active ingredients, while in-office whitening treatments can contain up to 43 percent carbamide or hydrogen peroxide. Source

While baking soda and coconut oil pulling may whiten teeth slightly (Source), most patients achieve far better results with professional take-home trays and in-office whitening.

The most common side effects of teeth whitening are temporary gingival inflammation and sensitivity. If this happens, use a toothpaste for sensitive teeth such as Sensodyne, and avoid very hot or cold foods for a few days.

You will not have to skip a meal after your treatment. For the first 48 hours, try to stick to a “white diet.” In other words, skip darkly colored foods such as wine, tea, soda, condiments, curry sauces, and fruits such as blackberries.

Professional whitening products are designed to be sold by dentists. While they are often sold online by unauthorized retailers, the active ingredient needs to be refrigerated to maintain effectiveness. Some sellers fail to store the products properly, allowing them to sit for years in warehouses without temperature control. When you buy Opalescence and Zoom trays from Dr. Feinberg, you can also rest assured you are buying an authentic product, not a counterfeit.

The first step towards a beautiful, healthy smile is to schedule an appointment.

Please contact our office by phone or complete the appointment request form. Our scheduling coordinator will contact you to confirm your appointment.

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