Teeth Whitening

Greyling Dental

General Dentist located in San Diego, CA

Teeth whitening is a billion-dollar industry, but many over-the-counter products provide poor results. If you’re unhappy with the color of your teeth, Dr. Joanne Vargas-Velasco at Greyling Dental in San Diego is known for getting top-quality results in whitening people’s teeth and brightening their smiles. If you’re interested in professional teeth whitening or other general or cosmetic dentistry services, call the office or book an appointment online today.

Teeth Whitening Q & A

Greyling Dental

How do teeth whitening products work?

There’s no shortage of teeth whitening products on the market today, including toothpastes, mouth rinses, strips, gels, and trays. You can purchase some of these products over-the-counter, but the most effective whitening products usually require a dentist’s supervision.

Dentists’ teeth whitening systems typically involve trays that are custom-made to fit your teeth. You apply a whitening gel to the inside of the trays before placing the trays over your teeth. The whitening gel helps break down the stains on the surface of your teeth to produce whiter-looking teeth.

Are teeth whitening methods safe?

While most teeth whitening methods are very safe, not all whitening methods will meet your individual needs. If you’re unhappy with the color of your teeth, it’s best to discuss your options with Dr. Vargas-Velasco before trying an over-the-counter whitening product.

In some cases, tooth discoloration results from medical or dental problems that need special care. Whitening products also might not work on artificial teeth, crowns, veneers, or fillings. If you have undergone any of these procedures, ask Dr. Vargas-Velasco before trying a whitening product.

What is the Pola tooth whitening system?

At Greyling Dental, Dr. Vargas-Velasco proudly offers Pola Whitening products. This system can be used day or night and fits easily into your busy schedule. Daytime procedures can provide results in as little as 30 minutes, while the nighttime product can be safely applied while you sleep.

Pola’s whitening gel is designed to protect the health of your teeth and gums. The gel contains fluoride, which helps protect against the tooth sensitivity caused by many whitening gels. Pola’s custom-fitted trays are comfortable and easy to remove.

What kind of results can I expect?

While individual results may vary, most people reach their teeth-whitening goals with the help of Pola’s concentrated peroxide gel. Many people see their teeth whiten in several shades.

Over-the-counter whitening products may offer lackluster results. But Dr. Vargas-Velasco can help you find a dentist-recommended whitening method that will meet your needs. Call Greyling Dental or book an appointment online to learn more.