Teeth WhiteningAn Overview
Teeth whitening is a popular cosmetic dental treatment that safely, and effectively takes years off the appearance of a smile. Teeth whitening is cost effective and provides quick and highly effective results. Cosmetic dentist Dr. Haddad offers patients take-home and in-office ZOOM! teeth whitening options that can improve aesthetics for a more confident smile.
Before treatment, Dr. Haddad will provide patients with a thorough oral health exam to determine which whitening option will best meet their cosmetic goals and fit their lifestyle and budget. Teeth whitening is FDA approved and can safely whiten teeth up to 8 shades in one visit to our Oxnard, dentist office.
Teeth become stained for many reasons. Diet, lifestyle habits, and certain medications can all cause teeth to become discolored or yellow. The yellow appearance is caused by the exposure of the dentin. As the enamel of the tooth erodes, dentin, the next layer of tooth material, becomes visible. Dentin has a natural yellow color.
The most common causes of tooth discoloration are:
- Enamel Erosion
- Coffee, Tea, Soda & Wine
- Tobacco Use
Tetracycline, certain antibiotics, or excessive fluoride may also cause tooth discoloration. This type of discoloration may be resistant to teeth whitening gels. Dr. Haddad offers cosmetic alternatives such as porcelain veneers and tooth bonding to treat discoloration caused by medication or trauma.
Dr. Haddad is the best cosmetic dentist in Ventura county. Hands-down. I went to three other cosmetic dentists and none of them showed me what my teeth could look like before they cut my teeth. Plus she did something called prep less veneers and didn't have to cut my teeth…Irene L.
I think most of us can agree that going to the dentist can sometimes not be the most pleasant of experiences. I always dreaded going until I started going to Dr. Haddad. I needed a fairly substantial amount of work done and never once did I feel any pain or…Susan S.
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If you're anything like me, I want the best when it comes to my health and that includes my dentist. Dr. Georgia Haddad is by far the best dentist I've ever been to. I've had a filling replaced, a chipped tooth (courtesy of my son, and recently decided to try…Gregory A.
Teeth Whitening What to Expect
At Home Teeth Whitening
At-home teeth-whitening kits offer patients convenience and results. After a comprehensive oral health exam, Dr. Haddad will custom design and fabricate a set of plastic trays. These bleaching trays are filled with professional grade bleaching gel and are worn by the patient at night. Because the trays are custom fit to the patient’s teeth they provide precise results with less gum irritation than over the counter options.
Take-home teeth whitening allows patients to gradually whiten teeth in the comfort of their own home for natural and subtle results. Take-home whitening kits are cost effective and provide a wide range of patients the opportunity to brighten their smiles.
Zoom! Teeth Whitening
In about one hour Zoom! can whiten teeth up to 8 shades. This in-office treatment option offers dramatic and beautiful results in no time at all. Zoom whitening uses a combination of a high-quality whitening gel and a special light. Dr. Haddad will apply a gel to teeth and use the specially designed light to activate the whitening agent.
Zoom! treatments are virtually pain-free and require no downtime. Gels are specially designed to reduce tooth sensitivity and gum irritation. Dr. Haddad may recommend that patients avoid tobacco products, coffee, tea, or red wine to prevent new staining.
Cosmetic teeth whitening can improve self-confidence and a patient’s quality of life. Whitening teeth is a great addition to any smile makeover. Dr. Haddad offers comprehensive cosmetic dental services for a range of dental concerns so patients may enjoy brighter, beautiful and healthy smiles.