The many “faces” of professional teeth whitening

Teeth whitening is not a single product, treatment, or technique at Orange + Magnolia Dental Studio in Costa Mesa, California. Our lead dentist, Dr. Joyce Kahng, customizes treatment plans to your specific needs, goals, and personal characteristics. Regardless of the whitening method or the product that we recommend to reveal your most dazzling smile, all of our professional options are effective, safe, comfortable, and of great value. 

Products, services you can trust 

Many of the products that claim to whiten teeth, available at the store or online, either contain little effective whitening ingredients or are not formulated with clinically proven ingredients. As a dental professional, Dr. Kahng has the insights, knowledge, and credibility to recommend those products that are prepared to work and are safe. She may recommend strips, pastes, mouthwashes, or even paint-on products that are not a waste of money. 

Additionally, one of the healthiest things that you can do for your mouth also promotes a dazzling smile; routine professional cleanings by our dental hygienists lift plaque build-up and lift surface stains. 

Take-home whitening 

Patients who have years of stains from habits such as coffee- or tea-drinking can benefit from the Opalescence™ system. Opalescence™ effectively and gradually whitens teeth from the comfort of home. If Dr. Kahng determines that you are a good candidate for home whitening, she will advise how to wear the whitening trays or oral appliances that deliver the potent whitening gel to your teeth. You slip the trays into your mouth and wear them each day as instructed by your dentist. Since Dr. Kahng oversees every aspect of treatment, there is peace of mind that your comfort, and the appearance of your smile, are in good hands. 

Deep bleaching 

Some types of tooth discoloration are known to be stubborn. These include gray or blue-tinged intrinsic (internal) stains caused by tetracycline’s early or excessive use. Other dentists may recommend invasive restorative procedures to merely “cover up” these stubborn stains, such as porcelain veneers or crowns. But at Orange + Magnolia Dental Studio, we know that even intrinsic stains are not resistant to professional teeth whitening, thanks to the KöR® system. This form of deep bleaching also involves the use of specialized whitening trays; however, the KöR® gel is formulated to lift deep or very dark stains, and the system does so comfortably with the help of built-in desensitizers. 

We are privileged to offer so many options to restore your confident, vibrant-looking smile. To find out more about these products and treatments, schedule an appointment at our studio – at the corner of Orange Avenue and Magnolia Street – by calling (949) 867-4346.

Teeth Whitening

Teeth whitening

At a young age our teeth are healthy white. But overtime the enamel coating the tooth is so slowly worn down. Causing our teeth to become stained and yellow, which is why teeth whitening is become increasingly popular today. There are a few methods for whitening. They include at home and in office. With in office treatments, you will see faster results, receive the safest treatment for bleaching the teeth, and yield the whitest smile. So, don’t settle for teeth that have become stained from years of coffee drinking, tobacco use, or just aging. Ask your dentist about whitening options that may be right you.