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Teeth Whitening Specialist

Era Dentistry

General Dentists located in Van Nuys, CA

If you’re looking for an easy way to enhance your smile, consider teeth whitening. At Era Dentistry in Van Nuys, California, Dr. Rojas and her team provide several services to help you maintain the health and appearance of your smile. They are committed to providing high-quality, affordable care to their patients to help them achieve the beautiful smile they desire. To schedule your teeth whitening appointment, call the office or request one online today.

Teeth Whitening Q&A

What is teeth whitening?

Teeth whitening is a simple and effective way to remove unsightly stains from your teeth. Factors like smoking, age, oral hygiene, and your diet can all lead to noticeable tooth discoloration. Foods like coffee, tomato sauces, wine, and blueberries can all lead to stained, dull-looking teeth. 

Teeth whitening is a simple process that uses a powerful bleaching agent (either hydrogen peroxide or carbamide peroxide) to break up and lift stains from your teeth.

Am I a good candidate for teeth whitening?

If you have underlying problems with your teeth, it’s best to hold off on teeth whitening until you undergo treatment. 

Dr. Rojas provides personalized treatment for a wide range of problems like tooth decay and infections. In addition to routine cleanings, she offers crowns and veneers, orthodontic treatments, and other solutions for optimizing your oral health.

In most cases, teeth whitening is appropriate for anyone with good oral health. 

Is teeth whitening safe?

The bleaching agents Dr. Rojas uses to whiten your teeth are completely safe. The bleach reduces the concentration of stains on your teeth without damaging your gums or the structure of your teeth. 

Although some people may experience sensitivity after getting their teeth whitened, it’s typically short-lived and is no cause for concern. 

What should I expect during the procedure?

Your teeth whitening visit begins with a brief examination. Dr. Rojas checks for any underlying problems with your teeth and makes recommendations for quick and effective treatment. 

During your visit, Dr. Rojas consults with you to select the desired shade for your teeth. 

To perform the procedure, she places a shield or gel to protect your gums. They then apply the bleaching agent over your teeth. In some cases, Dr. Rojas may use a specialized light to activate the bleaching agent. The entire process usually takes about an hour. 

In-office whitening provides you with quick, noticeable results. With proper oral hygiene, the effects of teeth whitening can last several years. 

Dr. Rojas is committed to helping each patient achieve health, beautiful smiles. To find out if teeth whitening is right for you, book an appointment by phone or request one online today.