Teeth Whitening

Feel the confidence of a brighter smile.

Your smile is just...wow!

Thinking about getting whitening? Be ready to get a lot of compliments too.

There’s nothing quite like the feeling of knowing you’re rocking a sparkling, five-star smile. And it isn’t just for show either – that great smile speaks volumes about your character, showing people that you care about the little details.

With options that let you come in for dedicated whitening sessions, pick up professional-strength whitening to use at home, and even enjoy whitening kits for life, the team here at Pleasant Hill Dental has everything you need to put that extra dash of magic into your smile.

How is professional whitening different?

It whitens better

Whether it's an in-office solution or a prescription kit, the whitening options at Pleasant Hill Dental have a higher concentration of whitening ingredients. That means teeth that are up to 8 shades brighter instead of just 1 or 2 shades.

It delivers faster results

Since professional whitening is more powerful, it also whitens your teeth faster. Retail whitening kits can take weeks to months to deliver middling results, whereas our solutions deliver great, immediately noticeable results in 2 weeks at most.

It's more cost-effective

It's just simple math. For the cost of 2 or 3 retail whitening kits, you can get a professionally-whitened smile that's much brighter than what the store-bought kits would have provided, and in far less time too.

Whiten Your Way

3 options. 1 brilliantly white smile.

Option 1: The fastest way to a brighter smile.

Packing light-activated whitening technology, Philips’ Zoom Whitening system gets you the pristine results you’re looking for in practically no time at all. In as little as 30 minutes, it can get your teeth up to 8 shades whiter for instant night-and-day results. 

And while you might expect such powerful whitening to be painful, it isn’t. Zoom Whitening uses a light-activated gel that’s applied to your teeth; by controlling the intensity of that light, we can make sure your experience stays totally comfortable.

Option 2: Professional results right at home.

Think you can handle 2 weeks of wearing whitening trays for just an hour each day? That’s all it takes to enjoy the look of a professionally-whitened smile when you use our prescription-strength home whitening kits.

With gel trays and a 14-day supply of whitening gel, your kit comes with everything you need to conveniently complete your whitening treatment at home.

Option 3: Pay $99 once. Get a lifetime of whitening.

Regularly coming in for your 6-month cleanings keeps your teeth healthy. But it also means you can take advantage of our $99 Whitening for Life deal. 

To start, we’ll make a custom-molded set of gel trays for you. Then, every time you come in for a 6-month cleaning appointment, we’ll give you a tube of prescription-strength whitening gel so you can keep your smile looking absolutely incredible.

When's the right time for whitening?

Trick question! There’s no single “ideal” or “right” time for whitening, but there are certainly times when it makes a bit more sense to get whitening done. Here are some of the most common ones.

Before a special occasion

Whether you’re walking down the aisle or walking someone else down the aisle, special occasions call for special smiles. 

Ahead of other cosmetic procedures

Want your dental bonding, veneers, or crowns to match your teeth? Then your whitening treatment has to happen first.

Together with orthodontics

If you’re straightening your teeth, it’s a great idea to whiten them at the same time, giving you a truly perfect smile once your orthodontic treatment finishes.

When you have old, deep stains

Years of knocking back coffees and puffing on cigarettes can do a number on your teeth. But where retail whitening won’t get the job done, professional whitening will.

What happens after your whitening treatment?

Voila! Your whitening treatment is complete and you now have a magnificent set of brightly glistening chompers. What’s next? 

Once you’ve got your teeth looking fantastic, it’s up to you to keep them that way. Following the tips below will set you up to enjoy a lasting smile.

  • Keep up with your regular cleanings – your scheduled 6-month visits will help keep your teeth looking clean and feeling healthy. If you’re thinking about doing some whitening touch-ups, after a cleaning is the ideal time.
  • Steer clear of foods and drinks that stain teeth – take a pass on things like coffee and tea. And for those times you can’t resist, be sure to rinse your mouth with water afterwards.
  • Don’t take shortcuts during touch-ups – if you’re keeping your smile white at home, always follow the instructions on the kit. And yes, that means you can’t just use more gel and wear the trays for less time.

Wondering about something?

How do you measure improvements in tooth color?

Before your whitening treatment we’ll use a tool called a shade guide to record your pre-treatment tooth shade. Once your treatment is done, we’ll compare the recorded shade to your new tooth shade to show you precisely how much difference your treatment has made.

Can kids safely get their teeth whitened?

Whitening is more effective on adult teeth, and children’s teeth also tend to be more sensitive towards the whitening gel. So while there isn’t much to suggest that teeth whitening isn’t safe for kids, we prefer to be cautious and stick to providing whitening to teenagers and adults who have good oral hygiene. 

Can tooth whitening cause sensitivity issues?

It’s normal for some people to feel a bit of extra sensitivity after receiving whitening treatment. Fortunately, with a bit of advance planning, that sensitivity can be avoided – you just need to brush your teeth with a special sensitivity-formulated toothpaste for a couple of weeks before getting your whitening treatment.

Can teeth with exposed roots be whitened?

Tooth roots tend to be quite sensitive, so applying whitening gel to them isn’t something we’d feel comfortable doing, to say the least. Instead, we can cover your roots using alternatives like dental bonding, white filling, or a gingival graft.

Uncover the best version of your smile

Aging, staining, medication – there are so many things that can steal the magic away from your smile as the years go on.

But with a helping hand from our whitening options, you can let the natural radiance of your smile shine through again, giving you all the confidence you need to feel like a superstar on your big day – and every other day too.

Don’t push your oral health aside for another day.

If you’ve been putting off your next dental appointment because of how you’re expecting it to feel, request inhalation sedation! Call us today at (925) 692-2010 to schedule or…

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