Teeth Whitening


Teeth whitening is a commonly desired cosmetic dentistry procedure that our Walnut Creek dental team specializes in. Our doctors at Panoramic Dental receive dozens of requests every month from patients — young and old — who desire a brighter, more beautiful smile. Whether your teeth have become discolored due to age, the medicine you are taking, or from food and drink, we can help bring back your youthful white teeth. Professional teeth whitening from your cosmetic dentist in Walnut Creek, CA, is safe, controlled and pain-free giving you immediate visible results.

Teeth Whitening Before and After.

What Is The Process of Professionally Teeth Whitening?

At Panoramic Dental, we offer two options for professionally whitening your teeth — in-office whitening treatment and a take-home whitening treatment. Each has its advantages.



1. Professional Whitening Method

The professional whitening process uses high-concentration bleaching gels that are not available over the counter. The dentist applies the gel made of 15% to 35% hydrogen peroxide to your teeth using a specially made tray which fits into your mouth like a mouthguard. Hydrogen peroxide can penetrate the porous outer layer of your teeth and break apart stain compounds using a chemical reaction called oxidation. To protect your gums, your cosmetic dentist will apply either a protective gel to your gums or a rubber shield.  Once your Walnut Creek cosmetic dentists determine your teeth are suitable for the treatment, this chair side bleaching usually requires only one office visit and takes about one hour. 

Take-Home Teeth Whitening.

Chair side whitening removes organic stains or discolorations and is especially effective for stains caused by:

  • Aging.
  • Staining from certain foods like coffee, red wine, sodas, and dark-colored vegetables and fruits.
  • Tobacco use.

2. Take-Home Teeth Whitening Method



For those who prefer to save some money and whiten their teeth from home, your cosmetic dentistry in Walnut Creek, CA, offers a take-home teeth whitening kit. This effective method may take several weeks to achieve the level of whiteness you're looking for but it is still extremely effective. For this procedure, we'll take a mold of your teeth and then custom-make two thin, flexible trays like mouth guards — one for your bottom teeth and one for your top teeth. You will take those home and fill the trays with the provided whitening gel and place them in your mouth for about an hour each treatment. Our take-home teeth whitening gels are also offered in two strengths to fit your needs! 



Is Teeth Whitening Safe For Your Teeth?



Both of the teeth whitening methods offered by Panoramic Dental are extremely safe when you follow the instructions. However, there can be some uncomfortable side effects, mostly the possibility of tooth sensitivity. Our goal is to make your teeth whitening experience comfortable and long-lasting and we will make sure you understand the procedures fully and have instructions for caring for your newly whitened teeth. A few things you can do after teeth whitening include:

  • Continue brushing and flossing every day.
  • Keep your regularly scheduled professional cleanings.
  • Avoid foods and beverages that stain, including red wine, tea and coffee. 
  • Make your newly whitened teeth your motivation to quit smoking, if you do. 
  • Implement an occasional minor home whitening touch-up.

Count On Your Cosmetic Dentistry In Walnut Creek For Professional Teeth Whitening!




Ready to have a beautiful, bright smile that shines? Contact your cosmetic dentist in Walnut Creek, CA, today and let's get started! We currently offer chair side and take-home custom whitening treatments to fit your needs and budget.  If you have any questions about teeth whitening or about any of our general dentistry services, please contact us at 925-934-3251 today. We are here to answer all of your questions and to get you started on the path to a newly brightened smile!



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