Teeth Whitening

Insight Dentistry

Cosmetic Dentists & General Dentists located in Ventura, CA

Teeth whitening is one of the most convenient ways to improve your smile’s appearance. The dental professionals at Insight Dentistry provide their patients with individualized whitening treatments that can remove stains and help the natural beauty of their smile show through. Put the sparkle back in your smile today and schedule a visit by phone or online to Insight Dentistry’s conveniently located clinic in Ventura, California.

Teeth Whitening Q & A

Why should I whiten my teeth?

Your smile is more than just a collection of teeth –– it’s a tool for communicating who you are. A smile full of bright white teeth can communicate confidence, happiness, and health, while stains or discoloration can get that message lost, not to mention hurt your confidence and self-esteem.

A professional teeth whitening is a safe, effective, and minimally invasive way to improve the appearance of your smile. Everybody’s teeth are a little different and have different whitening needs, which is why the team at Insight Dentistry works with each patient personally to meet their whitening goals. 

Why have my teeth lost their whiteness?

Your teeth can lose their color for several reasons. Some of the most common causes of staining involves eating, drinking, or consuming products that leave dark pigmentation in your tooth enamel, like:

  • Coffee and tea
  • Wine
  • Soda and sports drinks
  • Berries
  • Tomato-based sauces
  • Cigarettes and chewing tobacco

Medications can also affect the color of your teeth, particularly:

  • Certain antihistamines
  • Certain antipsychotics
  • Tetracycline antibiotics (if exposed to before the age of eight)

Your teeth also naturally lose their color as you get older. Over time, the hard white enamel on your teeth wears down, exposing more of the soft dentin within your tooth, which turns more yellow as you age.

How do you whiten my teeth?

Insight Dentistry helps patients brighten their smile with state-of-the-art at-home whitening kits from Opalescence™. With at-home whitening, your dentist uses an impression of your smile to design custom whitening trays that fit snugly over your teeth. Then, they give you a special whitening gel that you fill the trays with. You wear the trays and whitening gel on your teeth for a small amount of time each day or overnight while you sleep. 

Within a matter of weeks, your smile will be more white and bright.

Does teeth whitening hurt?

For most patients, teeth whitening is a totally painless experience that can have a profound effect on the appearance of their smile. For some patients, teeth whitening might temporarily make their teeth more sensitive. If this happens to you, Insight Dentistry can provide you with special toothpaste that minimizes your discomfort until the sensation naturally subsides.

Call the offices at Insight Dentistry or schedule an appointment online, and get started on whitening your teeth today.