How Does Teeth Whitening Work?


Our patients can get amazing-looking teeth from our top-rated Beverly Hills cosmetic dentist, Dr. Justin Raanan, who is well-known for improving the appearance of his patient’s smiles. He is a Harvard-trained and award-winning dentist that provides expert cosmetic dental care. Dr. Raanan loves providing transformative dental treatments. One such treatment is our professional Beverly Hills teeth whitening — a fast and simple solution for patients seeking a transformative smile.

Reasons Your Teeth Get Stained


Your teeth can gradually darken for many reasons. Common causes include:

  • Food & Drinks: Excessive consumption of acidic drinks. Like colas, teas, coffees, wines, and certain fruits.
  • Aging: As we age, our outer enamel layer thins away, revealing the yellow dentin underneath.
  • Tobacco: High use of cigarette smoking and chewing tobacco will stain your teeth.
  • Poor Oral Hygiene: Inconsistent dental hygiene will cause tooth discolorations.

Brushing and flossing every day will help remove plaque and stain-producing substances, such as coffee and tobacco.


Benefits of Beverly Hills Teeth Whitening

  • Boost your confidence.
  • Give you a better smile.
  • Get rid of stains and discoloration.
  • No more embarrassment
  • Enhanced facial aesthetics

What Should I Expect During The Treatment?


When going for professional teeth whitening, it is vital to keep the following points in mind:

Our teeth whitening is possible in the comfort of your home and at the dentist’s office. When the procedure is at the office, the dentist will ask some history questions. This will help give insight into the causes of your discoloration. Next, our dental hygienist will clean your teeth. The purpose here is to remove any harmful bacteria or food particles present. It’s vital that your teeth are clean before the procedure starts. Apart from this, there are also many home kits available. These kits can assist a person in teeth whitening inside the comfort of their own home. When using these products, it’s essential to follow the steps and directions carefully. Dr. Raanan can also provide trays with whitening gel. The gel is for individual home use to get whiter teeth.

Expect some restrictions and minor side effects if your teeth aren’t 100% healthy. If you have receding gums or tooth decay, expect some sensitivity. Patients with dental crowns or porcelain veneers should know that teeth whitening will not work on them. Dental prosthetics like these are made to be bleach and stain-resistant, which means that whitening agents will have no effect on them.

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Frequently Asked Questions on Teeth Whitening Beverly Hills

Can teeth whitening procedure completely change the color of teeth and whiten them?

The tooth whitening procedure cannot wholly whiten the color of teeth or change it, but it would lighten the shade, which would make teeth bright and shiny. It is a way of lightening the natural color of teeth without affecting the tooth surface. However, it is essential to discuss the procedure with the dentist before making a final decision.

Do you need to whiten your teeth?

It would depend on the condition of your teeth. A dentist would be able to look and provide a final recommendation. However, if the color of your teeth makes you uncomfortable, and there are stains on the teeth and visible discoloration, it’s up to you to decide if you want a whiter, brighter smile.

What the teeth whitening procedure would be like?

When you come in for your consultation for teeth whitening Beverly Hills dentist, Dr. Justin Raanan, will guide you through the steps. It is important that the dentist is making you aware of each step, and letting you know the pros and cons as well. The the teeth whitening procedure involves the use of a tray, which is filled with a whitening gel. Make sure to ask any question to your dentist if anything makes you uncomfortable. A good dentist would walk you through the steps and would make you feel at ease during the entire procedure. The tray is unique and custom-made for you, much like a mouth guard.

How long does the process take?

Generally, the entire process is likely to take from two to four weeks; however, there are now new products available, which can assist in providing the result in a week. Your dentist and his/her team can go over the details with you. Ask them for more information and get an idea about the entire procedure before making a final decision.

What else can you do?

There are many new procedures in the form of lasers, which can assist in providing the results up to four or five shades lighter. However, it is wise to discuss the pros and cons of the dentist and his/her team. Apart from that before going to try anything new, it is better to read the reviews online. There is tons of information available online along with the reviews and comments from people. People put their reviews about the services, which gives the individual an idea of whether to go for that procedure or not. At the end of the day, it would depend on the person whether they want to go ahead with the procedure or decide for something else.

Should I try DIY methods?

It is totally up to you. If you feel that a do-it-yourself method is going to help you, there is likely to be no harm in giving it a try; however, always be mindful and careful about everything as there could be false information online. Always research any products you’re putting in your mouth and on your teeth. Read reviews, and comments, and make sure that these are genuine as well. It should be noted that professional teeth whitening results can achieve shades lighter teeth, and at-home results can vary widely.

How much does teeth whitening cost?

The total cost of teeth whitening procedure would depend on where you live. There are various factors, which are essential to consider. However, when deciding to go for the teeth whitening procedure, get a cost estimate ahead of time.

How long do teeth whitening results last?

It would depend on the individual. For a smoker, the time span would be different, and for a heavy drinker again it would be a different time. Generally, it is likely to last for up to three years.

Are there any side effects?

It would depend on the person as some people might have a sore throat, some would feel sensitive to cold, some might have sensitive gums; however, these are all temporary and disappear in a few days. However, if the discomfort continues, you should see the dentist as soon as possible.

Should you go for teeth whitening kits?

It would depend on how you handle the kits. Some people might not be able to understand the procedure and can end up damaging the teeth. Following the rules and step-by-step instructions are wise.

Should you use a whitening toothpaste?

There are many whitening toothpastes available on the market. It’s best to buy one that your dentist recommends or generally has great reviews. An individual can use the whitening toothpaste after the procedure as well, which would assist in maintaining the brightness and shine of teeth.

Can you whiten your crown or veneers?

Teeth whitening is for natural teeth only, and it does not work on crowns or veneers.

How should you take care of your teeth after the teeth whitening procedure?

Getting teeth whitened can bring about a dramatic change in your smile, but caring for your teeth after the procedure is essential. Keep the following points in mind:

  • Make sure your brush your teeth twice a day and especially after taking the last meal of the day. The more you care for the teeth, the longer your results will last.
  • Read reviews on different toothpastes and invest in a good brand. Ask your dentist for recommendations.
  • Avoid sugary foods or drinks. These are not good for your teeth and can cause tooth decay.
  • Make regular visits to the dentist and keep those pearls shining.

Final Recommendation

If you are looking for information about teeth whitening Beverly Hills dentist, Dr, Raanan, can give you a full rundown of the procedure. Remember, there is tons of information available online and you can always read the reviews. Keep your gums and teeth healthy by taking care of your health. Book a regular checkup and find out what is the best and most suitable option for you. Teeth Whitening can boost your confidence. Keep on smiling!

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