Teeth Whitening

Selma Sunshine Dental

Mandeep Sandhu, DDS

Dentist located in Selma, CA

Teeth whitening is an easy way to remove unsightly stains and improve the overall appearance of your smile. Mandeep Sandhu, DDS, and his team at Selma Sunshine Dental provide patients with both take-home and in-office teeth whitening. If you’re ready to enhance the beauty of your smile, book an appointment at the office in Selma, California, by phone or online today.

Teeth Whitening Q & A

Is teeth whitening safe?

Teeth whitening is a safe and effective way to improve the appearance of your smile. Although some patients experience sensitivity during or after treatment, there’s no increased risk of tooth damage or decay. 

Having your teeth whitened under medical supervision is the best way to ensure safe, professional-quality results. 

What are take-home teeth-whitening trays?

Take-home trays provide you with professional-quality teeth whitening in the comfort of your home. Your dentist provides you with custom trays that fit perfectly to the contours of your teeth. This allows for the best distribution of the concentrated professional whitening solution.

Take-home trays require two visits. The first is to make impressions of your teeth so your custom trays can be made. 

During your second visit, your doctor provides you with the trays and instructs you on the proper application of the whitening solution. Your dentist checks your progress during a follow-up appointment, typically after two weeks of treatment. 

What is Zoom teeth whitening?

Selma Sunshine Dental also offers in-office teeth whitening with the Philips Zoom laser whitening system. In-office treatments can make your teeth eight shades lighter in under an hour. 

Zoom teeth whitening helps improve the appearance of your smile while protecting tooth enamel with amorphous calcium phosphate. 

The procedure begins with a preliminary evaluation and cleaning. Your dentist then covers your lips and gums, leaving only your teeth exposed, and applies the whitening solution. Your dentist uses the Zoom blue LED light to help penetrate the teeth and remove discoloration. 

Once the procedure is done, a fluoride gel is applied to reduce sensitivity. Some patients experience mild sensitivity during and after the procedure.

How do I keep my teeth white after a treatment?

To maintain your results, it's a good idea to avoid staining foods like coffee, tea, and soda. Smoking can also stain your teeth. 

Your dentist instructs you on how to use your take-home trays to maintain your results. If you opt for in-office treatment, your dentist can provide you with an at-home touch-up kit.

To find out if you’re a good candidate for teeth whitening, book an appointment at Selma Sunshine Dental by phone or online today.