Teeth Whitening Specialist

Greater Long Beach Dental Group

General, Cosmetic, & Implant Dentistry & Orthodontics located in Long Beach, CA

Everyone wants a whiter, brighter smile, and with professional teeth whitening, everybody can have one. Camille Adli, DDS, is a renowned cosmetic dentist who rejuvenates her patients’ smiles with exceptional teeth whitening treatments at Greater Long Beach Dental in Long Beach, California. To learn more about how Dr. Adli can improve your smile with a teeth whitening procedure, schedule a visit today by calling the office or booking online.

Teeth Whitening Q & A

Why aren’t my teeth whiter?

Your teeth naturally lose their shine as you get older. Over time, the hard, outer layer of your teeth (enamel) wears down, exposing the softer inner layer (dentin), which naturally yellows as you age. Other factors that can lead to a dull or discolored smile include:

  • Bad oral hygiene
  • Eating and drinking foods and beverages with dark pigments, like berries and coffee
  • Consuming tobacco products

Medications can play a role, as well. Certain antihistamines and antipsychotics are known to cause staining, and early exposure to tetracycline antibiotics can permanently change the color of your teeth.

How do you whiten my teeth?

Dr. Adli offers a couple of different professional teeth-whitening options:

In-office whitening

In-office whitening with the Philips Zoom!® system is the fastest way to get a radiant smile. After using special tools and gels to protect your gums, lips, and cheeks, she applies a professional-strength bleaching gel to your teeth, then shines a special light on it that enables the whitening solution to penetrate your enamel and break up deeper stains. 

With in-office whitening, Dr. Adli can brighten your smile by up to eight shades in a single, hour-long office visit.

Take-home whitening

At-home whitening allows you to whiten your teeth from the comfort of your home and the convenience of your own schedule. Dr. Adli uses an impression of your smile to fabricate custom whitening trays that fit snugly and securely over your smile. 

You fill these trays with a professional-strength whitening solution and wear them for a prescribed amount of time each day. Your teeth will get noticeably brighter within just a matter of weeks.

Why should I go to a dentist for teeth whitening?

Even though over-the-counter whitening strips and trays have become popular in recent years, they’re not nearly as effective as what you can get with a professional treatment and can even be damaging to your oral health.

Generic strips and trays aren’t designed to fit the curves and contours of your unique smile, so the bleaching solution frequently leaks out and irritates your gums. 

When it does manage to stay in contact with your teeth, it actually doesn’t do as good of a job at whitening them, since consumer-grade bleaching gels are only a fraction of the strength of what you get with Dr. Adli.

For a truly stunning smile, you need a professional treatment. Book yours today by calling the office or scheduling a visit online.