Teeth Whitening


Cosmetic Dentistry in Diamond Bar, CA

You deserve a smile you're proud to show off – and at Furumoto Dentistry, our mission is to help you maintain one through high-quality dental care. Our practice is proud to offer a wide range of dental treatments to patients throughout the greater Diamond Bar area, and we strive to personalize treatment to suit the unique needs of each patient. One of our most popular and convenient treatments is teeth whitening – and if you'd like to drastically improve your smile in just one afternoon, teeth whitening may be an ideal option for you.

Professional Teeth Whitening in Diamond Bar

Professional, in-office teeth whitening is a simple, safe, and highly effective way to improve your smile. It's a quick, simple procedure that's highly cost-efficient, and we offer professional-grade whitening methods that can brighten your smile by up to 10 shades in just one afternoon.

While whitening treatments are available over the counter, these are not nearly as effective as an in-office treatment. Professional whitening is more effective and will work faster, as we have the expertise to use clinical-strength whitening agents. Plus, we can carefully protect sensitive gums and tooth roots, providing a safer and more comfortable whitening experience.

Teeth Whitening Options

At our practice in Diamond Bar, we're proud to use professional-strength whitening agents that aren't available over the counter. This means you can be sure you're getting the best possible treatment. We offer two convenient options for teeth whitening at our office:

In-Office Teeth Whitening

For the fastest, most dramatic results, professional in-office teeth whitening can't be beat. We'll first perform a comprehensive oral exam to determine the health of your gums, then cover your gums and tooth roots with a special protective barrier to prevent discomfort from the whitening agent. We'll use a device called a retractor to hold your lips and cheeks away from the teeth, then apply a special hydrogen peroxide gel that penetrates teeth and removes discoloration and staining. We'll leave the gel on for about an hour, during which you're free to read or use your cell phone. Once the hour is up, we'll remove the gel – and your brand new, beautiful smile will be immediately obvious.

Professional Take-Home Whitening

While take-home whitening takes longer, it's still an effective, convenient treatment that can dramatically improve your smile. In take-home whitening treatment, we'll first take a mold of your teeth and use it to create two thin plastic trays that match your bite. To whiten your teeth, you'll simply fill the trays with a whitening gel and put them on your teeth, leaving them for about an hour. We'll give you detailed instructions for using your equipment as well as all necessary materials when you visit our dental office to get the trays. Take-home whitening may take several weeks, but can be a convenient, highly effective treatment for patients.

Caring for Your Smile after Whitening

To make the most of your treatment, it's important to take great care of your new, whitened smile. Results vary, but many patients experience a lighter smile for six months to two years or longer.

Diligent oral hygiene is the most important part of maintaining a smile, so be sure to keep up a strong routine of brushing and flossing your teeth. You'll also need to keep up your regularly scheduled in-office checkups and exams, as these are vital to deep cleaning teeth and preventing dental decay.

To truly protect your smile, be sure to avoid any foods or drinks that may stain teeth. This includes coffee, red wine, tomato sauce, tea, and other colored foods and beverages. Smoking will also discolor teeth, so whitening your teeth is a great way to kickstart the effort to quit. In keeping with protecting your smile, we can provide minor whitening touch-ups to keep your new smile white for years to come.

Contact Your Diamond Bar, CA Dentist

Teeth whitening is a simple, effective way to achieve a gorgeous new smile without extensive treatment – and if you'd like to find out for yourself, we'd be happy to help! Give us a call at (909) 861-3515 to learn more or schedule your teeth whitening appointment. We can't wait to help you achieve a beautiful, healthy new smile through teeth whitening treatment!

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