Teeth Whitening Treatments in Thousand Oaks, CA
What is Teeth Whitening?
Teeth whitening is easy, effective, and can be done in less than one hour at our dental office. Whitening products contain bleaching agents that break stains into smaller pieces, making the color less concentrated and brightening your teeth.
Dr. Siddappa offers an in-office whitening treatment that can brighten your smile up to several shades whiter. The procedure is pain-free and can last more than a year with proper care.
What Causes Teeth to Discolor?
Over time, teeth become more vulnerable to discoloration and staining from a number of different reasons, such as:
- Food and beverages like wine, coffee, tea, and blueberries
- Smoking and tobacco use
- Certain medications
- Poor dental hygiene
How Effective is Teeth Whitening?
Teeth whitening treatments are both effective and safe. Whitening products contain one of two tooth bleaches (hydrogen peroxide or carbamide peroxide). The treatment works by penetrating your enamel to tackle stubborn stains beneath the surface, giving your teeth a whiter appearance in less than an hour.
Frequently Asked Questions about Teeth Whitening
Are there any side effects of teeth whitening?
Some people may experience tooth sensitivity. This sensitivity is temporary but overuse of teeth whitening treatments can cause damage to the teeth and gums, so make sure to follow directions and talk to Dr. Siddappa about teeth whitening.
Does teeth whitening hurt?
For most people, teeth whitening treatments are painless. Some may experience sensitivity and need to ease the strength of the bleaching agent. Talk to Dr. Siddappa about your sensitivity before starting the treatment.
Will whitening my teeth cause damage to my enamel?
With professional treatments, the risk of causing any damage is low. Purchasing custom take-home kits or opting for in-office treatment ensures you get the highest quality whitening products.
Are teeth whitening treatments covered by insurance?
No, teeth whitening treatments are not typically covered by insurance. Teeth whitening falls under a cosmetic procedure, so your insurance more than likely will not cover it. Talk to Dr. Siddappa about payment options and how much your specific teeth whitening treatment will cost.
Schedule a Consultation With Dr. Siddappa
Teeth whitening treatments can brighten your smile and upgrade your confidence. For more information about our whitening treatments, contact our office at (805) 241-5353 or fill out our online form to schedule your consultation today.