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It’s no secret everyone wants to have a white, flawless smile. At Behzad Abadi DMD, you can gain a younger, healthier-looking smile with professional teeth whitening. Our Encino and Downey, CA dentist, Dr. Behzad Abadi, offers high-quality whitening services to dissolve the tooth stains that mar the beauty of your pearly whites. 


What Is Professional Teeth Whitening?

Professional teeth whitening is a simple and effective cosmetic dental treatment that can enhance your smile in as little as one treatment. The treatments utilize a powerful yet safe whitening gel to apply to the surface of your teeth. This gel lightens the appearance of stains, discoloration, and yellowing on the tooth enamel. 

Professional teeth whitening can give you a noticeably whiter smile that will boost your self-esteem and help you smile with pride. Teeth whitening is often available in both in-office and take-home systems. Our dentist will work with you to determine the type and length of your treatment to achieve the smile aesthetic you desire.

  • In-Office Whitening: A convenient option for those looking for fast, effective whitening results in a single appointment. It’s also a great option for those who have busy schedules or who want to achieve significant whitening results in a short amount of time.
  • Take-Home Whitening System: A convenient and effective option for those looking for professional-level whitening results in the comfort of their own home. 


Reasons Why Teeth Stains

There are various factors as to why staining and discoloration happen, such as:

  • The natural aging process
  • Poor dental hygiene habits
  • Consumption of certain drinks and foods, including tea, wine, coffee, and soda
  • Smoking and other forms of tobacco use
  • Illness
  • Certain medications
  • Fluorosis


How Teeth Whitening Works

In-Office Teeth Whitening

Before the procedure, Dr. Abadi will protect your gums and surrounding tissue with a barrier to prevent them from coming into contact with the whitening agent. From there, he’ll apply a powerful whitening agent to the surface of your teeth. The whitening agent will penetrate deep into your tooth enamel to lift deep-seated stains. 

He’ll then activate the whitening agent by using a special light to accelerate the process. The activation time varies depending on the type of whitening agent used and your individual needs.

After the activation period, the whitening agent will have removed the stains from your teeth, leaving you with a brighter, more youthful smile. The results of in-office whitening can be seen immediately and last for several months, depending on your oral hygiene habits and dietary choices.


At-Home Teeth Whitening

If you opt for take-home whitening systems, Dr. Abadi will take an impression of your teeth to create custom mouthguards to precisely fit your smile. This bleaching method uses custom-fitted mouthguards and a concentrated hydrogen peroxide gel to lighten the shade of your teeth.

Once we receive your custom-made mouthguards, you’ll return to our Encino or Downey, CA office. We’ll give you your mouthguards and show you how to fill them with the hydrogen peroxide gel. The gel will penetrate deep into your tooth enamel to lift deep-seated stains. You’ll wear the trays for a specified amount of time each day, which can vary depending on the type of whitening gel used and your individual needs.

Over time, the whitening gel will lift the stains from your teeth, leaving you with a brighter, more youthful smile. The time it takes to see results can vary depending on the severity of your stains and your needs. Dr. Abadi will provide instructions on the proper wear time and application technique.


Frequently Asked Questions

Are professional teeth whitening safe?

Yes, professional teeth whitening is considered safe when performed by a licensed dental professional using FDA-approved products. Some individuals may experience temporary sensitivity or discomfort during the procedure, this will fade afterward. However, contact your dentist immediately if you continue to experience pain or discomfort.


Can I whiten my dental restorations?

No, teeth whitening is ineffective in dental restorations such as:

  • Dental Fillings
  • Dental implants
  • Dental veneers
  • Dental crowns 
  • Dentures

If you’ve gotten dental restorations and decide to get teeth whitening treatment, the shade may look off due to dental restorations’ immunity to stains. We recommend whitening your teeth before getting dental restorations. This is to ensure restorations can match the desired shade.


How do I maintain my whitening results?

To maintain your whitening results, it’s crucial to: 

  • Follow a healthy oral hygiene routine
  • Avoid foods and drinks that can stain your teeth
  • Touch up your results with periodic maintenance treatments 

Your dentist can provide specific recommendations for your individual needs.


Visit Behzad Abadi DMD for a Shining Smile!

Don’t wait any longer, whiten your teeth now! Call our Encino office at (818) 990-5900 or our Downey office at (562) 862-8128 to schedule your consultation today. 

Dr. Abadi proudly offers his years of expertise to patients in Encino and Downey, CA, and surrounding areas like Calabasas, North Hollywood, Lakewood, Buena Parks, and East Los Angeles, CA. We look forward to seeing you and helping you achieve the smile of your dreams!