ACCESSIBILITY

Teeth Whitening

Providing Professional Teeth Whitening for Arcadia and Nearby Communities

If your teeth have become discolored over the years and you want to improve the look of your smile, professional teeth whitening may be right for you.

Dr. Gary Jacobsen offers two options to brighten teeth in Arcadia, CA to help patients regain a confident smile.

How Does Teeth Whitening Work?

Chairside Teeth Whitening:

After a routine teeth cleaning, Dr. Jacobsen examines each tooth to determine if any areas need special attention. He then applies our safe and effective bleaching agent onto one tooth at a time. 

This process is repeated up to four times to help you achieve the desired level of brightness. Dr. Jacobsen may spot treat certain areas if mottling is present. In-office teeth whitening provides excellent results in about one hour.

Take-Home Teeth Whitening

This method takes about two weeks of regular whitening with custom-made trays that uniformly apply the bleaching agent. Dr. Jacobsen obtains an impression of your teeth to craft your appliance to ensure your teeth are evenly brightened. Our dentist will instruct you on the best times to whiten, and the amount of time the trays need to be worn.

Take-home teeth whitening can be as effective as in-office treatment when used correctly. This approach is also convenient to maintain a freshly brightened smile. Dr. Jacobsen offers take-home whitening as a supplement to our chairside service.

What Kind of Discoloration does Professional Teeth Whitening Treat?

Professional teeth whitening works best on surface (extrinsic) stains that are often caused by consuming dark liquids like coffee, tea, wine, and grape or blueberry juices. Tobacco stains and discoloration due to insufficient brushing can also be treated with professional teeth whitening.

Permanent or (intrinsic) stains are not as easily brightened with teeth whitening and often require porcelain veneers to restore luster.

When is the Best Time to Consider Teeth Whitening?

Whenever you want to boost your self-esteem is a good time to brighten your teeth. However, many of our patients decide to undergo this treatment before a special event such as a graduation or an important job interview.

Call Today to Learn More about Receiving Professional Teeth Whitening in Arcadia

Our staff is eager to answer your questions or schedule a consultation. Dr. Gary Jacobsen provides complete cosmetic dental services in Arcadia and serves surrounding including East Pasadena and Monrovia.