Unsightly stains can make you feel self-conscious about your smile and your appearance. Dr. Jonathan Pivo and the team at PivoSmiles are here to help. We offer both in-office and take-home teeth whitening. With our help, you can reverse stains and yellowing, and feel proud of your grin once again. Contact us now to schedule a consultation in Valley Village.
How Does Teeth Whitening Work?
We offer both in-office and take-home whitening at our office. Both types of teeth whitening use a volatile type of oxygen molecule, called “peroxide.” When a peroxide like hydrogen peroxide or carbamide peroxide contacts tooth stains, a chemical reaction occurs.
This snaps the bonds that hold the stain in place, “bleaching” them away from your teeth. This restores the natural brightness of your smile. Teeth whitening can eliminate external stains from a variety of things including drinking coffee and wine, using tobacco, and much more.
The Benefits Of Teeth Whitening
You can remove stains and brighten your smile by up to 5-10 shades in just one in-office appointment, or in about two weeks of daily treatments with take-home treatments.
No needles, pills, or drills required! Teeth whitening doesn’t involve any kind of invasive treatment, so it’s a particularly great option for patients who may have dental anxiety.
Your newly-whitened smile will make you look younger, feel better about your teeth, and boost your confidence. You’ll never have to hide your teeth due to stains again.
The Teeth Whitening Treatment Process
In-office teeth whitening
You can choose in-office whitening for the fastest results. To begin your treatment, Dr. Pivo will clean your teeth and apply a protectant to your gums. Then, he will use retractors to keep your tongue and lips away from your teeth, apply a powerful whitener, and activate it with a UV light. He’ll rinse the whitener away after about five minutes, and repeat this process until your smile reaches the desired brightness.
Take-home teeth whitening
In take-home whitening, we’ll take impressions of your smile and build a set of reusable whitening trays. It takes a couple of weeks to make these trays. When they're done, you’ll come pick them up, along with your whitening products and instructions on how to use them. Most patients will whiten their teeth at home for about an hour per day, and will see maximum results within 2-3 weeks.