Are your teeth stained or discolored? If you dream of a whiter, more brilliant smile, Dr. Scott R. Adishian may recommend teeth whitening in Pasadena, California. Teeth may be whitened by either an “in-office one-hour” system or by a “home” whitening system.

With the “in-office” system, the gums are covered by a protective coating prior to the placement of a high-strength bleaching solution on the surfaces of the teeth. A special light is used to initiate the whitening. The advantage is that the procedure is completed in one visit and is very predictable.

In the “home” whiting system, custom trays are made and a prescription strength whitening gel is placed in the trays and worn for several hours on consecutive days. With the “home” whitening system, the patient is in control of the result and can monitor the amount of whitening. Often, a combination of the above systems is used to allow rapid whitening and future whitening as needed.

Sometimes for aesthetic reasons teeth are selectively shaped to give a more pleasing appearance. (Notice the curved edges on the center teeth in the right photograph above.)

We welcome you to contact our dental office today to learn more and to schedule your next appointment with our dentist.