Teeth Whitening Specialist

Westlake Smile Studio

Mimi Theerathada, D.M.D.

Cosmetic Dentist located in Westlake Village, CA

Looking for a straightforward and cheap way to improve your smile? Teeth whitening may be your answer. At Westlake Smile Studio in Westlake Village, California, Mimi Theerathada, DMD, uses Zoom professional teeth whitening to create outstanding smiles. Dr. Theerathada can conveniently whiten your teeth in a matter of hours. If you’re curious about teeth whitening, call or schedule a consultation online.

Teeth Whitening Q & A

Why do teeth turn yellow?

A variety of factors lead to your teeth turning yellow. Certain medications, the stuff you drink and eat, and your age can all play a role. Surface stains on the enamel of your teeth from drinks like coffee, tea, and red wine, can make your teeth look yellow. Major culprits also include smoking and tobacco.

Eventually, the surface stains can get even more challenging to get rid of, because they soak deep into the enamel of your tooth to the dentin.

Are you sure teeth whitening isn't dangerous?

Definitely. Whitening your teeth is a safe process when you follow product guidelines and instructions. Dr. Theerathada at Westlake Smile Studio provides Zoom whitening treatments for safe, satisfying results. You can decide to have your teeth whitened in one office appointment or gradually over time with a take-home whitening kit.

The Zoom whitening solution is not dangerous to put in your mouth and on your teeth in either instance. You may experience minor, temporary gum and tooth sensitivity as a result of the bleaching agents.

What's involved in a Zoom in-office procedure?

The Zoom in-office teeth-whitening process is simple and can potentially make your teeth up to eight shades brighter in just one visit.* During your appointment, Dr. Theerathada will fit your mouth with upper and lower dental trays. The trays will be filled with a hydrogen peroxide whitening solution.

Your dental professional will cover your gums and lips to protect them from the solution. After filling the trays with the bleaching solution, they position a specialized bright light over your teeth. The light and bleach work in unison to whiten your teeth as you sit back and relax. This occurs with three 15-minute treatments in a single visit.

You wait comfortably between treatments until your final bleaching treatment is complete, then your dental expert covers your teeth in a post-treatment gel to reduce any sensitivity you might have after the whitening. Then it’s finished. Your teeth are whiter in about two hours, and your smile shows it.

Dr. Theerathada can also provide take-home teeth-whitening kits for a less immediate approach to whitening teeth over a couple of weeks.

To learn more about Zoom in-office and take-home options for teeth whitening, call or schedule a consultation at Westlake Smile Studio today. Give yourself a smile you're proud to wear!

*Individual results may vary.