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Teeth Whitening
La Jolla

Tooth whitening (or bleaching) is a simple, non-invasive dental treatment used to change the color of natural tooth enamel and is an ideal way to enhance the beauty of your smile.

Because having whiter teeth has now become the number one aesthetic concern of most patients, there are a number of ways to whiten teeth. The most popular method is using a home tooth whitening system that will whiten teeth dramatically. Since tooth whitening only works on natural tooth enamel, it is important to evaluate replacement of any old fillings, crowns, etc. Replacement of any restorations will be done by our cosmetic dentist La Jolla after bleaching so they will match the newly bleached teeth.

Tooth whitening is not permanent. A touch-up maybe needed every several years, and more often if you smoke, drink coffee, tea, or wine.

Reasons for tooth whitening:

  • Fluorosis (excessive fluoridation during tooth development).
  • Normal wear of outer tooth layer.
  • Stained teeth due to medications (tetracycline, etc.).
  • Yellow, brown stained teeth.

What does tooth whitening involve?

This type of tooth whitening usually requires two visits. At the first appointment, our dentist La Jolla takes impressions (molds) which will be made of your teeth to fabricate custom, clear plastic, trays.

At your second appointment, you will try on the trays for proper fit, and adjustments will be made if necessary. The trays are worn with special whitening solution either twice a day for 30 minutes or overnight for a couple of weeks depending on the degree of staining and desired level of whitening. It is normal to experience tooth sensitivity during the time you are whitening your teeth, but it will subside shortly after you have stopped bleaching.

You will receive care instructions for your teeth and trays, and be encouraged to visit your dentist regularly to help maintain a beautiful, healthy, white smile.

Bird Rock Dental Teeth Whitening

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★★★★★ I have been going to Bird Rock Dental ever since moving to San Diego in 1976, first seeing Dr. Kent and now, after his retirement, Dr. Murray. Cathy has cleaned my teeth for years and she's great! In fact, everyone at Bird Rock Dental is welcoming, warm, and helpful. I can't say enough good things about them. They all are excellent and I highly recommend !!!!
Jane - Actual Patient

 

★★★★★ I have been going to Bird Rock Dental since I moved to San Diego in 1987. I have always been extremely happy with the kind and competent care I have received.
Barbara - Actual Patient

 

★★★★★ I have been going to Bird Rock Dental for over 25 years..I started out with Dr Burgess and since his retirement have seen Dr Murray..the dental care I have received has been excellent. Never any problems..kind and gentle..I currently have fillings and crowns that are 20 to 25 years old and are still perfect...I highly recommend this office...
Susan - Actual Patient

 

★★★★★ Dr. Murray is extremely knowledgeable, patient, and detailed. Everyone in our family sees him, and we are extremely happy to have found a dentist we trust. His staff are very friendly and work their magic to fit you in, even if he has a full schedule.
Nadine - Actual Patient

 

★★★★★ Always have nice experience when Kathy does my teeth cleaning. She is very thorough and gentle as she can be. The check in staff are pleasant and attentive to detail.
Ines - Actual Patient

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