Teeth Whitenings Specialist

Orangecrest Family Dental Practice

Sheida Mohammadizadeh, DDS

Dentist located in Riverside, CA

Are dull or discolored teeth holding you back from wanting to share your smile? Don’t let a little yellow ruin your confidence — get a teeth whitening treatment instead. At Orangecrest Family Dental Practice in Riverside, California, Sheida Mohammadizadeh, DDS, offers professional-grade teeth whitening treatments to give her patients a bright smile that they’re proud to share. To learn more, schedule your consultation today by calling the office or booking online.

Teeth Whitening Q & A

Why aren’t my teeth whiter?

Your teeth can lose their luster for a number of reasons, including:

  • Poor brushing habits
  • Prolonged use of tobacco products
  • Consuming darkly pigmented foods or beverages
  • Medications, like certain antipsychotics or antihistamines
  • Being exposed to tetracycline or doxycycline before eight years of age

Your teeth can also discolor as you age. As you get older, your enamel (the hard outer layer of your teeth) thins out, allowing your dentin (the soft inner layer that yellows over time) to show through.

Genetics also play a role in tooth color, as some people are genetically predisposed to have more porous or transparent enamel.

How do you whiten my teeth?

There are a variety of professional teeth whitening treatments available today. Dr. Mohammadizadeh can work with you to determine which method is best suited for your particular needs and budget.

At-home whitening

At-home whitening solutions typically involve custom-designed bleaching trays that you fill with professional-grade bleaching solution.

The trays are made from an impression of your smile, so they fit snugly around your teeth, keeping the bleaching solution in constant contact with your teeth and ensuring that it doesn’t spill out on to your gums.

Once exposed to your teeth, the bleaching solution penetrates and breaks up the pigmentations that create the appearance of discoloration.

You wear your bleaching trays for anywhere between 20 minutes to an hour daily and can expect long-lasting and noticeable results anywhere between a few days and a few weeks.

In-office whitening

In-office whitening treatments typically involve the same bleaching solution as at-home whitening methods, but they’re applied by Dr. Mohammadizadeh at the Orangecrest Family Dental Practices, where they whiten while you wait.

Some in-office whitening treatments make use of a special light to help the bleaching solution penetrate even deeper and work faster.

In-office whitening treatments can get your teeth up to eight shades whiter in just one office visit.

Can’t I just use an over-the-counter treatment?

You can, but you shouldn’t if you want great results. The bleaching solution used in over-the-counter products isn’t as effective as what you get at Orangecrest Family Dental Practice. And because the strips and trays aren’t designed for your particular teeth or being applied by a professional, the bleaching solution frequently leaks out and irritates your gums.

If you want to safely and effectively add some shine to your smile, get it done by the professionals at Orangecrest Family Dental Practice. You can schedule your visit by phone or online.