Teeth Whitening

Gus Huerta, DDS -  - General Dentist

Gus Huerta, DDS

General Dentist located in Sherman Oaks, CA

When you say hello or smile at someone for the first time, a mouth filled with bright, white teeth goes a long way toward making a great impression. Feeling good about your smile also contributes to your self-confidence. At Gus Huerta, DDS, in Sherman Oaks, California, the team believes professional teeth whitening is the ultimate finishing touch to a healthy mouth. Brighten your smile by scheduling an appointment online or by calling the practice.

Teeth Whitening Q & A

What is teeth whitening?

Teeth whitening removes stains and discolorations from teeth to restore a whiter appearance.  Whitening is the most popular cosmetic dental procedure because it isn’t difficult to achieve great results, but it’s not a one-time procedure. To maintain the brighter, whiter color of professionally whitened teeth, you’ll need to repeat the process over time.

The practice offers both take-home trays for teeth whitening and chairside, in-office teeth whitening services. In the office, Dr. Huerta relies on a powerful whitening gel he applies to your teeth. He then aims a specialized blue light on the gel-covered teeth to activate the gel and increase the bleaching speed. 

You leave the office with brighter, whiter teeth. Or if you aren’t in a hurry, you can whiten your teeth at home over the course of 2-3 weeks to get the same results.

Why are my teeth discolored?

Over time, the food you eat and beverages you drink can stain your teeth. Think about how many cups of coffee, glasses of wine, or blueberries you’ve had over the years. Add in habits like chewing tobacco or smoking, and you end up with discolored teeth. Plus, tooth enamel naturally erodes over time, showing the brown dentin layer inside your teeth.

Inadequate dental hygiene further leads to discolored teeth. To restore whiter teeth,  professional teeth whitening is a powerful weapon.

Why should I choose professional whitening?

While you can run to the drugstore and pick up an over-the-counter tooth whitening product, the results are lackluster in comparison with professional tooth whitening products. If over-the-counter products work at all, they generally offer 1-2 shades of lightening, after that comes after several weeks of use. 

With professional whitening at Gus Huerta, DDS, you spend about an hour in the chair and receive blue light whitening treatment that brightens and whitens your teeth drastically. Or, if you prefer, you can take an at-home kit and brighten your teeth in the comfort of your home.

For a smile that shines bright, makes a great first impression, and restores your self-confidence, call Gus Huerta, DDS, or request a teeth whitening appointment using the online scheduling tool.