About Teeth Whitening
Instead of buying over-the-counter teeth whitening systems that produce mediocre results, we recommend consulting with our Beachwood Dental team in Los Alamitos, CA for customized at-home teeth whitening trays or state-of-the-art teeth whitening treatments like ZOOM!® and KöR® Teeth Whitening. If a patient has a sensitivity issue with professional-grade, at-home whitening bleach and trays, we recommend the KöR® Teeth Whitening approach. We also have the well-known ZOOM! Whitening using a professional-strength hydrogen peroxide whitening gel. The get is applied to teeth and briefly exposed to a special ZOOM! light, which helps to break up stains and evenly whiten the teeth. Discolored teeth are less cosmetically appealing, but teeth can be brightened with our professional-strength whiteners quickly in our office or at home.
For our at-home kits, we provide molded trays, which are fitted comfortably. Patients will be given a whitening gel that will accompany their custom trays. As the patient uses the gel, their teeth should noticeably appear whiter, have less stains, and minimal discoloration.Our dentists are happy to consult with each patient and help determine what their custom needs will be in terms of whitening strength and treatment duration. Teeth whitening is one of the simplest ways to achieve a brighter smile.
"Anyone who is hesitant about these five stars review, HAVE NO FEAR. I would 10/10 recommend this clinic to ANYONE who asks (or doesn't). I was in town for my wedding and I visited my dentist in the area to get my final Invisalign check/retainers. I also wanted to straighten out my front tooth because it had chipped in the Invisalign process since I used to bite my nails. It made me super self conscious especially since I was going to be taking a ton of photos for my wedding this weekend and it had been bothering me since I got my attachments taken off. I had asked my dental clinic if they could even it out, but the dentist was not in so they weren't able to do anything for me... I was definitely 110% freaking out and so so sad. My dental office referred me to Beachwood Dental and Dr. Todd answered the phone. He so willingly accepted me last minute and really tried to work around my hectic schedule. I was late since I was running last minute errands and didn't expect them to take me so quickly (I called Thursday early afternoon, they told me to come in later that afternoon!). They were still able to fit me in with such warm attitudes and smiles. Dr. Todd, Stacy, and everyone in the office were so lovely, really (& I definitely don't say that lightly). They were able to fix me up (I couldn't even tell the difference!!!) and sent me on my way. I am forever thankful to this awesome team and appreciate you all (even if Dr. Todd is a USC fan...GO BRUINS). Thank you, Beachwood Dental!!!!"- H.S. / Yelp / Sep 20, 2018
"Mary Ann and the front desk staff are always on time and provide friendly reminders. Been using Dr Brown for over 25 years and very pleased with his work."- R.H. / Google / Sep 17, 2018
"Great friendly service so far for teeth cleaning, xrays, and checkup.. On time for appts."- I.J. / Google / Sep 13, 2018
"Love love BeachWood dental!! I finally have a dental family that I can call home for all mine and my husbands needs. The dentists and staff are so friendly and welcoming. They’re even calming and comforting for people like me who get nervous when I go in. Would highly recommend to anyone looking for a great dentist!! JullieG~"- J.G. / Google / Aug 18, 2018
"The hygienist only uses the "Scraponater" (the ultrasonic tooth cleaner/scraper) on the heavy deposits not for the whole cleaning job. That thing feels like I'm scraping my teeth on a blackboard. The cleaning job is almost always done completely by hand. Then there is the digital X-Ray machine. Precious little radiation compared to the regular kind and the view is almost 3D. Teeth all bright and shiny, quick and painless. What more can you ask for?"- D.K. / Yelp / Aug 18, 2018
What to Expect
Our Beachwood Dental team will take a mold of the patient's teeth and create custom trays based on the individual teeth shape. Once the trays are completed, a prescription whitening gel will also be given to the patient to be combined with the trays. These trays are used to help lock the gel in place and keep it from reaching the gums. Depending on the gel and the individual patient's whitening needs, our dentists may recommend different treatment lengths, but the treatments are typically recommended in 45-minute increments everyday for about a month, or until the desired level is achieved. Noticeable results are possible after just one treatment, but it generally takes 2 – 4 weeks to see a substantial difference.
At Home Aftercare
Patients should avoid contact between the whitening gel and the gums as it can sometimes cause discomfort or sensitivity. However, as long as they are following our dentist's treatment recommendations for the proper length of time, then a patient should be able to go about a normal routine without any disruption. To maximize the effects, patients may want to avoid any staining foods or beverages such as coffee, soda, or red wine. If any pain or discomfort develops, patients should contact our dental office. If the whitening treatments are not producing the desired effects, then our dentist will be happy to adjust the prescription.
Plan Your Procedure
- How Long It Takes
- 45 Minutes
- Procedure Recovery Location
Whiter Teeth At Home
We provide our patients with a custom home whitening kit so they can work on having a brighter smile at their own pace and in the comfort of their own home. Schedule a consultation at our office to discuss your needs and goals and learn more about home teeth whitening options.