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Teeth Whitening services offered in Hawthorne, CA

Dazzle your friends and coworkers with a whiter, brighter smile. The Philips Zoom! teeth whitening program offered at Dr. Michael Hoang, DMD in Hawthorne, California, can brighten your teeth 6-8 shades whiter in just one short visit. Call today to learn more about teeth whitening with Dr. Hoang or use this website to schedule an appointment online.

Teeth Whitening Q & A

Why would I need teeth whitening?

Even if you practice the best brushing and flossing, your teeth usually become discolored due to the foods you eat, what you drink, and the natural effects of aging.

Common causes of tooth discoloration include:

  • Food and drink like coffee, black tea, and red wine
  • Smoking and/or chewing tobacco
  • Age, which causes your enamel to thin and the darker dentin to show through
  • Trauma
  • Some medications

Teeth whitening can’t correct all these causes of discoloration. But it can be incredibly effective if you have food/drink stains, aging discoloration, or the effects of tobacco use.

How does teeth whitening work?

Zoom! uses highly concentrated hydrogen peroxide to whiten your teeth. Hydrogen peroxide is safe for your teeth and is a component in many over-the-counter bleaching systems.

Zoom! has a 25% hydrogen peroxide formula, which is much higher than any whitening product you can buy on your own. When applied to your teeth, the bleach breaks down the stains so that they’re less concentrated. The Zoom! Advanced Power Chairside Lamp speeds up whitening by shining a UV (ultraviolet) light as the compounds take effect.

How do I know teeth whitening is for me?

Dr. Hoang can evaluate the shade and cause of your discoloration and tell you if professional teeth whitening is the right way to get a brighter smile. Yellowish stains caused by food, drink, aging, or smoking usually respond best. If you have gray or brown stains on your teeth caused by medications or injury, it’s less likely that Zoom! can help.

Teeth discolored by medications or injury can be corrected with dental crowns or porcelain veneers.

Why should I consider professional teeth whitening?

If you really want a whiter, brighter smile, skip the over-the-counter whitening toothpaste and strips, and sign up for Zoom! at Dr. Hoang’s office. Professional teeth whitening works more effectively and quickly than at-home methods. Instead of waiting weeks for mediocre results, you achieve whitening within 45 minutes that’s 6-8 shades whiter.

The strength of professional whitening can be adjusted if you show sensitivity. Professional whitening ensures that the soft tissue of your mouth is protected.

Call the office of Dr. Michael Hoang, DMD to schedule your professional teeth whitening session. You can also use this website to make an appointment online.