Teeth Whitening

Teeth Whitening services offered in Arcadia CA

If you have stained, yellow, or discolored teeth, teeth whitening can transform your smile. At Kaitlin McClure Orthodontics Dr. Kaitlin McClure offers custom take-home teeth whitening trays to help you achieve your ideal smile. To make an appointment for teeth whitening, call the office or request one online today.

What is teeth whitening?

Teeth whitening uses solutions like hydrogen peroxide or carbamide peroxide gel to eliminate stains from the surface of your teeth. When applied to your teeth, these solutions oxidize the molecules inside your enamel, reducing visible areas of discoloration.

Teeth whitening is safe and presents little risk of side effects.

What causes teeth to change color?

You might develop stained teeth due to:

  • Tobacco use
  • Coffee/tea/soda/wine
  • Poor oral hygiene
  • Colorful foods

What are the types of teeth whitening offered?

At Kaitlin McClure Orthodontics, Dr. McClure offers take-home teeth whitening trays.

When you visit the office for teeth whitening, Dr. McClure takes a digital scan of your teeth to create whitening trays custom to your teeth. She provides you with a kit that includes your whitening trays and tubes of whitening gel. You line the trays with the whitening gel and wear them for one to several hours at a time (as specifically directed by Dr. McClure), whenever it works with your schedule.

Are the results of teeth whitening long-lasting?

Yes. The results of teeth whitening treatment often last for several months*, but it’s possible to extend them. To prolong the results of teeth whitening, Dr. McClure recommends:

  • Brushing your teeth two times daily
  • Flossing at least once a day
  • Visiting your dentist for regular teeth cleanings
  • Avoiding tobacco use
  • If you enjoy drinking dark beverages that might stain your teeth, it’s also a good idea to use a straw.

To transform your smile with teeth whitening, book an appointment at Kaitlin McClure Orthodontics by calling the office or requesting one online today.

*Individual results may vary.