+ Patient FormsRefer a friend!
Book Appointment

Teeth Whitening

Teeth whitening procedures are used to brighten the appearance of a patient's smile – sometimes by as many as 5 to 10 shades in a single session. According to the American Dental Association, teeth whitening procedures have become some of the most popular esthetic dental treatments among patients throughout the country. Professional teeth whitening services can be performed in an office setting or prescribed for take-home use by a patient. Compared to over-the-counter teeth whitening treatments, professional whitening uses stronger whitening agents that deliver faster and more effective results.

How does Teeth Whitening Work?

Whitening products are usually classified into one of two categories:

  • Peroxide bleaching agents.
  • Whitening toothpaste or mouthwash

Most whitening methods contain carbamide peroxide or hydrogen peroxide as the active ingredient, which falls under peroxide-containing bleaching agents. While both may easily penetrate the enamel and produce appealing results, the concentration of either of these substances defines the whitening system's power, effectiveness, and safety level. 

The bleaching agent reacts chemically with the stained molecules in teeth whitening systems. The stains and discoloration are broken up and eliminated as the latter oxidizes.

Teeth Whitening FAQ

Am I a Candidate for Teeth Whitening?

You may be a candidate for professional teeth whitening if you are experiencing discoloration but otherwise have healthy teeth and gums. Schedule a consultation with a dentist to determine if tooth whitening could be right for you. Some patients, such as those who are pregnant or sensitive to whitening agents, may not be candidates for professional whitening.

What Should I Expect When I Get My Teeth Whitened?

Teeth whitening consists of a thorough cleaning and polishing the teeth, with all debris carefully removed. Your dentist will then protect your gums before applying a whitening agent to the surface of your teeth. The product will be activated and left on the teeth for several minutes before washing off with water. Your results will vary according to the natural shade of your teeth and the degree of discoloration. Still, it is normal for patients to experience a lightening of several shades in a single visit.

What Type of Post-Treatment Care is Required After Having My Teeth Whitened?

It is normal to experience some tooth sensitivity following a professional whitening treatment. You may be instructed to avoid consuming highly pigmented beverages for at least 24 hours to prevent the teeth from becoming stained again. Examples include tea, coffee, and wine. Depending on your results and long-term teeth whitening goals, you may also be sent home from your procedure with an at-home whitening kit for later use.

Promotions

FREE

Electronic Toothbrush or
Take Home Whitening

For new PPO patients (with X-rays/exam)

FREE

Invisalign
Consultation

$199

For new cash patients X-rays / Exam / Cleaning

Smile Line Dentistry Logo

Have Questions For Our Dentists?

We are able to address any concerns you may have about your teeth, a procedure, or just share information that helps you remain informed.

Our Dental Transformations

Cosmetic Treatment

Teeth Whitening

Teeth Colored Fillers

Spacing Treatment

Patient Testimonials

  • I always look forward to my dental appointment with Ali, Dental Hygienist. She is extremely knowledgeable and attentive to my needs. I love her tender and caring “TLC” demeanor. Ali is always warm, friendly, professional, and has a wonderful/beautiful smile!!

    – Teresita H.

  • This was my first visit. Everyone was so polite and made me feel at ease. Very professional and I will recommend them to my friends. All benefits were explained to me and I look forward to their care.

    – Alan S.

  • The service excellent, they are very friendly they’re accommodate you with everything they can’t I’ve been going there for 3 years now and I don’t think I’m going to change I love that stuff the environment and how will they do business.

    - Shamima K.

  • From initial appointment to the last for my procedure, was amazing. For someone with anxiety Smile Line Dentistry is the comfort you are looking for. My DENTIST and his Assistant were what I needed. Thank you both for such Great experience. HIGHLY RECOMEND

    - Jesus C.

  • Dr. Sidhu and the other dentists at Smile Line are excellent! Staff is wonderful too. Everything is state of the art and friendly. I value their expertise in keeping my teeth and mouth as healthy as possible for as long as possible. :)

    - Lisa C.

  • I was recommended by a co-worker and I’m so happy I listened. I called them and they had me come in the same day to check out my wisdom teeth that were hurting me. The whole staff is very friendly & welcoming. I’ll definitely be coming back even after my wisdom teeth are pulled.

    - Courtney S.

  • My experience at Smile Line Dentistry was incomparable. The service was marvelous. I can recommend any and everyone that need a great dentist to go there. I'll be back in a few weeks for my next appointment

    -Mellisa T.

  • They have great customer service , accommodating and clean environment and friendly staff. They take good care of you during the procedure and follow up to make sure you get optimal treatment. I will recommend them any day!

    -Tolulope A.

  • Everyone is very nice, and was in and out very quickly. If I stayed in the area, I would definitely make them my regular office.

    -Alicia M

Smile Line Dentistry Logo

Visit Us

Smile Line Antioch:
3220 Lone Tree Way, Ste. 102 
Antioch, CA 94509
Mon - Thu: 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Friday: Appointment Only
Smile Line East Ave, Livermore:
2545 East Ave Suite A, 
Livermore, CA 94550
Mon - Fri: 8:00 AM -6:00 PM
Saturday: Appointment Only
Privacy Policy
linkedin facebook pinterest youtube rss twitter instagram facebook-blank rss-blank linkedin-blank pinterest youtube twitter instagram