Teeth Whitening Specialist

Ridgecrest Dentistry

Cosmetic & General Dentistry & Dental Implants located in Ridgecrest, CA

A whiter and brighter smile complements your complexion and looks cleaner, healthier, and more attractive. Perceptive and knowledgeable dentist Jong Gill Ahn, DDS, works with the qualified dental group at Ridgecrest Dentistry in Ridgecrest, California, providing the best possible professional teeth whitening treatments to spruce up your smile. If you’re looking for convenient and effective teeth whitening options like the in-office Zoom!® laser, look no further than Ridgecrest Dentistry. Visit the nonjudgmental dental experts and book online or call today.

Teeth Whitening Q&A

What is teeth whitening?

Teeth whitening is the term for cosmetic dental treatments that are specially designed to remove teeth discoloration and stains and reveal a lighter, brighter, and whiter color. 

You can select from different teeth whitening options. Dr. Ahn can discuss your options during your personal consultation at Ridgecrest Dentistry. You can have your teeth whitened with a take-home whitening kit. Teeth whitening can also be conveniently performed in-office.

Why do teeth become stained over time?

Teeth can become stained or discolored due to various substances and outside factors, including:

  • Trauma
  • Certain foods and beverages, such as red wine and coffee
  • Tobacco
  • Medications
  • Genetics
  • Poor dental hygiene

Diseases like tooth decay can also lead to tooth discoloration over time and erode the enamel of your teeth.

What teeth whitening options can I choose from?

Teeth whitening typically involves special dental chemicals, such as hydrogen peroxide that effectively break the stains up into smaller particles, resulting in less concentration of stained color and whiter-looking teeth.

Several teeth whitening options are available, such as:

  • Over-the-counter gels
  • In-office whitening treatments usually involving laser technology
  • Take-home whitening kits and strips
  • Whitening toothpastes

Ridgecrest Dentistry takes an evidence-based approach to teeth whitening to ensure safe, effective, and long-lasting results. Options are:

Custom take-home trays

Dr. Ahn typically takes an impression of your teeth and creates custom trays to hold the whitening agent against your teeth. You wear the whitening gel and your custom trays every day to whiten your teeth. Dr. Ahn can give you specific instructions and details to help you correctly whiten your teeth at home.

Zoom! whitening in-office

In just one hour in-office, Dr. Ahn can use a successful combination of the advanced Zoom! whitening gel and laser technology to professionally whiten your teeth by up to eight shades. You can even fall asleep, watch TV, or listen to music during your treatment. With Zoom! you can expect immediate results.

What benefits does the Zoom! laser offer?

The dental experts of Ridgecrest Dentistry provide Zoom! due to the plethora of impressive benefits and have extensive experience and training in teeth whitening. 

Dr. Ahn can customize your Zoom! treatment, and you can choose from several white shades to enhance your smile and maybe even boost your confidence.

To maintain your beautiful smile, you can have touch-ups in the future with Zoom! 

You might experience mild tooth sensitivity for a day or two, but the Zoom! procedure is well tolerated and highly effective. You get immediate results with no downtime.

To obtain the bright, pearly white smile you want to show off, visit Ridgecrest Dentistry and call or click to schedule today.