Would you like to flash a dazzling white smile and have the added confidence knowing that you look terrific? Drs. Thomas J. Rolfes, Christina T. Do, Cary J. Dunne, and Timothy J. Rolfes have many simple affordable options for you to achieve that beautiful white smile. They understand many patients in the area of Costa Mesa, CA have trouble finding teeth whitening and bleaching solutions available over the counter that truly work. Stain removal with these over-the-counter options are often minimal, and patients are ready for a dental solution that truly works. With both in-office power bleaching solutions and take-home dental whiteining trays, many patients turn to Smiles4OC for their whitening needs.
WHAT TREATMENT OPTIONS ARE AVAILABLE?
Whiter teeth are now easier to achieve than ever before. We offer a variety of treatment options from super-fast in-office laser whitening to convenient take-home whitening kits. Both offer superior results when compared to over-the-counter whitening methods, which often fail to provide noticeable whitening.
Our laser whitening system, in one visit – about 20 minutes - your teeth can be an average of eight shades lighter. The treatment is painless, quick, and the results are long-lasting. Patients love the quick treatment for its effectiveness and efficiency. Patients relax in the chair as the brightening system works its magic, providing amazing brightening. The entire process is performed by our professionals to ensure it is safe and effective.
Deep intrinsic stains that could never be bleached out before can now be eliminated with our KöR deep whitening system that will be performed at home and in the office.
If you prefer the flexibility of whitening in your own home, Drs. Thomas J. Rolfes, Christina T. Do, Cary J. Dunne, and Timothy J. Rolfes can design custom-fitted trays so you may treat your teeth with a gentle bleaching compound. Take-home trays are a comfortable solution, and you will see full results in about two weeks. Many patients like this choice because it is affordable and allows patients to have more control over their whitening results. It also offers gradual whitening for patients who want a more natural-looking transformation. Home whitening can be completed more often and be performed long-term to not only achieve, but also maintain the newer, whiter smile!
WHICH METHOD IS RIGHT FOR ME?
Whichever method you choose, teeth whiteners work using a hydrogen peroxide or carbamide peroxide-based solution. This means that, in some cases, teeth whitening can result in temporary sensitivity. This is very much based on the individual patient. We will cater the treatment to each individual and recommend the appropriate strength (15 percent to 30 percent), depending on your sensitivity level. We encourage patients to ask questions about each treatment to determine which one is most appropriate for their needs. Some patients want to achieve their results quickly, in which our in-office power whitening may be considered, while others are interested in gradual results in a more affordable manner. Every situation is unique, so it is important for patients to make a choice that works with their lifestyle and budget.
IS TEETH WHITENING SAFE?
Yes! At our practice, we provide whitening products that are not only safe, but effective. Some patients may still experience some sensitivity after their whitening treatment, and this is normal and short term. Patients also love the ability to undergo in-office treatment under the monitoring of a dental professional to ensure safety and effectiveness. The in-office treatment is often desirable because it provides same-day results.
CAN I COMBINE TREATMENTS?
You sure can! Drs. Thomas J. Rolfes, Christina T. Do, Cary J. Dunne, and Timothy J. Rolfes find that some patients experience their best whitening by combining both the in-office laser whitening and the take-home trays. They achieve their initial results with the office treatment, and then use the whitening trays daily to continue to brighten their smile. This is best for stubborn stains that are often not responsive to more traditional means of whitening. This combination treatment provides stunning results for patients who are ready to add brilliance to their appearance!
WHY PROFESSIONAL WHITENING?
Professional whitening is far more effective at pulling deep stains from within natural tooth enamel than anything available over-the-counter. Professional whitening has stronger concentrations of the ingredients needed to work properly, and when provided by a dental professional at Smiles4OC, comes with complete instructions on how to use safely. Our in-office treatment is performed by our staff to ensure that it is done properly, and patients see the results they want and deserve.
WHO IS A CANDIDATE FOR TEETH WHITENING?
The best candidate for professional teeth whitening is a patient who does not have any restorations. This includes:
Composite resin bonding
Many of these will not respond to the whitening materials used in professional bleaching, and therefore will stand out as dull and dark restorations after the treatments are complete. Patients who are serious about brightening their smile may want to discuss the possibility of replacing and updating their restorations to match their newly brightened teeth. This is a great option for patients committed to their transformation. We can walk patients through the process, which includes replacing current restorations after their whitening treatments are complete. This may be costly, depending on how many restorations need to be replaced, but it can be a wonderful investment for someone ready to enhance their smile for life!
LEARN MORE ABOUT TREATMENT TODAY!
Our goal - your comfort and your beautiful, white smile. Contact our team of professionals at Smiles4OC by calling (714) 557-0700 and making an appointment to discuss the benefits of using professional-grade whitening systems to enhance your smile! We are conveniently located in Suite J at 1530 Baker Street in Costa Mesa, California and would love to work with you and your family in achieving a beautiful smile with professional-grade teeth whitening solutions available in our facility.
Smile4OC is the real deal. From the moment you walk in and meet Melissa at the reception desk to the final inspection by Dr. Rolfes, I have nothing but great things to say about Smiles4OC. Honest, quality, and happy are the three words I would use. Originally posted on