Teeth Whitening

Kaivan Kiai, DDS -  - General Dentist

Westwood Dental Esthetics

Kaivan Kiai, DDS

General Dentist & Cosmetic Dentist located in West Los Angeles, CA

Are dull or discolored teeth holding you back from loving your smile? Then get a professional teeth whitening treatment with Kaivan Kiai, DDS, at Westwood Dental Esthetics. Dr. Kiai can provide you with professional whitening equipment to whiten your teeth from the comfort of your home, or he can perform the procedure in-office at his clinic in the Westwood area of Los Angeles, California. Call the office or book a visit online to learn more about how Dr. Kiai can improve the look of your smile with teeth whitening.

Teeth Whitening Q & A

Why should I whiten my teeth?

The color of your smile is an important part of its appearance, and white and luminous teeth make your smile look healthy, young, and radiant. If your teeth are dull or discolored, you might find yourself embarrassed of your smile, which can undermine your self-esteem and make you uncomfortable around others.

Teeth whitening is a quick, easy, and painless procedure that requires minimal investment and produces a great return: a beautiful smile and a restored sense of confidence. 

What are the different ways that you can whiten my teeth?

Westwood Dental Esthetics whitens your teeth with products from Opalescence™ Boost™, one of the most trusted brands in dentistry, and offers a few options for the treatment:

Chairside whitening

Opalescence Boost was one of the first companies to pioneer in-office whitening treatments, which can give you noticeably brighter teeth in a single office visit. When you come in for your whitening, Dr. Kiai uses special tools and a gel to protect your gums and lips. Then, he carefully applies a professional-strength whitening solution to your teeth.

He leaves the whitening solution on your teeth for 15 minutes, rinses it off, then repeats the process until your teeth have reached the desired shade. The whole treatment typically takes less than an hour, and you leave the office with a beautiful white smile.

Take-home whitening

Take-home whitening enables you to whiten your teeth from the comfort of your home. Dr. Kiai takes an impression of your mouth with the iTero Element® scanner, then uses that impression to make a set of custom-fitted whitening trays.

You fill the trays with a provided professional-strength bleaching solution and wear them on your teeth for a prescribed amount of time every day, giving you a noticeably whiter smile in just a matter of weeks. You can do take-home whitening by itself or in conjunction with chairside whitening to help you maintain your results.

Does teeth whitening hurt?

Teeth whitening is safe, minimally invasive, and typically painless. In some cases, you might notice increased sensitivity in your teeth during or after your treatment. This should go away, but if it doesn’t, Dr. Kiai can give you a toothpaste that’s specially formulated to ease sensitivity.

To learn more about how Dr. Kiai can improve your smile with teeth whitening, call the office or schedule a visit to Westwood Dental Esthetics with the online booking tool.