ABOUT home teeth whitening
Do you enjoy drinking red wine, dark-colored sodas, coffee, or tea, but dislike the way they stain or discolor your teeth? If so, you are not alone. At Southern Cal Smiles, the most common complaint that our Woodland Hills and Calabasas patients have about their teeth is that they have become increasingly discolored or dulled due to diet or the natural aging process. Thankfully, Dr. Susan Fredericks offers a wide array of effective teeth whitening treatments to help patients achieve whiter, brighter teeth. One of the easiest and more convenient methods of teeth whitening is at-home whitening with 16% or 22% carbamide peroxide. This tooth whitening treatment takes several weeks to complete and involves wearing thin, custom-made trays in your mouth for a few hours per day or while you sleep. After several weeks of treatment, you should see whiter, brighter teeth. If you would like to whiten your teeth gradually, schedule a consultation with Dr. Fredericks at Southern Cal Smiles in Woodland Hills, CA to decide if home teeth whitening treatments are right for you.
"If you want a personal dentist with a professional office personnel and the highest quality of care this is the place!! I have had dental nightmares in the past and it took me a while (even with insurance) to walk in an office. Dr. Susan STANDS BEHIND HER WORK, and the receptionist ALWAYS sends reminders including an email with a calendar interface for my Samsung phone. Accommodating schedules too!!! Open some Saturdays and late Wednesday night. As a person who travels for business...this is a HUGE plus! Higeinists are all caring (yes...learned the proper way to floss-yes THAT is a thing)...As long as I am in this area I will stick with this office of great people! Don't hesitate, just make an appointment!"- J.M. / Yelp / Jan 16, 2019
"Can you ever describe your dentist appointment as delightful? Dr. Fredericks explained everything, had wonderful stories, and IT WAS PAINLESS!!! Getting to know Dr Fredericks in the chair makes you want to meet for cocktails and keep the momentum rolling!!!!!"- L.F. / Healthgrades / Apr 09, 2019
"I've been seeing Dr Fredericks since 2009 and don't intend to ever leave her. Here's why: She has consistently been professional, knowledgeable, friendly, patient, and honest. She's explained the complex in a down-to-earth style and empathized with needed emotional and/or financial decisions. She volunteers one day a week at M.E.N.D. to help those in need. She teaches at her alma mater UCLA. Her daughter completed dental school and is studying to be an M.D. in facial ..."- G.G. / Healthgrades / Apr 09, 2019
"I can't say enough about how wonderful my experiences have been with Dr. Fredericks! Her care, compassion and skill are unmatched!"- A. / Healthgrades / Mar 27, 2019
"Dr. Fredericks has been the best dentist i have gone to in ever. She has made coming here a pleasant experience and instead of not looking forward to the dentist, I'm excited to come in. It is always pleasant time!"- D.S. / Healthgrades / Mar 21, 2019
What to Expect
A thorough examination is conducted by Dr. Fredericks before any whitening treatment to assess your oral health, especially the strength of the dental enamel. Dr. Fredericks will go over whitening options with you and if home whitening is chosen, she will make custom trays using molds of your teeth. She will include teeth bleaching solution and go over instructions with you to ensure you are safely and effectively whitening your teeth at home. The length of each treatment time will vary for each patient, and final results may take longer depending on your goals and starting enamel color.
Once you reach your goal enamel shade, you should stop using your home whitening kit to avoid damaging your teeth and gums. With good home dental care and regular dental cleanings, the results from home whitening kits should last for several years. You should talk to Dr. Fredericks about the best home products to extend your whitening through toothpaste, floss, mouthwash, and other treatments. To avoid new stains, you should limit certain foods and drinks, like red wine, berries, tea, coffee, soda, and others that commonly stain the teeth.
Since home teeth whitening is a cosmetic procedure, it is usually not covered by dental insurance, but our office can check with your carrier to confirm your coverage. Southern Cal Smiles offers many payment and financing options if you are paying out of pocket for your home teeth whitening treatments.
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Quality Treatments at home
Undo years of stains from food, drinks, and other sources in the comfort and convenience of your home with home teeth whitening treatment kits. With the help of cosmetic dentist Dr. Susan Fredericks, you can get custom molded teeth whitening trays with a prescription-level whitening solution for a younger, brighter smile. Unlike one-size-fits-all home whitening treatments sold at the store, your teeth whitening kit from Southern Cal Smiles is customized for your needs and goals to get you your best smile.