About Laser Teeth Whitening
When you're surrounded by actual Hollywood smiles, it's easy for people in San Fernando Valley, Los Angeles, Calabasas, and Woodland Hills to want a similarly bright, beautiful smile. At Southern Cal Smiles, cosmetic and general dentist Dr. Susan Fredericks offers several teeth whitening treatments, including laser teeth whitening with the BriteSmile system. In just an hour or so, your teeth can be up to 8 – 12 shades lighter with the state-of-the-art BriteSmile laser teeth whitening system at our Woodland Hills, CA office. The BriteSmile system is designed to improve the look of stains on the tooth enamel and the underlying dentin without harming the overall tooth structure. To maintain the results of your BriteSmile treatment, you can also talk to Dr. Fredericks about home tooth whitening treatments. If your teeth have become discolored or faded as a result of aging or diet, schedule a personal consultation with Dr. Fredericks to learn about professional teeth whitening, including in-office BriteSmile treatments.
"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
Laser teeth whitening is done at our Woodland Hills, CA office and while anesthesia is not needed, sedation options are available if you have anxiety or a strong gag reflex. For the best results, your teeth will be professionally cleaned and polished before the treatment, then your teeth will be dried and a protective barrier will be applied over the gums. Once your teeth and gums are prepped, Dr. Fredericks will apply the whitening gel to the teeth. Once the gel is activated, stains will be removed from the enamel for several minutes until Dr. Fredericks removes the gel. Depending on your current enamel color and whitening goals, the gel will be applied up to three times. Once the whitening treatment is complete, Dr. Fredericks will remove the gel and gum barrier before fully rinsing the mouth.
After the treatment, you should avoid staining food and beverages as well as tobacco products as much as possible to maintain the results of your laser teeth whitening treatment. You may have some sensitivity after the procedure, which should be discussed with Dr. Fredericks if it lasts longer than 3 – 5 days after the treatment. You should continue to follow a good home oral care routine, and visit Southern Cal Smiles twice a year for a professional cleaning and once a year for a dental exam to minimize future staining. With good oral care, the results of a laser teeth whitening treatment can last for several years and be touched-up as needed.
Laser teeth whitening treatments are usually not covered by dental insurance since it is a cosmetic procedure, but our front office can confirm your coverage before discussing cost. Southern Cal Smiles offers many payment options and financing plans to cover procedures like laser teeth whitening.
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A Younger-Looking Smile
To erase years of teeth stains in one visit to Southern Cal Smiles in Woodland Hills, CA, ask Dr. Fredericks about laser teeth whitening for a fast, effective way to brighten your teeth. Instead of spending hours, weeks, and months with over-the-counter teeth whitening products, safely whiten your teeth in less than an hour with laser teeth whitening and get a younger, brighter smile you can enjoy right away.