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.
"Nothing but positive. I have a great smile!!"- M.W. / Healthgrades / Oct 02, 2019
"I came in as a very last minute and excruciating painful emergency due to a tooth infection. The doctor took me in immediately same day and did an amazing job at making me feel a million times better. THe entire office staff is amazing, this is a wonderful office for all your dentist needs."- J.G. / Healthgrades / Oct 02, 2019
"Is it an exaggeration to say a visit to the dentist was a pleasure? Not with this dentist! The staff's disposition is matched only by their competence. I HIGHLY recommend Dr. Fredericks and company! Truly!"- B.D. / Healthgrades / Oct 01, 2019
"I had a couple chips in my front teeth, called the office and they were able to get me in the same day. Dr. Fredericks fixed my teeth and they look better than ever."- S.S. / Healthgrades / Oct 01, 2019
"I saw Dr. Fredericks for the first time last week as a second opinion. The dentist I previously saw told me that I absolutely needed to have implants put in and quoted my dental work to cost about $12,000. Dr. Fredericks did her own assessment and concluded that I did not need to have implants; that implants in my case would be elective. I appreciated her honesty as she could have also tried to overdiagnose me and she did not. I have found a new dentist and I feel so confident in her work and diagnoses due to education and honesty."- J.M. / Healthgrades / Sep 29, 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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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.