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
"she was fantastic, made the process really easy. The whole staff was very professional, and organized. They made me feel safe, and warm."- A.A. / Healthgrades / Dec 31, 2019
"My life has changed so much since I came to see Dr. Fredericks I smile so much. I never felt beautiful because my teeth were so distracting. My personality has also changed because now that I smile more, people smile back at me; it has been contagious. I laugh and enjoy living. I have changed my name to Sandy Beach and I will use that as my pen name as I am writing a book. When people meet me they laugh and smile when I tell them the name. Thank you Susan for giving me my confidence back."- S.B. / Healthgrades / Dec 15, 2019
"100% attention to you as a patient accurate decision making - clear communication - and answer to every question.Love to visit my Dentist Office, great energy and easy welcoming into the space of maybe not the most comfortable moments :)but you won't feel any pain - in any action they may have to take.Thank you to all, and see you soon."- R.F. / Healthgrades / Dec 11, 2019
"I have been a patient of Dr. Susan's for many many years and she has always taken great care of me. However, today she really impressed me when I came in for a tooth that I broke she examined the tooth, gums, and xray. She realized that I what I needed was a better Xray so she referred me to a root canal specialist in the building. He took the Xray and concluded that Susan was right and that I did indeed need a root canal. Susan Fredericks made sure I was seen the same day and that I got the necessary work done. She knows when she can do something and she also knows and is not afraid to admit when a certain procedure is best done by another dentist (specialist); and for that I have great respect and trust for her. Thank You Dr.Fredericks"- C.L. / Healthgrades / Dec 10, 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.