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.
"Doctor was attentive, gentle and communicative."- A.R. / Healthgrades / Mar 11, 2020
"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
"This was my first root canal and i was very apprehensive before the procedure. Everyone has heard those nightmare stories of pain etc and i was not looking forward to it. well, i was given plenty of novocain and i have to say it was a totally pain free experience!! It wasnt much different than getting a filling done.Dr. Fredericks and her team are friendly, experienced and professional. I have been coming here for many years and have always gotten great results with my crowns and other work done."- B.P. / Healthgrades / Nov 10, 2020
"Susan Fredericks has been my Dentist for years and I will never go to another Dentist again. She is super nice and caring and always takes her time to make sure I am comfortable. She even sees my kids (10 and 3) which is amazing because I wouldn't trust anyone else to see them. I tell everyone how great she is and if they ever want an amazing Dentist to come see her. We love you Dr. Fredericks!!!"- L.C. / Healthgrades / Oct 27, 2020
"Never had a cavity before, and Dr. Susan did it so gently and quickly - I must have only been in the chair for a total of 4 minutes because I only got through 1 song on my headphones. The dental hygienist, Anu is wonderful and patient and the Office Manager, Jackie is absolute gem! She is so, so helpful with any and all billing questions.Could not recommend Southern Cal Smiles enough!"- J.P. / Healthgrades / Oct 22, 2020
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.
Plan Your Service
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.