A Noticeably Bright Smile

white teethHave you ever noticed how white a young child’s teeth are? That’s because they haven’t been around long enough to develop tooth stains or for their enamel to become thin as it does with age, allowing the color of the dentin to show through. As you age, your teeth naturally darken from the food you eat and the beverages you drink, the medications you take, and other factors. Just as you notice how white children’s teeth are, people notice when you have white teeth. White teeth are a sign of good oral hygiene and a noticeably bright smile goes a long way.

The Benefits

When people have a bright healthy smile did you know that they get more job offers, more dates, are paid more money, and are believed to be more confident and successful? It’s true. Having your teeth professionally whitened is more than an investment in your teeth; it’s an investment in your life. If you are in the market for white teeth, check out your options.


The 45 minute option: Zoom! is a professional whitening system that can whiten your teeth up to eight shades in one 45-minute visit. It utilizes a gel that contains hydrogen peroxide which is placed on your teeth and activated with a special light.

Two week take-home option: If your schedule is so tight that you can’t afford to give up an hour, or if you simply prefer the comfort of your own home, you can choose the Zoom! take-home tray. The take-home option includes a form-fitting tray and whitening gel. Using the take-home trays filled with gel for an hour a day at your convenience, you can have white teeth within two weeks.

Intrinsic Tooth Stains

However, professional whitening does not always work for all situations. For instance, if your tooth stains are stubborn, or if your stains are intrinsic (behind your enamel), you may need to consider other options such as porcelain veneers.


Dr. Hadis Reyhani, Dr. Ben Reyhani, and Dr. Pasha Hakimzadeh, DDS, provide a wealth of combined experience, along with innovative technology and personalized care, to help improve our patients’ dental health so they can enjoy smiling again. To schedule a consultation, call Downey Family Cosmetic Dentistry today at 562-645-4569.