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Teeth Whitening – Torrance, CA

Brightens Stunning Smiles

Wish you could hit the “refresh” button on your smile? Instead of purchasing over-the-counter products that often offer lackluster results, you’ll want to consider professional teeth whitening to brighten your pearly whites.  Dr. Hamzehpour  offers at-home teeth whitening kits to help you flash your most confident, beautiful smile every single time. Read on to learn more about this treatment or give us a call to schedule your consultation!

Why Choose Blue Coast Dental Group for Teeth Whitening?

  • Effective & Safe Teeth Whitening Materials
  • Completely Custom Treatment Plans
  • Flexible Financing Through CareCredit Available

Who Is a Good Candidate for Teeth Whitening?

Woman looking at smile in mirror after teeth whitening

While you can take some steps to slow the discoloration of your teeth over time, there’s no way to completely prevent it. Teeth darken from exposure to highly pigmented foods and beverages, like coffee, wine, chocolate, pasta sauce -- all of our favorite things. But it’s not only food that causes teeth to darken. Certain medications may result in teeth that look gray, and genetic factors also mean that some people’s smiles are just whiter than others. No matter what caused your teeth to look less than white, professional teeth whitening can help.

How Does At-Home Teeth Whitening Work?

Man's smile compared with tooth shade chart

At Blue Coast Dental Group, we can provide you with custom-designed teeth whitening trays to help create the dazzling results you’re looking for. This treatment involves a gradual process of brightening the shade of your smile over a couple of weeks. Every night, you’ll need to fill your whitening tray with a professional-grade bleaching agent and wear it for around 30 minutes before going to bed. Once you’ve finished the treatment, you should be able to show off a much brighter grin that you can be proud of.

Why Choose Professional Teeth Whitening?

Smile before and after teeth whitening

You’ve got plenty of options when it comes to how you can whiten your teeth, and we know it can be tempting to swing by the pharmacy on your way home from work to pick up those one-size-fits-all whitening strips. Why is professional teeth whitening better? Because nothing offers brighter results! The kits you buy over-the-counter will never be as strong as what you can get through your dentist -- and your mouth is certainly not one-size-fits-all. When you partner with your dentist for teeth whitening, you receive a whitening treatment that’s customized just for you.

The benefits of professional teeth whitening include:

  • Our professional-grade bleaching solution whitens better than anything else.
  • A customized treatment protects your sensitive soft tissues.
  • Your dentist can make adjustments for sensitivity.

The conclusion? It’s simple. For the best, safest, and whitest results, you should partner with your dentist and benefit from professional teeth whitening.

Tips for Maintaining Your Brighter Smile

Flawless white smile

Once you have completed your teeth whitening treatment, you will want to make sure you are protecting your smile with excellent dental hygiene and reduced exposure to the things that caused your teeth to stain in the first place. Kick the tobacco habit and rinse your mouth out with water after consuming red wine, coffee, and other well-known offenders. And, once you start to notice your results are beginning to fade, a quick application of the touchup kit you’ll receive after the initial treatment is all that’s needed to refresh your smile.

Understanding the Cost of Teeth Whitening

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Teeth whitening is a great way to enhance the natural beauty of your smile. However, you may be wondering how much your treatment is expected to cost. During your consultation with us, we can discuss the cost of professional teeth whitening in detail. Until then, here are some things that you may want to take into consideration.


Before and after teeth whitening

In most cases, teeth whitening is one set price. However, some factors can affect how many treatments you need until you reach the goals that you have for your smile. Here are some of the most prominent factors:

  • Severity of Discoloration:  If your teeth are very discolored, you might require additional treatments until you achieve the results that you’re hoping for.
  • Type of Discoloration:  Intrinsic stains are much easier to lift than intrinsic stains.
  • Additional Treatments:  If you have existing oral health issues, like cavities or gum disease, they will need to be treated and eliminated before you can have your teeth whitened.


Woman using whitening strips

There are several different types of teeth whitening, and they all have different effectiveness and costs. Here is what you will usually get with each one:

  • In-Office Teeth Whitening:  This usually costs between $300 and $800. In some cases, it can cost over $1000.
  • Take-Home Teeth Whitening:  Professional take-home kits usually cost a few hundred dollars.
  • Over-the-Counter Trays:  Teeth whitening trays that you can find at your local drugstore usually cost $100 or less.
  • Over-the-Counter Strips/Gels:  This is the most affordable option out there. These boxes can cost between $20 and $40 on average and contain enough product to last about two weeks.


Closeup of a woman smiling

When you initially look at the numbers above, you may be wondering why anyone would pay more for professional teeth whitening when more affordable methods are available. The truth is that you get what you pay for when it comes to cosmetic dentistry. When you choose cheaper options, like over-the-counter strips and gels, you won’t see the same significant results as you would from choosing a professional option. Professional treatments can lighten your tooth enamel several shades in a relatively short period while keeping your teeth safer in the process. When choosing a teeth whitening method, be sure to consider the results that you’re looking for and how long you are willing to wait.


Woman using a credit card

Teeth whitening is a cosmetic treatment, so it is not covered by dental insurance. However, this doesn’t mean that you are completely out of luck. With our Blue Coast In-House Plan, you can save on many procedures completed at our office. We also accept payments through CareCredit – a third-party financing company that can split the cost of your treatment into manageable monthly installments with little to no interest. For more information on your financial options, don’t hesitate to talk to one of our friendly team members.

To find out exactly how much you can expect to pay for teeth whitening,  schedule a consultation  with us. We are eager to help you achieve a brighter smile!

Frequently Asked Questions About Teeth Whitening

man smiling after teeth whitening in Torrance

Even with all this helpful information about teeth whitening, you may be wondering whether it’s the right treatment for you. In fact, you may have questions about it—that’s okay! Below we’ve answered some of the most commonly asked questions that we’ve heard from patients. We hope our responses help you feel confident moving forward and contacting our team for a consultation. If we didn’t answer your questions here, you can always  call our Torrance office  and ask! We’ll be happy to meet with you to discuss any concerns you may have.


Once a crown, veneer, or tooth-colored filling has been placed and set, the color of the restoration cannot be changed. If you would like to alter its coloration, you’ll need to get a new one entirely. If you know you’d like to have your teeth whitened, but you need to get a restoration first, tell us about your goals. That way, we can give you a restoration that will fit in with your brighter smile.


Not many patients report experiencing tooth sensitivity after the teeth whitening process. However, any discomfort usually doesn’t last long and is nothing to worry about. We may be able to offer you a fluoride treatment to fortify your enamel and/or recommend using a sensitive toothpaste if your teeth feel sensitive.


When it comes to qualifying for teeth whitening, there are a few requirements. You need to have a healthy mouth, meaning no cavities or infections like gum disease. If we find an impediment, we can postpone your whitening treatment until after we address the issue. For those who have dental crowns, veneers, or bonding, whitening through this treatment may not be the best way to achieve the results you’re looking for because bleaching does not change the color of these restorations.


If whitening your teeth at home with our professional kits, your teeth will need to be as clean as possible. Our team can remove plaque and tartar before you get started on the process to ensure your teeth are whitened evenly. Likewise, at home, you’ll need to brush and floss your teeth before wearing the trays every night. Be sure you follow our instructions so that you can enjoy the best results.


No, teeth whitening will not damage healthy enamel. However, if you currently have a cavity or another oral health issue, the chemicals used in teeth whitening can cause additional problems. That’s why we always conduct a thorough exam to make sure your smile is in good shape before we move forward with the whitening process. Damage can also occur from some at-home remedies that do more harm than good, like using activated charcoal and hydrogen peroxide to attempt to address discoloration. If you want to whiten your teeth, you should always seek advice from a dentist beforehand, even if you aren’t considering professional teeth whitening. They can provide you with valuable insight so you can work to achieve your goals safely.


No, teeth whitening does not make your teeth permanently whiter. Typically, the bright results you see will last anywhere from a few months to a few years depending on how well you care for them. To prolong the results, you should implement a solid at-home oral hygiene routine and see us for regular cleanings and checkups. You should also avoid poor dental habits, like smoking. Touch-up treatments are available when it comes time to refresh your results.


When compared to other cosmetic services, like veneers, teeth whitening is relatively affordable. If you are worried about the cost of your treatment, you may want to consider third-party financers, like CareCredit. This way, you can split the cost of your treatment into manageable monthly installments with little to no interest. Feeling confident about your smile shouldn’t mean stressing over finances.

Let’s Get Started On Your Brighter Smile!

Are you interested in achieving your whitest, most dazzling smile? We want to help!  Contact  your cosmetic dentist in Torrance to get started today!

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