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Teeth Whitening Specialist

Benjamin Cole Karabell, DMD -  - Cosmetic, Family and General Dentistry

Karabell Dentistry

Benjamin Cole Karabell, DMD

Cosmetic, Family and General Dentistry located in Hermosa Beach, CA

Everybody wants a radiant smile full of bright white teeth. If you have stains or discoloration that are leaving you embarrassed about your smile, schedule a teeth whitening treatment with Benjamin Karabell, DMD, at Karabell Dentistry in Hermosa Beach, California. Dr. Karabell is a skilled and compassionate expert in cosmetic dentistry who can help you achieve the smile of your dreams. Book your treatment today by calling the office at Karabell Dentistry or using the online scheduling tool.

Teeth Whitening Q&A

What is teeth whitening?

Teeth whitening is a cosmetic treatment that improves the color of your teeth. If your teeth are stained, dull, or yellow, Dr. Karabell can make them sparkle again with a safe and effective teeth whitening procedure. 

What makes teeth lose their color?

There are a variety of explanations for why your teeth might have lost their shine. One of the most common causes of a dull smile is consuming too many staining substances, like coffee, red wine, berries, and tomato-based sauces. Over time, the pigments in these foods and beverages can accumulate on your enamel and lead to discoloration.

Tobacco products are also notorious for staining teeth. Smoking cigarettes and chewing tobacco can make your teeth much less white. 

Many people also lose the shine of their smile due to poor oral hygiene. If you want to maintain the appearance of your teeth, it’s important to brush twice a day and floss daily.

There are certain medications that can affect the color of your teeth. Certain antibiotics, for example, can stain your teeth if you’re exposed to them before the age of eight.

Lastly, your teeth can lose their luster as a natural byproduct of aging. As you get older, the hard outer layer of your teeth (enamel) wears down, exposing the color of your tooth’s inner layer (dentin), which naturally turns yellow over time.

Why should I whiten my teeth?

Your smile is a central component of your look, and an essential tool for communicating with others. When your smile doesn’t look clean, healthy, and vibrant, it can leave you feeling self-conscious. By whitening your teeth, you can give yourself a smile that you’re proud to share.

How does teeth whitening work?

There are a few ways to administer teeth whitening, but they all revolve around the same general principle: a whitening agent that contains hydrogen peroxide introduced to the surface of your teeth. It penetrates your tooth enamel and breaks up the pigmentation that causes staining. 

Once the dark pigments have been broken up and dispersed, the natural color of your teeth can shine through, making your smile appear whiter and more radiant.

Is teeth whitening safe?

When done under the supervision of a professional like Dr. Karabell, teeth whitening is a safe and effective procedure. It’s not invasive and painless, making the process of improving your appearance easy and convenient.

To learn more about the teeth whitening services at Karabell Dentistry, or to schedule your treatment today, call the office or book an appointment online.