Teeth Whitening

Excellent Teeth Whitening Services in Mission Viejo

Young handsome man with great smile wearing fashion eyeglassesIf your discolored teeth are making your smile look less vibrant, Dr. Joseph W. Wilson, DDS is here to help you love your smile again. Serving our community in Mission Viejo and surrounding neighborhoods, he believes that a simple enhancement such as teeth whitening can lead to dramatic results on your overall appearance.

At Mission Viejo Smiles, we recognize that teeth whitening is an essential part of cosmetic dentistry, helping you feel and look your best. Our team of dental professionals understands how a beautiful smile can boost your confidence. Reach out to us today and let us help you achieve your desired smile!


Opalescence® Professional Take-Home Teeth Whitening Kits

Our Opalescence take-home kits are professional teeth bleaching kits that you can use at home to whiten at your own pace. Our skilled dental team will take impressions of your bite to craft your custom whitening trays. Once your custom trays are ready, you will receive professional-strength whitening gel and your custom trays that help you spread the gel evenly across your entire smile.

Professional Teeth Whitening Versus Over-The-Counter Whitening Kits

Happy smiling young couple over white backgroundWhile over-the-counter teeth whitening kits use the same whitening agents as professional kits, they offer a much weaker concentration, which means they are less effective and would take much longer to show results. Overusing these gels can also weaken your enamel and possibly lead to permanent tooth sensitivity.

A professional whitening kit offers high-strength teeth whitening under the supervision of a dentist, allowing you to quickly and safely whiten teeth by several shades. Overall, while over-the-counter whitening kits and toothpaste may be useful for occasional maintenance, you’ll see much better results when you invest in your smile with professional whitening.

3 Ways Your Teeth Become Discolored

As you are looking to whiten your discolored teeth, it’s worth considering how your teeth get stained in the first place. Here are the three main reasons behind teeth stains:

  1. Extrinsic Stains: These are stains that affect the teeth surface and are caused by smoking, consuming coffee, sodas, and other staining foods and drinks.
  2. Intrinsic Discoloration: These are stains under the surface of the teeth. These are usually caused by excessive use of fluoride, certain medications, or damage to the tooth.
  3. Age-Related Discoloration: These simply happen as we age. The core tissue of your teeth naturally yellows over time, and the enamel becomes thinner, causing the core tissue color to show.

Teeth whitening works best with extrinsic stains, removing the staining particles to reveal the natural enamel underneath. If your teeth are discolored for other reasons, talk to Dr. Wilson about whether another cosmetic treatment, like veneers or bonding, would be a better option for you.

Is Teeth Whitening Permanent?

No, teeth whitening is not permanent. However, with proper care, you can make it last longer. Below are some post-whitening tips to protect your teeth from new stains:

  1. Brush your teeth twice a day or more
  2. Limit your consumption of dark foods like coffee, soda, red wine or berries
  3. Drink plenty of water
  4. Avoid using tobacco
  5. Visit our practice for routine cleanings

Will Teeth Whitening Harm My Teeth?

Professional teeth whitening is safe. Some people may experience teeth sensitivity following the first or second treatment. To ease any discomfort, our dentists use varnishes between treatments.

Can Everyone’s Teeth be Whitened?

Beautiful smile of young woman with healthy white teethIt depends. Medications or an injury can cause your teeth to become discolored, and so might not respond to whitening. However, if teeth whitening is not for you, we are here to help with other alternatives. Our dentists are experts in veneers and crowns, and no matter what your smile has gone through, we are ready to find the best solution to make your teeth look beautiful again. 

Get the Bright Smile of Your Dreams

At Mission Viejo Smiles, our entire team is excited to help you enjoy your brightest smile through quality teeth whitening services. When it comes to enhancing your smile, we are your trusted go-to dental team in Mission Viejo and all close-by communities.

Located at the corner of Medical Center Rd. & Margarita Parkway, we are looking forward to giving you a brand-new start with attractive teeth. Call to schedule your visit today!


Contact Us. We encourage you to contact us with any questions or comments you may have. Please call our office or use the quick contact form below.

Joseph W. Wilson, DDS
27871 Medical Center Rd #280, Mission Viejo, California 92691 | (949) 364-0770