We can complete your procedure either in our office, as a take-home treatment, or both.

For the most challenging whitening cases, we offer KöR Whitening. We have been personally trained by Dr. Rod Kurthy, the inventor of KOR Whitening. KöR is widely recognized as the world’s most effective teeth whitening system.

We also perform in-office tooth whitening using Zoom! teeth whitening, which can dramatically improve the whiteness of your teeth in one appointment. Zoom! teeth whitening is great for helping you look better for an upcoming special event at short notice.

Two Types of Tooth Stains

Tooth discoloration contains into two categories: extrinsic staining and intrinsic staining.

Extrinsic staining is the discoloration that comes from outside the tooth, and it includes stains from:

  • Smoking
  • Coffee
  • Black tea
  • Colas and other dark sodas
  • Red wine
  • Berries and other strongly colored fruits and vegetables
  • Dark beer
  • Chocolate

Intrinsic staining comes from inside the tooth and includes discoloration due to:

  • Dead pulp or tooth nerve
  • Injury
  • Enamel imperfections
  • Tetracycline antibiotics
  • Tooth decay
  • Thin enamel
  • Enamel that is naturally less white than you desire

One important limitation is that it is good on extrinsic stains but rarely works on intrinsic stains.

What If Tooth Whitening Isn’t Enough?

If you have tried tooth whitening, but it doesn’t give you the results you desire, don’t despair. You can still get the white teeth you desire. Decayed teeth can have the decay removed and replaced with a tooth-colored filling. At our Irvine office, we regularly correct significant tooth staining with porcelain veneers and dental crowns.

We may also recommend porcelain veneers if you are trying to correct other cosmetic problems as well as serious discoloration, such as gapped teeth, short teeth, or a poorly shaped tooth.

To get rid of tooth discoloration and get a fresh, youthful, healthy smile, please call (949) 551-5902 to book an appointment with us in Irvine, California today.