At West Hills Smiles, in West Hills, CA, 91307 near Woodland Hills, we have developed a number of remarkably effective options for medical and anti-aging dentistry. Our doctors, Dr. Mike Salekian and Dr. David Sturgeon, are known for their impeccable understanding of state-of-the-art dentistry as well as their comforting, communicative bed-side manner.
That’s why, for everything from periodontal care to children’s dentistry to teeth whitening, West Hills and Woodland Hills residents consider our knowledgeable, world-class dentists to be far ahead of the competition.
Over time, it is natural for teeth to become stained by dentin or the inner part of the tooth absorbing organic stain causing compounds, which can lessen the whiteness of teeth. In the presence of our teeth whitening hydrogen peroxide or carbamide peroxide, free radicals break the double bonds of the organic stain, creating a single bonded molecular structure.
This causes brown or yellow stains to lose their color, leaving only stunningly white teeth.
When looking into options for teeth whitening, West Hills, Woodland Hills, and Calabasas residents often assume that whitening will affect the strength or integrity of one’s teeth. However, teeth whitening at West Hills Smiles is actually a chemical process that is neutral in pH, ensuring the enamel is not eroded or stripped off of the teeth. While most people respond very positively to whitening, it is important for patients to receive treatment under the care of an expert dentist in order to ensure success. At West Hills Smiles, our knowledgeable dentists in Woodland Hills might suggest using a whitening solution containing ACP, fluoride and/or potassium nitrate to help patients to stay on track with the whitening process.
If you have areas of your teeth that are more sensitive than others, such as pockets of gum recession, we can block them out with our liquid dam material to protect them. Sensitivity might last up to 24 hours, but over-the-counter pain relievers can alleviate any discomfort. If necessary, we can even prescribe a stronger toothpaste to seal the dental tubules and make the teeth less susceptible to sensitivity.
While many will experience little to no sensitivity, if you’re ultra-sensitive, you may find it difficult to continue to whiten for up to two weeks. For reasons of compliance and sensitivity, a West Hills Smiles dental professional in Woodland Hills is happy to discuss which whitening method will work best for you.
The basic bleaching process works by oxidizing the organic colored material within the tooth, reducing its color intensity. The process doesn’t weaken the structure of teeth, but it can cause some sensitivity. The most commonly used agents in the bleaching process are hydrogen peroxide and carbamide peroxide. A higher concentration of peroxide achieves faster results. You can expect similar final results from products with less concentration if you increase the frequency of application or contact time.
With our renowned dental skills and warm, comforting demeanor, it should come as no surprise that for teeth whitening, our team at West Hills Smiles is trusted first and foremost. Yet, our cosmetic services range much further than whitening. Book an appointment for a teeth whitening treatment in West Hills, CA, near Woodland Hills & Calabasas, CA.
The overall quality of your dental experience is very important to us.
This is THE place to go for your dental needs. You walk in and see their beautiful lobby that has a really big and soothing aquarium. They offer you snacks and drinks and the front desk girls always have a smile on their faces. The rooms are gorgeous! They even have those little cameras that take pictures of your teeth so you can see them (that was helpful because I had a crack on my tooth that I didn’t think it was a big deal until I saw it with the camera, ew!). The doctors are amazing. They didn’t try to sell me any treatment, but told me that their job was to educate me about oral health and my options, so I didn’t feel any pressure to proceed with anything I wasn’t comfortable with. I will come here for the rest of my life!
Just had work done by Dr. Mike Salekian today and was so impressed with how smoothly everything went!!!! I am usually terrified of the dentist (especially the numbing shots) but Dr. Mike was so gentle I honestly didn’t even feel him numbing me. He was very thorough at explaining everything so I felt comfortable the entire time. He is a very compassionate guy and truly cares about his patients. The assistant, Chris, is amazing too!! I highly recommend going to see them for any of your dental needs! You’ll be happy that you did! The front office is very accommodating when it comes to utilizing your insurance and making sure things are good on the financial side.
Recently, I was told I would be seeing a new dentist, Dr. Mike,by the excellent staff at West Hills Smile. After the first visit, I found Dr. Mike incredibly kind and very knowledgeable. We proceed with the treatment plan, and Dr. Mike continuously checked in while he was doing the procedure. Everything went fine, and it felt quick and painless. With the excellent care I received by Dr. Mike and continued support of the already great staff, I recommend this office. In my experience the staff is just as caring and willing to work with you as well. They go above and beyond, and really want to hear from you before a plan is in place, during your visit, and afterward if anything should pop up.