One of the most common cosmetic dentistry procedures is teeth whitening. There is good reason for this. Professional bleaching treatments provide safe and effective results which can create  youthfulness and brightening to a dull smile. Research shows that people who have bright and attractive smiles are more confident, happier, have better career success, longer-lasting relationships, and even tend to attain a higher level of fitness. Smiles release mood-lifting endorphins into your body, making you feel happier. The Temecula dentists from The Oasis Family Dental Group would like to challenge you to a fun quiz on teeth whitening.


Q1. True or false – Store-bought whitening sets are the only option to conveniently whitening at home.

Q2. True or false –  Bleaching systems such as Zoom! which are activated by laser light provide much better results than any at-home whitening options.

Q3. True or false – Tooth sensitivity is a common side effect of teeth whitening treatments.


A1. FALSE – While grocery stores, drug stores, conventions, and swap meets all tend to sell various whitening kits boasting professional-strength bleaching gel. However, turning to a dentist for a whitening kit will give you much stronger results. For at-home whitening, we can provide you with custom-fit bleaching trays which will ensure that the dental-grade bleaching gel reaches all of the parts of your teeth much more efficiently. People sometimes report gum irritation due to the poor fitting “one-size-fits-all” plastic trays which come from store bought teeth whitening kits. Our easy-to-use professional at-home whitening system provides the opportunity to get results on your own time.

A2. FALSE – Light-activated bleaching systems can provide dramatic results at a rapid rate. However, at-home teeth whitening kits can get the same results in about two weeks of daily treatment. We can consult with you to discuss your ultimate whitening goals. This will help determine which whitening method is the best for you, personally.

A3. FALSE – Some slight sensitivity is possible initially, however patients rarely report extreme tooth sensitivity as a result of at-home teeth whitening. A minor aversion to extreme temperatures can be avoided or alleviated, usually, by simply reducing the time that you are exposed to bleaching gel.

Teeth Whitening in Temecula

Looking to improve your smile from the privacy of your home? Your Temecula dentists are happy to provide comprehensive dental care for our patients of all ages. Contact our 92591 dental office by calling (951) 695-2290 to schedule an appointment today. We welcome patients from Temecula and all surrounding communities.