Restoring or inspiring newfound confidence with professional teeth whitening that really works!

Serene Dentistry Ventura takes a whole-body approach to all preventative, general, restorative, and cosmetic dental procedures available to our patients in Ventura, Ojai, Oxnard, Oak View, Camarillo and surrounding areas of Southern California. Led by Dr. Klara Efner, we account for the many connections between dental services of all kinds and individuals’ systemic health and overall well-being. Even services as seemingly straightforward as teeth whitening can have a tremendous, transformative impact on our patients’ lives.

Teeth whitening with the professionals

Many patients have noticed that their teeth are duller or more yellow than they used to be. This can detract from their overall facial appearance. They may no longer feel as confident and tend to hide their stained or yellowed teeth. Darker or stained teeth develop due to the cumulative effects of habits such as smoking, drinking coffee, tea or wine. Certain spices can also stain teeth. Additionally, as we age, the white enamel that covers and protects our teeth can thin. When this occurs, the dentin layer underneath our enamel is exposed. Unfortunately, dentin is both softer than enamel and yellow in color.

Many readers may have tried a variety of over-the-counter products marketed for “teeth whitening.” However, you may have become exasperated by the lack of results or even by extreme sensitivity and irritation. The problem with over-the-counter products is at least two-fold. First, OTC systems are not formulated with ingredients clinically proven to be safe and to be effective in removing extrinsic stains. Secondly, these systems are not designed nor monitored by professionals, dentists like our very own Dr. Efner. Since these products are not matched to your unique needs and personal characteristics, they have risks (including the potential for gingival or dental damage).

Dr. Efner’s professional whitening services are tailored, low-risk, comfortable, convenient, fast, and get real, noticeable desirable results. Generally, dental professionals can offer their patients in-office whitening or at- home professional whitening. The former method involves applying a peroxide-based whitening agent directly to the teeth during an office visit. The gel is concentrated for maximum effectiveness. Patients can lighten their smile by several shades in just one appointment.

Individuals who prefer more gradual results and have a history of tooth sensitivity may benefit from whitening at home. Dr. Efner provides patients with whitening trays designed to fit their mouths accurately. When worn as directed, you can lighten your teeth in a matter of days or up to a couple weeks for patients with  more advanced needs. Once you have achieved the desired results, simply stop wearing the trays. You can retain your stunning results with good home care and visits to our office in Ventura, California, for professional cleanings that remove surface stains. Further, we can supply you with additional whitening gels for ongoing touch-ups, using your existing trays.

Call Serene Dentistry Ventura at (805) 653-1599 with questions or to book an appointment. You can also reach us at this website’s “schedule an appointment” button.

Many Happy Faces

At a young age our teeth are healthy white. But overtime the enamel coating the tooth is so slowly worn down. Causing our teeth to become stained and yellow, which is why teeth whitening is become increasingly popular today. There are a few methods for whitening. They include at home and in office. With in office treatments, you will see faster results, receive the safest treatment for bleaching the teeth, and yield the whitest smile. So, don’t settle for teeth that have become stained from years of coffee drinking, tobacco use, or just aging. Ask your dentist about whitening options that may be right you.