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Teeth Whitening

Eventually, you might notice that your smile is no longer as white and bright as you’d like. When this happens, you may be tempted to try a DIY teeth whitening solution at home. At Loftin Dental, we encourage our patients in Concord and Walnut Communities to seek the services of a professional. Many people believe that a brighter smile makes people more attractive, and this belief prompts them to look for whitening and brightening services to restore dull, yellow or stained teeth.

Very professional and friendly service. - Karen C.

Reasons to Work With a Teeth Whitening Dentist

There are several good reasons to work with a teeth whitening dentist rather than attempting something on your own:​

  • Stronger methods can be used without fear that the enamel or gums will be damaged
  • Overall oral health is protected
  • Professional advice concerning appropriate dental health is available
  • Patients can avoid the painful results of too much bleaching or irritated gums 
  • Results often last longer than those achieved through DIY treatments 

We work with families and individuals throughout the Walnut Creek, Concord and Clayton communities to offer safe and effective alternatives to those processes you might try at home. Patients may have tried a variety of products and processes in the past, but working with a professional is the best way to be sure that the enamel of the tooth is not damaged. We also have patients that come from Benicia, Antioch and even Reno! Call us with any questions!

 
Absolutely!
 
This is a two-step process. Your first visit will be about 30 minutes long as we get impressions taken for your custom trays, top and bottom. Your second visit will be about a week later, and we’ll show you how best to apply the whitening gel as well as go over any questions you may have. We also will share with you our tips sheet so you have the best whitening results.

 

Come in to Loftin Dental for your custom teeth whitening trays! If you’ve already been through that step with us, maybe you just need a touch up. We offer whitening gel tubes in two sizes.
 
Be sure to stay away from colored foods and drinks while you’re whitening and for about three days after you’ve achieved your desired white. Things like red wine, coffee, teas, red pasta sauce, curry, pesto and berries will begin the yellowing process on your teeth.

 

Patients throughout Walnut Creek and Clayton may have tried a variety of products and processes in the past, but working with a professional is the best way to be sure that the enamel of the tooth is not damaged. We invite you to give us a call when you want to improve your smile. Dr. Loftin and our team at Loftin Dental are ready to work with you to help you feel comfortable with your oral health care.

If this happens, you most likely used too much whitening gel in your trays and it crept up to your gums. Next time, use a little less. When you put your tray on and you see excess squirt out of the trays, wipe it off. The white gums are not permanent and will go away over the next few days. You may feel a burning sensation in the gums as well.

 

Ready to schedule an appointment?

Our friendly admin team is available during business hours to schedule your appointment. If you call after hours, just leave a message and we’ll return your call the next business day!

Call us at 925-672-7997

New Patient Forms

For your convenience, we have provided our new patient forms here on this page for you to fill out prior to your arrival.  We’ve also provided our privacy practices for your review.  We’re happy to mail or email either if that’s your preference. Just let us know!

For Your Review:
Office Policy
Health History

For Your Review:
HIPPA Form

We Accept All Patients

We do accept most PPO dental plans, and are considered in network for Delta Dental and Cigna.  If you don’t currently have insurance coverage, we offer a few options:

  • If you are 62 years or older, we offer a 10 percent courtesy off all our treatments.
  • If you are new to us and don’t have insurance, we have a new patient special for $99. This includes your comprehensive exam, all necessary x-rays and your first teeth cleaning.
  • We have our own in-house dental plan, The Club, for adults and children. For $379 per adult, $259 per child 14 and younger, you will receive your two regular cleanings, exams, X-rays and screening (a $500 value itself), a courtesy 20% off any treatment and a courtesy 10% off Invisalign.

We do not accept MediCal, Medicare or HMO plans.