A picture is worth a thousand words, and if your teeth are looking dull or discolored on your next holiday card, your loved ones will have plenty to say about it. Living in tinsel town has tons of pros when it comes to maintaining your image. If you’re looking like a country bumpkin, that’s more of a Halloween costume than a fashion statement; don’t miss out on Los Angeles’ guide to obtaining and maintaining pearly whites.
1080 Wilshire Blvd.
Los Angeles, CA 90017
Coffee, tea, red wine and smoking are some of the culprits responsible for your not-so-shiny chompers. Esthetic Dentistry, known for its in-office/at-home whitening treatment combo, is one of the city’s premier experts in amping up your smile’s wattage. Don’t worry, you won’t have to give up your teeth-staining vices, Esthetic Dentistry’s treatments last up to 12 months, with most patients returning for follow-up treatments within that time period. Your first visit will determine whether you are a candidate for whitening, as some teeth may be too sensitive for the procedure. During the in-office treatment, Esthetic Dentistry ensures your comfort and will you give the option of watching a movie or listening to relaxing music.
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Westwood Dental Care
10921 Wilshire Blvd., Suite 601
Los Angeles CA 90024
If looking like one of the Beverly hillbillies isn’t your idea of sexy, stop by Westwood Dental Care for a consultation. Experts in restoring your teeth’s natural color (or even going a few shades whiter if your original shade leaves much to be desired), Westwood Dental Care offers ZOOM!. ZOOM!, an in-office whitening treatment. The dentists apply a safe whitening gel to your teeth and then use a low-intensity light, to activate the gel. After about an hour, the gel/light procedure will transform yellow or stained teeth into a bright, white smile.
Hollywood Dental Care
6464 Sunset Blvd., Suite 1080
Hollywood, CA 90028
If you have stained or aging teeth, meet Hollywood Dental Care’s Dr. Fariba Kalantari. Kalantari’s state-of-the-art whitening facility will brighten your smile and your day. Offering both in-office and at-home treatments, Hollywood Dental Care’s whitening procedure results can be detected almost immediately, and you won’t be able to hide your enthusiasm as you will leave her office with a perma-grin. During your first visit, Kalantari will custom fit a tray containing whitening gel and perform the hour-long treatment. She will then send you home with a maintenance plan that will allow you to be the judge of how white you want your teeth.=
Kevin B. Sands, DDS
414 N. Camden Drive, Suite 940
Beverly Hills, CA 90210<
For celebrity clients including Kanye West, Cee Lo Green, Kim Kardashian and George Lopez, bright whites need to be maintained, especially while in the spot light. Their go-to dentist is Kevin B. Sands, DDS. Offering a super-fast, easy whitening treatment using the Zoom! teeth whitening gel, Sands’ patients can expect long-lasting white smiles as well as discoloration-resistant teeth. Of course, the teeth whitening world is not perfect, and Sands does recommend follow up programs to ensure color consistency.
Smile in Style Dental Group of Calabasas
24011 Ventura Blvd., Suite 100
Calabasas, CA 91302
Experts in at-home whitening treatments, Smile in Style Dental Group of Calabasas, offers its clients a tray whitening system that is gradual, less expensive than other whitening procedures and takes place at home while you’re in PJs trolling Facebook. The first step in the treatment is an office visit to take an impression of your teeth so whitening trays can be made and fit properly. Once trays are ready, patients will receive a whitening kit with detailed instructions, which include wearing the whitening gel trays 30-60 minutes, twice a day. Once your smile is at the peak of radiance you desire, Smile in Style suggests keeping tabs on any dulling, which can be remedied immediately with a simple maintenance program.
Jennifer Geisman is a freelance writer and faithful beauty junkie living in Los Angeles. Her work can be found at Examiner.com.