Teeth Whitening

Pushpinder Sethi, DDS -  - Family Dentist

LakeFront Smiles

Pushpinder Sethi, DDS

Family Dentist & Cosmetic Dentist located in Stockton, CA

If whitening toothpaste isn’t doing the trick anymore, and you’ve heard that over-the-counter kits aren’t safe or effective, it might be time to inquire about professional teeth whitening. You don’t have to stress out about how to brighten your smile; Pushpinder Sethi, DDS, and the team at LakeFront Smiles in Stockton, California, can whiten your teeth up to eight shades in just one hour using Zoom® teeth whitening treatments. If you live in or around San Joaquin County and want to learn more about your teeth whitening options, call LakeFront Smiles, or book your next appointment online today.

Teeth Whitening Q & A


Why don’t my teeth look white anymore?

As we age, our teeth begin to look dull, yellowish, or stained. Sometimes the change is so gradual that we don’t even notice it until we compare our smile to a friend’s.


Some things that can dull your smile include:

  • Erosion of your enamel 
  • Eating dark-colored fruits such as berries
  • Drinking dark-colored beverages, such as wine, tea, coffee, and colas
  • Smoking or chewing tobacco
  • Genetics
  • Poor oral hygiene habits
  • Medications such as tetracycline

Taking care of your teeth by brushing and flossing after every meal and visiting LakeFront Smiles twice a year helps keep your teeth healthy and clean. But, chances are, those dazzling smiles you envy had some help with professional tooth whitening.


What is professional teeth whitening?

Professional teeth whitening is a pain-free, in-office procedure that makes your teeth dazzling white in one hour or less. Your LakeFront Smiles dentist starts your teeth-whitening procedure with a thorough professional cleaning. 


Unlike the whitening treatments you buy in stores, professional whitening is:

  • Safe — won’t erode your enamel like store-bought whiteners
  • Fast — just one session dramatically lightens your teeth
  • Comfortable — professional lightening doesn’t irritate your gums
  • Dramatic — you can lighten your teeth by up to eight shades
  • Custom-made — the whitening trays are custom-made to fit your teeth 


With professional teeth whitening at LakeFront Smiles, you can painlessly and dramatically improve the aesthetic of your smile. 


What is Zoom whitening?

Zoom in-office teeth whitening whitens your teeth by up to eight shades in just 45 minutes. Your LakeFront Smiles provider brushes the whitening gel on your teeth and then uses an LED whitening lamp to accelerate results. Once you’ve attained your desired shade, your provider applies another gel to protect your enamel and minimize sensitivity.

At the end of your teeth-whitening session, you can take home custom-made whitening trays based on impressions made of your teeth during your first consultation. That way, you can maintain your bright smile by yourself over time.

Alternatively, you may decide only to use Zoom home whitening kits, which are professional-grade whitening treatments you can apply in the comfort of your own home. 

To use the at-home Zoom whitening system, you simply apply a small amount of the bleaching gel inside your customized whitening tray. Then, you wear the whitening tray for a designated period of time, before brushing your teeth and rinsing out your trays.    

The Zoom at-home teeth whitening system is available in two strengths: DayWhite and NiteWhite, each with a slightly different concentration of bleaching agent. 

If you’re interested in learning more about Zoom in-office or take-home teeth whitening, call LakeFront Smiles or book a consultation online today.