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Teeth Whitening Specialist

Sendero Dental Studio

General Dentistry & Cosmetic Dentist located in Rancho Mission Viejo, Ladera Ranch, CA

If you want to quickly and easily improve the appearance of your smile, then teeth whitening is for you. Jeffrey Barrera, DDS, is a highly skilled cosmetic dentist providing professional teeth whitening treatments at Sendero Dental Studio in Rancho Mission Viejo, California. To book your teeth whitening, call the office or schedule a visit with the easy-to-use online tool.

Teeth Whitening Q & A

Why aren’t my teeth whiter?

Maintaining a spotless and radiant smile is no easy task. There are many reasons your teeth might not be as white as you’d like, such as:

  • Poor oral hygiene
  • Drinking darkly pigmented beverages, like coffee, tea, and red wine
  • Eating staining foods, like berries and tomato sauces
  • Smoking cigarettes or chewing tobacco
  • Taking certain medications


Your teeth might also lose their shine as a result of the natural aging process. As you get older, the inner layer of your teeth (dentin) turns more yellow. Meanwhile, the hard, outer layer of your teeth (enamel) can start to wear thin exposing more of the yellowing dentin within. This leaves your smile discolored and dull.

How do you whiten my teeth?

Thanks to modern cosmetic dentistry, an off-white smile doesn’t have to stay that way. Dr. Barrera offers high-quality treatments to make your smile sparkle, including:

In-office teeth whitening

In-office whitening is an excellent solution if you want a quick and effective whitening treatment. With in-office whitening, Dr. Barrera can make your smile up to eight shades whiter in a single office visit in less than an hour.

He uses special tools and gels to protect your gums and lips, then carefully applies a bleaching solution to the surfaces of your teeth. In some cases, he might also shine a special light on your teeth that helps the whitening solution penetrate deeply into your enamel to break up tougher stains.

At-home teeth whitening

If you want to whiten your teeth gradually and from the comfort of your own home, then at-home whitening is for you. Dr. Barrera uses an impression of your smile to create custom-fitted whitening trays and gives you a professional-strength whitening solution to take home.

You fill your trays with the whitening gel, then wear them for a certain amount of time every day. Within weeks, you’ll notice a whiter and brighter smile.

Why should I have a professional whiten my teeth?

There are a variety of over-the-counter teeth whitening kits at your local pharmacy, but it’s always a better idea to have a professional administer your treatment. An expert like Dr. Barrera whitens your teeth safely and without harming your gums or impairing your oral health.

Professional whitening treatments are also much more effective. The bleaching solution in store-bought kits isn’t nearly as strong as the professional products, meaning your smile won’t turn out as white and radiant.

For truly effective teeth whitening treatments, schedule a visit by phone or via the web.