How Can I Get My Teeth Whiter?

Your smile is one of the first things people notice about you, and research confirms that bright, white teeth make you more attractive to others. 

Yellow, stained, or dull teeth can damage your self-confidence and affect the way you see yourself and how you socialize. You may find yourself hesitant to smile, or going to lengths to avoid showing your teeth. Fortunately, if you have less-than-white teeth, you can do something about it. 

Here at West End Dental, Lauren Izadi, DDS, and Edward Kim, DDS, can help you feel good about your teeth and help you take care of your oral health. Providing top-quality cosmetic and general dentistry, the team provides a full range of services to keep your smile in tip-top shape. 

If you’re interested in teeth whitening, learn how our team can restore your pearly whites so you have a smile you can be proud of.

What causes stained or discolored teeth?

Tooth discoloration has many causes. Beverages like coffee, tea, and wine can stain teeth, while smoking or using tobacco can also cause tooth discoloration. Additionally, anything that contributes to a highly acidic environment in the mouth can lead to staining. 

Discoloration also occurs when the outer enamel of your teeth becomes thinner and the yellow dentin inside shows through. Grinding your teeth, for example, can wear away tooth enamel. 

Our team can brighten your teeth and teach you how to best maintain your results. 

In-office teeth whitening

West End Dental providers offer in-office teeth whitening with Philips Zoom! And Opalescence. Both treatments can significantly whiten teeth. We’ll recommend the best option for you after a comprehensive exam and discussion of your goals and expectations. 

Philips Zoom!

Professional teeth whitening with Philips Zoom! is one of the fastest ways to brighten your smile. This in-office treatment instantly whitens teeth for immediate results. The Zoom Chairside Light-Activated Gel accelerates the whitening process and delivers noticeable results that you will love. 

In just 45 minutes, you can enjoy teeth up to eight shades whiter thanks to the Whitening LED Accelerator.

The light-activated gel and LED light break up dental stains to reveal whiter teeth. Over the course of one hour, we administer three 15-minute applications, leaving you with a brighter smile. 


Opalescence™ Boost™ is a powerful in-office whitening system that safely brightens your teeth. Opalescence uses chemically activated gels that include fluoride and potassium to not only whiten your teeth, but also help reduce cavities and minimize sensitivity. The chemically activated formula produces dramatic results in less than an hour.

Both Philips Zoom! and Opalescence quickly and effectively whiten teeth. We can help you decide which option is right for you.

At-home whitening

While professional in-office teeth whitening provides the fastest results, at-home whitening trays are also an option. Opalescence Go™ is an at-home teeth whitening system that consists of prefilled whitening trays that combine professional-strength teeth whitening with the convenience of at-home use.

The Philips Zoom! take-home whitening kit is a safe and convenient way to noticeably brighten your smile in one to two weeks.

A whiter, brighter smile is within reach! To get started, call or book online to schedule a consultation with one of our West End Dental dentists today.

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