Teeth Whitening Specialist

Daryl Cranon, DDS -  - General Dentist

Daryl Cranon, DDS

General Dentist located in Mid-City, Los Angeles, CA

Everybody dreams of having a smile full of bright, white teeth. With professional teeth whitening treatments offered at Daryl Cranon, DDS General Dentistry, your dreams can come true. From his conveniently located clinic in Mid City, Los Angeles, Dr. Cranon provides safe and effective teeth whitening giving you the smile you’ve always wanted. Brighten your smile today by calling the office or booking a visit online.

Teeth Whitening

Why are my teeth discolored, dull, or yellow?

Your teeth lose their whiteness for a variety of reasons, including:

  • Poor at-home care
  • Eating and drinking too many darkly pigmented foods and beverages
  • Using tobacco products like chewing tobacco or cigarettes
  • Medications like certain antipsychotics and antihistamines
  • Early exposure to certain antibiotics

Your teeth also naturally lose their color as you age. Their inner layer (dentin) gets progressively more yellow over time, while the outer layer (enamel) gets thinner, allowing the discoloration to show through.

Genetics also plays a role in the color of your teeth, since the thickness of your enamel is a genetically inherited trait.

What teeth whitening solutions do you offer?

Daryl Cranon, DDS General Dentistry offers exceptional teeth whitening treatments with two of the best brands available today: Philips Zoom!® and Opalescence® Tooth Whitening Systems. 

Dr. Cranon’s whitening treatments can be divided into two general categories:

In-office teeth whitening

In-office procedures whiten your teeth under Dr. Cranon’s direct supervision. First, he uses special tools and protective coatings to cover up and protect your gums, lips, and cheeks. Then he applies a professional-strength whitening gel to your teeth and shines a special light on the gel to help the solution deeply penetrate your enamel and break up tough stains. In-office whitening can brighten your smile by up to eight shades in a single, hour-long visit.

Take-home whitening 

Take-home whitening allows you to whiten your teeth from the comfort of your home and the convenience of your own schedule. Dr. Cranon takes an impression of your mouth used to make custom whitening trays that fit snugly around your teeth. You fill your trays with a professional-grade bleaching solution and wear them for a prescribed amount of time each day, giving you a noticeably whiter smile within a matter of weeks.

Can’t I just use a store-bought whitening kit?

You should never use over-the-counter products to whiten your teeth. The strips and trays in over-the-counter whitening kits aren’t designed for your unique smile, so the bleaching solution frequently leaks out and irritates your gums. 

And when the whitening solution does manage to stay in contact with your teeth, it’s not nearly as strong as what you get with Dr. Cranon, so your results won’t be as dramatic.

For a truly whiter smile with a safe and effective treatment, you need a professional. Schedule your teeth whitening appointment with Daryl Cranon, DDS General Dentistry today by calling the office or booking a visit online.