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Teeth Whitening

Leeward Pediatric Dentistry

Pediatric Dentists located in Waipahu, HI

Teeth whitening is one of the easiest ways to improve the appearance of your child’s smile. The team of friendly professionals at Leeward Pediatric Dentistry offers safe and effective teeth whitening treatments that can give your child a more beautiful smile without causing any harm to their oral health. To get started, schedule a visit to their state-of-the-art clinic in Waipahu, Hawaii, today by calling the office or booking an appointment online.

Teeth Whitening Q & A

Why are my child’s teeth not whiter?

In most cases, the color of your child’s teeth has to do with their dental hygiene, but more to do with the types of foods and beverages they consume.

Certain foods and beverages have dark pigments that can leave staining deposits on your child’s teeth, while sugary foods and beverages can wear down their enamel, which affects the color of their teeth. If your child is eating and drinking a lot of enamel-staining and weakening products and not brushing and flossing thoroughly, that only magnifies the effects.

Medications can also affect the color of your child’s teeth, like certain antihistamines and antipsychotics. Tetracycline antibiotics are also famously known for causing teeth stains if your child is exposed to them before they’re 8 years old. 

Why should my child whiten their teeth?

A bright and radiant smile full of pearly whites simply looks better, and a better-looking smile gives people more confidence and self-esteem.

If your child’s teeth are particularly discolored, you might notice that they hesitate to fully laugh or smile when they’re around their friends, for fear of being bullied. Whitening their teeth makes their smile a source of pride and joy, rather than one of embarrassment. 

How do you whiten my child’s teeth?

Leeward Pediatric Dentistry starts your child’s teeth whitening with Opalescence™ Boost™ in-office whitening.

When your child whitens their teeth with in-office whitening, their dentist uses special tools to keep their cheeks, lips, and gums protected, then carefully paints a special professional whitening gel on the surfaces of their teeth.

That whitening gel penetrates their enamel and breaks up the staining pigments to reveal natural whiteness beneath. The whole process takes less than an hour and gives your child an immediately brighter smile.

The team then provides your child with to-go whitening trays to maintain their results at home. The whitening trays are designed from an impression of your child’s mouth, so they fit firmly and snugly over their teeth.

You fill the trays with a special whitening gel that your dentist gives you, then have your child wear their trays for a prescribed amount of time for a beautiful and long-lasting white smile.

Schedule your child’s professional teeth whitening with Leeward Pediatric Dentistry today by calling the office or booking an appointment online.