Teeth Whitening Specialist

Dreamtime Dentistry Dental Group

Family Dentistry & Cosmetic & Sedation Dentists located in Carlsbad Village, Carlsbad, CA

The color of your teeth has a profound impact on the appearance of your smile, making teeth whitening an excellent solution for improving your look. Ryan Watkins, DDS, and his team of cosmetic dentistry experts offer professional teeth whitening at Dreamtime Dentistry Dental Group in Carlsbad Village, California. Call the office or book a visit online to brighten your smile today.

Teeth Whitening Q & A

What is teeth whitening?

Teeth whitening is a cosmetic dentistry treatment that improves the color of your teeth. People love teeth whitening procedures because they’re a quick and easy way to significantly improve the appearance of your smile.

Why do my teeth need whitening?

There are many reasons your teeth might have lost their color. The most common reasons are poor oral hygiene and consuming too many staining substances. Some foods, beverages, and consumables that are notorious for causing stains include:

  • Coffee
  • Soda
  • Red wine
  • Tea
  • Cigarettes
  • Chewing tobacco
  • Berries
  • Tomato-based sauces


There are also certain medications that can affect the color of your teeth. Certain antibiotics, for example, can stain your teeth if you’re exposed to them before the age of eight.

The color of your teeth can also change naturally over time. As you age, the hard outer layer (enamel) gradually wears down, which exposes more of the inner layer (dentin). Your dentin turns slightly yellow over time, and since the thinning enamel allows more of the dentin’s color to show through, you’re left with an off-white smile.

How do you whiten my teeth?

Dreamtime Dentistry Dental Group uses the Opalescence™ tooth whitening systems for its treatments, which include:

In-office whitening

In-office or chairside whitening is the quickest way to brighten your smile. Your dentist applies a protective barrier to your gums and uses special tools to pull back your lips and cheeks, then applies a special whitening solution to the surfaces of your teeth.

The whitening solution goes to work while you wait in the chair, giving you a noticeably brighter smile in less than an hour. And because there’s no downtime or recovery period with teeth whitening, you can schedule your treatment for your lunch hour and go right back to work after.

Take-home whitening

If you want to whiten your teeth from the comfort of your home, Dreamtime Dentistry Dental Group can set you up with custom-fitted at-home whitening trays. These trays are designed from an impression of your mouth, so they fit snugly over your teeth.

You fill the trays with a whitening solution, then wear them for a certain amount of time every day. Within a matter of weeks, you’ll have a noticeably brighter and more radiant smile.

Schedule your teeth whitening with Dreamtime Dentistry Dental Group today by calling the office or booking an appointment online.