Professional Teeth Whitening in Fresno, CA

The Safest Way To A Stunningly White Smile!

Teeth whitening in Fresno CA

Teeth whitening is the most sought-after cosmetic dentistry procedure, and it’s easy to see why. Having a sparkling white smile can help you look and feel more attractive, sociable, and professional. While store-bought teeth whitening products are often affordable and readily available, they aren’t tailored to a patient’s unique smile, making them an often ineffective, if not unsafe form of whitening.

Fortunately, at Fresno Dental Care, led by Fresno cosmetic dentist, Dr. Kurt Whitlow, we offer professional teeth whitening methods to give you the sparkling white smile you’ve always wanted. Learn more by dialing (559) 441-7700.

What is Professional Teeth Whitening?

Professional teeth whitening, also known as tooth bleaching, refers to cosmetic treatments that can diminish stains and discoloration on the teeth. These treatments are performed under the guidance of skilled dental professionals. This helps ensure a safe, effective, and tailored approach to achieve a luminous smile.

Benefits of Professional Teeth Whitening

Some of the many benefits of professional whitening treatments include:

  • Customized Treatment Plans: Professional whitening offers personalized treatment plans tailored to your unique dental needs and preferences. Cosmetic dentists, such as those at Whitlow Dental Care, conduct thorough assessments to create a whitening strategy that achieves optimal results for your specific case.
  • Optimal Whitening Agents: Unlike over-the-counter products, professional whitening employs potent and effective whitening agents. The use of professional-grade hydrogen peroxide or carbamide peroxide ensures more efficient removal of stubborn stains, providing a brighter and more even smile.
  • Supervised and Safe Application: With professional tooth whitening, every step of the process is supervised or guided by experienced dentists. This oversight minimizes the risk of sensitivity or damage to the gums and soft tissues, ensuring a safe and comfortable whitening experience.
  • Longer-Lasting Effects: Professional tooth whitening typically provides longer-lasting results compared to over-the-counter alternatives. The comprehensive approach, including customized trays for at-home maintenance, helps prolong the whitening effects, allowing you to enjoy your enhanced smile for an extended period.
  • Enhanced Confidence and Self-Esteem: A brighter smile often translates to increased confidence and self-esteem. Professional whitening not only improves the aesthetics of your teeth but also contributes to a positive impact on your overall self-image, leaving you more self-assured in personal and professional interactions.

Who Qualifies For Professional In-Office & At-Home Teeth Whitening?

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You may qualify for a professional in-office or at-home tooth whitening treatment if any of the following apply to you:

  • You Are In Good Oral Health: Professional tooth whitening is most effective when your teeth and gums are healthy. If you have cavities, gum disease, or other oral health issues, these should be addressed before undergoing teeth whitening.
  • You Have Healthy Teeth And Gums: Teeth whitening is most effective when your teeth and gums are healthy. If you have cavities, gum disease, or other oral health issues, these should be addressed before undergoing teeth whitening.
  • You Have Realistic Expectations: Professional tooth whitening can provide significant improvements in tooth color, but it’s essential to have realistic expectations about the results.
  • You are Not Pregnant or Breastfeeding: It is generally recommended to avoid teeth whitening treatments during pregnancy and breastfeeding due to the potential risks associated with the whitening agents.
  • You Do Not Have Allergies to Whitening Agents: If you have allergies to peroxide or other whitening agents, you may not be a suitable candidate for professional whitening.

The Professional In-Office Teeth Whitening Process


Before undergoing in-office teeth whitening, you’ll have a consultation with one of our Fresno cosmetic dentists. A comprehensive assessment of your dental health and a discussion of your expectations will help ensure your suitability for professional whitening. From there, dialogue about various whitening options and the development of a customized treatment plan.

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Before in-office whitening, we’ll protect your gums and lips with a specialized barrier such as rubber guards or vitamin E oil. These measures help prevent sensitivity and ensure that the paste stays in place so it whitens your teeth properly.


We’ll whiten your teeth by applying a powerful whitening gel. Activation of the gel using a special light or laser for enhanced results helps produce even and consistent whitening. We will remove and reapply the whitening gel in 30 to 60-minute intervals until we achieve your desired shade of whiter smile. By the end of your in-office whitening session, your teeth will be three to eight shades whiter.

The At-Home Professional Teeth Whitening Process


As with in-office whitening, the process of at-home whitening begins with an initial assessment, discussion of the at-home whitening process, and exploration of your individual preferences. Your consultation is a good time to ask any questions or voice any concerns you may have.


If you’ve been approved for at-home whitening, we’ll take impressions of your teeth to create your trays. Using precise impressions of your teeth helps ensure a snug fit for optimal whitening.


You’ll apply the prescribed whitening gel into the custom trays, following your Fresno cosmetic dentist’s instructions on usage frequency and duration. Remove the trays after the right amount of time has passed and rinse your teeth to reveal your new smile.

Professional Teeth Whitening Aftercare

Professional whitening aftercare is essential for maintaining the results of your treatment and ensuring your teeth remain bright and stain-free. Here is a detailed list of aftercare tips to follow:

  • Avoid Staining Foods and Beverages: Refrain from consuming foods and drinks that can stain your teeth, such as coffee, tea, red wine, fruit juices, and colored fruits.
  • Avoid Acidic Foods and Beverages: In the 48 hours after your treatment, avoid acidic foods and drinks like soda, pickles, citrus fruits, and lemonade, as they can weaken your teeth's enamel and increase tooth sensitivity.
  • Do Not Smoke: Smoking can discolor your teeth and negatively impact your oral health. Avoid smoking for at least 48 hours after your treatment.
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  • Rinse Your Mouth: After eating or drinking, rinse your mouth with water to help remove any residue that could stain your teeth.
  • Drink With a Straw: When consuming colored beverages, use a straw to minimize contact with your teeth.
  • Maintain Good Oral Hygiene: Brush and floss your teeth daily, and clean your tongue. Consider using an anti-sensitivity toothpaste if you experience sensitivity.
  • Touch-Up Treatments: To retain your whitening results, you may need touch-up treatments every six to twelve months. You can use take-home trays and whitening gel provided by your Fresno cosmetic dentist for these touch-ups.
  • Regular Dental Check-Ups: Schedule routine visits to your dentist to maintain your oral health and teeth whitening results. You may need a professional whitening session every one to two years to keep your smile bright.

Frequently Asked Questions

Is professional teeth whitening safe?

Yes, professional teeth whitening is a safe procedure. Professional whitening is tailored to your smile and overseen or guided by a professional dentist, which minimizes the risk of sensitivity or adverse effects.

Can pregnant individuals undergo teeth whitening?

It’s generally advised for pregnant individuals to avoid teeth whitening procedures due to potential risks associated with the active ingredients, such as hydrogen peroxide. Limited research exists on the safety of these chemicals during pregnancy.

The concern is centered around the possibility of exposing the developing fetus to these substances. To prioritize maternal and fetal well-being, consult with healthcare providers and dentists and postpone elective dental procedures until after pregnancy.

How long do the results of professional teeth whitening last?

The duration of professional whitening results varies. Typically, the effects can last several months to a year with proper maintenance. However, lifestyle factors such as dietary choices and smoking can impact the duration of the whitening effect and the results. Consistent oral hygiene practices and regular cleanings will help preserve your results.

Can teeth with restorations be whitened?

Teeth whitening primarily affects natural teeth, and the color of restorations such as crowns or fillings may not change. Consultation with your dentist can provide further guidance on enhancing the overall aesthetics of your smile.

Let Us Safely & Effectively Whiten Your Smile, Call Today!

Embark on a journey to unveil your radiant smile with professional tooth whitening at Whitlow Dental Care. Experience the transformative benefits and meticulous care that come with personalized teeth whitening solutions.

To schedule your whitening appointment, contact Whitlow Dental Care at (559) 441-7700 and take the first step towards a brighter, more vibrant you. We’re here to serve new and returning patients from Fresno and surrounding areas such as Kingsburg, Madera, and Muscatel, CA.


Phone: (559) 441-7700

Email: [email protected]


1326 Van Ness Ave, Fresno, CA 93721

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  • Monday: 7:30 am - 3:45 pm
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  • Tuesday: 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
  • Tuesday: 8:15 am - 4:30 pm
  • Wednesday: 8:15 am - 4:30 pm
  • Wednesday: 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
  • Thursday: 7:30 am - 3:45 pm
  • Thursday: 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
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