Teeth Whitening Specialist

Pierce Robotics

Sean S Pierce, DDS

Cosmetic, Implant, and General Dentistry located in Beverly Hills, CA

If your smile isn’t as bright as it used to be, consider teeth whitening. At Pierce Robotics in Beverly Hills, California, Sean Pierce, DDS, offers TheraSmile® Whitening by Mavrik. The automated technology invented by dentists, can provide you with the smile you’ve always dreamed of. To make an appointment at the Los Angeles area practice, call the office or click the online booking tool today.

Teeth Whitening Q&A

What causes teeth to change color?

Teeth change color due to the aging process. As you get older, your enamel breaks down and wears away, making the yellow dentin beneath increasingly visible. 

Other factors that may cause your teeth to change color include:

  • Poor oral hygiene
  • Oral trauma
  • Taking medication with tetracycline
  • Drinking beverages with tannins like coffee, tea, or cola
  • Using tobacco

You’re also more likely to develop yellow or discolored teeth if you consume foods that stain, including berries or tomato-based dishes like pasta sauces and curries.

What is teeth whitening?

Teeth whitening is a cosmetic dentistry technique that eliminates stains, brightening your teeth. There are a variety of whitening systems on the market, but Dr. Pierce uses TheraSmile® Whitening by Mavrik. 

TheraSmile is an automated teeth whitening system unlike anything else on the market. It uses ioWave™ technology to enable the high-volume distribution of Mavrik’s proprietary hydrogen peroxide-based teeth whitening gel. A single in-office appointment can make your teeth between 8-10* shades lighter.

What does teeth whitening involve?

Teeth whitening is a quick, outpatient procedure that takes about an hour. At the beginning of your appointment, Dr. Pierce conducts an oral exam and asks about your goals for treatment.  After gathering that information, he inserts the TheraSmile Whitening mouthpiece into your mouth.  

The mouthpiece creates a vacuum seal that prevents the whitening gel from coming into contact with your gums, tongue, or lips. During treatment, the TheraSmile device pumps hydrogen peroxide gel into the mouthpiece. The unique design of the mouthpiece isolates your teeth, ensuring they’re completely enveloped in the solution.

Every few minutes, the machine pumps new whitening gel into the mouthpiece. The cycle of fresh solution ensures stunning outcomes and limits wear-and-tear damage to your tooth enamel. 

Is teeth whitening permanent?

The results of teeth whitening aren’t permanent, but with good oral hygiene, they often last six months or longer. To extend your results, Dr. Pierce recommends brushing and flossing daily and visiting the office every six months for an oral exam and professional teeth cleaning.

To see if Mavrik teeth whitening is right for you, make an appointment at Pierce Robotics by calling the office or clicking the online booking tool today.

*Individual results may vary.