Pediatric Teeth Whitening
in Poway, CA
Give Your Child the Confidence of a Bright, White Smile
Have you or your child noticed that their newly erupted permanent teeth seem, well, a little yellow—especially in comparison to their bright-white baby teeth? This is totally normal and shouldn’t be cause for concern. Kids naturally have hollower teeth, which causes a yellowish appearance. As they grow, the tooth will strengthen and the enamel naturally whitens.
Other times, food and drink stains are the cause for discoloration, but there’s an easy fix. Dr. Ellen offers safe, effective whitening treatments that will restore teeth to their natural color.
Benefits of At-Home Teeth Whitening
Results That Will Have You Smiling
Is It Safe to Whiten
My Child’s Teeth?
Remarkably Effective, Gentle Treatment You Can Trust
To reduce the yellow appearance of new permanent teeth, sometimes parents seek out whitening treatments for younger children. The Academy of General Dentistry does not recommend treating children under the age of 14, or until their tooth pulp has fully formed. Depending on the development of your child’s teeth, they may be better off waiting until at least 17 years of age. We suggest meeting with Dr. Ellen to determine if your teenager is ready for whitening treatment.
For kids who have more developed teeth, whitening is totally safe. Our take-home trays include potassium nitrate and fluoride (PF) gel. If used as properly, PF gel is totally safe and effective. Dr. Ellen will ensure that you understand the instructions for proper use before you leave our office. Rest assured that our at-home whitening kits are a reliable way to get a natural-looking, whiter smile—that won’t harm enamel.
"Dr. Im and her staff are excellent. They are all so friendly and really know how to make my children and me comfortable throughout the entire visit!"
"The office staff is super nice and willing to work with you on appt scheduling, payments, anything! I had a ton of questions and they were all answered promptly and politely."
"They take extra care with the kids and are very patient with them. Not a tear shed during the experience. I highly recommend them!"
"My daughter was anxious about going to the dentist for the first time, but Dr. Im made her feel very comfortable by making her smile and laugh."
"Still absolutely love this dentist. Each chair has a TV screen or an iPad with Netflix and my daughter never wants to leave! We were expected to have a 4-6 month orthodontia treatment and 5 months later she's done!"
"Dr. Im and her staff are awesome. My children feel very comfortable here. My daughters always look forward to retrieving their prize at the end of their check up. I wouldn't take my kids anywhere else."
"Dr. Ellen is excellent! Definitely, hands down the best pediatric office! My Son had to get some treatment done and without a doubt Dr. Ellen was extremely caring and fun!"
"Dr. Ellen Im is a dentist that is extremely careful and caring to her patients. I highly suggest you go here because it is a great dentistry and the prices are pretty cheap considering this dentistry is amazing."
"Dr. Ellen Im is the most caring dentist I have ever met. My daughter loves coming to see her and we would never think to go anywhere else. She is amazing with the kids and takes her time. Her staff is wonderful and friendly."
"Dr. Ellen is amazing! My boys all loved her and felt comfortable around her. Which is a very big deal. I recommend anybody who wants to take their children to a dentist who will actually care about your child, to see them."