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Teeth Whitening

Have you tried whitening toothpaste, whitening strips, and other over-the-counter products that failed to give you whiter teeth?

Over-the-counter whitening products can be less reliable than professional teeth whitening that makes your smile shades lighter. 

At Redlands Family Dentistry, we offer in-office and at-home whitening treatments to help Redlands, CA, patients brighten their smiles. 

Benefits of Professional Teeth Whitening VS. Over-The-Counter Products

Knowing what whitening product to choose from can be difficult nowadays. Many products aim to give you a brighter smile but few live up to their claims. On the other hand, professional teeth whitening is consistent with results and offers many benefits that over-the-counter whitening products do not. 


The strength of your whitening treatment is customized to your needs. Our dentists, Drs. Frederick Hoffer and Douglas Stilson can control the strength of the whitening gel to ensure you reach the shade of brightness you desire.


Since our dentists can control the strength of the procedure, in-office whitening is much safer for your teeth. Also, our Opalescence Boost treatment doesn't require hot LED lamps, which can make for an uncomfortable experience.  

Upfront Cost

With over-the-counter whitening products, you aren't guaranteed a noticeably whiter smile after one use. Eliminating discoloration with whitening toothpaste and strips can take months, and the price can add up, unlike our upfront cost. 

Fast Results

Rather than enduring weeks or months before seeing a change in the shade of your smile, the results of professional teeth whitening are immediate. You can leave our Redlands office with a noticeably whiter smile in under an hour. 

Do You Qualify for Treatment? Not Sure if You Have Intrinsic or Extrinsic Stains That Could Benefit From Teeth Whitening?

Our dentists can help determine the best steps forward to treat your discoloration. Our office is set up with your comfort in mind, and that comfort extends to your procedure. We have amenities, like Apple TV, in every treatment room so that you can take this treatment time to relax. Call our Redlands office to request a consultation and put yourself first with a teeth whitening treatment:

(909) 793-7884

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Our dentists are here to help you achieve whiter teeth.

5-Star Reviews From Redlands, CA, Patients


Randall Hoff


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He does not just provide a service to his patients, he cares for his patients like family. He loves technology, and uses it to provide state-of-the-art dentistry. The professionalism and friendliness of his whole team is outstanding. 

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Jeff Aronson


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Best dentist, staff, and equipment in the IE...wouldn’t think about going elsewhere as long as he’s around...first class all the way!!!

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What Causes Tooth Discoloration?

Several factors can cause intrinsic and extrinsic stains to appear on your teeth. One or several of the following factors may contribute to your discoloration:

Dark Beverages and Foods

Dark beverages, like coffee, tea, and red wine, as well as pigmented foods, like beets, curries, and blueberries, can leave your teeth extrinsically stained. Drink through a straw and rinse with water after drinking or eating these products. 

Tobacco Products

Smoking or chewing tobacco can cause discoloration in your teeth from nicotine and tar commonly found in these products.


As we age, our enamel thins, and the yellow layer beneath, called dentin, shines through. This can make your smile discolored even with excellent dental hygiene habits. 


Some of us are born with thicker enamel than others. Thinner enamel can expose the dentin below through the enamel quicker. 


Certain medications, such as some antibiotics, can cause discoloration of the teeth. These are typically intrinsic stains that won't benefit from teeth whitening. 

Opalescence Whitening Process

Our Redlands office offers Opalescence Boost as our in-office professional whitening treatment. The process for teeth whitening is fairly simple thanks to this genius product. 
The entire treatment will take only two or three 20-minute sessions. 
The entire treatment will take only two or three 20-minute sessions. 

Shade Analysis

Your treatment begins with your dentist analyzing the shade of your teeth to determine the strength of the whitening gel and how long the process will take to whiten your smile effectively. 

Gum Protection

Your dentist will apply a thin layer of protective gel along your gum line to prevent any irritation from the whitening gel. 

Waiting Period

Opalescence Boost is applied to your teeth, and depending on your shade analysis, the entire treatment will take only two or three 20-minute sessions. 

All Done!

Your procedure takes an hour or less, and you can immediately notice the dramatic whitening effects of Opalescence Boost. Go show off your new, bright smile. 

Whiten From the Comfort of Your Home

For touch-ups after your in-office visit, we offer at-home whitening products to help keep your smile shining bright. 

Custom Trays

We also offer custom trays that are a perfect fit for your smile, ensuring the gel sits evenly across your teeth. These trays sit snugly upon your teeth, giving you the freedom to carry on your daily activities while waiting for the 15-minute treatment time. The tray is also reusable.

Opalescence Go

Opalescence Go™ is one of the simplest whitening solutions you'll find. The trays are single-use and ready to be placed in your mouth immediately out of the box. The gel is pre-placed in the trays, so you don't have to worry about transferring the right amount of gel into the tray.

More 5-Star Reviews From Redlands Patients


Denise Hartwell


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The best dentists I have ever had!!! Just love the staff! I feel so comfortable when I am there! I highly recommend them!!

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Maryhelen Campa


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I have always had a great experience at Redlands Family Dentistry. They are competent, kind and accommodating.

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Frederick Hoffer, DDS

Redlands Family Dentistry

For over 20 years, the compassionate team at Redlands Family Dentistry has provided the communities of Redlands, Highland, and Loma Linda with superior dental care. Our dentists are skilled in all forms of dentistry, including:

To schedule an appointment at our warm and welcoming office in Redlands, CA, contact us online or call (909) 793-7884.

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