Teeth Whitening

Dr. Nicole G. Nalbandian (DDS, MS)

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For those living in the Burbank, Glendale, and San Fernando Valley areas looking to boost their confidence and whiten their teeth this summer, look no further than Nalbandian Dentistry. Teeth whitening is one of the fastest and most effective ways to turn back the clock on the dental aging process.

Nalbandian Dentistry utilizes state of the art whitening systems to help you achieve the pearly white smile you’ve always dreamed of.

Our patients are able to choose from a wide variety of whitening options ranging from in-office whitening, take-home whitening, and touch-up whitening pens that patients can take with them on the go. 

Comfort and dental health are always at the forefront of our treatment planning. Talk to your doctor about your treatment goals to determine what whitening option would work best for you. 

Meet Our Doctor

Dr. Nalbandian is a general dentist focused on delivering the highest quality cosmetic and restorative dentistry to her patients. She believes that exceptional dental care begins with the doctor-patient relationship and customizing treatment to meet the needs of each individual patient. 

In an ever-changing world of dental technology and techniques, Dr. Nalbandian is an avid learner. She is committed to continuing education courses which allow her to offer patients the most advanced care. Her goal is to bridge long-lasting solutions with the most conservative treatment. 

Since completing her dental training, Dr. Nalbandian has embraced a rewarding career as an exceptional dental clinician. She has also returned to her alma mater, UCLA School of Dentistry, to teach future generations of dentists and currently serves as a faculty member at the WEST Los Angeles Dental Hygiene program.

Those who know Dr. Nalbandian quickly come to realize that dentistry truly is one of her greatest passions. When she is not in the clinic or teaching, Dr. Nalbandian enjoys practicing yoga and getting outdoors. 

What is involved in teeth whitening

What is involved in teeth whitening?

Teeth whitening is designed to remove stains and discolorations on teeth making your smile look significantly brighter.

This treatment can be overseen by your dental professional either in office or in the comfort of your own home. Depending on what you are trying to achieve, your dentist can help you determine which type of whitening is best for you.

At Nalbandian Dentistry we do our due diligence before beginning any whitening treatment to mitigate post-whitening sensitivity as much as possible. This is done by completing a thorough dental examination and custom tailoring our dental treatment to the needs of each patient. We also make sure to use the most gentle whitening gels available and fabricate whitening trays that are well adapted to prevent any unwanted discomfort around the gums.

Advantages of Professional Teeth Whitening

Advantages of Professional Teeth Whitening

An improved and whiter smile brings with it many psychological and practical benefits, including the following:

  • Enhanced smile aesthetics: The most visible and valuable benefit of teeth whitening is an enhanced smile that is bright.
  • Increased Self-Esteem: A whiter smile makes people feel more confident and increases self-esteem.
  • Quick and Reliable Results: Whitening is one of the fastest and most reliable treatments to instantly improve your smile.
  • Turn back the aging clock: Studies have shown that whiter/brighter smiles create an instantly more youthful appearance. 
  • Safety and Comfort: Most importantly, treatment is safe and comfortable. Oftentimes, whitening can result in unwanted tooth sensitivity. When done in a professional setting, we have ways of mitigating sensitivity and discomfort.


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What causes tooth staining?

  1. Genetics
    • This is a factor that we unfortunately cannot control, however we can use dental whitening a a way to make the appearance of genetically darker teeth appear brighter. 
  2. Dental Hygiene 
    • Poor hygiene can result in the buildup of tartar and plaque which in turn creates the appearance of darker stains on teeth. 
  3. Tobacco
    • Use of tobacco products can deposit stains on teeth.
  4. Diet 
    • Diet is one of the biggest contributing factors when it comes to staining teeth. Things like coffee and red wine are commonly known beverages which can cause staining. Other lesser known pigmented foods that stain teeth are things like blueberries, blackberries, cherries, etc.
  5. Enamel wear
    • Last but not least, enamel wear can be a major contributor to tooth staining. When enamel is worn down, it often becomes more porous and trapps stains more easily. When enamel gets thinned down, it also exposes the inner layer of the tooth, also known as dentin, which is naturally more yellow than enamel. 


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People may ask themselves if paying for professional teeth whitening is really worth the result in comparison to doing it at home. The answer is that professional, in-office whitening results in a more predictable, even, and noticeable whitening than over the counter products.

Yes, it is possible to whiten yellow teeth through professional treatments. Cosmetic dentists use high-grade bleaching agents that penetrate the enamel intensely to lift and remove long standing stains effectively.

This is a common concern, but professional teeth whitening aims for a natural-looking whiteness tailored to each individual. If you’ve seen overly white teeth, those were likely veneers. Professional whitening enhances your smile without making it look artificial.

The process of teeth whitening should be painless if done right. Some patients, however, do report brief sensitivity or mild gum irritation which can be managed in office.

The longevity of teeth whitening depends on lifestyle and diet choices. Frequent smoking and exposure to pigmented foods may result in faster discoloration of teeth after whitening. 

Talk to your doctor about ways to make your new white smile last as long as possible. Sometimes touchup kits can be taken home to maintain the desired brightness over time.

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916 w. Burbank Boulevard, Suite A (BB Dental Care), Burbank, California 91506