If you live in or around El Dorado Hills, you may benefit from a teeth whitening procedure at our local dental office. At Dr. Michael B. Guess, we offer our patients teeth whitening in El Dorado Hills CA. It is an innovative and effective way to transform the appearance of their teeth. Popular, safe and effective teeth whitening has given patients around the world a reason to smile. It improves the brightness of natural teeth, but it’s not for everyone. Tooth whitening is a simple, non-invasive dental treatment used to change the color of natural tooth enamel and is an ideal way to enhance the beauty of your smile. Tooth whitening is not permanent. A touch-up may be needed every few years, and more often if you smoke, drink coffee, tea, or wine.

Types Of Teeth Whitening In El Dorado Hills CA

In-Office Teeth Whitening: In-office teeth whitening is the safest and fastest ways to safely whiten your teeth in El Dorado Hills CA at Dr. Michael B. Guess Dental Clinic. We apply a professional whitening gel on your teeth. In less than an hour, the whitening gel removes deep discoloration and whitens teeth an average of eight shades.

At-Home Whitening: If you prefer to whiten at home, we can make custom, clear whitening trays. Simply cover your custom trays with the whitening solution we provide and use daily as directed. You’ll notice whiter teeth almost immediately, but the most dramatic results will be visible after one to two weeks of daily treatment.


Dr. Guess is a dentist that has completed additional specialized university training for the dental specialty of orthodontics. He is highly trained, board certified and motivated to help you look your best. He can have a major impact on the way that you look, and the way that you look can change your life. Make sure you choose the best orthodontist.

Ready to take the first step toward your brighter, whiter smile? Check out our special offers and contact our El Dorado Hills office today to schedule a consultation. Our team is always available to answer any questions you may have.


(Now that your teeth are straight, let’s get them whitened.)

  1. Why do teeth turn yellow or darker?

Teeth have natural pores in the enamel. The surface looks like a sponge. Whenever foods such as wine, coffee, nicotine, tea, soda, berries, etc. are eaten, the food or beverage stains the tooth. These stains eventually make the natural tooth color darker, and they will not go away intervention. Meet Dr. Michael B. Guess for teeth whitening in El Dorado Hills CA.

  1. What is the best method for teeth whitening?

The keystone to significant whitening lies in the delivery device. A custom-fitted teeth whitening tray ensures that all angles of all the teeth receive uniform coverage.

These trays represent a more effective technique and eliminate the variations found in whitening strips and ultraviolet lights.

  1. Does teeth whitening cause damage?

Whitening does not damage the teeth. Patients can cause damage by abusing the teeth whitening process. But, with proper precautions and following instructions, professional tooth whitening is safe! The method uses active ingredients that open up pores in the teeth and lift stains. The pores temporarily open, giving us time to whiten them. After whitening, the teeth naturally remineralize.

  1. Do teeth become sensitive from whitening?

A typical response to teeth whitening means some tooth sensitivity.

More than ½ of Americans have naturally sensitive teeth. While undergoing the whitening process, the teeth become temporarily dehydrated. This dehydration causes a decreased ability to insulate the tooth’s nerve from temperature changes. Sensitivity usually subsides within 18-36 hours.

  1. How fast can you whiten my teeth? (They have no pores.)

These stains take years to accumulate, and to penetrate with the whitening agent safely will take five days to 6 weeks. It’s a slow process to remove years or even decades of stains. Once completed, it’s easy to maintain.

  1. Does UV light work?

UV Light light can accelerate the whitening gel to speed up the process.  It is FDA regulated, so only a licensed dentist can supervise. And the worst thing is that it needs repeating. This increase in speed can come at a cost. The sensitivity of the teeth that can last weeks.

  1. How much do trays and whitening gels cost?

The cost of creating a custom fit trays for patients is low.

Michael Guess served as Past-President of the College of Diplomates of the American Board of Orthodontics.

He earned his lifetime board certification. His office has served the El Dorado Hills community for over three decades and if you are interested in teeth whitening & straightening your teeth or have other dental related issues such as jaw pain, sleep apnea, headaches, trigeminal neuralgia, or sore muscles.

To find out more information about teeth whitening or schedule an in-person or virtual examination, please call us at (916) 933-0123 or email us at [email protected].

Dr. Guess has dental acupuncture certificate #005 from UCLA and went on to be a continuing education instructor for dentists at UCLA for Dental acupuncture and taught a continuing education course for dentists named “transcutaneous electrical nerve stimulation (TENS) course. He trained with Dr. Stephen Tracy in Uplands, California, for botox.

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