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Everything About Teeth Whitening

Posted by Diana Dizik on Jun 13 2022, 12:02 AM

Everything About Teeth Whitening

Teeth whitening is a popular cosmetic dental procedure that helps to improve the appearance of teeth. There are several types of teeth whitening procedures. 

What Is Teeth Whitening?

Teeth whitening lightens teeth and helps to remove stains and discoloration that have built up over time. Our dentist in San Bruno may recommend professional teeth whitening to get your smile looking its best. Professional teeth whitening can be done at home or in the dental office. There are many options to choose from when it comes to brightening your teeth at home. From toothpaste to mouthwashes, there are a variety of products that can be used to brighten and whiten your smile. However, these products only remove surface stains and don’t actually brighten the color of your teeth. To get the results you want, you should schedule an appointment with our San Bruno dentists for professional teeth whitening services.

Types of Teeth Whitening Treatments In San Bruno

There are different options for professional teeth whitening treatment provided by our cosmetic dentist in San Bruno. Patients can choose between an in-office treatment and an at-home treatment. 

Dentist-supervised in-office whitening is the fastest and most effective form of whitening available. During an in-office treatment, patients will be seated comfortably in a dental chair and have their teeth whitened by our San Bruno dentist’s caring hands. A protective barrier is placed over your gums to prevent irritation, and the bleaching agent is applied to the surface of the teeth. The gums may be protected with gauze as well. Your dentist will first clean your teeth and will then apply a strong hydrogen peroxide solution to your teeth and allow it to penetrate your enamel for an appropriate period of time. Laser whitening uses laser light to activate the peroxide on the teeth so that it can penetrate the enamel more efficiently and quickly. The whole teeth-whitening treatment can take up to an hour. Once the procedure is complete, patients can continue with their day and will observe immediate results. To prolong the results of the treatment and protect your smile from future staining agents, patients should invest in a take-home whitening kit.

Custom Whitening Trays provided by the San Bruno dentist can be used with a special gel so that patients can whiten their teeth in the comfort of their own homes. Kits include custom trays that fit over the teeth. Patients simply fill the trays with the provided bleaching solution and place the trays over the teeth for one hour a day or overnight, depending on the product instructions. The patients can continue using the trays till the results are achieved. 

If you are interested in learning more about our teeth whitening treatment, call Dr. Dizik’s office to schedule your consultation today. Call (650) 348-5424 to book an appointment, or visit us at 720 N El Camino Real, San Mateo, CA 94401.

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