Teeth Whitening

Looking for Teeth Whitening in San Francisco? Looking for a bright youthful smile?

Our San Francisco Dental Practice offers a full range of cosmetic dentistry including professional teeth whitening. Teeth whitening is the #1 requested and performed cosmetic dental procedure. Teeth’s whitening (sometimes called teeth bleaching) is a procedure that brightens teeth and helps to remove stains and discoloration.

Of course, why bother with other dental treatments if you can get by with a simple teeth whitening session. If the only issue you have with your current smile is minor discoloration, one teeth whitening session can do the trick. The older you get, the more damage your teeth take on in the form of coffee stains and natural yellowing. It’s crucial to schedule occasional whitening sessions to keep your smile refreshing and warm.

Teeth’s whitening by a dental professional is key, as cavities need to be treated before teeth are whitened, because whitening solution can penetrate the cavity allowing decay to reach inner areas of a tooth. People with good dental health may also use a kit to whiten teeth at home. However, in a single office visit, teeth whiting preformed by a dental professional will produce brighter results that are more consistent in color across all teeth.

Teeth’s whitening is a cost-effective way to enjoy the benefits of cosmetic dentistry. From our location in San Francisco, we are your fast and knowledgeable source to provide you with bright, sparkling smiles. If you suffer from one of the following symptoms, you may be a candidate for tooth whitening:

  • Uneven color and dark marks
  • Sign of aging
  • Staining from smoking
  • Side-effects of older medication
  • Yellowing of the teeth
  • Stains from red wine, soft drinks, tea or coffee

Teeth bleaching utilize oxidizing agents such as hydrogen peroxide or carbamide peroxide to lighten the shade of the tooth. The agent penetrates the porosities in the rod-like crystal structure of enamel and oxidizes interprismatic stain deposits; over a certain period of time, the dentin layer, lying underneath the enamel, will also be bleached. You may see the effect of bleaching for few months, but it may be shortened by cigarette, tea and coffee.