Teeth whitening is a popular cosmetic dental service that we provide almost daily at Kenneth Hovden DDS in Daly City. Everyone, it seems, would like to have a brighter smile.
And why not? A whiter smile boosts self confidence and can take years of wear and discoloration away to reveal a brighter smile.
We’re using this post to clarify some terminology: teeth whitening and teeth bleaching. They describe two different things.
Teeth whitener can refer to any over-the-counter product used to remove stains from tooth enamel. Toothpaste, DIY strips, and some mouthwashes are safe and cost-effective, and can improve teeth with continued, regular use. They’re a good choice for anyone with sensitive teeth and gums.
The term “bleaching” means a teeth whitening product that contains a form of bleach, either hydrogen peroxide or carbamide peroxide. For best results, teeth bleaching should be administered by a dentist. The results tend to be far superior than any over-the-counter product.
At Kenneth Hovden DDS in Daly City we have brightened countless smiles with professional-grade teeth whitening. People from San Mateo, Pacifica, and Half Moon Bay come to us for whitening and other cosmetic dentistry services. Call to schedule an appointment with us today!