What does it take to change the way you look? Long hours at the gym? Expensive trips to Daly City salons? What about a routine trip to the dentist for teeth whitening?
You may not look forward to seeing the dentist, but when they whiten your teeth, you’ll love the results. Teeth whitening is straight-forward, but the results never cease to impress.
At Kenneth HOvden DDS, we can work with you to develop a teeth whitening regimen that will be most effective. This may include any of the following three methods:
1. Bleaching in-office. Sometimes called chairside bleaching, a special light is used while a bleaching agent is applied to the teeth. A rubber shield or protective gel is used to keep your gums safe from the whitening agent.
2. Bleaching at home. This is done at home, but the whiteners contain peroxide and have potential side effects. Because of this, it’s a good idea to discuss home treatments with us, before you start one. Also, there are many at-home whiteners available, and we can direct you to the best ones.
3. Toothpaste with whitening properties. When a toothpaste carries the ADA Seal of Acceptance, it means that it contains special chemical or polishing agents. These will provide additional stain removal which complements the surface stain removal offered by all toothpastes.
At Kenneth Hovden DDS in Daly City, helping our patients establish good habits is important. We want them to get the smile they’ve always wanted, along with maintaining excellent dental health. We offer cosmetic dentistry procedures and general dentistry.
The following website was used as source material for this blog:
http://www.mouthhealthy.org/en/az-topics/w/whitening, accessed on September 4, 2013
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