Tooth Whitening Oakland

by | October 12, 2010 @ 01:00PM

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If you have discolored, yellowed, and/or stained teeth it may be a hindrance when in a social setting. You may not feel comfortable when conversing with others and/or cover your mouths when laughing. If you would like to achieve a whiter, more attractive smile, why not consider tooth whitening? There are several qualified Oakland cosmetic dentists who can help you reach your ideal outcome with one of the various options available.

Tooth Whitening Treatments

Based on your preference, desired outcome, and dentist’s recommendation, you may choose from in-office treatments and at-home bleaching kits. If you are looking for same day results, an in-office whitening procedure may be ideal; these can be performed in as little as one hour.

A professional bleaching solution is applied to the teeth to be whitened (typically these are the most visible front teeth on top and bottom) and then either a laser or high intensity light is applied to the solution. The laser/light activates the oxygen molecules in the solution in order to whiten the teeth; patients usually experience a whitening of up to an eight shade in just one session. At-home treatments entail the use of custom fitted trays and bleaching solution to gradually whiten teeth over a two week period.

After your treatment, it is important that you refrain from eating and/or drinking any staining foods/beverages, including red wine, coffee, tobacco, and dark sodas. You may also want to seriously consider quitting smoking as this is often a cause of staining. Most patients experience satisfactory results that last up to two years.

Other cosmetic dentistry procedures available include porcelain veneers, dental bonding, and dental implants.

Be sure to view before and after photos of patients who have undergone this procedure.

Tooth Whitening Cost

In-office procedures may cost between $600 to $2,000 based on the amount of bleaching needed and technique used. At-home treatments range from $500 to $1,000, which also varies based on the type of treatment chosen.

We offer information to give you a basic understanding of the procedure. Let us help you find a tooth whitening specialist in Oakland today. 

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