Our smile is the first thing that we show in our daily communications, whether at work, at home, or with friends. Whiter teeth make our smile appear younger, healthier, and more attractive. With regular whitening at My Dentist San Francisco, you can maintain a white smile without constantly worrying about the potential staining properties of what you are eating and drinking.
Why choose professional teeth whitening?
You’ve likely seen commercials or products at the drug store that claim to be professional whitening products. Often, these OTC whitening treatments are not as strong as the professional ones, and the result is not as sustainable as expected. If not done in a supervised environment, OTC whitening can harm the soft tissue, causing burns, sensitivity, or permanent damage to your teeth and gum tissue.
Professional teeth whitening at My Dentist San Francisco is more controlled, and done 100% under Dr. Shirvani’s supervision. We will make sure to obtain the maximum result without damaging any soft or hard tissue.
Teeth Whitening Options
We believe the best way to achieve optimum results that last, is a combination of in-office and at-home whitening together.
In-Office Philips Zoom Whitening
During the in-office portion of your treatment, plan to be at our San Francisco dental office for about an hour and a half. Bring your favorite music to pass the time!
First, we will clean and polish your teeth to remove all the extrinsic stains from them, so the whitening gel touches all surfaces of your teeth equally. Then, we isolate your gum tissue and lips with some retractors. We apply the whitening gel and depending on the different brand, follow the instructions. Usually, it takes three to four cycles of application to achieve the desired results. We will check with you after each cycle to see if it's close to the tooth color that you want.
At-Home Zoom or Opalescence® Whitening
Take Home Whitening Gels are delivered through customized bleaching trays designed to fit your unique smile. Dr. Shirvani will create your personal trays from an alginate impression of your mouth; this customization is part of what makes Opalescence/Zoom Take Home Whitening Gels so effective. The powerful, prescription-strength whitening gels are available in varying strengths depending on your dental needs.
If you would like to learn more about teeth whitening, please contact our San Francisco dental office to schedule an appointment with Dr. Shirvani!