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teeth whitening menlo park smiles dentist in menlo park ca

One of our most popular cosmetic procedures here at Menlo Park Smiles is professional teeth whitening. Professional whitening can drastically change the appearance of your smile in just one visit to our office. If you are already satisfied with the shape and alignment of your teeth but are looking for a brighter, more noticeable smile, whitening is probably a good option for you. If you are in the Menlo Park, California, area, please come in and ask us about our whitening services today. 


How does Teeth Whitening Work?

When you come in for teeth whitening, you can expect professional service from our staff that will leave you feeling satisfied with your treatment. To begin, the dentist will look over your dental history to make sure that whitening is a good decision for you. Whitening can sometimes make your teeth more sensitive to hot and cold foods, so they need to be strong in order to handle the bleach used. 

Once a desired shade of white is chosen, the dentist will begin the process by cleaning your teeth and prepping your gums with a protectant. Next, the bleach, which contains hydrogen peroxide, will be applied to the surface of your teeth. A blue light will then be used to activate the peroxide to whiten your teeth. In just under an hour, you can have a noticeably white smile that boosts your confidence.


In-Office Treatment Vs. Over the Counter Products

Today, over-the-counter whitening products are very common due to high demand. While these may seem like a quick, inexpensive way to whiten your teeth, in reality, they are anything but that. Over-the-counter products can take a long time to show results, and the results will not be lasting. You can easily spend more money on generic whitening products than you would spend on one professional whitening treatment. 


Benefits of Teeth Whitening

Some of the major benefits of an in-office professional whitening include: 

  • Quicker results 
  • More reliable treatment 
  • A boost in confidence 
  • Control over your results 
  • Personalized treatment
  • Professionalism and safety 


Opalescence Whitening Gel in Menlo Park, California

Menlo Park Smiles creates custom-fit trays to whiten your smile. A custom-fit tray will mold to your teeth’ unique contour, making it the best solution for teeth whitening. In the tray, Menlo Park Smiles places Opalescence whitening gel. The gel’s unique formula is made of potassium nitrate and fluoride, a combination that is not only safe for your teeth but will help protect your teeth from cavities. The gel does this by strengthening the top layer of your tooth, the enamel. The Opalescence whitening gel is also an effective professional whitening choice. The gel can show results in a few treatments. Opalescence whitening gel is the ideal choice for Menlo Park residents to whiten their beautiful smiles. 


If you are interested in teeth whitening, please reach out to us at Menlo Park Smiles in Menlo Park, California. We are dedicated to helping you gain a smile that gives you confidence and lets you enjoy showing off your smile. Teeth whitening is the perfect way to start you on that path. Come into our office today

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