Teeth Whitening Downtown SF

Whitening Teeth For Brighter Smiles At Our Financial District Dental Office

Teeth whitening is the most in-demand cosmetic dentistry solution on the market, with consumers spending over $11 billion on teeth whitening procedures each year. Brighter, whiter teeth are highly sought-after, and for good reason! A sparkling, vivid smile is a confidence booster that positively impacts everything from how you look in photos to the impression you make in a professional setting. People with a whiter smile are perceived as friendlier, more honest, and healthier than those with dark or stained teeth. Fortunately, several teeth whitening options are inexpensive, effective, and convenient when properly monitored by our doctors.

There are at-home teeth whitening or bleaching products on the market, but they are not all effective or safe. Many of our patients have tried at-home gels, bleaching strips, or trays and been disappointed with the results or irritated their teeth and gums due to improper use. At Lai Dentistry, we offer in-office whitening treatments that are safe and effective, ensuring excellent results with no discomfort. If you prefer to whiten your teeth at home over several days, we design customized dental trays for a better fit that prevents irritation of the gums and soft tissues around the teeth.

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Zoom! Whitening

This patented tooth whitening procedure can brighten your smile by up to eight shades in a single office visit. With Zoom! Whitening, you walk out of our office with a dazzling smile in about an hour. Zoom’s immediate results are an excellent investment if you have an event on the horizon or a last-minute presentation. We also offer a take-home version that you can use at home to whiten your teeth in a week or less.

LASER Whitening

Laser teeth whitening is an alternative to Zoom! that uses laser technology to enhance the effectiveness of a topically applied whitening gel. It is an in-office procedure that takes 20-30 minutes and lightens your teeth by several shades. Once the whitening gel is applied to your teeth, lasers heat the gel to activate its bleaching properties.

Teeth Whitening Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ)

What is the best thing to whiten teeth?

For most people, Zoom! Whitening’s use of a prescription strength bleaching gel activated by UV light gives the most impressive immediate results. However, laser whitening is an excellent alternative that is also done in our office with results that are nearly as good.

Zoom! whitening is the gold standard but requires 60-90 minutes in the dentist’s chair. It is the most comprehensive system if you have the time for the procedure. Laser lightening takes just 20-30 minutes, making it convenient. It is also an excellent touch-up option to keep your teeth bright after an initial Zoom! treatment.

How much does teeth whitening cost?

If you are interested in teeth whitening, we provide an accurate price breakdown for every option, including Zoom! and laser whitening. We can help you choose the technique that suits your budget and gives you the desired results. In-office teeth whitening can cost as little as $670, making it a sound investment in the beauty of your smile that includes a take-home kit to help maintain brilliance!

Can yellow teeth become white?

Yes! Both Zoom! and laser teeth whitening can remove deeply embedded yellow stains. These in-office treatments use the highest possible concentration of bleaching agents, such as hydrogen peroxide, to get deep into your tooth enamel and lift away stains.

Can I permanently whiten my teeth?

If you take proper care of your teeth, including brushing, flossing, and occasional at-home touch-ups, your teeth will remain permanently whiter after an in-office whitening session.

How long does Zoom! Whitening last?

The results can last for years with proper at-home care. However, many patients opt for periodic touch-ups to combat the natural staining effects of coffee, tea, tobacco, and certain foods.

Is Zoom! the same as bleaching?

Zoom! is a form of teeth bleaching using a concentrated hydrogen peroxide solution activated by light to get deep into the enamel and lift out stains. Although there are other teeth whitening techniques, such as dental abrasives for surface stains, bleaching is the only method that penetrates the enamel and dentin for lasting results.

Is LASER teeth whitening better than bleaching?

Laser teeth whitening is not better than bleaching – it is a specific form of bleaching. The difference between laser teeth whitening and other in-office bleaching methods is how the bleaching solution is activated. A targeted laser heats the solution after it is applied to the teeth rather than UV light.

What are the advantages of LASER teeth whitening?

  • Laser teeth whitening is a quick and painless procedure done in our office for your convenience.
  • Laser treatment is the most precise and targeted treatment available if you have only a few teeth that need whitening.
  • Laser teeth whitening is non-invasive and does not damage the surface of your teeth.
  • Laser whitening can last for years with proper oral hygiene.
  • Periodic touch-ups can help you maintain the results indefinitely.
  • Laser teeth whitening is safe and effective because we monitor the process carefully and have years of experience with the technique.

Choosing the best teeth whitening process to brighten your smile and take years off your appearance depends on several factors. Contact our office at Lai Dentistry Phone Number 415-391-9000 to schedule a consultation to learn more about teeth whitening and how it can supercharge your smile.