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Want to whiten your smile? You’re not alone. The American Association of Orthodontists reports that nearly 90% of dental patients request teeth whitening. There are three options:

Over-the-Counter Whitening Products

Whitening toothpastes and over-the-counter whitening strips contain special chemical agents that gently break down stains, somewhat like what laundry stain removal does to your clothing, but perhaps more gentle. Be sure to look for the ADA seal of acceptance on the product. Brands with this seal are tested for safety and effectiveness. Be aware, however, that even approved whitening products take weeks of diligent use to make any noticeable difference.

At-Home Bleaching

Niloufer G. Hamsayeh, DDS can fit you with customized bleaching trays from a customized mold of your mouth and provide a prescription-level hydrogen-peroxide bleaching gel to take home. Dr. Niloufer Hamsayeh will tell you how often and how long to apply the gel depending on how your teeth currently are and how you want them to be.

In-Office Bleaching

Niloufer G. Hamsayeh, DDS in San Francisco, California offers in-office bleaching, also called chairside bleaching. First, Dr. Niloufer Hamsayeh will cover your gums with a protective layer or shield. Then she will apply a special whitening gel to your teeth. She might shine a special laser onto your teeth to help activate the chemicals in the gel. In only one visit, your teeth will be visibly whiter. Chairside bleaching is a safe and certifiable practice.

Call us at 415.682.6377 for whiter teeth today.