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Teeth Whitening

Richard D. Creese, DDS -  - General & Cosmetic Dentist

Richard D. Creese, DDS

General & Cosmetic Dentist located in San Francisco, CA

Looking for a straightforward and cheap way to improve your smile? Teeth whitening may be your answer. Richard D. Creese, DDS, can take your smile to a new level with convenient professional teeth whitening. Located in Union Square of San Francisco, California, he offers an easy way to whiten your teeth overnight. To learn more, schedule a consultation over the web or call today.

Teeth Whitening Q & A

What are the causes of yellow teeth?

A variety of factors lead to your teeth turning yellow. Certain medications, age, and the things you drink and eat can all contribute. Beverages like red wine, coffee, and tea can leave surface stains on the enamel of your teeth and turn your teeth yellow. Big contributors include tobacco and smoking, too.

Eventually, these surface stains can become even harder to remove because they go beneath the enamel to the dentin of your tooth.

Is teeth whitening safe?

Yes. Teeth whitening is not harmful if you comply with product directions and guidelines. Dr. Creese offers whitening treatments for safe, reliable results. You can get your teeth whitened gradually with a take-home teeth whitening kit.

The whitening solution is entirely safe to place on your teeth and in your mouth. The only discomfort you may experience is temporary tooth and gum sensitivity from the bleaching agents.

What can you expect from take-home teeth whitening?

Dr. Creese offers at-home teeth-whitening kits for a more gradual approach to whitening teeth over a couple weeks. This method allows you to whiten your teeth from the comfort of your own home.

Over the course of just a few weeks, a take-home teeth whitening kit can whiten your smile by several shades.

How does take-home teeth whitening work?

For at-home teeth whitening, Dr. Creese outlines a treatment plan for you, complete with a detailed schedule on when and for how long to wear the whitening tray. The whitening material is for overnight use, so you wear the tray while you sleep. This flexibility makes the teeth whitening process more convenient.

The whitening tray is lined with a powerful bleaching agent with the active ingredient hydrogen peroxide. When it comes in contact with your teeth, the whitening gel breaks up the concentration of stains and discoloration, giving your teeth a brighter appearance.

On some occasions, your teeth are sensitive directly after whitening. This sensation should subside relatively quickly on its own.

To learn more about take-home options for teeth whitening, call or schedule a consultation at Richard D. Creese, DDS, today. Let's work together to revive your smile!

*Individual results may vary.