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Teeth Whitening Available at Pacifica Dental Practice


Nothing in the world can stun more than a set of shiny white teeth. Not only do they make a great first impression, they can make the owner of those pearly white more confident and happy. If you are looking for quality dental care in Pacifica and to improve your smile’s brilliance, don’t look any further. The best dentist in Pacifica, Cabrillo Family Dental, offers teeth whitening services.

What is Teeth Whitening?

Teeth whitening is a cosmetic dental procedure that lightens the color of teeth and removes stains and discolorations of tooth enamel. It is perhaps the most popular of all cosmetic procedures in the United States.

There are two types of teeth whitening treatments. These are called vital whitening and non-vital whitening.

Vital Whitening

Vital Whitening is an in-office procedure where a dentist applies directly to the tooth enamel a gel containing hydrogen peroxide. The dentist then shines a specialized laser or light to quicken the whitening process. Depending on the patient, vital whitening can take up to one to three procedures and may require at home bleaching. Consult with your dentist to decide what it best for you.

Non-Vital Whitening

If you had a root canal performed, non-vital whitening will be the best option for you. The reason why is that the stain ruining your tooth’s appearance is coming from the inside. The dentist will place the bleaching agent inside the tooth and put a temporary filling over it. The agent will stay in the tooth for the next several days before removal.

Take Home Whitening Procedure

There is also in-home tooth whitening treatments, which our Pacifica dental practice can provide for patients. The take-home whitening gel we provide patients is called Opalescence Teeth Whitening Gel. Similar to vital whitening, Opalescence Tooth Whitening Gel contains potassium nitrate and fluoride, which not only helps whiten teeth but keeps them strong.

Follow up with Your Family Dentist

Teeth Whitening is not a one-time treatment. It may require follow up treatment depending on the patient. Proper dental care and avoiding highly acidic drinks such as soda and red wine will lengthen the duration of your teeth whitening.

Interested in Teeth Whitening?

If you are interested in teeth whitening or any other dental procedure, contact the best dentist in Pacifica. Our professional staff is ready to give you the smile you always deserved.