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Teeth Whitening in Menlo Park

For a non-invasive treatment that can add shades of brilliance to your smile, Richard S. Durando, DDS offers professional teeth whitening. Whether seeking to regain natural coloration or augment the tone of their dentition, Menlo Park dentist, Dr. Durando, offers teeth whitening tailored to help patients reach their aesthetic goals.  

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Teeth whitening (or bleaching) is a simple, non-invasive dental treatment used to change the color of natural tooth enamel and is an ideal way to enhance the beauty of your smile.

Because having whiter teeth has now become the number one aesthetic concern of most patients, there are a number of ways to whiten teeth.  The most popular method is using a home teeth whitening system that will whiten teeth dramatically.  Since teeth whitening only works on natural tooth enamel, it is important to evaluate replacement of any old fillings, crowns, etc.  Replacement of any restorations will be done after bleaching so they will match the newly bleached teeth.

Teeth whitening is not permanent.  A touch-up may be needed every several years, and more often if you smoke, drink coffee, tea, or wine.

Reasons for teeth whitening:

  • Fluorosis (excessive fluoridation during tooth development).
  • Normal wear of outer tooth layer.
  • Stained teeth due to medications (tetracycline, etc.).
  • Yellow, brown stained teeth.

What Does Teeth Whitening Involve?

Our goal is to create the look of a naturally white smile. One of the more popular options offered by Richard S. Durando, DDS are take home systems, personalized treatments that produce noticeable results. A key to the success of any teeth whitening system is the professional grade whitening agents used. To take full advantage of this powerful, yet non-abrasive solution, patients are provided with custom-fit whitening trays that securely hold the whitening agent against their teeth. 

Starting with your first visit, Dr.  Durando will take impressions of your teeth in order to manufacture customized whitening trays that enable precise whitening solution application.  Once the custom trays have been created, patients will return to our Menlo Park practice for the treatment. After this hour-long treatment, patients go home with a noticeably whiter smile.

Whether as a supplement to the in-office service or as the sole recommendation, Dr.  Durando will provide you with proper care instructions for safe and effective at-home whitening.  We also encourage regular follow-up visits at our Menlo Park office to monitor progress as well as to assist with any issues that arise during treatment.

The amount of time you will wear your tray at home depends on the degree of discoloration and your unique smile goals. This ranges from twice daily wear for 30 minutes to wearing the trays overnight for a period of a few weeks. Some sensitivity is normal after whitening and should subside gradually afterwards. Contact Richard S. Durando, DDS immediately if the sensation does not diminish over time.

Ready for a Whiter Smile? Contact Us.

The path to a brighter smile can begin with a consultation visit. Contact our  dental office today to schedule your first visit.

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