Now accepting Teledentistry appointments. Call us to schedule a virtual visit.

Teeth Whitening

Grace Dental Group

General Dentistry & Family Dentistry located in Fillmore District, San Francisco, CA

Professional teeth whitening can remove the most stubborn of stains and yellowing, without causing severe tooth and gum sensitivity. With the help of Woo Young Lee, DDS, and Sean Kim, DDS, at Grace Dental Group, you can enhance your smile with a professional whitening service in San Francisco, California. Click on the online scheduling tool or call this Fillmore District dental practice directly to book an appointment.

Teeth Whitening Q & A

How does teeth whitening work?

Teeth whitening involves applying a clinical-grade bleaching solution to your teeth, which triggers a chemical reaction. This reaction penetrates through the enamel of your teeth and bleaches stains below the surface. 

Most whitening products contain hydrogen peroxide or carbamide peroxide. During the chemical reaction, these chemicals work their way into the porous parts of your enamel to bleach stain deposits in the dentin, which is the layer just below your tooth enamel. 

To enhance the power of the bleaching solution, your dentist may apply a specialized light to your teeth. This accelerates the bleaching process and helps with deeper chemical penetration.

What are the benefits of professional teeth whitening?

Coming in to Grace Dental Group for a professional teeth whitening gives you access to a dedicated dentist who has extensive experience in cosmetic treatments, so you can feel confident that you’re going to achieve optimal results. Professional in-office teeth whitening is beneficial because it:

  • Provides even results (no blotchiness)
  • Results in little to no teeth and gum sensitivity
  • Produces fast results (several shades whiter in less than an hour)

Plus, the clinical-grade whitening solutions that the dental team at Grace Dental Group uses provides results that are long-lasting. With good oral hygiene and daily brushing, your professional teeth whitening treatment can leave you with a brighter smile for years. 

Am I a candidate for teeth whitening?

As safe and effective as teeth whitening from Grace Dental Group can be, it’s not ideal for everyone. Your dedicated dentist examines your mouth and possibly looks at in-office X-rays to evaluate the health of your teeth and gums. Professional teeth whitening might not be the ideal cosmetic dentistry solution for you if you have:

  • Tooth decay
  • White spots
  • Infected gums
  • Overly sensitive teeth
  • Severely discolored teeth
  • Crowns or bridges near the front of your mouth

In these cases, your dentist may recommend treating your underlying condition first, or moving forward with an alternative cosmetic treatment instead. 

Get started on your in-office teeth whitening treatment at Grace Dental Group by booking an appointment through the website. You can also call to schedule by phone.