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Talk to our dental team about a brilliant, beautiful smile.

If you are interested in having a brighter and whiter smile, please let any members of our dental team know at your dental appointment.
Porteous & Burke Cosmetic Dentistry - Teeth Whitening

What is Teeth Whitening Like?

For most people, teeth whitening is safe, fast, and inexpensive.  Dental bleaching can be used to correct tooth discoloration caused by staining, aging, or chemical damage to teeth. Using the latest in bleaching technology, we can offer a safe method for creating a beautiful brilliant smile. In cases of extreme tooth discoloration, crowns or veneers may be discussed.

The Teeth Whitening Process at Porteous & Burke Dental:

  • Once you and our Doctors have decided that bleaching is the best method for lightening your teeth, we will fabricate custom bleaching trays.  

  • An impression is taken to make a specialized mouthguard or stent to hold the bleach against the teeth. The material is used each night for about 3-4 hours for a week or two, and at the end of this time, significant whitening will occur. In some cases, the change is nothing short of brilliant. For confidence in appearance, bleaching technology allows us to promise improvements in yellowing, aging or stained teeth.  

  • Once your teeth reach the desired brightness, only occasional bleaching treatment is needed to maintain your new smile.

Key Benefits of Teeth Whitening:

  • Corrects brown, yellow and spotted tooth staining

  • Works on people of any age

  • Is a near-permanent solution for a dull smile, restoring brightness and bringing a smile alive

Considerations for Teeth Whitening:

Teeth whitening can lighten and brighten your natural teeth, but it isn’t  for everyone. Discuss it with your dentist or hygienist before you whiten, especially if you have:

  • Gum recession or sensitive teeth

  • White spots on your teeth

  • Cavities

  • Infected gums

  • A bridge, crown, or other dental work (especially involving front teeth)

Porteous & Burke Family, Cosmetic, and Implant Dentistry.

Serving Rodeo, CA and surrounding areas: Hercules, Pinole, and Martinez.

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