San Francisco, CA area dentist offers professional teeth whitening that can give you a new smile!

Teeth Whitening Can Give You a New Smile in San Francisco area

At West Portal Family Dentistry in San Francisco, CA, patients in the community can ask our dentists, Drs. Terri Nguyen and Laura Huynh, about the benefits of using professional teeth whitening. If you are looking for a solution that can give you a brand-new smile, we highly encourage you to consider the advantages of our cosmetic treatments.


What is professional teeth whitening?

While spending time in your local drugstore, you may have noticed that there is an entire aisle of oral care products that can help you in improving your smile. Additionally, you may have spotted some whitening products such as strips and trays. While some of these can have some benefits, the results are not comparable to the results achieved with professional solutions in your local dental practice. Drs. Terri Nguyen and Laura Huynh of West Portal Family Dentistry are pleased to offer solutions such as professional whitening using the KoR deep bleaching treatment. This treatment is a unique laser whitening treatment that we complete in the dental office for same-day results. In addition, patients can obtain our custom-fit trays and special prescription-strength whitening gel to use at home to brighten the smile even more! With both our in-office approach and our take-home treatment, patients can enjoy a brilliant and beautiful smile each and every day!


Why choose professional whitening solutions?

Our practice is committed to helping patients achieve the smile of their dreams, and frequently, their dull and discolored smile can be significantly enhanced with this cosmetic treatment. There are many reasons why patients should invest in professional whitening options as opposed to over-the-counter products. Professional teeth whitening services are:

  • Affordable
  • Effective
  • Long-lasting
  • Fast
  • Easy to use
  • Completed under the care of a professional
  • Safe
  • Reduced tooth sensitivity

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Which treatment is best for me?

Our office proudly offers two types of whitening that patients can choose from including our KoR deep bleaching in-office solution and our take-home custom whitening trays. Choosing the one that is right for you may require a consultation appointment with our dental team. There is no “one size fits all” option that works for every patient. During an initial evaluation, our professional staff will ask questions about the results a patient wants to achieve. We ask what their budget is and how fast they want their smile whitened. Patients who wish for a more economical solution may be best suited for the custom take-home trays, while those who want a faster whitening option that is monitored by our dental team may want to think about investing in the KoR in-office treatment.


Who is a candidate for professional teeth whitening?

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Before beginning any cosmetic treatment such as teeth whitening, patients need to make sure they are an appropriate candidate first. Patients who have restorations present in their smiles, such as porcelain veneers, crowns, or bridges, may not be able to undergo whitening services unless they are interested in replacing these restorations to match. This is because the whitening products do not whiten porcelain restorations and can make them stand out due to poor color matching after treatment. When patients come in for their consultation appointment, we will evaluate their needs and offer alternative solutions if patients are not considered appropriate for professional teeth whitening treatments available in our office.


When should I whiten my smile?

Most patients who have an otherwise healthy smile may be unhappy with discoloration that can occur over time. Teeth can yellow or become dull due to aging or due to foods and beverages. Yellowing may also occur due to habits such as smoking or chewing tobacco. By undergoing a cleaning before whitening the smile, patients will often see a dramatic difference in the color of their teeth. Most of our whitening solutions will allow patients to experience brightening of up to eight shades.


Schedule your visit with our team today!

Drs. Terri Nguyen and Laura Huynh of West Portal Family Dentistry in San Francisco, CA are available to patients in the community interested in enhancing their smiles with professional teeth whitening solutions. Contact the practice by calling (415) 604-9292 and visit the office conveniently located at 26 West Portal Avenue, Suite #4. Our office is always accepting new and existing patients and families interested in comprehensive dental care solutions for their smiles.


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Dr. Nguyen has over 20 years of expertise in the field of dental practice

A graduate from UC San Francisco with a Doctor of Dental Science degree, Dr. Nguyen has over 20 years of expertise in the field of dental practice. She is known for her caring and passionate nature towards her patients whilst having a wealth of knowledge and technical skill.

Dr. Nguyen continues to update herself with newer and tested treatment methods and technology to ensure that she is capable of delivering the best possible service to her clients. Her areas of specialty include root canal therapy, implant dentistry and cosmetic treatment. She is also a prestigious member of the American Academy of Implant Dentistry.