We offer our patients a variety of teeth whitening techniques. Here are the two forms we use most frequently:

Home Bleaching

A patient can choose to use a take-home teeth whitening kit. This allows the patient to whiten his/her teeth at home over a two to three week period. An impression is taken to make a specialized bleaching tray to hold the bleach against the teeth. The bleaching tray is used at night for about 3-4 hours until significant whitening occurs.

Zoom Tooth Whitening

A special light over the teeth gives patients the convenience of instant whitening (in about an hour). After this short procedure patients leave the dental office with the maximum whitening results possible. The Zoom procedure also comes with touch up trays to be worn in the future, when the patient experiences re-staining of the teeth.


In some cases bleaching is not the best method to whiten teeth. For severely stained teeth or congenital impairments, crowns or veneers may be more appropriate.

If you have any other questions please feel free to contact our office in San Leandro, Ca.

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