Dr. Bruce L Bothwell
Is a native of Alameda. He graduated from California State University, Hayward with a B.S. in Biology, and earned his Doctor of Dentistry degree from the University of Southern California.

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We Are Located At

2238 Santa Clara Ave.
Alameda, CA 94501
(510) 521-6402

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Our Office Hours

Our normal office hours are
Monday 9:30 a.m. to 6:00 p.m.
Tuesday 7:30 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.
Wednesday 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
Thursday 7:30 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.
Fridays by appointment

Extended and emergency hours can be arranged.



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Cosmetic Whitening Enhances Your Natural Smile

Your habits can affect your smile. Tobacco use and drinking red wine, dark berry juice, coffee, tea or cola over time shows in your smile. Teeth that are stained and discolored detract from your overall appearance, while sparkling white teeth can dramatically improve your face value! Whether your style is classically elegant or denim casual—a great smile, free of unsightly stains, improves the appearance of your teeth and adds a healthy glow to your overall appearance.

Your smile is a big part of the image you reflect—it's noticed before you even speak a word. If your teeth are stained or yellowed with age, they may have a negative impact on people around you and you may not realize it. Advances in cosmetic dentistry have made it possible to offer several whitening treatment alternatives.



Cosmetic Whitening Enhances Your Smile

Cosmetic whitening, also referred to as "bleaching," is one of the most requested treatments to remove stains and improve the overall appearance of your smile. There are several treatment options you can choose from. Chairside whitening treatments are completed in our office, or we may recommend treatment that can whiten your teeth in the comfort of your own home.

Chairside Whitening Treatments

Chairside whitening treatments can be completed in a matter of hours or over a several week period, depending on the type of whitening solution and technique we determine is best for you. Whitening appointments are commonly scheduled one week apart and continue until the desired level of whiteness is reached. A single treatment lasts between half and hour to an hour. In some cases a chemical whitening agent is applied to your teeth and allowed to remain on the teeth for 10 to 30 minutes using a special high intensity light that activates the agent.

At-Home Whitening Treatments

We may recommend a special formula for at-home whitening. This type of treatment involves wearing a custom-fitted plastic tray we will maintained for you. Care is taken in creating the tray to ensure the whitening material stays in contact with tooth surfaces being treated. The custom tray is made of clear plastic, so you can wear it comfortably. The duration of each whitening treatment and how long you continue at-home treatments will vary according to the results you wish to achieve.

The result from either treatment option is a bright, white smile that helps you project an image of youthful vitality. Whiter teeth create a more youthful appearance by brightening your entire face. People may notice something has changed about you... they're just not sure what it is!

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