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
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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
Cosmetic Whitening Enhances
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
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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