Teeth Whitening in San Diego, CA

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About Teeth Whitening

At a time when looks may become very important, we understand why the appearance of your smile can become a big cosmetic concern. Thankfully, Dental Express in San Diego, CA can help you address this concern with professional teeth whitening. Though there are many over-the-counter whitening options, our dental practice offers professional teeth whitening products that have shown to be superior to any drugstore brands currently available. Our whitening treatments can brighten your teeth by several shades and can help you maintain your amazing results. We use professional-strength gels that really work, reaching beneath the surface of your teeth to remove deep stains. If you are looking to improve the appearance of your smile and attain a whiter, brighter look, we invite you to call one of our San Diego area dental offices to schedule a consultation to learn more.

Types of Teeth Whitening

Dental Express, serving numerous locations throughout San Diego, is proud to offer two popular brands of teeth whitening for area men and women. Based on your specific aesthetic goals and lifestyle, you can choose to have your teeth whitening to occur directly inside our office or in the comfort of your own home. We offer Speed Teeth Whitening and Boost Teeth Whitening to help you achieve your results.

Speed Teeth Whitening Kit

For convenience and ease, we offer at-home teeth whitening with our Speed Teeth Whitening kits. Patients can stop by and pick up a Speed Teeth Whitening kit, which includes four gel applications, trays, and an LED light. Generally, patients are extremely happy with the results. In just 20 minutes, you can usually see a noticeable difference! You might need multiple kits to see the full results. In addition to your biannual exams and cleanings, Speed Teeth Whitening kits should help you get a whiter and brighter smile.

Boost Teeth Whitening

Additionally, we conveniently offer in-office Boost Teeth Whitening treatments. Usually, we can complete treatments during a quick one-hour session. Before we start applying the whitening gel, we will help you choose the best shade for your teeth and then begin the treatment. While relaxing in our comfortable treatment chair, one of our talented dentists will apply the gel to your teeth. Afterward, you should notice a significant difference.

IS Teeth Whitening for YOU?

When contemplating the advantages and disadvantages of professional-strength vs. over-the-counter whitening solutions, we ask patients to think about their goals. If your smile has been white your whole life and only recently is starting to yellow, a grocery store purchased product might create great temporary results. If your teeth have darker stains, you might be an good candidate for in-office professional Boost Teeth Whitening or our take-home Speed Teeth Whitening kit at Dental Express. For patients who want the in-office Boost Teeth Whitening treatments and a way to maintain the results, we can also provide custom-made trays, which can be used in conjunction with our whitening sessions.

What To Expect

What to expect for teeth whitening treatments depends on the process chosen by you and our dentists. Since our offices provide a few different options for successful and professional teeth whitening, the process is determined after discussing your cosmetic goals with our team. In most cases, our dentists can complete professional Boost Teeth Whitening procedures in under an hour. During the treatment, we apply a professional-strength whitening gel and use an LED light that quickly whitens the teeth several colors. Our at-home kits are also effective but might offer a more subtle outcome over a few weeks and months.


After either session, you may experience some sensitivity to cold or hot food, but this should stop after a few days. Just like all dental procedures, routine dental examinations are important and imperative to maintaining your results. Our exams will check for everything from gum tissue health to the state of each tooth. When the main treatment is completed, we usually advise returning for touch-ups a few times a year, along with biannual cleanings. Remember that simply because your teeth are whitened does not necessarily indicate that they are in perfect health. That is why routine exams are necessary. You'll also receive instructions concerning what foods and drinks should and shouldn't be consumed in the future, such as berries, red wine, and coffee.

Insurance Coverage

Because teeth whitening is considered optional and cosmetic in nature, it isn't commonly covered by dental insurance providers. Nonetheless, our talented billing team can assess your dental benefits to determine whether any portion of your dental appointment is covered by your insurance. If you do not carry dental insurance, we can talk with you about our payment options, as well as the possibility of obtaining low-interest medical financing.

Professional teeth Whitening

Whitening can provide fast and dramatic improvements to your teeth and quite possibly your total appearance. In case you have been considering a teeth whitening regimen but are not sure whether professional or over-the-counter options are a suitable solution, we invite you to schedule a consultation with one of our dentists to talk about the advantages and disadvantages of each procedure before you make your decision.

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