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Teeth Whitening Specialist

Cow Hollow Dental Center

General Dentists located in Cow Hollow, San Francisco, CA

Is tooth discoloration, staining, or general dullness keeping you from your most confident smile? If so, you may be interested to learn that in a single visit, Cow Hollow Dental Center can make your teeth as much as eight shades whiter. Kimiko Donnelly, DDS, and R. William Smith, DDS, offer Philips Zoom!® whitening treatments to help you unlock your brightest, most beautiful smile. If you’d like more info or want to schedule your tooth whitening appointment, call their San Francisco, California, office or book your appointment online.

Teeth Whitening Q & A

What is tooth whitening?

Tooth whitening is designed to lift staining and discoloration from the surface of your teeth, giving you a whiter, more brilliant smile. While older teeth whitening techniques often irritated the teeth, leaving patients with mouth sensitivity, Cow Hollow Dental Center uses only the best and innovative approach. They have chosen Zoom!® in-office tooth whitening because it offers dramatic results and 90% of patients leave with no sensitivity at all.


What should I expect during tooth whitening?

The dedicated team at Cow Hollow Dental Center is committed to making your tooth whitening process a comfortable, relaxing one. As you recline in one of their chairs, Dr. Donnelly or Dr. Smith provide you with protective eyewear and prep your mouth. That preparation includes covering your lips and gums and applying a layer of advanced whitening gel to your teeth.

Then, they shine the WhiteSpeed blue LED lamp onto your teeth for 15 minutes. This activates the whitening gel, breaking up any discoloration or stains on the surface of your teeth. As the light goes to work, you can listen to music or simply relax during this pain-free treatment.

To deliver the most dramatic results, the 15-minute treatment is repeated two additional times (for 45 total minutes of treatment). After your final treatment, a post-treatment gel is applied to protect your teeth’s enamel.


Will my teeth stay white?

Once you’ve reached your desired tooth shade, you’ll want to protect it. And the Cow Hollow Dental Center team will help. Dr. Donnelly and Dr. Smith work with you to establish an oral hygiene regimen that keeps your teeth clean and bright. They also counsel you on lifestyle choices that will protect your new tooth whiteness, like staying away from:

  • Coffee
  • Red wine
  • Tobacco
  • Cola

Maintaining proper oral care helps you keep your teeth bright and luminous for years to come.

That said, if you do desire a touchup treatment in a few years, Cow Hollow Dental Center is ready with the innovative, comfortable Zoom!® teeth whitening treatment.

Don’t let tooth discoloration keep you from a confident smile. To set up your teeth whitening treatment or to learn more, call Cow Hollow Dental Center or schedule your appointment online.