Martin A. Chee, DDS -  - Dentist

Martin A. Chee, DDS

Dentist located in Union Square, San Francisco, CA

Teeth Whitening Specialist

As a leading provider of cosmetic dentistry procedures, Dr. Chee offers patients access to a wide array of treatments created to whiten and brighten teeth. People in and around San Francisco can get help with teeth whitening services at Dr. Chee’s Union Square office, where only the most effective and safe procedures are used.

Teeth Whitening Q & A

by Martin A. Chee, DDS

 

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What Causes Tooth Discoloration?

A person’s teeth become discolored and yellowed for many reasons. Primarily from eating and drinking foods and beverages which can stain teeth. Namely berries, coffee, and tea. Smoking or using tobacco can also cause teeth to yellow. Whitening treatments can usually address these stains. Internal staining caused by a trauma to the tooth or because of medications or dental procedures including a root canal, will require special whitening options such as deep internal bleaching or the application of a crown or veneer.

How Safe Are Whitening Procedures?

The procedures and gels used at a dentist’s office for bleaching or whitening teeth a person teeth will be very safe. Only proven, advanced teeth whitening procedures will be used at the office to guarantee that the patient sees the results they desire without adverse side effects. There can be mild tooth sensitivity after the whitening procedure however this will diminish quickly and should be minimal. Patients can be proud of their smiles and teeth after the procedures and will not have to worry that they put their teeth at risk.

What is Zoom Whitening?

This is the most commonly used whitening treatment. It begins having the patient assessed for tooth damage or decay by the dentist. Any areas of decay found will be cleaned and treated prior to the whitening. When the whitening begins, an effective, light activated gel made with hydrogen peroxide will coat each tooth’s surface. To ensure that each tooth is covered with the same amount of gel and exposed to the same amount of light, the patient’s lips will be held back with a retainer. The gel is applied and the light directed on it for approximately 15 minutes. After the allotted time, the gel will be removed along with the lip retainer. Patients will see whiter, brighter teeth immediately.

 

Insurance Information

For your convenience we accept most major dental insurances. Please call and let us know who your dental insurance provider is. We'll do our best to work with you and your dental insurance provider to make sure you’re covered!

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Anthem Blue Cross Blue Shield
Cigna
Delta Dental
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Testimonials

Words from our patients

  • Yelp

    "I never imagined that I would be writing a review about getting a root canal, but Dr Chee was very calming and reassuring in his demeanor."

    James P.
  • Yelp

    "We are so thankful that we found a good dentist. His work is flawless, gentle, and professional. I would have to say he is an artist. "

    Dro R.
  • Yelp

    "Dr. Chee has been my dentist for more than 15 years. He is a great dentist and he does not try to talk you into procedures that unnecessary and costly. "

    Justina W.
  • Yelp

    " Must say, it was a wonderful experience. I never imagined that I would be writing a review about getting a root canal, but Dr Chee was very calming and reassuring ."

    James P.
Location
Martin Chee, DDS
500 Sutter Street, Suite 523
Union Square

San Francisco, CA 94108
Phone: 415-233-6651
Fax: 415-397-9523
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415-233-6651