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Jean E. Barthman, DDS
801 Brewster Ave<br/> Ste 255
Redwood City, CA 94063
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Dr. BarthmanBeauty, Health and Comfort. These words best describe the office of Dr. Barthman. Because of her years of experience and education, she possesses the latest knowledge and techniques in restorative and cosmetic dentistry to help you achieve optimal results.

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Above all else, Dr. Barthman wants for you to have a beautiful, new smile. Prevention is the key to staying healthy and so we recommend the following tips to get you on your way:

  • Brush your teeth at least twice a day.
  • Chew sugarless gum instead of sugary varieties.
  • Floss daily and if possible, after every meal.
  • Prevent plaque and cavities by reducing your daily intake of sweet snacks.
  • Schedule a cleaning and oral examination with Dr. Barthman once a year.


The BriteSmile® Teeth Whitening Technique Bleaches Dental Stains

June 03, 2014 @ 12:16 PM -- by Dr. Jean Barthman

The BriteSmile® Teeth Whitening Technique Bleaches Dental StainsThere are so many options out there for people who would like to have tooth stains and discoloration treated. Numerous teeth whitening systems can dramatically brighten your smile, though some are more effective than others. Dr. Jean Barthman is pleased to offer BriteSmile® teeth whitening at our Redwood City cosmetic and restorative dentistry practice.

We'd like to take a moment right now to consider the many benefits of BriteSmile® teeth whitening and why it's a great option to consider for getting a beautiful smile.

About BriteSmile® Teeth Whitening

BriteSmile® teeth whitening is an excellent in-office dental bleaching option to consider. It is one of the most recognized and trusted names in professional teeth whitening among dental health professionals as well as their patients.

Ideal Candidates for BriteSmile® Teeth Whitening

The best candidates for BriteSmile® teeth whitening are people who suffer from extrinsic dental stains, meaning tooth discoloration that originates at the surface layer of a tooth. This is usually discoloration that is caused by food, beverages, and tobacco products. These candidates should be in otherwise good dental health and not suffer from any dental health issues that would make treatment difficult or risky.

The BriteSmile® Teeth Whitening Procedure

The first step of the BriteSmile® teeth whitening treatment is the routine cleaning of teeth. This helps ensure that the teeth are fully and properly bleached. A hydrogen peroxide bleaching gel is then applied to tooth surface. This gel is exposed to a blue light in order to unlock the deep-penetrating bleaching properties. The process is repeated two more times to maximize the results.

Overall, BriteSmile® teeth whitening treatment takes about one hour to perform. Patients can sit back and relax during treatment without any worries.

What to Expect After BriteSmile® Teeth Whitening Treatment

After undergoing BriteSmile® teeth whitening, it's not uncommon for patients to experience some tooth sensitivity. This is a normal part of the treatment process and should only last two days to three days. Patients should avoid hot foods and cold foods as these will trigger acute attacks of sensitivity.

BriteSmile® Teeth Whitening vs. Over-the-Counter Whitening Products

BriteSmile® teeth whitening is far more effective than even the most advanced over-the-counter tray whitening system. It can take weeks of treatment with an over-the-counter teeth whitening system for you to achieve the same results that are possible after just one session of BriteSmile® teeth whitening. BriteSmile® teeth whitening is much safer as well since it is professionally supervised and administered.

Alternatives to Teeth Whitening: Weighing Your Options

While BriteSmile® teeth whitening can make a major difference to the overall appearance of your smile, it may not be the most ideal option for you and your needs. During the consultation process, we will be sure to go over treatment alternatives that may prove more helpful, including porcelain veneers and dental bonding. By customizing care to your needs, we will be able to help you have a beautiful smile that is healthy as well.

Learn More About Teeth Whitening Treatment

If you would like to learn more about BriteSmile® teeth whitening and how it can be of great benefit to you and your needs, be sure to contact our cosmetic and restorative dentistry practice today. We look forward to meeting you in person and helping you have a healthy, beautiful smile.