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Jean E. Barthman, DDS
801 Brewster Ave<br/> Ste 255
Redwood City, CA 94063
Ph: (650) 367-4967

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Meet Dr. Barthman

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.

Dr. Barthman is a Member of

  • American Dental Association
  • Las Vegas Institute for
  • Advanced Dental Studies

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Did You Know?

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.

 

Are You a Zoom!® Teeth Whitening Candidate?

December 02, 2016 @ 09:00 AM -- by Dr. Jean Barthman

A patient undergoing Zoom Teeth WhiteningTeeth whitening treatment can remove years of dental discoloration to reveal a more youthful, vibrant smile. Many people who wish to improve the appearance of yellowed, discolored teeth make excellent Zoom!® teeth whitening candidates. Schedule a consultation with Redwood City, CA dentist Jean E. Barthman to find out if Zoom!® teeth whitening is right for you.

The Zoom!® Teeth Whitening Procedure

Zoom!® teeth whitening treatment safely and effectively lifts years of dental discoloration and stains from the teeth in as little as one dental visit. The Zoom!® teeth whitening procedure provides excellent results by combining a powerful hydrogen peroxide-based bleaching gel with special dental light to help dissolves surface stains. During the Zoom!® teeth whitening procedure, the whitening gel is applied directly to the teeth and the brightening light is applied in a process that takes about an hour from start to finish. Some patients will achieve their desired results with one whitening treatment, while others may require multiple treatments to sufficiently whiten the teeth.

Who Is a Good Candidate for Zoom!® Teeth Whitening?

Zoom!® teeth whitening is suitable for many people who suffer from dental discoloration and staining, specifically those with extrinsic, or surface, stains. Ideal candidates for Zoom!® teeth whitening include those with:

  • Relatively healthy gums and teeth: Any oral health problems should be addressed before undergoing teeth whitening.
  • Extrinsic stains: Extrinsic stains are commonly caused by foods and drinks, as well as aging and tobacco use. Extrinsic stains affect the surface of the teeth, making them easy to treat with teeth whitening.
  • Mild to moderately yellowed or discolored teeth: Those with mild to moderate dental discoloration may benefit from teeth whitening treatment.
  • Unhappy with the appearance of yellowed, stained teeth: Those who are unhappy with the appearance of yellowed teeth may be able to improve the brightness of their smiles with as little as one Zoom!® teeth whitening treatment.

Who Is Not a Good Candidate for Zoom!® Teeth Whitening?

Although Zoom!® teeth whitening is suitable for many people, not everyone is an ideal candidate. Fortunately, there are alternative treatments, like porcelain veneers and dental bonding, to help those who are not candidates for teeth whitening. Those who may not be suitable candidates for Zoom!® teeth whitening include:

  • Pregnant women: Although teeth whitening is safe, it is best to postpone cosmetic dental procedures until after pregnancy.
  • Those with intrinsic stains: Intrinsic stains are deep stains affecting the dentin layer of the teeth. Intrinsic stains may appear as white spots or an overall gray color on one or more teeth. These stains can be caused by such things as trauma, poor oral hygiene, and genetic disorders. Because intrinsic stains are below the surface of the enamel, they often cannot be treated with teeth whitening.
  • Those with untreated oral health problems: Those with untreated oral health problems, like gum disease or tooth decay, will need to obtain treatment for oral health issues before undergoing teeth whitening.
  • Those with front facing dental restorations: Tooth-colored dental restorations do not respond to teeth whitening treatment, which can lead to a noticeable difference between the color of the restoration and the natural teeth when teeth whitening is performed. Those with front facing dental restorations may want to reconsider undergoing teeth whitening unless they are willing to seek replacement of their dental restorations.

Are You a Candidate?

For more information about Zoom!® teeth whitening, or to find out if you're a candidate, we invite you to schedule a consultation with Dr. Barthman.