Teeth whitening that you can trust to Lift stubborn stains safely, from the comfort of home

The cumulative effects of a decades-long coffee or tea habit no longer have to tarnish the attractive appearance of your smile. At Dhir Dentistry in San Diego, California, we can lift dark stains within a couple of weeks, thanks to professional teeth whitening that is safe, clinically proven to work, personalized to your specific needs and goals, and comfortable. 

A whiter smile, in a nutshell 

Dr. Sanjay Dhir starts all patient relationships with an exam. He applies his considerable knowledge and advanced diagnostics, such as digital x-rays to confirm that your teeth and gums are healthy. You must start the whitening process with a baseline of good oral health, as whitening gels can irritate the gums and make underlying problems worse. Remember: Sometimes, dark areas or discoloration can indicate cavities or damage that requires restorative care with procedures such as fillings or crowns. 

If Dr. Dhir gives you the green light to move forward with a whiter smile using a professional bleaching system, the information he collects about your teeth and gums will be used to design whitening trays. You fill these oral appliances with whitening gel as directed by your dentist. You then slip the trays into your mouth and over your teeth. Since they are based on your unique specifications, the trays fit well. That is an essential feature because it assures even whitening. It also ensures that none of the gel leaks, which can potentially irritate oral tissues. Also, since the tray “stays put,” it doesn’t rub against the insides of your mouth. Over-the-counter trays, however, tend to shift around in the mouth, which can be uncomfortable and is associated with sores and even tissue damage. 

Your safety and a stunning smile are assured

Every aspect of the whitening process is in Dr. Dhir’s exceptional hands. That is critical because the oversight of a dental professional supports customized treatment that minimizes your particular risks and accounts for your desired whitening goals. For instance, the concentration of the peroxide-based whitening gel can be tailored. So, a patient with concerns over tooth sensitivity may be prescribed a gel formulated with a lower concentration of peroxide. Alternately, Dr. Dhir may recommend that patients don’t wear the trays for as long each day. On average, patients will get the desired results in around two weeks of twice-daily (or nightly) wear time. You will notice a gradually whiter smile throughout treatment, and you can stop wearing the trays once your desired level of whitening has been achieved.

For more information about your options to transform the color of your teeth and remove stains, schedule an exam at our office in San Diego. We can also discuss “touch-ups” and ways to keep your smile looking great for a lifetime. Call us at (858) 358-5801.

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Teeth Whitening

Teeth Whitening

At a young age our teeth are healthy white. But overtime the enamel coating the tooth is so slowly worn down. Causing our teeth to become stained and yellow, which is why teeth whitening is become increasingly popular today. There are a few methods for whitening. They include at home and in office. With in office treatments, you will see faster results, receive the safest treatment for bleaching the teeth, and yield the whitest smile. So, don’t settle for teeth that have become stained from years of coffee drinking, tobacco use, or just aging. Ask your dentist about whitening options that may be right you.



Anyone with healthy teeth and gums who want to sport a whiter, brighter smile can benefit from this procedure. Professional procedures are highly effective at removing stains from teeth, including those caused by tea, coffee, red wine, tobacco, and certain medications. It won’t affect existing dental work.


You will wear a customized tray with a specially-formulated whitening gel for about 30 minutes (usually in two sessions of 15 minutes each). This tray will cover your teeth, and the gel will do its work. Your dentist may also use a special light to enhance the gel’s whitening effect.


Research conducted with a variety of whitening products that use 10 percent carbamide peroxide showed no ill effects on the mineral composition or hardness of a tooth’s surface. Professional teeth whitening doesn’t permanently damage the tooth enamel and is considered harmless by most dental professionals.


It may cause sensitivity and slight discomfort in the gums during or after treatment. These side effects are usually temporary and last for a few days. Discuss your concerns with Dr. Dhir, who will advise you on the best course of action.


A dentist custom-designs your whitening trays to suit your mouth exactly right. Since professional kits use a more potent formula, they work faster than systems bought over the counter. Even one treatment of the former can make a significant difference. They are also safer on the teeth and gums, and won’t increase teeth sensitivity to the same extent as other systems.