When you visit our Fresno Dental Professionals you will experience all that modern dentistry has to offer, including a comprehensive list of general, restorative and cosmetic dental care services to meet the needs of the whole family.

Our goal is to assist each patient in achieving and maintaining long term dental health and a beautiful smile.

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At Fresno Dental Professionals Your smile is our Priority


6099 N. 1st Street Suite 104
Fresno, CA 93710
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Phone: (559) 431-1400
Fax: (559) 431-1590

www.smilefresno.com


Hours of Operation

Monday7:00AM - 5:00PM
Tuesday7:00AM - 6:00PM
Wednesday7:00AM - 6:00PM
Thursday7:00AM - 6:00PM
Friday7:00AM - 5:00PM
Saturday8:00AM - 2:00PM

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Phone: 559-447-1700

How do Fluoride Treatments Work?

Fluoride is the most effective agent available to help prevent tooth decay. It is a mineral that is naturally present in varying amounts in almost all foods and water supplies. The benefits of fluoride have been well known for over 50 years and are supported by many health and professional organizations.

Fluoride works in two ways:

Topical fluoride strengthens the teeth once they have erupted by seeping into the outer surface of the tooth enamel, making the teeth more resistant to decay. We gain topical fluoride by using fluoride containing dental products such as toothpaste, mouth rinses, and gels. Dentists and dental hygienists generally recommend that children have a professional application of fluoride twice a year during dental check-ups.

Systemic fluoride strengthens the teeth that have erupted as well as those that are developing under the gums. We gain systemic fluoride from most foods and our community water supplies. It is also available as a supplement in drop or gel form and can be prescribed by your dentist or physician.

How can BriteSmile? help me?

A pearly white smile can be an excellent confidence booster. Yellowing or stained teeth are unpleasant to look at and can negatively affect your overall look. The BriteSmile? Whitening System is a quick, safe and gentle way to restore the natural color of the teeth with minimal discomfort. BriteSmile? uses a combination of gel and light to whiten teeth by up to 14 shades in just one hour.

BriteSmile? has several advantages over comparable whitening systems. First, the bleaching gel does not need to be activated by lasers or heat. This means that no radiation enters the body. Instead, BriteSmile? utilizes a unique lamp that propels blue light toward the teeth and expedites whitening. All of the key "smile" teeth will be bleached in a uniform way, without creating hypersensitive lips, gums or soft tissue. BriteSmile? gel is much more viscous which prevents tooth dehydration, and creates longer lasting results.

The best candidates for the BriteSmile? whitening procedure have strong, healthy teeth and gums. If gum disease is an issue, this needs to be treated prior to the gel application. Whitening treatment may not be a good option for patients with highly sensitive teeth, thinning teeth or teeth that exhibit deep inorganic staining.

BriteSmile? can effectively alleviate the following problems:

  • Staining caused by tobacco use.
  • Staining caused by strong foods and drinks.
  • Yellowing teeth caused by aging.
  • Greying teeth (usually hereditary).
  • Organic staining.

What preparation is necessary before the BriteSmile? treatment?

BriteSmile? elicits the best results on clean, healthy teeth. Therefore, a thorough cleaning is recommended prior to the treatment, to rid the teeth of plaque, tartar and rotting food particles. The dentist will always thoroughly examine the teeth while performing the cleaning to check for any fractures, inflammation or decay. Photographs might also be taken of the teeth prior to the bleaching procedure. This makes "before and after" comparisons more evident.

Though the whitening procedure only takes an hour in the office, BriteSmile? toothpaste, dental trays and a less concentrated version of the gel may be given for home use. BriteSmile? is long lasting and effective, but stains can quickly reappear on the teeth - particularly if tobacco is being used.

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Fresno Dental Professionals

When you visit our Fresno Dental Professionals you will experience all that modern dentistry has to offer, including a comprehensive list of general, restorative and cosmetic dental care services to meet the needs of the whole family.

Our goal is to assist each patient in achieving and maintaining long term dental health and a beautiful smile.