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Are Over-the-Counter Teeth Whitening Products Safe?

No matter where you go, you are coming into contact with new people every day; and with the pressure to always look your best, many people turn to over-the-counter teeth whitening products for an improved oral appearance. Based in Beverly Hills, I frequently see patients who wish to achieve a whiter, brighter smile, with many asking about over-the-counter bleaching systems.

Although I offer in-office teeth whitening treatments, some individuals prefer a more gradual process at home. For many, the deciding factor to choose over-the-counter whitening systems is cost – professional bleaching can be much more expensive than using products found in your local pharmacy. In addition, patients are also concerned with their safety as they do not require a visit to the dentist. In general, each product has its own guidelines and should be carefully followed in order to obtain optimal results.

The only time I would suggest using these products would be to “touch up” after having undergone in-office bleaching at my practice. However, I strongly recommend that patients visit a qualified dentist prior to whitening, which will help to determine if there are any dental issues that need to be addressed before continuing with teeth bleaching. Please feel free to visit my website to learn more regarding this cosmetic dentistry treatment.

Dr. Sands Appears on “Tori & Dean”

Tori Spelling, star of Oxygen’s “Tori & Dean,” has been a friend and patient of mine for many years. So it was a great pleasure to have her visit my Beverly Hills Cosmetic Dentistry office and recommend a close friend of hers who was getting married. It’s always a compliment to receive referrals from my existing patients. For this particular patient and friend of Tori’s, I created four custom veneers for her upper front teeth. This helped to transform her smile and provide her with a beautiful set of teeth, which looked wonderful for her big day (both the procedure and wedding were featured on an episode of “Tori and Dean”).

The application of porcelain veneers is a common treatment among brides who want to look their absolute best on their special day. Other procedures that are usually requested include teeth whitening and, time allowing, Invisalign ®. Based on the patient’s dental structure and desired outcome, I create a personalized treatment plan to meet their goals. I understand that a wedding is a memorable event, which is why I strive to provide each patient with a Hollywood smile and excellent patient care. For this reason, many of my patients are referred by people I have previously treated.

If you are bride getting ready for your big day, I invite you to my Beverly Hills office for a cosmetic dentistry consultation. During your visit, we can discuss your options and the most appropriate treatments to meet your needs.

Cosmetic Dentistry on a Budget, Payment Plans, and Financing

Cosmetic Dentistry on a Budget, Payment Plans, and Financing

Men and women in need of a dental procedure may forego treatment due to financing issues, thus causing their problems to worsen with the passing of time. Therefore, due to the current economical difficulties throughout the country, many of my patients have turned to various financing options.

With the help of my friendly staff, you can discuss the available in-house payment plans and even apply for financing with one of the four financing companies during your visit. Patients can fill out a short credit application or talk to a financing representative over the phone and find out if they are approved on the spot. Additionally, my Beverly Hills Cosmetic Dentistry office accepts most PPO insurance plans, which allows patients to undergo their dental procedure(s) without the added stress of having to pay one lump sum. I understand that budgeting is essential, which is why we offer various choices to help you meet your dental needs.

If you have a dental concern that requires assistance, but are unsure about whether you can afford treatment, please do not hesitate to contact my practice located in Beverly Hills off of Camden Drive (310) 273-0111. A member of my staff can help guide you through the financing process and schedule your appointment. I look forward to helping you achieve a healthy, bright smile.

Tel: (310) 273-0111

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Request an appointment for a complimentary consultation with cosmetic dentist Dr. Sands, or feel free to call our Los Angeles (north of Orange County) office at (310) 273-0111 for more information.