Sparkly white teeth can be indispensable tools for anyone trying to attract a date, a compliment, or the attention of rescue planes on a sunny day. Smile your way off a deserted island with today's Groupon: for $185, you get an in-office teeth-whitening treatment at Tucker Dental Group in Daly City (a $600 value).
Using Lumibrite Chairside Whitening and a Sapphire light, the trained staff at Tucker Dental Group creates stupefying smiles out of ill-shaded mouth stones. A technician coats teeth with hydrogen-peroxide-based whitening gel, which is fluoride-enriched to perk up flagging enamel even as the gel coaxes stains off of teeth and back to their home planet. Gentle Sapphire light activates the gel, whitening teeth up to 12 shades in an hour of treatment. Unlike buffing away stains with a belt sander, the procedure generally results in minimal discomfort afterward.
Although Tucker Dental Group's website sometimes advertises free whitening with a new-patient exam, the offer is for take-home whitening only. This Groupon offers the best deal available for chair-side whitening.