Tooth Whitening

Discover our Tooth Whitening

At America Dental, we have MORE THAN 18 YEARS of experience providing the highest level of biological and holistic dental care.

Professional tooth whitening is a dental bleaching process that uses high concentrations of hydrogen or carbamide peroxide to penetrate the enamel and change the color of the dentin below. A highly trained dentist supervises the entire teeth whitening process.

Its main goal is to eliminate the intrinsic and extrinsic stains that produce a change of hue on the dental surface, leaving the teeth whiter and restoring the natural shine of the dental enamel.

There are two options for professional tooth whitening. Both options use peroxide-based on bleaching agents (carbamide or hydrogen peroxides).

Recover your smile in our Dental Clinic

At our dental clinic, tooth whitening involves the careful and controlled application of a relatively high concentration peroxide gel (15% to 43% peroxide) to the teeth at 15 to 20-minute intervals. The peroxide is activated by a special light that intensifies and speeds up the tooth whitening process. The entire process can take up to 2 hours.

Having your tooth whitened by our biological dentist team at the clinic ensures that the entire procedure will be performed safely and correctly.

Before the procedure, our specialist ensures that oral tissues are adequately protected throughout the tooth whitening process. A unique cheek retractor is used to open the mouth and protect the lips. A unique gingival barrier will also be polymerized over the gums to protect them from the peroxide solution and light. High vacuum suction will be used throughout the process to reduce accidental ingestion of the bleach solution.

In-office whitening can produce spectacular results. You can see tooth Whitening immediately after the appointment. Results vary from person to person. Typically, teeth will be 2 to 8 shades lighter after the procedure.

Patients with stubborn stains may be advised to return for one or more additional tooth whitening sessions or may be asked to continue with a home tooth whitening system.

Tooth Whitening for home

As the name suggests, you can have your whitening at home. Professionally dispensed take-home whitening kits include a low-concentration peroxide-based solution (3% to 20% peroxide) and a custom whitening tray made by your dentist.

The gel is applied to the teeth using custom-made whitening trays that you wear every day for hours. Whitening is achieved over time. Take-home best teeth whitening kits are designed for you to use safely. Due to the low concentration of peroxide, the solution can safely stay on the teeth longer. Having custom-made whitening trays also ensures that the solution is a perfect fit for your teeth.

This prevents leakage and contact with the gums or other tissues in the mouth.


Enjoy a Healthier Life with our Dental Cleaning


At our dental clinic, the first phase of “scraping” is to remove plaque and tartar deposits. Often an ultrasonic tool is used to remove most of the tartar, and then other hand tools are used to scrape off any remains.

The next phase of our dental cleaning is to polish the teeth so that the surface is smooth. Although polishing removes stains and leaves teeth smooth and shiny, it is not just a cosmetic procedure. It also smoothes small imperfections and ridges on the tooth to prevent plaque from adhering to them.

Our specialist in biological dental care will advise you how often you need to have your teeth cleaned. It’s important to remember that professional dental cleaning is a complement to a good oral health routine.

Meet our Biological

Dental Care Team

Dr. Vargas

Dr. Ignacio Vargas Gould



Higher Education

Doctor in Dental Surgery. Latin American University of Science and Technology, San Jose, Costa Rica. 1999-2004

Division of Periodontics at Hospital Calderón Guardia. August 2002.

Fellowship in Restorative Sciences, University of Costa Rica. 2004.

Fellowship in Cosmetic Dentistry, University of Costa Rica. 2007.

 Master´s Degree in Operative and Dental Aesthetics, University of Costa Rica. 2008-2009

Post-Doctoral Fellowship in Implant Dentistry, Pontificia University Javeriana, 2011.

Digital Course in (Digital Smile Design). 2015

He’s SMART (Safe Mercury Amalgam Removal Technique) Certified by the International Academy of Oral Medicine & Toxicology (IAOMT).

Certified in safe amalgam removal by the International Association of Mercury-Safe Dentists (IAMSD).

Basic Life Support. 2008 – Present

National Dental Boards Examinations.  2004 – Present

Course of Epidemiology and Biostatics for Health Professionals. Dr. Petri, May 2008

Course of Peri-Implant Health and Management Hands – On Workshop.  2018

Course of Implantology All on 4 (Oral Revitalize)

Member of the Dental Surgeons College of Costa Rica. 2004 –Present

Member of American Dental Association. 2011 – Present

In America Dental Clinic, accredited by the Ministry of Health, in San Jose, 2003 a 2020.

Professor of Restorative Clinic (undergraduate) of University of Costa Rica, January 2008 – December 2009.

Professor of Dental Clinic. ULACIT, Latin American University of Science and Technology. 2010

Chief of Operative Dentistry Division, ULACIT, Latin American University of Science and Technology. 2010-2016 

Dr. Francisco Solis



America Dental | Dentist

2013 – Currently

    • • IPRF surgery
    • • All on 4 surgery
    • • Prosthetic surgery
    • • Endodontic surgery
    • • Periodontal and pathology surgery

ULACIT| Professor

2012 – 2014

    • • Attendance at anesthesia techniques and theory course.
    • • Attendance and integrated treatment of patient in the course of oral pathology and third molar surgery and periodontal surgery

FAES| Dentist


    • • Dental surgery
    • • General dental procedures
    •  • Degree in Dentistry with emphasis in prosthodontics / Universidad Latinoamericana de Ciencia y Tecnología. Costa Rica 2010
    •  • Certificate of advanced surgery in prosthetic surgical techniques in implants and oral prosthetic rehabilitation/ Pontificia Universidad Javierana. Colombia 2011
    •  • Certificate in oral surgery/ Pontificia Universidad Javierana. Colombia 2011
    •  • Certificate in Endodontic Surgery/ USC Dental School. United States 2010
    •  • All on 4 and sinus lift internship/ Zimer. United States 2015

Dra. Rebeka Jiménez

DDS, Cosmetic Dentist


America Dental | Dentist

January 1, 2012 – Present

Medical Tourism

Dentist: attention of patients, do different treatments (fillings, cleanings, bridges, crowns, veneers, extractions, restorations over implants, dental scanning, etc.), patient’s coordinator.

Dental Technician: do some dental works

Assistant: assistance in surgical procedures and orthodontic procedures.

Dental Laboratory Novadental 

January 2011 – December 2016


Dental technician

Dental Laboratory Juan Carlos López

January 2008 – December 2010

Dental Technician

Honorific mention Cum Laude Probatus in the degree course in dentistry

Active member of the Dental Surgeons College of Costa Rica

Member of the International Academy of Aesthetics in Beverly Hills, California


Dra. Fernanda Ramírez

DDS, Biological Dentist


Formal Education

    •  • Bachelor of dental surgery (2010-2014)
    •  • Emphasis on dental aesthetics
    •  • MBA program at UCLA (2017-2018)
    •  • Medical investigator program (2018-2020)
    •  • Work Experience
    •  • Cyprosa, sales representative Colgate (2012)
    •  • General Dentist, clínica dental doctora Yahaira Madrigal (2015)
    •  • Ebais Unibe San Pedro CCSS (2017)
    •  • America Dental Clinic full time (2012-2020)

Training Courses Attended

    •  • BLS (2014)
    •  • Course: Oral photographic (2014)
    •  • Course: Novosmile (2017)
    •  • Course: First fit (2017)
    •  • Course: Porcelain Veneers Javier Quiros (2018)
    •  • Course: Digital Smile Design DSD (2016)

Let’s get in touch to talk about your tooth whitening. We want to see your new smile.