Teeth Whitening in MIll Creek, WA
Are you proud of the appearance of your smile?
As you age, time takes a toll on the brightness of your teeth, leaving them looking stained and dull. If your smile isn’t as bright as it used to be, you may try to conceal your smile, which can make you appear standoffish and unapproachable.
Whether you are in a business or social situation, knowing your smile looks its best helps your confidence soar, and others are drawn to that person with the gorgeous smile. At Mill Creek Dental Health Care, we are pleased to offer convenient teeth whitening options so you can get back the smile you love.
We'll Help You Get Back the Smile You Love
As we age, microscopic holes open up in our dental enamel, attracting stains from food particles and all the coffee, tea, or red wine we have enjoyed over the years. At the same time, the enamel thins, making the yellowish layer of dentin beneath more apparent and dulling the appearance of your teeth.
Fortunately, professional teeth whitening options can quickly restore your smile to its youthful brilliance. We use Zoom! Whitening products and offer both in-office treatments and take-home kits. Which type of whitening you choose depends on your unique needs.
The active ingredient in these products is hydrogen peroxide, which breaks down and allows oxygen to enter the enamel and dentin. This process bleaches away stains while maintaining the structure of your teeth.
In-Office Treatment: Looking for immediate results? Then your best bet is an in-office treatment.
First, we protect your gums and soft tissue with a protective layer to avoid sensitivity. Next, we will give you a pair of protective glasses to wear while we use light activation to speed up the process.
The entire process takes between 60 to 90 minutes, depending on how much whitening you need, and you can expect your teeth to be about five to six shades brighter.
Take-Home Whitening Kits: Many of our patients prefer the convenience of whitening at home on their own.
Our take-home kits include a customized whitening tray that’s made using impressions of your teeth. When your tray is ready, we will give you instructions for use along with a prescription-strength whitening gel. Place the gel in the trays and wear them for about 20 to 30 minutes a day for two weeks.
At the end of this period, you will see results similar to that of an in-office treatment.
Preparing for Teeth Whitening
We can achieve the most noticeable, consistent results when your teeth are shiny clean. So if you haven’t had a professional cleaning in a while, we recommend you make this appointment before whitening. If you are considering other dental work, you may want to hold off on whitening until afterward. This allows us to match the shade of your whitening to your restorations for a uniform appearance.
If you are disappointed that your once-bright smile is now looking a little dull and drab, please call our Mill Creek dental office to arrange an appointment. We will help you choose the whitening approach that’s right for you so you can achieve a bright, youthful smile that you are proud to show off!