Wedgwood Family Dentistry
General Dentistry & Cosmetic Dentistry located in Seattle, WA
Teeth whitening is one of the most cost-effective and hassle-free ways to enhance your smile. At Wedgwood Family Dentistry, dental specialists use professional teeth whitening to create outstanding smiles. Located in Seattle, Washington, the experienced dental team at Wedgwood Family Dentistry offers an easy way to whiten your teeth in just a couple hours. If you’re curious about teeth whitening, request an appointment online or call the office today.
Teeth Whitening Q & A
How do people get yellow teeth?
A lot of different factors can cause teeth yellowing and discoloration. The foods you eat and drink, certain medications, and age might all be contributing factors. Beverages like red wine, coffee, and tea can leave surface stains on the enamel of your teeth and turn your teeth yellow. Smoking and tobacco are also big culprits.
Over time, these surface stains go beneath the enamel to the dentin of your tooth, making the stain even harder to remove.
Is teeth whitening safe?
Yes. Whitening your teeth is a safe process when you follow product guidelines and instructions. The team at Wedgwood Family Dentistry provides professional whitening treatments for safe, satisfying results. You can decide to have your teeth whitened in one office appointment or gradually over time with a take-home whitening kit.
The whitening solution is not dangerous to put in your mouth and on your teeth in either instance. You may experience minor, temporary gum and tooth sensitivity as a result of the bleaching agents.
What can you expect from the in-office whitening treatment?
Your teeth could be up to eight shades whiter with just one simple in-office teeth-whitening treatment.* At your appointment, one of the experienced Wedgwood Family Dentistry team members fits upper and lower dental trays into your mouth. These trays will be filled with a hydrogen peroxide whitening solution.
Then, your dental professional covers your lips and gums to shield them from the solution. They put the bleaching solution in the trays and shine a special bright light on your teeth. You sit back and relax as the bleach and light combine to whiten your teeth during three 15-minute treatments, all happening in a single visit.
You wait comfortably between treatments until your final bleaching treatment is complete, then your dental expert applies a gel to your teeth to minimizes any sensitivity you may feel. That’s all. You have whiter teeth and a gorgeous smile in about two hours.
The Wedgwood Family Dentistry team can also provide take-home teeth-whitening kits for a less immediate approach to whitening teeth over a couple of weeks.
To learn more about professional in-office and take-home options for teeth whitening, call or schedule a consultation at Wedgwood Family Dentistry today. Give yourself a smile you're proud to wear!
*Individual results may vary.