Even people who don’t use tobacco or drink red wine experience stained teeth as they age. Lifestyle habits, including tobacco use and coffee, tea, and red wine consumption, speed up the darkening of your smile. Though it is a natural part of aging, you can achieve a healthy, bright smile with professional teeth whitening.
Benefits Of Teeth Whitening
Having a bright, white smile projects the image of health and helps you retain a more youthful appearance. A white smile can give you added confidence in all you do and how you present yourself to the world.
Teeth whitening can be motivating! Many patients from Phinney Ridge Dental have a renewed passion for good oral care once we whiten their smiles.
At-Home Teeth Whitening Options
Professional teeth whitening under the supervision of an experienced cosmetic dentist like Dr. Micah Bickel will always give you better results than over-the-counter products. He has a wide variety of teeth whitening options available and can recommend one that will give you a dramatically improved appearance.
Custom take-home teeth whitening is a great choice for patients who want to whiten their teeth at their convenience. We create custom teeth whitening trays that fit your teeth perfectly and hold your professional whitening gel against the surface of your teeth while minimizing leakage to your gums.
Along with your teeth whitening kit, Dr. Bickel will give you instructions on how to use your new whitening system as well as advice on how long to wear your trays each day. Within several weeks of regular use, you will have a dramatically whiter smile. We will take a before-and-after shade to measure your results.
Professional Teeth Whitening
For patients who want instant results, we offer in-office professional teeth whitening at our Seattle, WA dentist’s office. Our cosmetic dentist uses a highly concentrated whitening gel and places it on your teeth in 20-minute intervals. We repeat the process up to three times to help you achieve great results fast. You will walk out with a dazzling smile on the same day!
We also provide at-home touch-up kits to help keep your smile looking its best. You can continue the whitening process at home and use it to spruce up your smile several times per year, ensuring that your pearly whites remain bright and beautiful.
Teeth Whitening Results From Phinney Ridge Dental
Your results will always look best if you avoid tobacco and staining foods, especially right after you finish treatment and for several days while your whitening treatment normalizes.
Most patients can whiten their teeth with no negative effects, but some patients report mild sensitivity. This should subside within a day or two. If you experience any tooth sensitivity, let us know! We have desensitizers that can help you have a bright smile comfortably!