Teeth whitening is considered to be among the most popular and commonly performed cosmetic dentistry procedures. While there are many over-the-counter whitening products available, professional teeth whitening treatments administered by a dentist can provide more dramatic results. In addition, despite being readily available, many whitening products found in stores may weaken the tooth enamel and cause irreversible damage. If you are seeking a whiter smile, we strongly recommend you turn to our Bellevue, WA, team for professional help!
In-Office Whitening Treatment
In-office teeth whitening is performed by our professional dental care providers during a quick dental visit. The process involves applying a bleaching agent to your teeth and then using a special light to activate the solution. This helps rapidly break down any staining or discoloration on your teeth, making your smile appear brighter and whiter within just an hour! If you are looking for a quick and convenient teeth whitening solution, in-office teeth whitening may be the right choice for you!
After in-office teeth whitening, your teeth may be more sensitive to hot and cold temperatures. This is normal and should only last for a few days. To help reduce sensitivity, avoid eating or drinking anything too hot or cold for the rest of the day. You can also try using toothpaste for sensitive teeth. If sensitivity persists for more than a few days, or if you have any other concerns, please contact our office for guidance.
Take-Home Whitening Kits
Take-home professional whitening kits contain a lower concentration of bleaching gel than the formula we use in the office. The gel is placed in custom-fit trays that are worn over your teeth for a period of time, typically 30 minutes to several hours per day, for two to four weeks. The duration and frequency of treatment depend on the degree of staining and the desired level of whiteness.
Take-home professional whitening kits are a great way to achieve beautiful, long-lasting results. The trays are comfortable to wear and easy to use, and the formula is gentle on your teeth and gums. Plus, take-home kits allow you to treat your teeth gradually, so you can control the whitening process and achieve the level of brightness that you desire.