Teeth Whitening – Redmond
From an in-office treatment to custom take-home trays made just for you, our professional whitening options eradicate stains and reverse age-related darkening.
Teeth Whitening FAQs
1. How does teeth whitening work?
Most whitening products contain either hydrogen peroxide or carbamide peroxide. When the bleach touches the stain on your teeth it causes a chemical reaction that breaks the stain down. You will then notice a brighter smile since the staining becomes less concentrated.
2. Will teeth whitening work for me?
Whitening does not correct all types of discoloration. It is important to meet with our team to ensure that whitening is the right choice for you. It is also important to note that whitening does not work on existing restorations such as crowns, fillings, or veneers.
3. How long does it take to whiten teeth?
The teeth whitening process can vary from patient to patient. Typical results can be seen within a week. If you have our In-Office Whitening done, you will see results the same day.
4. What is the process of teeth whitening?
Our office has many different types of whitening procedures, so you may pick the right one for you. We offer Custom Take Home Trays with Bleach Refills Packets, Disposable trays, and In-Office Bleaching.
5. Should I get a dental cleaning before teeth whitening?
A professional dental cleaning is typically recommended before whitening your teeth. A cleaning helps remove plaque and tartar making it easier for the doctor or yourself to whiten all surfaces of your teeth.
6. Does teeth whitening damage enamel?
Teeth whitening does not damage your enamel! You may have temporary sensitivity but that does not mean any long-term damage.
7. Does it hurt?
Teeth whitening can sometimes cause sensitivity. In most cases, the sensitivity is only temporary. We suggest taking a break from whitening until the sensitivity is gone, and then trying again in moderation!
8. Will teeth whitening work on dental veneers? Cosmetic bonding? Crowns? Bridges?
No. Whitening products only work on your natural tooth enamel. If you plan on getting any cosmetic dental work and are interested in whitening, let the doctor know so you can get a shade that will match once the whitening process is complete!
9. How long will it last?
The average teeth whitening results can last anywhere from 6 months to 3 years. It varies from person to person. However, brushing your teeth twice a day and keeping up with your home care can help extend the results. Avoiding foods and drinks that stain your teeth also helps the whitening effects last longer!
Call our team today to schedule your free bleach consult to discuss what option is best for you!