Get a sparkling white smile with Professional Teeth Whitening
Professional teeth whitening is the most performed cosmetic service at our office, and it’s easy to see why – it’s an affordable and effective way to rejuvenate the smile. At Kingsgate Dental in Kirkland, Washington, we love helping our patients fall in love with smiling again after professional teeth whitening.
Causes of tooth discoloration
There are two types of teeth staining, extrinsic staining, which occurs on the surface of the enamel, and intrinsic staining, which comes from the inner layers of the tooth. Teeth can become stained or discolored for many different reasons, some of the most common include:
- Consuming dark-colored foods and beverages
- Smoking or tobacco use
- Certain medications
- Aging – as we get older, the enamel thins, revealing more of the yellow dentin below it
- Poor oral hygiene
Advantages of Professional Teeth Whitening Methods
Next time you are at the grocery store, look at all the whitening products available on the shelves. It’s easy to see how teeth whitening has become such a profitable industry. While the availability of these products can be enticing, the truth is they can’t deliver the same results as professional whitening.
Here are some of the benefits of choosing professional whitening:
- Stronger Formula – Professional teeth whitening uses a much stronger bleaching agent, allowing the product to penetrate enamel deeply and lift stains.
- Custom Fit – We provide you with custom trays that are made from molds of your teeth to ensure the gel can be applied evenly.
- Dental Supervision – Once your professional whitening kit is ready, we give you detailed instructions on applying the gel and how long to wear the trays to ensure you get good results safely.
Get Started Today
Getting started with professional teeth whitening is as easy as scheduling a consultation. We recommend a professional cleaning prior to teeth whitening services to remove any plaque build-up that could block the bleaching agent from working effectively. After that, we can get you set up with your home kit, which includes your custom fitting trays, bleaching gel, and detailed instructions.