If you hide your smile due to yellow or stained teeth, you have come to the right place to regain healthy-looking, white teeth safely, effectively, comfortably, and quickly. As a professional dentist, Dr. Ann Kelley of Kingsgate Dental Clinic in Kirkland, WA, can prescribe powerful whitening gels that are clinically proven to break up stains. She also customizes treatment exactly to your needs, which helps to minimize risks like sensitivity and get the exact level of whitening you desire.
The protective covering of our teeth, enamel, is solid. In fact, it is stronger than skeletal bone! However, it is not impervious to stains because enamel contains microscopic pores. The pigments from foods and drinks, such as spaghetti sauce and coffee, are deposited into these tiny spots. So, even with excellent oral hygiene, you may still contend with discoloration. Brushes cannot penetrate the pores where these pigments or deposits reside. Additionally, enamel can erode due to “wear and tear” over time. This erosion exposes the dentin layer of our teeth. Since dentin is yellow, this process can also mar the color of your smile.
Products available at the store or online claim to whiten your teeth. However, they may make little to no visible difference in the appearance of your smile. These products often do not contain ingredients designed to lift stains. If whitening gels are formulated with effective ingredients, they frequently are not concentrated sufficiently to get noticeable improvement. Based on decades of research, professional whitening solutions are peroxide-based. These peroxide-based solutions have a proven track record of successfully removing stains from teeth. The products available at our office also contain an adequate concentration of these clinically proven ingredients to lighten teeth by several shades. Besides, many solutions are formulated to minimize tooth sensitivity. Our approach to whitening also minimizes sensitivity, discomfort, and other risks.
Unlike the kits that you buy at the store, professional whitening kits include trays made to fit your mouth’s unique specifications. These trays are designed from impressions or models of your teeth. We will show you how to apply the professional-grade bleaching gel to the tray. Once the tray slips over your teeth, the gel will be delivered to the teeth to lighten them evenly. Since the trays are customized to each patient’s mouth, they do not rub up against the insides of the mouth. They also produce natural results. Every day, you will wear the tray as instructed. Your teeth will gradually appear whiter. Once you are thrilled with the color of your teeth, we can also discuss ways to keep your smile looking stunning. Touch-up treatments and simple changes to habits can sustain the youthful vibrancy of your teeth.
Call (425) 385-0080 to schedule your smile consultation at our office.