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Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs): Teeth Whitening

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If you are new to the area or simply looking for a new dentist, you probably have a number of questions about the services we offer and what to expect when you come to our office. Some of our most frequently asked questions are listed below. If you do not see your question listed here, give us a call and we will be happy to help!

Teeth Whitening

Searching for whitening options may lead you to the oral care aisle at the grocery store. But do the products that they sell there actually work as well as professional teeth whitening products? Chances are that if you want to brighten your teeth by just a few shades, you can find a combination of products at the pharmacy that will give you some improvement. Over-the-counter products do have some risks and side effects that you should be aware of.

Risks of Over-The-Counter Products

Whitening toothpaste uses abrasive components to scrub away surface stains from your enamel. Unfortunately, this can actually damage your enamel and cause sensitivity. 

Whitening strips and generic trays found for retail sale can lead to some uncomfortable side effects such as sensitivity and damage to delicate gum tissues while not always providing uniform results.

Professional teeth whitening, on the other hand, can be much more customized, and more effective. The process is simple- you can begin by visiting our office for a consultation to determine the best treatment plan for your needs, and your smile goals. Our expert team will have you smiling a brighter, more confident smile before you know it! 

Teeth Whitening Phinney Ridge

The cost of professional teeth whitening in our Seattle, WA dental office is extremely competitive and a good investment to spruce up your smile. We offer both in-office and take-home options, depending on your goals and needs. Your custom whitening trays can be reused indefinitely to maintain your smile.

To find the right teeth whitening option for you, contact Phinney Ridge Dental to discuss your options.

You have the beautiful sparkling white smile you have always wanted after whitening your teeth. But how do you keep your smile looking its best? Some common sense caution – like quitting tobacco use and limiting coffee drinks will undoubtedly help, but if you want to maximize your results, a few simple steps can help.

We are here to help you extend your teeth whitening results in our Seattle dental office.

Rinse Your Mouth

If you eat colorful foods like berries, spinach, or pomegranates, simply rinse your teeth afterward with plain water. This small step will remove much of the staining residue before it has a chance to settle onto the teeth.

Better yet, brush your teeth after eating whenever possible.

Drink through a Straw

When you drink staining beverages, consume them through a straw. This will bypass your teeth and prevent staining.

Plan to Touch Up

Let's face it. Eventually, stains will begin to develop again. It could take weeks or months, depending on your diet and lifestyle. We offer touch-up kits to make it possible for patients to enjoy white, bright smiles for a lifetime.

Interested in teeth whitening? Contact our Seattle dental office, Phinney Ridge Dental, to arrange a consultation.

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