Welcome to Phinney Ridge Dental
Dr. Micah Bickel
“I love improving the health of my patients. Every day I get a chance to offer real, concrete solutions to patient ailments and concerns. Interpersonal contact with patients makes my job rewarding and fun. Every day is different, and it is always challenging and interesting. I have the unique opportunity to constantly be developing, learning and growing.” - Dr. Micah Bickel
Patient Testimonials
"Dr. Bickel is great. One thing I really enjoy about him is his demeanor. He is the perfect balance of calm, confident and knowledgeable that put you right at ease. I'd trust him with my mouth any day." - Joe M

Do over the counter whiteners work?

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.

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