Some smile improvements, like orthodontics, take a while. Others can be completed quickly. Ask about our professional home whitening treatments, which can give you a beautifully bright smile in time for weddings, reunions, and other summer special events.
Call West Valley Dental today at 425-430-9099 to schedule a free cosmetic consultation. Dr. Hsue will examine you and review all of your options for whitening teeth, including home whitening, so you can choose the one that is best suited to your smile.
Custom Trays & Concentrated Ingredients Make Your Smile Shine
If you’ve purchased a whitening product from a drugstore, chances are you weren’t wowed by the results. Those products contain more “fillers” and less active ingredients than our professional whitening. You’ll notice a real difference with our highly concentrated gel. Plus, we will use impressions of your teeth to make you a set of custom whitening trays. These trays make the process easy and convenient, with no messy strips.
Maintain Your Bright Smile
Once you’ve achieved a bright smile with professional whitening, you’ll want to maintain your stunning results as long as you can. These practices will help:
- Don’t smoke or use other tobacco products, which create unsightly stains.
- Brush teeth at least twice a day and floss at least one time.
- Visit our Tukwila office at least twice a year for dental cleanings. Your teeth will look and feel great after we remove surface stains.
- Consume plenty of crunchy snacks like carrots and apples. With their high fiber and water content, they clean teeth almost like a natural “toothbrush.”
- Avoid staining substances like red wine, coffee, and cola. When possible, use a straw to minimize contact with your teeth. Rinse your mouth with water afterward.
Try Our Tricks for an Instantly Whiter Look
With our whitening treatments, you’ll have a bright smile within days. If you’re attending a special event before that, you can create contrast with your teeth to attain a whiter appearance. Apply a bronzer or self-tanner to your face, and wear a dark shirt or scarf.
Lip color can also provide contrast. Shades with blue or pink undertones like true red, berry, or plum will brighten yellow teeth. A bronze or copper color is a better choice for teeth with a grayish tinge.
Consider Other Treatments for a Long-Lasting Bright Smile
After your special occasion is over, you may want to consider a cosmetic procedure that will give you a long-lasting bright smile that will last years instead of months – with no need for repeated treatments. Dental veneers are made of strong and stain-resistant materials, so they usually last for at least a decade. With proper care, they can last for years longer than that.
Plus, veneers hide flaws other than stains, like cracks, chips, minor misalignment, and small gaps between teeth.
Dental bonding is another option. Dr. Hsue will apply tooth-colored resin (the same material used for fillings) to cover discoloration. While bonding is more affordable than veneers, your results won’t last as long.