Professional Teeth Whitening in Richland, WA

Before and after Teeth Whitening procedure

Frequently Asked Questions

Professional teeth whitening works by restoring your teeth’s youthful ability to absorb oxygen. The oxygen from the whitening gel is absorbed deeply into the tooth, dissolving and removing stain molecules.

Unlike other whitening methods, with easy periodic home maintenance, professional teeth whitening is entirely permanent.

Whitening products have been clinically studied for more than three decades, and safely used on millions of patients without harm to teeth or gums. Professional teeth whitening is considered entirely safe.

Many have experienced pain during teeth whitening. Maybe you’ve experienced it yourself. Most patients have no discomfort from whitening when using this system.

Teeth are safely whitened at any age, however, the ideal age to whiten teeth is about 14 because the permanent teeth are usually all fully erupted in the mouth by that age. The younger teeth are, the more brilliantly they whiten. However, professional teeth whitening rejuvenates even older teeth back to their youthful ability to whiten incredibly well, even if you’re 90 years old.

Professional teeth whitening lightens teeth dramatically, up to 16 shades or more. Although everyone is different, nearly all teeth will have stunning results. Professional teeth whitening even whitens tetracycline-stained teeth significantly, which was previously thought to be impossible!

Real teeth can’t look unnatural, they just look beautifully white. If you have seen people with ultra-white, fake-looking teeth, these were probably false teeth, teeth with porcelain crowns, or porcelain veneers that may have been made too white and too opaque. With professional teeth whitening you’ll get the ideal shade that’s right for you. Will my crowns, veneers or fillings whiten too? No. If you have any of these on your front teeth, you may need to replace some of them after whitening.

With your easy home maintenance, these staining foods will have no effect on the long-term brilliant color of your teeth.

Professional teeth whitening trays are comfortable – because they’re thin and form-fitting, you’ll probably forget they’re even in your mouth. They’re convenient – by wearing these only while you sleep, it doesn’t interfere with your busy day.

Molds of your teeth will be made to fabricate your own unique, ultra-comfortable whitening trays. You and your dentist will select which level of whitening is the proper fit for you. Most patients wear their whitening trays at home for two weeks while they sleep. Depending on your selections, you may have one or two simple whitening visits in the dental office.