Professional Teeth Whitening for a stunning white smile
When you think about someone with a stunning smile, the chances are that their teeth are a brilliant shade of white. While many components factor into a great smile, bright white teeth are one of the quickest and easiest ways to send others the signal that you are healthy and vibrant. At Kenner Dental Group in Burien, Washington, we offer multiple professional teeth whitening options custom-tailored to meet your needs.
What causes tooth stains?
Stains can develop on our teeth for many different reasons. Some stains are due to external factors (called “extrinsic stains”), such as consuming deeply pigmented foods and beverages like coffee and tea or using tobacco products. In contrast, others are due to “intrinsic” factors, such as taking certain medications like tetracycline or simply getting older. Professional teeth whitening treatments are very effective at removing extrinsic stains—even those that are deeply embedded-but patients with intrinsic stains may benefit from alternative options for brightening their smile, such as custom porcelain veneers.
Tooth whitening options to meet a variety of patient needs
At Kenner Dental Group, we know that no two patients are exactly alike, which is why we offer multiple tooth whitening options for our patients:
- ZOOM! teeth whitening: A quick and easy solution for discolored and stained teeth that can brighten your teeth by up to seven shades in just one visit. After protecting your gums and sensitive soft tissues, we will apply the ZOOM! bleaching gel to your teeth and then use a specialized light to activate it. It is done in 15-minute increments and repeated up to three times in your treatment session until your desired results are achieved.
- Biolase laser teeth whitening: An excellent option for patients who experience tooth sensitivity, Biolase harnesses the power of light energy to whiten teeth gently yet dramatically in just about an hour.
- Custom at-home trays: For patients who prefer a more gradual approach to whitening that can be done in the comfort of their home, we offer custom at-home treatments. Based on impressions of your teeth, we create trays that perfectly fit your teeth and combine those with a medical-grade whitening gel for superior results.
Our in-office treatments can also be combined with take-home trays that enable you to perform periodic touch-up treatments to maintain your terrific results.
Which tooth whitening option is right for me?
To help you determine which option is best for your needs, Dr. Kenner will evaluate your teeth and consult with you about your preferences and desired results. Teeth whitening treatments cannot remove stains from dental restorations such as dental crowns, so if needed, Dr. Kenner will also help create a replacement plan for discolored restorations that fit in with the timeline for your teeth whitening treatment.
To schedule your tooth whitening consultation at Kenner Dental Group, call our Burien practice today at (206) 208-2339!