Do you have ugly brown spots or discolorations on your teeth or are they getting grey from age? Are you or were you a smoker? If you answered yes to any of these questions chances are that you are no longer completely satisfied with the color and brightness of your smile and you may benefit from teeth whitening from our Bellevue dental office. Our doctors at Capehart Family Dentistry have helped many patients brighten and whiten their smiles through teeth bleaching. Whitening toothpastes and over-the-counter bleaching systems have become very popular over the past few years but cannot perform with the same effectiveness and results as a professionally done whitening protocol.
Teeth whitening from our Bellevue dental office can be done either in our office or by the patient in the convenience of his home. The results of either approach are similar but the in-office method results maybe more striking since they appear faster but require visits to the office, while the at-home method can be done at any time the patient chooses. Our dentist will make a custom set of trays from impressions he has taken of your teeth. These plastic trays hold the professional strength bleaching solution snugly against the surfaces of all the teeth. The custom trays and special bleaching solution are what separate our teeth bleaching from the one-size fits all drugstore kits. The patient will use the trays for two or three hours a day a week or two depending on the degree is discoloration of their teeth.
Done in our Bellevue dental office dental bleaching produces faster results. The bleaching solution is more concentrated than the one in the home treatment and is contained in a gel to help buffer it against injuring the gums. It is possible to get up to 8 or 10 shades whiter from this treatment. Since the in-office treatment concentrates on the front eight teeth it can be used as a jump-start for the at-home treatment. The results of professional teeth bleaching can last for a year or more. There is no need to have discolored teeth, call our office today for an appointment to whiten your smile