Although regular brushing will help keep your teeth healthy, for many people brushing alone doesn't give them the dazzling smile they are hoping for. If your teeth are stained or discolored, professional whitening services can help. Poulsbo Kids & Family Dentistry offers teeth whitening in Poulsbo, WA.
Who Needs Whitening?
The color of teeth can vary from one person to the next. Habits such as smoking or consuming certain foods and drinks like coffee can stain your teeth. Teeth whitening is available for individuals who would like to improve the color and overall appearance of their teeth.
How Is Whitening Done?
In-office teeth whitening is done using a specialized peroxide formula. Your dentist will make sure your gums are protected before applying the whitening gel. It is then activated with a special light and left on your teeth for about an hour. Your teeth can be 3-8 shades whiter with just one treatment and the results are long-lasting with the proper dental hygiene.
Is Whitening Safe?
Whitening is safe for most patients. The dentist will decide if you are a good candidate for this procedure because there are some types of discoloration that don't respond to whitening like discoloration caused by certain medications. There are other treatment options for these kinds of stains.
Care For Your Teeth
Once you have completed your whitening procedure, you will want to care for your teeth going forward. You will want to make sure that you kick bad habits which are contributing to your teeth staining. You should also brush your teeth twice a day and floss at least once a day.
If you would like to learn more about brightening your smile, Poulsbo Kids & Family Dentistry offers teeth whitening in Poulsbo, WA. Call (360) 779-7115 to set up an appointment today.