Teeth Whitening Specialist

Kirkland Premier Dentistry -  - General Dentistry

Kirkland Premier Dentistry

General Dentistry & Family Dentistry located in Kirkland, WA

If you dream of having a bright, white, Hollywood-worthy smile, know you aren’t alone. A recent survey found that 80% of Americans between the ages of 18-49 say they want whiter teeth, too. At Kirkland Premier Dentistry, cosmetic dentist Sheena Gaur, DDS, offers patients access to Phillips Zoom!® in-office whitening as well as take-home bleaching trays. To learn more about the benefits of professional teeth whitening call the Kirkland, Washington, office or use the online booking tool today.

Teeth Whitening

Why are my teeth yellow?

When you look in the mirror, do you notice your teeth are a dull brown or dingy yellow color? While startling, tooth discoloration is a normal part of the natural aging process. 

Over the years, the outer layer of your teeth called enamel begins to deteriorate. This allows the inner portion of your teeth, called the dentin to show through. 

Dentin is naturally yellow in color, which is why your teeth yellow as you age. Other factors that can cause your teeth to yellow include:

  • Smoking cigarettes or chewing tobacco
  • Drinking dark colored beverages such as coffee, wine, and soda
  • Not brushing and flossing regularly
  • Certain foods such as dark berries

Certain prescription medications can also influence the color of your teeth. 

What types of teeth whitening do you offer?

The team at Kirkland Premier Dentistry offers Zoom! In-office teeth whitening as well as take-home bleaching trays.

Zoom! In-office whitening

The Zoom! Teeth whitening system is a revolutionary advancement in teeth whitening capable of brightening your teeth by up to 10 shades in a single, 90-minute visit. 

During a Zoom! In-office whitening treatment, your dentist or dental hygienist applies Zoom hydrogen peroxide whitening gel to your teeth. 

After applying the solution, your provider directs a special Zoom light at your teeth. The light and peroxide solution work together to eradicate stains and discoloration. 

Your dentist repeats this process three separate times until your teeth are shiny and white. Once you’re finished, your dentist applies a sensitivity-reducing fluoride paste and you’re given a list of care instructions. Note that your individual results may very.

Zoom! Take-home whitening trays:

Zoom! Take-home whitening trays provide the same stunning results as an in-office treatment, but on your own schedule. To achieve the best possible results, it’s important to wear your take-home trays as prescribed, approximately 30 minutes a day for 10-12 days in a row.

Does teeth whitening provide permanent results?

The results of teeth whitening aren’t permanent, but there’s plenty you can do to prevent stains from coming back. 

To achieve the best possible results, the team recommends you quit smoking, practice good oral hygiene, and visit the office once every six months for an oral exam and professional cleaning. 

If you’re unhappy with the color or aesthetic appearance of your smile, schedule a teeth whitening consultation with the caring providers at Kirkland Premier Dentistry. Call or use the online booking tool today.