Teeth Whitening in Seattle, WA
Teeth that look yellow or dim can have an adverse effect not only on your self-esteem but also on how others perceive you. It’s no secret that the more attractive you look and the more confidently you portray yourself, the better likelihood that people will view you positively. So why present anything but a bright, yet natural-looking smile to the world?
Jayne & Kois Dentistry offers the latest, most effective take-home teeth whitening systems on the market so that you can brighten discolored or stained teeth in the convenience of your home, and within a matter of two weeks or less. And if you’re gearing up to look your best for an event, like a wedding or reunion, that is just around the corner, we also offer our BriteSmile™ in-office whitening treatment that will give you a bright, camera-ready smile in an hour or less.
What Types of Stains Does Teeth Whitening Work On?
At Jayne & Kois Dentistry, we offer teeth whitening treatments* that address tooth stains and discolorations that have built up over the years due to:
- Dark-colored beverages like coffee, soda and wine
- Foods like tomato sauce, beets, and berries
- Certain prescription medications
- Tooth injuries/ infections
- Congenital tooth discoloration
*To undergo a teeth whitening treatment, you must be at least 16 years of age and have good oral health.
What is Involved in a Teeth Whitening Treatment?
BriteSmile™ In-Office Teeth Whitening
This non-invasive in-office whitening treatment typically takes an hour or less to complete. The treatment begins with applying a gentle yet effective whitening gel to the teeth in order to accelerate the whitening process. (This whitening gel is pH balanced, so it is compatible with your tooth enamel.) The dentist will then shine a blue light onto the teeth for 20 minutes; the wavelength of the blue light (which is neither heated nor ultraviolet) will activate the bleaching ingredients in the gel. More gel is applied to the teeth, along with the blue light, up to four times or until the desired degree of whitening is achieved. The treatment causes no discomfort or stress to the patient, so they can relax and even read or listen to music as they wait to see their dramatically whiter, yet natural-looking smile!
Take-Home Teeth Whitening Kits
For patients who prefer a more gradual teeth whitening, or who want to have immediate access to an effective and safe teeth whitening treatment within the comfort of their own home, Drs. Jayne and Kois offer custom take-home whitening kits. We customize these kits, made by the leading professional dental brands, by providing a whitening gel that works for your needs as a patient, and is based on your oral health history, tooth sensitivity and any existing dental work.
The take-home whitening kit consists of a mouth guard filled with a small amount of whitening gel. The mouth guard fits snuggly and comfortably into the mouth and over both rows of teeth, and can be easily worn a few hours a day or even overnight for the duration of the treatment (which is usually about two weeks). During this time, you will see your smile gradually getting brighter and brighter.
How Can You Maintain Your Bright New Smile?
The results from our teeth whitening treatments can last two or more years when following a regular schedule of good oral hygiene, including using whitening toothpaste in your daily brushing routine. It is also important to limit habits like tobacco use, drinking soda and coffee, and other things that will contribute to tooth staining and discoloration.
Would you like to learn more about teeth whitening and other cosmetic dentistry options at Jayne & Kois Dentistry? Contact us today to make an appointment.