You deserve to smile without hesitation. After all, a smile is one of the first things people notice when they meet you. Whether it’s an average day or a special occasion like a wedding or graduation, your smile is the last thing you should have to worry about.
No matter how well you take care of your oral hygiene, teeth can fade in color and become stained. That’s why Dr. Cederbaum offers professional take-home and in-office treatments to whiten your smile.
What Causes Teeth to Yellow?
Many people think stained or discolored teeth are due to poor oral hygiene, but that’s not always true. Brushing and flossing your teeth are vital steps to keeping your smile healthy, but there are additional factors that cause teeth to change color.
It’s common for certain foods and beverages such as coffee, tea, and berries to stain teeth. Teeth can also become dull in color over time, which is a natural part of growing older. That’s why Dr. Cederbaum will recommend the whitening option that’s right for you.
This treatment option is fast and painless. Sinsation Smile removes surface stains on teeth.
The whole procedure only takes about 20 minutes. First, trays will be put in your mouth to apply the whitening gel. Then we use a blue LED light to activate the oxygen molecules in the gel, bubbling away the stains.
Zoom! is a more in-depth whitening treatment that will remove surface and inner staining. In fact, your teeth could be up to eight shades whiter in less than an hour.
We use customized trays to protect your gums while the gel coats your teeth. Then, a low-heat laser is used to react with the gel to break down the stains on your teeth.
Dr. Cederbaum knows you’re busy and it’s not always easy to fit a smile-whitening session into your schedule. That’s why we offer convenient take-home whitening kits that can make your smile noticeably brighter within one week.
Our custom-made trays are easy to use. We’ll create an impression of your teeth to make sure you get the right fit, then show you how to use the professional-grade gel. You’ll also get detailed written instructions to follow.
Your Journey to a Brighter Smile
Your smile is an important part of your life. With the convenient teeth whitening options we provide, you can feel confident about the way it looks.
Let us know you’re interested. To find out more about teeth whitening or to schedule your appointment, call 206-524-1314 or fill out the online contact form. We’ll get right back to you.
Frequently Asked Questions
How long do the teeth whitening effects last?
The effects of the treatment typically last one year. Our patients usually come in for another treatment around that time. Certain lifestyle habits can impact the duration of the effects. You’ll want to follow a few tips to get the most out of your new white smile:
- Avoid tobacco use
- Limit food and beverages that tend to stain
- Use a straw
- Brush your teeth twice a day, floss daily, and rinse after meals
In addition to following the above-mentioned guidelines, you’ll want to visit our Seattle office biannually for professional cleanings so we can remove any plaque and tartar to keep your teeth white and looking their best.
Are in-office whitening treatments better than store-bought whitening kits?
Dental offices are allowed to administer whitening treatments that have a higher concentration of a bleaching agent called hydrogen peroxide. This provides results instantly– without having to wait weeks compared to store-bought whitening treatments. Our treatments are applied by trained professionals to avoid contact with your gums for maximum benefits while preventing sensitivity.
If you’re interested in learning more about Zoom! or Sinsational whitening treatments contact our Seattle dental office at (206) 524-1314 and a helpful team member will be happy to assist you.
Can you go from yellow to white teeth?
Over time, a variety of things can stain your teeth and turn them yellow. Age also influences the discoloration. Luckily, it is completely possible to turn yellow teeth pearly white again. The most immediate and effective method is to see Dr. Cederbaum for an in-office whitening treatment.
There are also a large number of store-bought home whitening kits that you can use to whiten your smile, but these typically contain a lower concentration of whitening agents than the in-office whitening treatments. In-office whitening treatments cause less sensitivity which allows you to brighten your smile to your liking.
Is it safe to whiten my teeth?
Yes. Teeth whitening is a trusted and safe procedure that can be completed at-home or in-office. There is a risk of irritation, pain, or damage if the bleaching agent isn’t applied correctly. To lower your risk of damaging or irritating your teeth and gums, make sure you follow the instructions on the package. It’s normal to feel some sensitivity following the procedure, but it will diminish with time.