Heiden Family Dental
Justin Heiden, DDS
Family and Cosmetic Dentist located in Sunnyside, WA
Do you have stained or discolored teeth? Teeth whitening is a simple and straightforward process that can produce incredible results. To get the gleaming, bright smile you want, contact Heiden Family Dental in Sunnyside, Washington. Justin Heiden, DDS, offers custom teeth whitening trays and powerful bleaching solutions that gradually lighten your teeth several shades. Call or book an appointment online to request a consultation.
Teeth Whitening Q & A
Why should I whiten my teeth?
Many people want whiter teeth to enhance their look, but there are other reasons to opt for teeth whitening.
As you age, your teeth are more susceptible to yellowing, discoloration, and stains from foods like coffee, wine, or soda. With regular teeth whitening, you can maintain a whiter smile that still looks natural.
After a teeth whitening procedure, many people are more motivated to take care of their smiles and they have more confidence while talking or socializing.
Am I a candidate for teeth whitening?
Teeth whitening is safe and effective for most individuals. You generally must have healthy teeth and gums to be a candidate for whitening.
Teeth whitening may not be the best option for you if you’re pregnant or breastfeeding, or if you have sensitive teeth, gum disease, or fillings and crowns. Generally, teeth whitening is also not recommended for children who are under the age of 16.
How does teeth whitening work?
Dr. Heiden creates custom trays by taking impressions of your teeth. A powerful bleaching gel is filled in the custom trays to help whiten your teeth six to ten shades lighter.
You typically wear your trays for about one hour per day, and your teeth will be at their whitest after three to four weeks. Dr. Heiden may give you different strengths of the gel, as some people develop sensitivity when using gels that have a strong concentration of bleaching ingredients.
To maintain your white smile, you should use your trays and the bleaching gel every few months.
What results can I expect?
In most cases, your teeth get noticeably whiter after just a few days of wearing your trays. Your results depend largely on how discolored or stained your teeth are from the start. Some individuals may need to wear their trays longer than others.
Dentist-supervised teeth whitening produces far better outcomes than over-the-counter teeth whitening products, so you can be sure you’re getting the best possible results. To maintain your smile, avoid foods or beverages that can stain your teeth, and practice good dental hygiene habits.
If you’re ready to dramatically whiten and beautify your smile today, book a consultation with Heiden Family Dental by calling or scheduling online.