If you have visited the toothpaste aisle at your grocery store, you have probably noticed dozens of products that claim to whiten your teeth. A few years ago, the only over-the-counter tooth whitening options in Seattle were whitening toothpaste and Crest White Strips. Now there is a wide variety of products at every drugstore counter in the area. If you’re interested in teeth whitening in Kirkland, schedule a consultation with our practice and we’ll guide you towards your perfect smile.
Whitening rinses are similar to mouthwashes. They kill bacteria, freshen breath and may help remove plaque. Whitening rinses, however, contain ingredients not found in regular mouthwashes that whiten teeth. Manufacturers advise taking a mouthful of the rinse and letting it slosh around on your teeth for one minute twice a day. Though this method is simple, many users never notice a lightening of their teeth. This is probably because the rinse does not touch your teeth long enough to truly whiten them.
The whitening strips you can buy in Seattle grocery stores have a couple of drawbacks. Though they contain a bleaching agent, it is much less potent than those used in dental offices. Another trouble is that they do not whiten between teeth because the strips only touch the front surface. Though it is possible to remove stains, it can take months to see any whitening. By that point, you have probably spent more money than you would have if you’d have chosen the professional system at your Seattle dental practice.
Teeth Whitening Gels
Whitening gels are painted onto teeth with a small brush. One problem with whitening gels is that they only stick to dry teeth. If any saliva gets on the teeth during treatment, the gel is more likely to slide off. If you are serious about getting results, the safest, quickest, and most reasonably-priced system is at your local dental office. We offer effective and affordable teeth whitening in Kirkland.
At Advanced Cosmetic Implant & Laser Dentistry, we offer several cosmetic dental procedures that could help you regain your confidence. If you’re interested in restorative dentistry or teeth whitening in Kirkland, call us at 206-381-3055.
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