Teeth Whitening in Tacoma and surrounding areas
While there are plenty of teeth whitening options out there, at Plancich Dental, we offer easy and safe in-office teeth whitening as well as home teeth whitening options at an affordable price.
What is teeth whitening?
Tooth discoloration can happen over time for a number of reasons, no matter how often you might brush or floss. Some people notice a change in tooth color from years of drinking coffee, using tobacco products, drinking red wine or even as a natural product of aging.
When teeth start to look a little dull, whitening solutions can bring the sparkle back.
Teeth whitening is a process where the natural color of your teeth is restored by removing stains from the tooth surface creating beautiful, bright smiles.
How does teeth whitening work?
Most whitening products contain hydrogen peroxide or carbamide peroxide which act as bleaching agents. When applied to your teeth, they work to remove both surface and deep stains making your teeth brighter and whiter.
In many cases, a teeth whitening treatment can brighten your natural tooth color by four to seven shades.
At Plancich Dental, you can receive in-office whitening services and get your desired results in just one visit. Or you can take home a whitening kit containing 10 whitening trays and bleach.
In the office, we’ll first perform a standard dental cleaning and oral exam. Our dental hygienists will prepare your mouth and teeth for the whitening gel. We’ll do several applications of the gel onto the surface of your teeth and in just an hour, you’ll have your dream smile.
Who is it for?
While our dentists are experienced and highly trained to give you the safest, least harmful experience possible – some teeth won’t take well to whitening products and some will take to it beautifully.
If you have mild tooth discoloration or a yellow-ish tint on your natural teeth- bleaching is perfect for you.
However, brown teeth or teeth with grey tones are less likely to bleach. Whitening products will also not work if your teeth have veneers, crowns, caps or fillings.
Our best advice is to schedule a cosmetic dentistry consultation so we can examine your teeth and provide you with the best options for your smile.
What are the pros of teeth whitening?
Besides a dazzling, red-carpet ready smile? Getting your teeth whitened is like having a smile makeover and can be life-changing in many ways.
Pros to teeth whitening:
- You’ll want to share your super-smile everywhere you go creating a tooth-print of happiness and joy around you
- People will be more drawn to you and your bright whites
- Better dental health and dental care
- Better mental health and self-esteem
- Faster than other whitening treatments
- 100% safe
- Lasts up to 5 years
What are the cons of teeth whitening?
With all the teeth whitening options available, it can be hard to know which is right for you. There are many cons to teeth whitening, but there are also some cons for you to consider before getting treatment.
Professional teeth whitening isn’t for everyone, which is why it’s important to schedule an office visit to have your teeth examined thoroughly.
Cons to teeth whitening:
- In some causes, it can cause short term tooth sensitivity
- No red wines and other dark foods and drinks for several days after treatment
- Doesn’t work on all teeth
How do I start?
If you’re a new patient with Plancich Dental, we want to get to know you and understand more about your dental health. Get started by requesting an appointment with us or calling 253-272-7400 today!
You deserve to have a beautiful, winning smile without the frustration of enduring expensive and painful treatments that don’t work. Getting your teeth whitened by a cosmetic dentist you can trust is the best way to go if you want a fresh set of pearly whites in the quickest (and painless) way possible.
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