Teeth Whitening

Family & General Dentistry & Orthodontics located in Bellevue, WA

Teeth Whitening

Teeth Whitening services offered in Bellevue, WA

If you’re looking for an easy way to enhance your smile, consider teeth whitening. At Newport Dental in Bellevue, Washington, Sarah Park, DDS, and David Rubinov, DDS, provide teeth whitening to help you maintain the health and appearance of your smile. Increase your confidence with a bright new smile today. To schedule your teeth whitening appointment, call the office or request one online. 

Teeth Whitening Q&A

What is teeth whitening?

Teeth whitening is a simple and effective way to remove unsightly stains from your teeth. Several factors can contribute to tooth discoloration, like smoking, age, oral hygiene, and diet. Foods like coffee, tomato sauces, wine, and blueberries can all lead to stained, dull-looking teeth.  

Teeth whitening is a simple process that uses a powerful bleaching agent (either hydrogen peroxide or carbamide peroxide) to break up and lift stains from your teeth.

Am I a good candidate for teeth whitening?

If you have underlying problems with your teeth, it’s best to hold off on teeth whitening until you undergo treatment. 

Newport Dental provides personalized treatment for a wide range of problems like tooth decay and infections. In addition to routine cleanings, the team offers composite fillings, same-day crowns, extractions, and root canals.

In most cases, teeth whitening is appropriate for anyone with good oral health. 

Is teeth whitening safe?

The bleaching agents your Newport Dental provider uses to whiten your teeth are completely safe. The bleach reduces the concentration of stains on your teeth without damaging your gums or the structure of your teeth. 

Although some people may experience sensitivity after getting their teeth whitened, it’s typically short-lived and no cause for concern. 

What should I expect during the procedure?

Your teeth whitening visit begins with a brief examination. Your provider checks for any underlying problems with your teeth and makes recommendations for quick and effective treatment. 

During your visit, your provider consults with you to select the desired shade for your teeth. 

To perform the procedure, your provider places a shield or gel to protect your gums. They then apply the bleaching agent over your teeth. In some cases, your provider may use a specialized light to activate the bleaching agent. The entire process takes about an hour. 

In-office whitening provides you with quick, noticeable results. With proper oral hygiene, the effects of teeth whitening can last several years. 

Newport Dental is committed to helping each patient achieve health and beautiful smiles. To find out if teeth whitening is right for you, book an appointment by phone or request one online today.