Teeth Whitening Specialist

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Sunrise Dental

Dentists located in Arlington, WA & Bellingham, WA

Your teeth can be discolored or stained from coffee, red wine, and even the aging process. At Sunrise Dental in Arlington, Washington, Carl Cheung, DMD and Chang Han, DDS offer several different teeth whitening procedures to help you regain a sparkling smile. Whether you want a quick, in-office procedure or a product to take home for daily use, the Sunrise Dental team will make sure you have the perfect grin.

Teeth Whitening Q & A

Am I A Candidate For Teeth Whitening?

Teeth whitening procedures are safe and effective for adults. You’re an ideal candidate for teeth whitening if you have healthy teeth and gums, and if you have yellow tones in your teeth.

The Sunrise Dental team can help you determine if teeth whitening is safe for your smile, but you may not be a candidate if you:

  • Are pregnant or lactating
  • Have sensitive teeth or allergies to teeth whitening products
  • Have gum disease or teeth with eroding enamel
  • Have fillings, crowns, dentures, or porcelain restorations

Teeth whitening is also not recommended for children under the age of 16.

Realistic expectations are also important, as the results can vary from one individual to the next.

What are the Different Types of Teeth Whitening?

There are several teeth whitening products and procedures. They include:

  • Whitening Toothpaste: As opposed to over-the-counter whitening toothpaste, your Sunrise Dental practitioner can give you a stronger, more efficient product that can whiten your teeth up to eight shades lighter.  
  • Mouthpiece Trays: Your Sunrise Dental provider can take an impression of your teeth to create custom-fitted trays. Used with whitening gel, these trays allow the product to penetrate your teeth most effectively.
  • Whitening Rinses: With a whitening rinse, you just use the product as a mouthwash twice a day before brushing your teeth.

What are the Benefits of Teeth Whitening?

Whitening your teeth can give you a newfound sense of confidence in your smile. When you opt for professional teeth whitening, you can also be sure you’re getting a customized treatment that is supervised by a medical professional. Since there are many different methods to try, you’ll be able to find one that works best for your lifestyle, your goals, and your dental health.

The results you’ll achieve with professional teeth whitening are also much better than what you can accomplish with over-the-counter products, as medical procedures can include higher concentrations of bleaching agents like hydrogen peroxide.

To book a consultation with Sunrise Dental today, use the online scheduler.