Take-Home Whitening
By Todd G. Yoshino DDS
January 29, 2016
Category: Dental Procedures
Tags: teeth whitening  

Find out just how white your Federal Way, WA dentist can get your smile with professional teeth whitening.

Teeth whitening has become one of the most popular cosmetic treatments around because, let’s face it, who doesn’t want a whiter smile? And unlike with at-home whitening kits and commercial products, your Federal Way, WA dentist, Dr. Todd Yoshino, has a teeth whiteningprofessional teeth whitening system that offers a top-grade whitening gel that delivers results. So just how visibly whiter will in-office teeth whitening get your smile, and is it worth it to take the plunge?

How much whiter teeth whitening gets your smile will depend on the state of your smile before treatment. Some patients will only see a two or three shade difference, while some may get a smile that’s up to 10 shades whiter in only one session. However, the full results of a smile whitened by your Federal Way dentist’s system will usually show up a couple days after treatment. After this time you can consider whether follow-up treatments are necessary to get whiter results.

If you are satisfied with your new smile, then Dr. Yoshino may recommend using our at-home whitening system to maintain your results or coming in for follow-up whitening treatments in a few months.

What smiles will see the best results?

As mentioned before, some patients only get a smile that’s a couple shades lighter while some people see some drastic results. This will depend on the types of stains you have. The smiles that will see the best results will be those that have stains caused by eating certain foods, smoking tobacco, or just aging. As we age our teeth begin to darken. While this is sometimes caused by what we eat, heredity can also play a small part. Yellow teeth tend to whiten the fastest with our professional teeth whitening system.

Stains that will not respond to in-office whitening include stains caused by damage to the dentin layer, long-term antibiotic use, and fluoride overexposure.

If you are dealing with a dull, yellowing smile, then you could see radical results with professional teeth whitening. Whether you’re looking to get a brighter smile for a big event or you just want to give your smile a little boost, Dr. Todd Yoshino’s professional teeth whitening system can give you the results you want. Schedule an appointment at his office in Federal Way, WA today.