The shade of your teeth can make a big difference in the way you see yourself and the way that others perceive you. If you want bright, sparkling teeth that get you ahead in professional and social settings, our team, at EZ Dental Clinic in Bellevue, Washington, can give you easy home teeth-whitening trays that yield professional whitening results. To learn more about teeth whitening and try it for yourself, call EZ Dental Clinic or book an appointment online today.

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What is teeth whitening?

Teeth whitening is a cosmetic treatment that makes your teeth appear brighter and several shades lighter. In other words, teeth whitening is a solution for the brown and yellow tones that your teeth develop over time.

It’s an easy way to make your smile look fantastic without moving your teeth to new positions or getting costly and invasive repairs.

Even though your teeth appear completely solid, your enamel is porous and prone to staining. Like a sponge, it gathers the pigment from coffee, tea, wine, cigarette smoke, berries, and more. Concentrated whitening gels can penetrate your enamel and oxidize the stains to lift them.

While you can find some mild whitening gels and treatments at your local drugstore, they can’t compare to the strong gels you can get in a take-home whitening tray from the professionals at EZ Dental Clinic.

The team designs your trays using impressions of your teeth for a perfect fit, and you can use them in the comfort of your home.

How should I use my teeth-whitening trays?

Once your teeth-whitening trays are prepared, the team at EZ Dental Clinic instructs you on how to use them. Before starting your treatment, the team reviews the initial shade of your teeth and tells you how much whitening you can expect to achieve.

Once you get the trays and the appropriate doses of whitening gel in syringes, your instructions for the home treatment may include:

  • Brushing and flossing before using the trays
  • Inserting the gel into a tray
  • Wearing the tray for one hour
  • Avoiding eating, drinking, and smoking while wearing the tray and for 30 minutes after
  • Repeating the process daily for two weeks

Some take-home whitening treatments require that you wear the trays overnight instead of for an hour at a time. Your dentist gives you the protocol for your specific whitening treatment, then evaluates your results when the process is complete.

How often can I get teeth-whitening treatments?

Since teeth whitening isn’t permanent, you may wish to get additional teeth-whitening treatments once you see new stains appear on your teeth. You can get whitening treatments spaced six months to a year apart or as your dentist advises.

You can prevent the need for frequent whitening treatments by adjusting your diet and habits to reduce staining foods and substances.

To consult your dentist about making your smile more luminous, call EZ Dental Clinic for a teeth-whitening consultation or book an appointment online today.