- Teeth Whitening
- Composite Fillings
- Root Canals
- Gum Contouring
- Preventative Care
- Dental Emergency
If a whiter more dazzling smile is what you want, professional teeth whitening can restore your radiant smile. Many factors take a toll on your smile. The most common among them are tobacco products, red wines, caffeine, and aging. Our in-office whitening process takes one hour and you will see an immediate difference following the procedure.
Another option is custom-fitted bleaching trays to use at home to whiten your smile. Professional teeth whitening is both safe and effective.
The most common side effect from treatment may be some sensitivity to cold. If this occurs, sensitivity normally disappears within 72 hours.
Teeth Whitening Procedure
Dr. Badr will examine your teeth thoroughly. She will also observe your health and dental history just in case of any allergies or any sensitivity. This is an important part to having a professional teeth whitening procedure as opposed to home bleaching kits.
A professional dental cleaning may be required to remove plaque build-up prior to your in order to maximize results. Some patients with severe tooth discoloration may first attempt teeth whitening first to see if the results are highly satisfactory. If the results are not satisfactory, dental veneers are another option that many consider. Dental veneers are not the same as teeth whitening. Dental veneers are tiny porcelain sheets that are placed over your teeth to create a glistening white, well aligned smile. Though, it’s important to note that the results of Teeth Whitening are consistent for the vast majority of patients.
Foods and drinks to be avoided 24-48 hours before and after the procedure:
- Red wine
- Dark colas
- Coffee or tea
- Red sauces
- Ketchup and mustard
- Soy sauce
- Colored lip stick
- Basically anything that could stain your teeth
Teeth Whitening Steps
Whitening your teeth starts by applying a protective barrier on your gums then a high concentration of oxidizing agent on your teeth. A gel will be applied on your teeth for a very short period. After fifteen to twenty minutes, the gel will be removed. Then, this procedure is repeated two more times. This series of teeth whitening will cause drastic improvements to the cosmetic appearance of your teeth.
If you are interested in enhancing your appearance through teeth whitening, we invite you to consult with the team at the practice of Dr.Badr. You will be greeted with friendly courteous professionals and superior service. Many patients travel to Dr. Badr for teeth whitening throughout the greater Puget Sound area, including: Redmond, Kirkland, Sammamish, Bellevue area.
Teeth Whitening Vs Bleaching Kits
The bleaching kits at the pharmacy are one size fits all. It means that if your teeth are too small for the tray then you are getting extra bleaching gel on your gums. This will result in a fair bit of irritation for your gum tissue. Visiting a licensed dentist will ensure a personalized treatment. It will also maximize the effect of the whitening gel on your teeth and minimize the contact with the soft tissue of your mouth.