Dentist - Bothell
22833 Bothell Everett Highway
Suite 205
Bothell, WA 98021
(425) 485-6540
 









Whitening procedures have effectively restored the smile of people with stained, dull, or discolored teeth.

Beneath the outer enamel, the darker tissue of your teeth, the dentin, can become darker by the natural effects of aging.

One type of stain-caused by traumatic injuries, medications and fluorosis-actually begins inside the tooth; brushing and flossing don't help.

More and more people today are choosing tooth-whitening procedures to reverse the effects of aging.

Some commercially available "whitening toothpastes" can be somewhat effective at removing stains and making teeth a few shades brighter. However, many of these products have abrasive substances that can actually wear away your tooth's enamel.

Whitening agents actually change the color of your teeth, but only are effective on certain types of discoloration. For example, bleaching agents have a difficult time removing brownish or grayish stains. These products also are not as effective on pitted or badly discolored teeth, or on restorations such as crowns, bridges, bonding and tooth-colored fillings (porcelain veneers or dental bonding may be more appropriate in this case).

Professional whitening performed by our office is considered to be the most effective and safest method; done properly, tooth whitening can last as long as five years. Over-the-counter whitening systems are somewhat effective as long as they are monitored and directions followed closely.