General Dentists, Emergency Dentists & Periodontists located in Shoreline, WA
It's hard to display a bright smile when feeling insecure about teeth color, but it's now easier than ever to get help. Dr. Chang and Dr. Kalhan offer in-office teeth whitening that can dramatically lighten teeth shade in a single treatment at Sunrise Dental. They also offers a take-home teeth whitening system that yields results in 2-4 weeks. With Dr. Chang and Dr. Kalhan, the men and women of Shoreline, Washington area can finally achieve the whiter teeth that they've always wanted.
Teeth Whitening Q & A
What is Teeth Whitening?
Teeth whitening, sometimes also called teeth bleaching, is a treatment that lightens tooth enamel. Our doctors offer two different types of teeth whitening at Sunrise Dental, in-office whitening, and take-home whitening. No matter which type of whitening you choose, teeth whitening is one of the best and easiest ways to improve your smile quickly.
Do You Need Teeth Whitening?
If your teeth are dark, yellowed, or discolored for any of the following reasons, you may benefit from teeth whitening.
- Coffee, tea, or soda consumption
- Red wine consumption
- Cigarette smoking
- Excess fluoride as a child (this can darken teeth)
- Use of some medications, such as antibiotics
- Darkening due to aging
How Does In-Office Teeth Whitening Work?
Dr. Sohn and Dr. Lee offer in-office teeth whitening for patients who want instant dramatic results. He applies the whitening gel directly to the teeth and then directs laser light to activate the gel.
In-office teeth whitening works very quickly, with each appointment lasting only an hour. Most patients see improvement of as much as eight shades.
How Does At-Home Whitening Work?
The at-home teeth whitening system at Sunrise Dental produces results over 2-4 weeks of daily use. Our doctors will fit you with custom plastic mouthpieces, which contain the whitening gel.
You add a set amount of gel to the whitening trays each day and wear them for the prescribed period. Some patients wear the trays for half an hour per day, while others may wear them overnight based on the doctor's recommendations. Most patients achieve multiple shades of whitening with the at-home teeth whitening system.
Does Teeth Whitening Affect Dental Crowns, Veneers, or Other Restorations?
No, teeth whitening doesn't affect dental restorations like crowns or veneers. If you have restorations, speak to one of our doctors before your teeth whitening appointment to ensure that your restorations can match your new teeth shade. In some cases, you may have to replace restorations to match your new and improved smile.
When you want a whiter and brighter smile, contact Sunrise Dental to book an appointment with Dr. Sohn or Dr. Lee. They are happy to help you choose the right teeth whitening option. Book online now or call the office today!