Cosmetic Teeth Whitening


in PNW

Your smile is one of the first things people notice when they meet you, and effective teeth whitening can help you make a positive lasting impression. It can help you look younger, boost your confidence, and quickly give you a conservative, but noticeable smile makeover.

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Advantages of
Teeth Whitening
from a Dentist


Professional teeth whitening is one of the best ways to enhance your smile. If you want great results, there are several advantages to receiving professional teeth whitening from a dentist.

  • Receive the most effective solution – Depending on the cause of the stains in your teeth, bleaching them can make the stains more noticeable. One of our dentists will examine your teeth and determine if this treatment is right for you or if you will get better results with a different cosmetic treatment.
  • Limitations of over-the-counter products – Whitening toothpaste may only remove surface stains on your teeth if it helps at all. Whitening strips are only ¼ to ½ the strength of the whitening gel you will receive from our team.
  • Get predictable results – Our dentists use professional-strength gel that penetrates deeply, breaks up stains, and even lightens the natural pigmentation of your teeth to get your smile its whitest. Treatment is comfortable, and you will receive long-lasting results.
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Professional
Teeth Whitening Options


This in-office whitening system uses professional-strength bleaching gel, along with an LED light to activate the gel and give the bleaching process a boost. After one visit, your smile can be up to eight shades lighter. Zoom in-office whitening includes three 20-minute sessions.


  • We will retract your cheeks and coat your gums with a protective gel.
  • Bleaching gel will be brushed on your teeth.
  • We will shine the Zoom light on your teeth for 20 minutes. The light activates the gel and helps it break down stains.
  • After 20 minutes, we will remove the gel, rinse your teeth, and repeat the process until all three sessions are completed. Each whitening session breaks down stains to make your smile sparkle.
  • Over the next few days, the color of your teeth will stabilize.
  • We will give you a take-home Zoom whitening kit that includes customized bleaching trays and gel. For the next 14 days, you will continue the whitening process at home.
  • Place a small amount of bleaching gel in the trays and wear them overnight.
  • If you want your teeth even whiter, you can return to our office for another session.
  • You will do periodic touch-ups at home to keep your smile bright.
  • The before-and-after photos below show the dramatic results you can expect with this treatment.

If you prefer take-home whitening, the at-home process is easy and very effective.


  • We will take impressions of your teeth, from which custom bleaching trays will be made.
  • Each night, you will squeeze a small amount of Nite White® bleaching gel into the trays and wear them for the amount of time specified by our team.
  • You’ll notice your teeth becoming whiter and whiter.
  • You can continue treatment until your smile is as white as you want it.
  • You will do periodic touch-ups to maintain a sparkling smile.
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Professional Teeth Whitening
FAQs


Professional teeth whitening can last for several years without any touch-ups, but it really depends on factors like smoking and what you frequently eat or drink. Coffee, tea, and red wine have bad reputations for staining teeth, as do certain dark-colored sodas and food or drinks that contain food coloring. If you don’t want to cut down on any of these drinks, drinking them through a straw can help prevent them from coming in contact with the front of your teeth.

Professional teeth whitening is both effective and safe. Patients are frequently concerned that the bleaching gels will harm their tooth enamel and want to avoid teeth whitening as a result. Not only is enamel very durable, it’s actually the dentin underneath the enamel that is stained and the color of the tooth changes as a result. Having your teeth whitening process monitored by a professional can help ensure that everything goes smoothly.

Because professional teeth whitening is a cosmetic service, it is typically not covered by insurance. However, we want to do everything we can to make our services accessible and affordable for patients who want them. We accept payment plans through CareCredit®, which allows patients to split up the cost of their dental care into monthly payments, including cosmetic services. Our in-house membership plan also includes a 20% discount on professional teeth whitening. Give our office a call or visit our financial page for more information.

Is professional teeth whitening right for you?

Teeth whitening is a quick way to refresh your smile. If you’ve been searching for a teeth whitening dentist near Portland, schedule a complimentary consultation with our team today to find out if it’s right for you. Call us to schedule your convenient consultation, or book an appointment online.