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Teeth Whitening

Teeth Whitening

Tooth whitening (or bleaching) is a simple, non-invasive dental treatment used to change the color of natural tooth enamel and is an ideal way to enhance the beauty of your smile.

Because having whiter teeth has now become the number one aesthetic concern of most patients, there are a number of ways to whiten teeth. The most popular method is using a home tooth whitening system that will whiten teeth dramatically. Since tooth whitening only works on natural tooth enamel, it is important to evaluate replacement of any old fillings, crowns, etc. Replacement of any restorations will be done after bleaching so they will match the newly bleached teeth.

Tooth whitening is not permanent. A touch-up may be needed every several years, and more often if you smoke, drink coffee, tea, or wine.

Reasons for tooth whitening

  • Fluorosis (excessive fluoridation during tooth development)
  • Normal wear of the outer tooth layer
  • Stained teeth due to medications (tetracycline, etc.)
  • Yellow, brown stained teeth
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What does tooth whitening involve?

This type of tooth whitening usually requires two visits. At the first appointment, impressions (molds) will be made of your teeth to fabricate custom, clear plastic trays.

At your second appointment, you will try on the trays for proper fit, and adjustments will be made if necessary. The trays are worn with a special whitening solution either twice a day for 30 minutes or overnight for a couple of weeks, depending on the degree of staining and desired level of whitening. It is normal to experience tooth sensitivity during the time you are whitening your teeth, but it will subside shortly after you have stopped bleaching.

You will receive care instructions for your teeth and trays and be encouraged to visit Marigold Dental, our Federal Way dentist office, regularly to help maintain a beautiful, healthy, white smile.

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See what our patients are saying about Dr. Loveleen Brar

Carolyn Carter
Carolyn Carter
Dr. Brar and her staff are exceptional. If you are like me and have anxiety/fear of painful procedures, they will make you comfortable in their gentle, caring environment and by being attentive to your concerns and needs while providing excellent state of the art dental care.
Alnasir Adatia
Alnasir Adatia
Had a perfect dental cleaning. Thank you for making my teeth shine and my smile perfect!!
Kailyn Hart
Kailyn Hart
In and out, super efficient office! Everyone’s super nice!
Erika Vargas
Erika Vargas
I loved it very kind people I recommend it 100% professionals
Diane Robinson
Diane Robinson
Thank you for the good care and extra time to adjust my partial.
Lisa Seabolt
Lisa Seabolt
Great staff 👍
Joy Middleton
Joy Middleton
The hygienist is the best one I have ever had in my life. He is quick and efficient and very nice as well. The dentist , Dr Brar, is kind and knowledgeable, overall excellent experience as far as going to a dental appointment!
Michael Bryant
Michael Bryant
Very nice and professional. Dr Brar and her staff made me feel at ease and comfortable. Her one on one consultation and recommendation were spot on.
Julie Salazar
Julie Salazar
Dr. Brar and her team are really nice and patient. I am a super anxious patient and they made me feel really comfortable today. Thanks everyone!
Dean Zanger
Dean Zanger
Excellent care received. Very happy to recommend this Dentist and her assistants!