Teeth Whitening Specialist

Smile Now Dental

Thomas Pham, DMD

General and Cosmetic Dentistry located in Arlington, WA

Whitening your teeth is one of the fastest and easiest ways to dramatically improve your appearance as well as your confidence. At Smile Now® Dental in Arlington, Tacoma, and Spanaway, Washington, you can choose from take-home whitening trays and in-office laser whitening. Both are great paths to gorgeous white teeth, so book your appointment online or by phone to learn more now.

Teeth Whitening Q & A

Why do teeth get discolored or stained?

There are a number of reasons for teeth discoloration or stains. The most common of these are:

  • Coffee and tea
  • Dark-colored sodas
  • Red wine
  • Cigarette smoking
  • Poor dental hygiene
  • Certain medications

There may also be other reasons for teeth discoloration, such as genetics. While it's definitely frustrating and upsetting to have discolored or stained teeth, there's great news: the Smile Now Dental team offers teeth whitening options that will make you happy to smile again.  

What is the at-home teeth whitening process?

Although you can purchase over-the-counter teeth whitening products, they're rarely powerful enough to significantly whiten your teeth. Plus, the products at the local drugstore aren't always regulated, so you don't really know what you're putting on your teeth.

Smile Now Dental offers a take-home whitening solution that's both powerful and gentle enough to use daily. Your dentist creates custom whitening trays from an impression of your teeth. Having custom whitening trays means that the whitening gel is evenly distributed to every tooth for beautiful uniform results.

You'll wear the trays every day for the prescribed period of time. Usually, you can get results within weeks using take-home whitening. In the future, touch-ups are as simple as buying more whitening gel from Smile Now Dental since you already have custom fitted whitening trays.

What is the process for in-office teeth whitening?

In-office teeth whitening can whiten your teeth in only one visit to Smile Now Dental. Your provider uses a powerful bleaching solution along with a state-of-the-art laser to whiten your teeth in less than an hour. You'll see the results before you leave the office!

Afterward, you can opt for a take-home whitening kit to keep your teeth looking their brightest, or simply schedule teeth whitening office visits once a year.

With both in-office and home whitening, you can often maintain your results by avoiding the substances that stain your teeth. That doesn’t mean you have to give up your favorite drinks, though. Simply using a straw lets the liquid bypass your tooth enamel. Of course, good dental hygiene and regular dental care are also key in maintaining great whitening results.

If you want whiter teeth and a brighter smile, click the online scheduler or call Smile Now Dental to arrange your appointment today.