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Teeth Whitening – Castle Rock, WA

In-Office & Take-Home Options

Female patients receiving teeth whitening in Castle RockThese days, everyone wants a dazzling smile. Research has shown how important appearance can be for self-confidence and attaining both professional and personal goals. Teeth whitening can be an easy way to improve your appearance, and at Cowlitz River Dental, we can help you with both in-office and take-home teeth whitening. Professional teeth whitening provided by a dentist is leaps and bounds above over-the-counter teeth whitening methods. If you’re preparing for a big event – a wedding, a job interview, a banquet, or the prom – consider a trip to Cowlitz River Dental in Castle Rock, WA, to explore your teeth whitening options. Call us today.

Who is a Good Candidate for Teeth Whitening?

Before and after image of teeth whitening

Most people who want to do something about the stains on their teeth can undergo professional teeth whitening; however, it does require a scheduled consultation with Dr. Kennington first. The reason is that there might be additional oral health problems that must be addressed before moving forward with cosmetic treatment.

If you have any signs of decay or gum disease, we’ll need to first administer appropriate treatment. Then, we can begin to discuss which whitening option is best to help you meet your unique needs.

How Does Teeth Whitening Work?

Female receiving in-office teeth whitening

There are a few different options that you can choose from when opting for professional teeth whitening. At Cowlitz River Dental, we are pleased to offer both in-office and take-home whitening options.

Take-Home Teeth Whitening

Take-home teeth whitening from a dentist is not to be confused with over-the-counter methods. We will create custom-fit whitening trays that fit your smile like a glove and provide you with professional-strength teeth whitening gel. With the custom trays, you get great coverage and comfort.

In-Office Teeth Whitening

In-office teeth whitening is great for patients who have a big event coming up. Right before your event, we can help whiten your smile with a single procedure in our Castle Rock, WA, dental office. We can also combine your in-office teeth whitening with take-home teeth whitening to help you maintain your results. This one-two teeth whitening punch will help you have a whiter, brighter smile that lasts.

Tips for Maintaining Your Brighter Smile

Girl wearing a yellow sweater and showing off brighter smile

Professional teeth whitening is not meant to last forever. Follow-up appointments or at-home touch-ups will be required over time if you want your results to last as long as possible. Of course, there are additional ways to keep your teeth shining bright, such as:

  • Adopting good oral hygiene habits at home that include brushing twice daily for two minutes, flossing at least once a day, and rinsing with an ADA-approved mouthwash.
  • Keeping your regular checkup and cleaning appointments with our dental team.
  • Limiting your consumption of dark-colored beverages and foods.
  • Giving up smoking and the use of other tobacco products.