Teeth Whitening Specialist

Chapin Densmore, DDS -  - General Dentist

Chapin Densmore, DDS

General Dentist & Cosmetic Dentist located in Kirkland, WA

For many people a bright, white smile means confidence whether you are stepping into a boardroom or attending a wedding or class reunion. If you are considering whitening services, contact Chapin Densmore, DDS in Kirkland, Washington. He’ll help you find the best dental whitening service to achieve your goals. Call or click ‘Book Online’ today!

Teeth Whitening Q & A

What types of teeth whitening options are available?

Teeth whitening is a popular cosmetic dentistry service that removes stains and lightens the teeth surface. A wide range of teeth-whitening treatments is available. Each is based on the premise of bleaching or whitening your teeth, but are customized by where you do it and who does it. The options generally fall into three main categories:

  • In-office or chairside teeth whitening treatments like the Zoom!™ Whitening
  • Custom-fitted whitening trays that you can use at home or in the dental office
  • Over-the-counter whitening products such as whitening strips, toothpastes, gels and home trays

Dr. Densmore can guide you to the most appropriate treatment based on your desired results.

Can I effectively whiten my teeth at home?

Although you can purchase teeth whitening products from the store, Dr. Densmore recommends a custom whitening kit with that you can use at home. Teeth whitening kits include the whitening gel and trays that fit over your teeth. When an at-home whitening kit is custom made for you, the fit makes all the difference.

Dr. Densmore makes an impression of your teeth and creates custom trays that are made just for you. When a whitening tray is molded uniquely for your mouth, you not only will feel more comfortable, but your whitening treatment will be more effective since the whitening agent more time in contact with your teeth. If the fit is off on a store-bought whitening tray, the whitening gel can leak on your gums and make them sore.

What is Zoom whitening?

Zoom!™ is a popular brand of in-office or take-home whitening system. Dr. Densmore provides his patients with take-home Zoom!™ whitening kits. If you opt for a teeth whitening treatment, Dr. Densmore will explain each component of the kit and provide clear instructions. For optimal results, it's important to start with freshly-brushed teeth and a clean mouth, then follow the instructions provided to you step-by-step.

Results vary from person to person, but your smile will ultimately be four to eight shades whiter.

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