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Teeth Whitening
Mercer Island, WA


Side by side before and after picture of Teeth Whitening at Goichi Shiotsu, DDS, your Mercer Island Dentist.Your teeth do a lot for you every single day. In addition to biting and chewing, they also aid in proper speech and keeping your jawbone healthy. Your teeth also play a critical role in the quality of your smile. Any discoloration of the naturally bright white tooth enamel can significantly impact the quality of your smile and your confidence. At Goichi Shiotsu, DDS, we can help to eliminate stains, restoring the bright white brilliance to your smile with teeth whitening.

What is Teeth Whitening?


Your tooth enamel is naturally bright white in color. However, there are several factors that can lead to the development of stains, dulling the beauty of your smile. Factors that contribute to staining include
•  Certain types of foods and beverages.
•  Cigarettes and other types of tobacco products.
•  Certain types of medications.
•  Tooth injuries.
•  Age.

Many types of stains can be eliminated. Teeth whitening is a cosmetic dental procedure that is designed to help remove stains, including many types of deep set stains, restoring the bright white color to your teeth and enhancing the beauty of your smile.
Before a patient needed whitening and boding by her Mercer Island Dentist, Goichi Shiotsu, DDS.After a patient needed whitening and boding by her Mercer Island Dentist, Goichi Shiotsu, DDS.
This patient had yellow stains that they wanted to get rid of.
In this case, teeth whitening was the solution.


Teeth Whitening Options


We provide several types of teeth whitening options. One option is an in-office procedure often called chairside whitening. With chairside whitening, we can eliminate stains in about an hour. After cleaning your teeth, a bleaching agent is applied to the surfaces of your teeth, and a specialized light is shown over your mouth. The active ingredient breaks down, forming tiny oxygen bubbles that enter into the enamel and dentin of your teeth. The bubbles work to bleach away stains while the light aids in enhancing the results. Your teeth are whitened several shades with just one appointment, and the results are noticeable immediately.

Another option for teeth whitening is whitening trays. This type of whitening allows you to restore a beautiful bright smile from the comfort of your own home. We provide you with custom-made whitening trays and the bleaching agent. The trays are made to be worn for a few hours twice a day or overnight while you sleep. Treatment lasts one to two weeks depending on your situation, and your goals and results begin to be noticeable in just under a week.

Is Teeth Whitening Safe?


Teeth whitening is very safe. One of the biggest issues you might experience is tooth sensitivity during your treatment. This sensitivity can be managed with a specially formulated toothpaste. Sensitivity should disappear once your treatment is complete. We also offer Zero Sensitive Whitening, which can help patients with sensitive teeth whiten their teeth and improve their smile.

Keeping Your Smile Bright


Teeth whitening is an effective treatment, but it is not permanent. The same factors that caused staining in the first place can cause staining again. There are ways that you can help the results to last, however.
•  Limit foods and beverages that stain.
•  Drink plenty of water.
•  Brush and floss regularly.
•  Quit smoking and using other tobacco products.
•  Have your teeth periodically touched up.

If you are interested in restoring the bright white color to your tooth enamel, enhancing the quality of your smile, we can help. Call Goichi Shiotsu, DDS at (206) 232-3600 today to schedule your consultation.
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Location
2825 80th Ave SE, Suite 3
Mercer Island, WA 98040

Hours
Tuesday–Friday: 8am–5pm
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Goichi Shiotsu, DDS, 2825 80th Ave SE, Mercer Island, WA, 98040 - Tags: teeth whitening Mercer Island WA• cosmetic dentist Mercer Island WA• veneers Mercer Island WA• (206) 232-3600• www.mercerislanddental.com• 8/16/2019