Your smile is one of your most valuable assets. And a bright smile is often perceived to be a healthy smile.
Many people seek to achieve a brighter appearance for their smile through teeth-whitening, which is an effective process that lessens the appearance of stains and discoloration of enamel and dentin.
Many dentists consider teeth-whitening to be the safest cosmetic dental procedure available. Indeed, under the proper supervision of a competent dentist like Dr. Nordeen, whitening is absolutely safe.
Almost anyone can enjoy the benefits of having whiter teeth, though this treatment can be more effective for some people, less effective for others. Whitening is not perfect, because it can sometimes whiten inconsistently, depending on the surface tissue of the teeth. It is not a pigment, so it will not mask dark colors beneath the enamel; it just brightens the surface of the enamel.
Patients with reasonable expectations enjoy the results. Whitening doesn’t affect synthetic materials, such as bonding or fillings, but in some cases, it can improve the junction of a filling and the tooth structure.
But if you’ve noticed that as you’ve aged, your teeth have become discolored or stained, you might consider professional teeth-whitening. It could give you a brighter smile and improve your self-confidence.
To learn more about Dr. Nordeen’s teeth-whitening services here at Smile Dental, please come and visit our office. Feel free to call 360.339.7499 to schedule an appointment. We’re happy to help you.