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Your Guide to Professional Teeth Whitening

It seems everyone is in pursuit of brighter pearly whites these days. When the American Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry asked people what they’d most like to improve about their smile, the most common response was whiter teeth. The American Association of Orthodontists also found that nearly 90% of patients requested tooth whitening.

Unfortunately even meticulous oral health routines don’t guarantee white teeth. Between coffee, tea, soda, red wine, and berries, a lot of our favorite foods and drinks can permanently stain enamel. Aging and hereditary genetics can also contribute to less-than-lustrous enamel.

Luckily, there are a myriad of teeth whitening options available including: professional teeth whitening and over-the-counter teeth whitening like toothpastes, strips, pens, and bleaching kits. At Beaverton TenderCare Dental, we offer in-office and professional custom-fit home care kits.

What’s the best choice for whitening? Well, the most effective – and safest – is professional treatment done by your dentist. This also provides dramatic, immediate results as we can use a much higher concentration of active bleaching ingredients than over-the-counter products.

Stains better addressed by professional whitening include:

  • Aging (darkening over time)
  • Stains from certain foods and drinks
  • Tobacco use

Our in-office whitening treatment takes place under careful conditions which are safe and controlled. We are much better able to protect from gum and tooth sensitivity.

Remember that:

  • Everyone’s teeth respond differently to the bleaching process since enamel thickness varies from person to person. Some teeth will take more time to whiten.
  • Fillings, crowns, bridges, and dental implants will not whiten.

When receiving whitening treatment from your dentist, you can be assured there is no damage being done to your teeth. We’re experts in cosmetic dentistry and we always prioritize your oral health.

With over-the-counter products, there is less control over the results. It is easy for individuals to overdo it or misuse – resulting in enamel damage.

How to prolong the teeth whitening after professional treatment:

  • Be careful of foods and drinks that stain. We recommend drinking dark-colored beverages out of a straw.
  • Visit your dentist for regular check-ups and cleanings every six months.
  • Keep up your daily oral health routine and brush with a dentist-recommended whitening toothpaste.

No one wants to feel self-conscious about their teeth. We all deserve to smile confidently with joy! Teeth whitening is a safe way to enhance and nurture your smile.

If you’re interested in teeth whitening, ask your Beaverton TenderCare dentist if it’s right for you. Make an appointment online or by calling (503- 643-4719).

Our office is conveniently located at:

4095 SW 144th Ave,

Beaverton, OR 97005

6 comments on “Your Guide to Professional Teeth Whitening

  1. Kate Hansen June 25, 2020 /

    It’s good to know that you should drink dark beverages out of a straw after getting your teeth whitened. My sister was telling me last night about how she is wanting to look into getting her teeth whitened because she is getting headshots done in a couple of weeks, and she was wondering how she can rolling the treatment. I’ll make sure to pass this information along to her once she gets her teeth whitened!

  2. Nick Wattson June 30, 2020 /

    It’s very informational for us, Its great dental care solution. Teeth Whitening is a simple process. One of two teeth bleaches, carbamide peroxide or hydrogen peroxide is contained in whitening products. Before I begin any whitening treatment at home, consult with professional . You may also take-home whitening options. Thanks for this blog.

  3. Zachary Tomlinson July 9, 2020 /

    Thanks for helping me understand what professional teeth whitening is. I find it amazing to learn that this process can help remove unwanted stains from teeth caused by smoking. My friend is a heavy smoker, and since he’s about to get married, he wants to have a perfect smile for that wedding photo. I’ll share this with him and suggest that he consult his dentist for teeth whitening.

  4. Alec Burns July 22, 2020 /

    It’s cool that you point out that you can improve the appearance of stained teeth by having them professionally whitened by a dentist. I’ve been wanting to do something about my yellowed teeth for the past year, so I’m considering going to a family dentist for a teeth whitening treatment. I’m going to search for a reputable family dentist in my area that offers teeth whitening services.

  5. rachel frampton August 24, 2020 /

    My dad has been complaining about his yellowish teeth due to smoking, which is why we’re currently looking for a dentist that may help whiten his teeth back. I agree with you that although regular treatment is necessary, overused bleaching may also affect the enamel. Anyways, I’ll keep in mind to inform my dad about the importance of visiting the clinic every six months.

  6. Jonathan Hansen August 25, 2020 /

    It’s valuable that you mention that having your teeth whitened by a dentist can help remove stains from them. My teeth have stains from years of chewing tobacco, so I’m thinking about going to a dentist to have them whitened. I’m going to search for a good family dental clinic in my area that offers teeth whitening services.

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