Teeth Whitening Questions

Spokane, Washington

Social networking sites have expanded the audience for photographs.  Suddenly, people you haven’t seen in ten years are commenting on that close-up reunion shot of you and your college roommate.  Even the least vain person can be unpleasantly surprised by how yellow their teeth are when compared to someone else’s.  But teeth whitening can be accomplished quickly and painlessly when using a cosmetic dentist like Drs. Ken & Marnie Collins.

What Kind Of Results Can I Expect?

Spokane teeth whitening dentists, Drs. Ken & Marnie Collins use the Zoom whitening system, which can whiten teeth an average of eight shades.  (The average tube of whitening toothpaste claims to whiten two shades.)  However, if you don’t need such a dramatic change, you can talk with Drs. Ken & Marnie Collins about your preferences.

How Long Does It Last?

Lifestyle choices affect the length of time the teeth whitening lasts.  Every person will have different results based on what they choose to eat or drink.  The results can last for up to two years, but if you need six cups of coffee a day to remain functional at work, it won’t last nearly that long.

Does Insurance Cover It?

Insurance never covers what is deemed a cosmetic issue, which is work done simply for appearance.  While the greater confidence you have in your smile might get you a better job or a promotion, teeth whitening still only counts as a cosmetic change.

What Choices Do I Have In Whitening My Teeth?

There are a variety of choices in teeth whitening, such as Zoom teeth whitening or take home whitening trays that use a combination of peroxide and bleach to whiten teeth.  However, in more extreme cases, or if there are other issues such as gaps or chips, you may find that porcelain veneers are a better option.

If you have other questions about teeth whitening or are ready to make an appointment in the Spokane, WA area, please contact Drs. Ken & Marnie Collins online or call their office at 509-368-7788 in Spokane or 509-228-3998 in Spokane Valley.