Teeth Whitening in Spokane, WA

Woman in Spokane, WA smiles showing off her bright teeth following Zoom! teeth whitening.

Tubes of toothpaste promise teeth whitening by up to two shades in the time it takes to use their product. But how long does it take to use a tube of toothpaste? You can choose to go the pricier route with whitening strips, but even those take up to two weeks. Spokane tooth whitening dentists Drs. Ken & Marnie Collins can do your tooth whitening and give you a brighter, more confident smile in only an hour.

Are you looking for a brighter smile in Spokane? We can help you achieve it with a quick, convenient whitening appointment. Please call 509-532-1111 today to schedule your teeth whitening appointment.

Sources of Tooth Staining

In an age of coffee shop oversaturation, our teeth pay the price for our indulgences. Sodas, juices, red wine, and iced teas are other culprits for tooth discoloration. Even aging takes its toll on the brightness of our teeth. Smoking can also badly stain teeth, and, despite its many benefits, chocolate is a major source of tooth staining.

But with one visit to a cosmetic dentist in Spokane, you can turn back the clock and remove the dingy stains.

The Teeth Whitening Process

Drs. Ken & Marnie Collins offer their patients the most comfortable and speedy tooth whitening process available in Spokane or anywhere. They use Zoom!, a professional tooth whitening system that ensures immediate results with minimal discomfort or sensitivity. After a short visit that sees your teeth an average of eight shades lighter, they’ll send you home with Sapphire Lumibrite tooth whitening trays that maintains the glossy results.

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The tooth whitening process begins with Drs. Ken & Marnie Collins preparing your mouth by covering your lips and gums so that only your teeth are exposed. Your teeth are then covered with the Zoom! gel, which is specially formulated to work with the Zoom! light places over your teeth. The gel and light work together to gently penetrate into your teeth and break up the stains that have been causing the discoloration.

The gel and light are used for fifteen minutes, at which time the teeth are cleaned off and more gel reapplied. This will happen for a total of three fifteen minute sessions, then Drs. Ken & Marnie Collins will instruct you how to get the most out of the custom made tooth whitening trays he sends you home with. These mint-flavored, 32% concentration peroxide tooth whitening trays will be used only three minutes a day to sustain your beautifully whitened teeth.

Teeth Whitening FAQs

What if whitening doesn’t work?

Teeth whitening is very effective on stains that are on the outside of your teeth. But that’s not the only reason teeth can become discolored.

Sometimes, teeth become discolored from within. Maybe the tooth has defects in the enamel. Maybe tooth trauma has caused the tooth to darken. Maybe your tooth enamel is too thin or your teeth are just naturally darker than you’d like.

In these cases, teeth whitening won’t work, and we’ll recommend other cosmetic dentistry approaches like veneers or crowns to give you the beautiful, bright smile you desire.

How long does the Zoom! whitening procedure take?

The entire Zoom! whitening procedure takes about one hour to complete. However, we recommend that you have a professional teeth cleaning before the actual Zoom! whitening session to ensure the best results. The whitening session is broken down into three 15-minute segments, with a fresh whitening gel applied each time.

Is Zoom! teeth whitening safe?

Yes, Zoom! teeth whitening is safe when conducted by a professional dentist. The Zoom! light and gel have been extensively tested and are effective for safe and rapid teeth whitening. Furthermore, at Collins Dentistry & Aesthetics, our trained specialists ensure that your gums and mouth are protected throughout the treatment.

How long will my teeth remain white after the treatment?

The duration of your whitening results can vary depending on personal habits like smoking and consuming foods and drinks that can stain teeth, such as coffee, tea, and red wine. With proper care and occasional touch-ups, your teeth can remain bright for a year or more. For long-lasting results, we suggest coming in for an annual touch-up appointment.

Will Zoom! whitening work on veneers, crowns, or fillings?

Zoom! whitening works best on natural teeth. It will not affect the color of materials used for dental restorations, such as veneerscrowns, or fillings. If your dental restorations are visible when you smile, talk to your dentist about options to match them with your newly whitened teeth.

Is there a difference between at-home and in-office Zoom! whitening?

Yes, the main difference lies in the concentration of the whitening agent and the speed of results. In-office Zoom! whitening uses a higher concentration of bleach and LED light technology, providing immediate results. At-home kits prescribed by our office use a lower-concentration gel that can be applied for longer periods as part of a touch-up regimen or for gradual whitening.

Professional whitening delivers faster and more pronounced results because of the higher concentration of bleaching agents and LED light technology, which accelerates the whitening process.

Are there any side effects associated with Zoom! whitening?

Some people may experience sensitivity during and after the treatment. This sensitivity usually subsides soon after the procedure. A small percentage of patients might also experience minor gum irritation. We use measures to minimize these effects and ensure your comfort throughout the procedure.

How much does Zoom! teeth whitening cost?

The cost of Zoom! teeth whitening can vary depending on your specific treatment needs and goals. At Collins Dentistry & Aesthetics, we offer competitive pricing for our whitening services. Please contact us directly for the most accurate and up-to-date pricing information.

Can everyone use Zoom! whitening?

Most adults can benefit from the Zoom! whitening procedure. However, it is not recommended for children under 13 years of age and pregnant or lactating women. Before the procedure, our dental team will assess your suitability for the treatment during a consultation.

Can I eat or drink immediately after my whitening session?

We recommend avoiding foods and drinks with high pigment levels, such as coffee, tea, red wine, and berries, for at least 48 hours after your whitening treatment to ensure the best possible results. We also advise against smoking during this period.

Looking for Teeth Whitening in Spokane?

If discolored or age-dulled teeth have kept you from sharing your smile with everyone you meet, consider spending an hour of your life to have professional tooth whitening. In the Spokane, WA area, you can email Drs. Ken & Marnie Collins or call their office at 509-532-1111 in Spokane. You can also book a tooth whitening appointment online!

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