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.

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.

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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.

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!