Teeth Whitening

The Benefits Of Teeth Whitening

Remove years of staining and discoloration in as little as one appointment

Restore your self-confidence and feel proud of your smile again

Teeth staining can make you look older, so whitening your smile will rejuvenate your appearance and make you look more youthful

Teeth whitening from Dr. Bickel is completely non-invasive, and is affordable enough for just about any budget

Reverse Staining & Get A Brighter Smile

If you’re uncomfortable with how your smile looks due to stains and yellowing, Dr. Daniel Bickel is here to help. We specialize in cosmetic dentistry at Redmond Art of Dentistry, and we offer both take-home and in-office whitening to restore your smile. Learn more below, or contact us now to get started.

Woman with white teeth smiling

Take-Home Vs. In-Office Whitening

We offer both in-office and take-home whitening. In-office whitening is done by Dr. Bickel at our office, and is the best way to get fast results for a special occasion. If you want to get a brighter smile quickly, it’s your best option.

Take-home whitening takes a few weeks to deliver results, but is more subtle and lets you treat yourself in the comfort of your own home. If you’d prefer to whiten your teeth more gradually and avoid spending too much time in the dentist’s chair, it’s a good option.

The Teeth Whitening Process

In-office whitening consists of one or more appointments with Dr. Bickel. He will clean your mouth, apply a protective gel to your gums, then apply a whitening compound to your teeth, and activate it with a UV light. This process may be repeated several times, depending on your desired level of whiteness.

Take-home whitening is a bit different. You’ll come into our office, and Dr. Bickel will take impressions of your teeth with dental putty. These will be used to make a set of reusable, custom whitening trays. You’ll come back in a few weeks to pick up your whitening trays, and to get a set of whitening products and instructions on how to use them. Then, just follow the instructions to whiten your teeth at home.

How Long Does Teeth Whitening Last?

Teeth whitening can last for anywhere from 1-3 years, depending on how you care for your teeth. Make sure you brush twice a day for two minutes, floss once a day, and see Dr. Bickel for regular six-month teeth cleanings.

In addition, you can take steps to prevent further staining, such as reducing your intake of beverages like wine, coffee, and tea, or drinking them with a straw to prevent contact with your teeth. Brushing with a whitening toothpaste and using whitening mouthwash can also help prevent and reverse minor stain buildup.

If your teeth do develop stains in the future, a touch-up appointment at our office can remove them and keep your teeth bright.

Does Teeth Whitening Hurt?

No. Your teeth may feel a little bit sore or sensitive when undergoing treatment, but you won’t feel any serious pain or discomfort. Once your teeth have been whitened, this sensitivity will go away within a few days.

However, if you already have sensitive teeth, discuss this with Dr. Bickel before your treatment. He may need to adjust your treatment to ensure that you will remain comfortable and free of discomfort while your teeth are whitened.

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