Washington is a beautiful state, and we are blessed to live here at this time of year. As the leaves change, we enjoy seeing the amazing sights in person and in pictures.

As much as people admire yellow leaves, yellow teeth are a different story. Indeed, you may be hesitant to post a picture of your ear-to-ear grin if you aren’t happy with the color of your smile.

If you are ready to transform your smile, we have some great services to make your teeth shine. Call 253-999-9419 to see what’s possible at Smith & Wetterhus Dentistry.

Understand Your Options

Pretty much everything you eat and drink adds to the stains on your teeth. These kinds of stains don’t develop overnight. Instead, they are the result of years of morning coffee, countless slices of pizza, delicious desserts, and numerous other foods and beverages.

That’s not a criticism. It’s normal and natural for our teeth to become yellower with time … unless we take steps to reverse those effects.

So, what can you do?

You could try over-the-counter whitening products. Some work better than others, but based on comments from many of our patients, they often don’t produce the results that people are looking for. In worst-case situations, this can lead to overuse, which can cause damage to teeth, the soft tissues of your mouth, or both.

For significant results, professional teeth whitening is more effective and efficient. And when you come to our practice, you have three take-home options for changing your smile:

  • Opalescence PF – This professional-strength whitening gel only needs to be applied for 15 minutes per day to produce positive results. The gel is placed into whitening trays that are custom-molded to fit your teeth, so you can get the full benefits of this treatment.
  • Opalescence Go – This may be the most convenient option. With this system, you receive a series of pre-filled whitening trays. All you have to do is unwrap them and wear them as directed. The trays are disposable, which makes clean up easier as well.
  • Crest Whitestrips – These are stronger than the strips you will find in the toothpaste aisle, but they are just as easy to apply.

As wonderful as our professional whitening can be, it may not be the best solution for you. In some cases, dental veneers may be the right choice. Veneers can do a lot of things, and one of them is concealing your discolored teeth. When applied, your veneers can give you a smile that’s as bright as you want it to be.

Schedule A Consultation

The right whitening option for you will depend on a variety of factors. This includes your oral health, whether you have sensitive teeth, and your personal preferences.

When you come in for a consultation, our team members can examine your mouth and answer any question you may have about our various cosmetic options. We want you to have all the information you need to make the best decision for your smile.

Let’s Get Started

Your first step is setting up your appointment. Call 253-999-9419 today or fill out our online form to visit Smith & Wetterhus Dentistry in Puyallup, WA.