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Tooth Whitening
Tacoma, WA

teeth whitening in Tacoma WATeeth naturally start to discolor as a result of your lifestyle and eating habits. Your enamel can become stained or your enamel can start to become thinner as a part of the aging process. Regardless of the reason for your discolored teeth, there are simple ways to bring your bright, white smile back again. Professional teeth whitening done either in the office or at home with tools provided by us can give you the smile you want once again.

Extrinsic Discoloration

Daily eating and lifestyle habits can cause extrinsic tooth stains. As the name suggests, these stains occur to the outer layer of your enamel. If you are a heavy coffee, soda or red wine drinker, these stains are common. Some foods can even cause stains on your teeth due to the porous nature of your enamel. Berries and tomatoes are two of the largest offenders when it comes to foods that stain. In addition, if you smoke, chances are your teeth have taken on a yellow tint from the inhalation of tobacco. In some cases, proper brushing and flossing can eliminate these stains, but over time you will need professional teeth whitening to fully eliminate them.

Intrinsic Discoloration

Intrinsic stains affect the inside of your tooth and are not typically changed by teeth whitening. These stains occur not from what you eat, but from what occurs to your teeth. A few examples include medication that affects your enamel, excessive fluoride consumption or sudden trauma to the tooth. If this is the case, other cosmetic dental procedures are available to fix the appearance of your teeth, including dental veneers and dental bonding.

Obtaining Whiter Teeth

If after evaluation of your teeth, we determine that your stains are extrinsic, you have two options to choose from to get your bright, white teeth back.

• Teeth Whitening in the office - If you prefer to get results right away, in-office teeth whitening is recommended. This painless procedure is accomplished in less than one hour, leaving you with a brighter, whiter smile when you leave. To achieve the desired results, we will apply a professional strength whitening gel to your teeth and with the assistance of a special light, will provide you with teeth that are several shades whiter than when you came into the office.
• Teeth Whitening at home - If you prefer to whiten your teeth on your own time or the in-office procedure is not available to you, we also offer take home trays that are to be worn over a period of two weeks. The trays are worn for several hours at a time and the results will accumulate over the time period that the trays are to be used.

If you are tired of the color of your teeth, talk to the staff at Bird Family Dentistry to determine your options. Not everyone is a good candidate for teeth whitening, but if it is determined that you are, it is an easy, painless way to get back a smile that you love. Call us today at 253-777-0252 to set up your appointment!









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Bird Family Dentistry
4707 S Junett St
Tacoma, WA 98409
(253) 777-0252



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