Teeth Whitening



White teeth are one of the most important elements of a dazzling smile. Seattle Specialty Dentistry offers two types of teeth whitening:

  • ZOOM!® Whitening
  • At-home night whitening

Both can eliminate the superficial stains, yellowing and darkening that come with age.

ZOOM! Whitening is popular because it can safely whiten your teeth in about an hour. The process involves three steps. First, we apply a bleaching gel to your teeth, and then activate the gel with a special chair-side lamp that accelerates the whitening. This takes about 15 minutes and is repeated during a single appointment until the desired color is achieved. We carefully monitor the bleaching process to ensure your teeth look white — but not too white. We aim for an effect that’s beautiful, yet also very natural.

If you don’t want to spend an hour in the dental chair, we offer an alternative option that’s so simple, you can literally do it in your sleep. We call it night whitening, and it’s a take-home kit with custom-fitted mouth trays, professional-strength dental bleach and easy-to-follow instructions. You apply the bleach to the mouth trays before bed, wear them while you sleep and wake up with whiter teeth.

Not only does night whitening save time, it also allows you to control and maintain the shade of white you want. If you notice the brightness starting to diminish, you can use the trays to touch up your smile so it remains bright and beautiful.

Though whitening is very effective for most patients, it won’t work on certain types of stains or discoloration. During your exam, we will be able to tell you if teeth whitening is right for you, and discuss your options for getting a dazzling smile.