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Teeth Whitening – Tukwila, WA

A Simple, Effective Way to Brighten Your Smile

  Have you been searching for a way to get rid of those stubborn stains on your teeth? Don’t bother heading to your local drugstore; most over-the-counter whiteners deliver barely noticeable and short-lived results that aren’t worth the price. Instead, invest in a solution that provides dramatic, lasting results – KöR teeth whitening in Tukwila. As an experienced and highly accredited cosmetic dentist, Dr. Lance Timmerman offers in-office and take-home teeth whitening kits as a simple, effective way to brighten your smile. To find out how KöR teeth whitening can transform your pearly whites, contact our dental office today!

woman pointing to her smile after getting teeth whitening in Tukwila

Why Choose Lance Timmerman, DMD for Teeth Whitening?  

  • In-Office & Take-Home Teeth Whitening Available
  • 20+ Years of Cosmetic Dentistry Experience
  • Caring, Friendly Dentist & Team

Who Is a Good Candidate for Teeth Whitening?

patient getting their teeth whitening in their dentist’s office

Virtually anyone who wishes to remove the stains on their teeth is a good candidate for teeth whitening. Whether your tooth discoloration is the result of smoking, coffee, wine, tea, or medications, KöR teeth whitening is often the best solution for dissolving stains and revealing the sparkling white enamel underneath!

One of the amazing things about KöR teeth whitening is that it contains a desensitizing agent. If you’ve been disappointed by teeth whitening in the past due to sensitive teeth, you most likely won’t have to worry about that with KöR.

How Does Teeth Whitening Work?  

take-home teeth whitening kit

Depending on how quickly you want to see results, as well as your scheduling needs, your dentist in Tukwila can suggest one of the two types of KöR teeth whitening:

In-Office Teeth Whitening

With our in-office whitening treatment, Dr. Timmerman can lighten your pearly whites by several shades in just one hour! After isolating your teeth to protect the soft tissues in your mouth, he applies a professional-strength bleaching gel to your teeth. The gel then breaks down deeply set stain molecules in the enamel. A few minutes later, we wipe off the gel, and the stains come off with it! We can repeat this process a few times until you’re satisfied with the result.

Take-Home Teeth Whitening

Maybe you’d prefer to whiten your teeth in the comfort of your own home. That can be accomplish with KöR take-home whitening kits. This system involves taking impressions of your teeth to develop trays designed to fit your unique mouth. All you have to do is fill these trays with the bleaching gel and wear them for a certain amount of time each day – usually around 30 minutes. Most patients achieve best results after wearing the trays daily for about two weeks.

Tips for Maintaining Your Brighter Smile

man showing off his pearly whites with a magnifying glass

KöR teeth whitening is designed to last significantly longer than store-bought solutions. However, you’ll still need to take the following precautions if you want your results to last:

  • Brush your teeth at least twice a day (using a whitening toothpaste a few times a week can prevent new stains from setting in).
  • Floss every night before bed.
  • Limit foods and drinks that can cause discoloration, such as wine, tea, coffee, berries, tomatoes, and soy sauce.
  • If you’re going to drink these beverages, try to sip them through a straw to reduce their direct contact with your teeth.