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By Mike White, DDS
August 28, 2018
Category: Dental Procedures
Tags: Teeth Whitening  

How a teeth whitening treatment from your dentist in Chehalis, Washington can renew your smile


Teeth Whitening ResultsIs your smile dull and uninteresting? Do you have stains from years of drinking coffee or smoking? Does your yellow smile make you look older than you are? If you answered yes to these questions, it’s time to consider professional teeth whitening to give you back your smile. Dr. Michael White in Chehalis, Washington wants to share how a teeth whitening treatment can renew your smile.

You should consider professional teeth whitening because it is:

  • Much more effective than over-the-counter methods, because you can whiten your teeth up to 8 shades whiter
  • Much faster than over-the-counter methods, because you can have a dramatically whiter smile in about an hour with the in-office method

A professional teeth whitening treatment provides dramatic results inexpensively, and your dramatic results can last up to 5 years! Dr. White offers two very effective methods for you to consider:

In-office whitening, using professional-strength whitening gel which is accelerated using a dental light; this treatment is the perfect choice if you want a white smile in a hurry, or if you have a special event coming up and want to look your best.

Take-home whitening, which comes in a kit containing whitening gel and custom-made whitening trays; this option is great for you if you want to whiten in the privacy of your home at your convenience.

For more detailed information about professional teeth whitening, please visit the Teeth Whitening page on the website at

If you want to get rid of stains from tea, coffee, red wine, or other highly-pigmented foods, you should consider teeth whitening. If you want to have a smile that gets noticed, teeth whitening can help. If you want to restore your youthful, white smile, it’s time to think about professional teeth whitening. Just pick up your phone and call Dr. Michael White in Chehalis, Washington and ask about professional teeth whitening today!

There are a variety of dental appliances and procedures for improving your smile. Whether you need to replace missing teeth or brighten teeth whiteningup your smile, your dentist can help. If you are missing teeth, your dentist can fit you for the right type of dentures. If you wish to brighten your smile, professional strength teeth whitening treatments can be applied in your dentist’s office. Dr. Michael White is your Chehalis, WA dentist for dentures and professional teeth whitening, as well as all your other dental needs.

Types of Dentures

There are several different types of dentures. The two primary types are partial and full. Partial dentures are used to fill in the gaps where teeth are missing when some natural teeth still remain. Types of partial dentures include removable and transitional. Full dentures are used to fill in an entire row or arch when no natural teeth remain. Types of full dentures include conventional, immediate and implant-supported overdentures.

Depending on the type of dentures you have, an oral adhesive might be needed to secure the dentures in place daily. Other types of dentures, such as implant-supported overdentures, are held in place with dental implants without the need for an oral adhesive. Although, in some cases, a dental adhesive might still be needed for additional security. Your Chehalis dentist can recommend the best type of dentures for your needs.

Teeth Whitening

Professional teeth whitening treatments are applied by experienced staff in your Chehalis dentist’s office. The bleaching agent is applied to the surface of the teeth and left on for about one hour. The bleaching agent used in professional whitening treatments is significantly stronger than over-the-counter whitening products for use at home. After just one treatment session, teeth will visibly be several shades whiter. Additionally, the results of professional teeth whitening treatments can last for up to five years.

Whether you would like to replace missing teeth with full or partial dentures or you are interested in achieving a brighter smile through professional teeth whitening treatments, Dr. White, your Chehalis, WA dentist, can help. To schedule an appointment, call the office at (360) 748-0168.

By Michael A. White DDS
February 23, 2016
Category: Dental Procedures
Tags: Teeth Whitening  

Thinking about whitening your teeth? This is a popular cosmetic dental procedure offered by dental offices all over the world, including Dr. Michael White's practice in Chehalis, Washington. Although there are over-the-counter treatments available, the quality and results associated with an in-office procedure from your Chehalis dentist are much better. Here are a few frequently asked questions about Teeth Whitening teeth whitening:

How does teeth whitening work?

The whitening gel we use at Dr. Michael White's office in Chehalis reacts with the chemical makeup of the mouth to release oxygen. The oxygen then "attacks" the stains on the teeth to break them down and clear them away.

Does teeth whitening hurt?

Teeth whitening at your Chehalis dentist is designed to be a quick, comfortable process. You'll lie back in one of our comfortable chairs as your gums and lips will be protected using a flexible plastic guard. The peroxide-based whitening gel will then be applied by one of our experienced dental professionals. After approximately a half-hour, the gel will be wiped away and the mouth guards removed. You may experience some sensitivity of the teeth after the whitening procedure, but this is a temporary side effect.

How long will my whitening treatment last?

The results from an in-office whitening procedure are usually immediate. Some patients even achieve a smile that is ten shades whiter than before. With proper care, teeth whitening treatments from your Chehalis dentist can last a year or more. Taking care to limit your intake of red wine, coffee, tea and other foods and drinks with staining properties will keep your teeth looking bright long after you leave the dental office of Dr. Michael White in Chehalis, Washington. Follow-up treatments can be scheduled after six to twelve months.

The vast majority of our patients are thrilled with their results from teeth whitening. To start the journey to a brighter smile, give your Chehalis dentist a call to set up a consultation!