Teeth Whitening

Do you smile less because you don’t want to show your stained or yellowed teeth? Quit denying the world your brightest smile! There are treatment options to create a whiter, brighter smile. Tooth whitening, or dental bleaching, is a procedure that whitens tooth enamel.

Age, bacterial pigmentation, coffee, tea, red wine, tobacco use and certain medications can all contribute to discolored or darkened teeth. Bleaching procedures use peroxide-based gel solutions applied directly to the teeth and generally kept in place by using thin trays.

Whitening can be performed at our office or by using an at-home whitening kit. Different types of discoloration and staining require different types of whitening treatments. Consult with Dr. Hodge to determine the nature of your tooth stains and which procedure is best for your desired whitening results.

In-Office vs. At-Home Teeth Whitening
If you are a good candidate for bleaching, Dr. Hodge may recommend either in-office or at-home bleaching procedures.

In-Office Whitening
In-office bleaching is a procedure that takes place at Dr. Hodge’s office and may take more than one visit to complete. Dr. Hodge will apply a protective gel to the soft oral tissues before applying the whitening gel to your teeth. A laser is often used to accelerate the whitening process when bleaching is performed in the office.

In-office whitening procedures are recommended for individuals with certain types of tooth stains. Discoloration caused by medications can sometimes be lightened by an in-office dental bleaching procedure such as deep bleaching.

At-Home Whitening
At-home whitening is more cost effective, but also takes more time. The at-home kit is comprised of a carbamide peroxide whitening solution of at least 10% and a mouth guard to keep the solution in contact with the teeth. This solution is applied to the teeth for a prescribed period of time a certain number of days per week.

Dr. Hodge will instruct you on the frequency of use of these products. Additionally, Dr. Hodge can make a custom fit mouth guard for use with these kits, which allows the solution to be in better contact with your teeth and allows for better results. Only dentist-dispensed home-use 10% carbamide peroxide tray-applied gels carry the ADA Seal.

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I love the in and out dental cleaning. My teeth feel good and look great!
Michele Lesmeister
Michele Lesmeister
01:51 04 Aug 20
We love Dr. Hodge and his whole office. Appointments are always timely and Dr. Hodge takes great care of my whole family’s teeth. Have been seeing him for years and wouldn’t go anywhere else.
Jenn Inglin
Jenn Inglin
20:53 28 Jul 20
Friendly! Answered all concerns. Felt very comfortable during the whole process!
Robin Paape
Robin Paape
19:33 23 Jul 20
I was extremely pleased with my first visit to Dr Hodge. Dr and staff very professional! I was very nervous due to the pandemic, however my concerns were relieved with the professional and attentive service I received.
Louise Stafford
Louise Stafford
17:53 15 Jul 20
From the first phone call to setup my first visit, I felt comfortable with Dr. Hodge's office. He was a referral from a friend who had seen him for the first time about 2 years ago. I was embarrassed I had waited so long to see a new Dentist since... moving out of Seattle 10 years ago. But they put me at ease and didn't shame me. They were just glad I had finally made it in.This was probably one of the most thorough first dental visits I've experienced. The technology for doing x-rays was much less painful and quicker than in the past. They continuously tell you what they are doing as they do it, warning you of any potential discomfort you might feel. They're constantly checking in with you to see how you're doing, letting you know they can stop if you need them to. Then they do a great job giving you a thorough report on where things stand with your teeth and gums. If any work is needed, they let you know the order of priority in which they recommend the work be done. The office is very clean and hygienic. It's certainly setup to protect you as much as possible from Covid-19 exposure. Both the Hygienist and Dentist are wonderful and easy to work with. I would highly recommend this dental office!read more
kyle mckendall
kyle mckendall
18:22 06 Jul 20