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Why do I need a dental cleaning before tooth whitening?

At 12 Dentistry, our dentist always recommends a professional teeth cleaning before any teeth whitening treatment at our Puyallup dental office.

Clean Teeth Ensure the Brightest Results

Think of your cleaning appointment as the first step toward a brighter, more youthful-looking smile. Just as you prepare the walls before you paint your house, your hygiene appointment prepares your teeth to achieve even, consistent whitening results.

The cleaner your teeth are, the better they will respond to whitening treatment. With no plaque or tartar to get in the way, the whitening gel contacts all surfaces of your teeth evenly to deliver stunning results.

Start with a Healthy Smile

We also need to ensure that your teeth and gums are healthy before we undertake the whitening process. If you currently have cavities or gum disease, we’ll treat them first. The final step is the dental cleaning to remove plaque and tartar and polish your teeth, so they’re squeaky clean.

Schedule a Dental Cleaning to Get Started

If you have questions about professional teeth whitening in Puyallup or are ready to schedule your dental cleaning to get started, please call 12 Dentistry. We look forward to helping you achieve your brightest, healthiest smile.

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