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Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs): Cosmetic Dentistry

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One way we develop trusting relationships with our patients is by being open, honest, and transparent. Dr. Ko and our dental team want you to feel confident coming to us with any question or concern you have and knowing you will get the facts you need to make informed decisions about your dental treatment.

Many of our patients share similar concerns, and we've included some of their questions on this page. If there's something else on your mind, we encourage you to contact us by email or by calling us at (253) 848-7281

Cosmetic Dentistry

All of us will notice at some point that the natural brightness of our smile fades as we age. This is one reason why professional teeth whitening at our Puyallup dental office is such a popular treatment.

Reasons for Tooth Staining and Discoloration

There are several reasons why you have stained, discolored, or yellow teeth:

  • Natural aging: As you age, microscopic pores open in tooth enamel, exposing more of the yellowish color of the layer of dentin beneath it.
  • Staining foods and beverages: Frequently consuming food and beverages that stain your teeth compounds the problem. Some of these are coffee, tea, red wine, and dark-colored berries. In limited quantities, these are fine, but if your teeth are stained, they could be the culprits.
  • Poor oral hygiene: Sometimes, we see patients with yellow teeth caused by a lack of proper oral hygiene.

Professional Teeth Whitening for a Fresh Smile

Fortunately, professional teeth whitening at our Puyallup, WA dental office is an effective procedure that quickly and affordably transforms a dull smile. With a professional take-home teeth whitening kit that includes custom whitening trays, you can achieve amazing results in just two weeks of at-home use.

Learn More about Teeth Whitening

Your smile says a lot about who you are, but if you’re hiding your teeth because of red wine or coffee stains, most people never see the real you. If you want to see your brightest, whitest smile, call our Puyallup dental office to schedule an appointment with our cosmetic dentist to discuss teeth whitening.

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