teeth whitening

Do you judge people based on their appearance? We really hope not, but have you ever been judged on yours? You probably have without even knowing, not that that makes it right.

The fact is, though, we respond in a good way to a good appearance, and instinctively move away from a bad appearance. Usually, we grow up and get over it, but still, it happens. Someone sees a discolored smile and moves away.
Now, if you’re on the receiving end of the “discolored smile” scenario, what are you going to do?
Probably you’re going to think about ways of whitening your teeth and your first reaction might send you right to the drugstore to find some whitening strips.

Listen, we are not trying to disrespect drugstores. You can get great products there to improve your life, but they’re not the place to go to if what you want to do is whiten your teeth. For safe, effective, permanent teeth whitening, the best source is your dentist. Professional teeth whitening can provide many benefits.

Boostteeth whitening

Dr. Manami Yamaguchi recommends several different types of teeth whitening treatments. One of her preferred methods is Boost by Opalescence®. In fact, this is the brand that most dentists prefer, and it’s flexible too. You can have your treatment done in your dentist office, or you can do it at home.

This treatment contains a very powerful hydrogen peroxide bleaching solution. It takes about an hour-and-a-half in your dentist chair, and will deliver several shades of whitening. Once your in-office treatment is completed, Dr. Yamaguchi will give you a kit to take home so that you can continue your whitening treatments at your leisure. The treatment comes in pleasant flavors, too.


This is another state-of-the-art whitening treatment that will give you several shades of whitening. You will begin by seeing Dr. Yamaguchi for an assessment during which she will take impressions of your teeth in order to create custom KöR whitening trays that will fit your mouth. Because the treatment is customized, you can be sure that the whitening gel will never leak. You will get the full benefit of the KöR whitening treatment during your first in-office treatment, and then later with your at-home treatments.

The Final Word

You do not have to be dissatisfied with yellowish or stained teeth. Dr. Yamaguchi can provide you with whitening treatments that will improve your smile. We are located at 15074 Bangy Rd, Lake Oswego, OR 97035. You can call us at 503-635-3306, or use the convenient form on our Contact Us page to book a whitening appointment. Don’t settle for anything less than the smile you deserve.

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