Teeth Whitening Specialist

Arne Gundersen, D.D.S. -  - Cosmetic Dentist

Gundersen Dental Care

Arne Gundersen, D.D.S.

Cosmetic Dentist & General Dentist located in Tumwater, WA

Teeth whitening procedures are becoming increasingly more common as people look to cosmetic dentistry to help improve and enhance their smile. Dr. Arne Gundersen and his staff offer teeth whitening procedures so you can have the brightest smile possible. If you are from in and around the Olympia, Tumwater, and Lacey, Washington areas, you can visit Gundersen Dental Care and make an appointment with Dr. Gundersen to discuss the benefits professional teeth whitening.

Teeth Whitening Q & A

Are teeth whitening toothpastes safe?

The majority of teeth whitening toothpastes are safe to use on a regular basis. It is important to avoid toothpastes or other teeth whitening kits that include harsh abrasives. When abrasives are used on a regular basis, they can begin to wear away your teeth's delicate enamel covering leaving them exposed to bacteria. Over time, this can lead to cavities and decay.

Dr. Gundersen can discuss what types of teeth whitening products are safest to use and which ones should only be used occasionally. He also offers teeth whitening procedures at Gundersen Dental Care if you would prefer to have your teeth whitened professionally.

How often should you have your teeth whitened?

Most dental professionals recommend whitening your teeth professionally twice a year. Teeth whitening products are designed to be both safe and effective for long-term use, but over time, the delicate enamel of your teeth may begin to weaken. Kits that are designed for home use often include hydrogen peroxide as a bleaching agent. Teeth whitening toothpastes are also available and can be used on a regular basis to help maintain whiter brighter teeth.

What causes teeth to become stained?

The outer layer of your tooth, the enamel, can change color for multiple reasons, including:

* Foods: Coffee, wine, colas, tea, sweets, blueberries and other brightly colored foods
* Smoking
* Some medications   

Dr. Gundersen can offer you sound advice on how to prevent your teeth from becoming stained or discolored.

What are the benefits of having Dr. Gundersen whiten your teeth?

Having your teeth whitened professionally at Gundersen Dental Care offers several benefits. The procedure is safe and extremely effective. It offers the highest quality results that are longer lasting and more noticeable than what's offered by home kits.

When Dr. Gundersen performs the procedure, you don't have to worry about how long you leave the whitener on your teeth. There's no guesswork with a professional procedure. Dr. Gundersen takes care of the entire process from beginning to end, leaving you with beautiful teeth and no messy cleanup.


Our practice accepts most major credit cards and insurance plans. Our office staff is always available to help you with insurance claims and paperwork. We’ll work with your insurance provider to make sure your coverage meets your needs and your budget. Please let us know if you have any questions about your insurance coverage.

  Regence Blue Cross Blue Shield
Assurant PPO/Dental Health Alliance
Delta Dental
Premera Blue Cross