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Is black the new white? For the teeth, it’s not! Although black teeth or “Ohaguro” was a sign of beauty for Japanese people until the Meiji era, the idea of dyeing the pearly whites to black in today’s generation is absurd. People are extremely hooked to having a white smile nowadays. It is mainly one of the reasons why many companies who are offering teeth whitening products continue to increase their sales. Strips, bleaching kits, whitening toothpaste – you can easily find any of these in grocery stores. But are they worth the people’s money?

For most, whitening the teeth is as easy as 1-2-3. People tend to use products and even the fresh produce they could find inside their homes. While there is nothing wrong about embracing DIYs, in cases like teeth whitening, do-it-yourself treatments are merely not a good idea.

The Truths About DIY Whitening Kits

Many use charcoal, oils, and even baking soda to whiten their teeth since these mediums are easy and less expensive. But as to the whitening results, DIY kits are unfortunately ineffective – and sometimes unsafe. For example, activated charcoal products can be too abrasive for the teeth. In fact, the American Dental Association have been warning people to be careful about the use of charcoal-based tooth cleaners. Another famous teeth whitening alternative is oil pulling. In this method, the person is supposed to swish the mouth with oil for 20 minutes. It should be done with an empty stomach. Sadly, this process can potentially harm the overall health and cause complications like diarrhea or upset stomach.

The Best Teeth Whitening Solution

Obviously, DIY kit is not a good consideration, but it does not mean that you can no longer own a dazzling, white smile. Liberty Lake Smile Source is everyone’s best companion when it comes to teeth whitening. Our practice offers the most reliable procedure to give patients a white and bright smile. We make all of these possible through our Boost!® System.

  • Opalescence Boost teeth whitening contains a sufficient amount of potassium nitrate and fluoride to lighten the shade of the teeth without aggravating sensitivity.
  • It is activated chemically, thereby eliminating the discomfort due to the hot, uncomfortable lights.
  • The procedure involves a shorter treatment time. In as early as an hour, patients can expect dramatic changes to their smiles.

Give your smile a boost! Book an appointment with Liberty Lake Smile Source and check out our services under Teeth Whitening in Liberty Lake, WA .

Posted on behalf of Liberty Lake Smile Source

22011 E Country Vista Dr, Building A Suite 201,
Liberty Lake, WA 99019

Phone: (509) 927-9279


  • Monday:7:00am - 5:00pm
  • Tuesday:7:00am - 6:00pm
  • Wednesday:7:00am - 5:00pm
  • Thursday:7:00am - 5:00pm
  • Friday:7:00am - 4:00pm
  • Saturday:Closed

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Angela W.

As a new patient, I was very pleased with my experience at Liberty Lake Smile. My tooth cracked earlier in the week, and broke off. They were able to see me the same day, addressed the problem, and got me set up with a temporary crown. Dr. Casey, explained what the issues were, and his method was very gentle. The staff was friendly and professional.

Charles K.

Excellent experience all around! I have been going to Liberty Lake Smile Source for about 10 years now and have always have had a great experience. Dr. Casey & Dr. Macall are experts in their field! Friendly staff, state of the art equipment and a brand new building. I would recommend to anyone looking for a good experience with professionals who care.

Mike H.

Dr. Casey, McCall and their entire team are exceptional. They are friendly, gentle, and easy to visit with and I especially loved the pet channel that I got to watch during my visit! My entire family comes to Liberty Lake Smile Source, and will continue to for years to come.