Do you have discoloration on your teeth, dulling the beauty of your smile? Our team wants to offer a level of whitening beyond what is possible with simple store-bought trays and toothpastes. With our teeth whitening treatments, we can sometimes brighten smiles by eight shades! In today’s blog, your Columbia, TN dentist talks about our teeth whitening treatments.
The Factors Behind Your Dental Discoloration
Why do our teeth become stained? Well, often the foods and drinks we consume are factors. For example, if you consume foods high in sugar and starch, this promotes plaque buildup that makes stains more likely. Lack of proper brushing and flossing, and infrequent visits for professional cleanings, can also lead to serious plaque and discoloration. Drinks with dark pigments, such as coffee, red wine, tea, and soda, are also factors. If you smoke or use tobacco products, this can discolor your smile as well. Before we provide teeth whitening, we will examine your smile to assess the cause and severity of your stains, so we can recommend the right cosmetic procedure!
Take-Home Whitening Treatment
With our take-home option, we will create a set of plastic trays that fit your smile perfectly, and then send them home with you, along with plastic syringes containing a powerful bleaching gel. At home, you will fill the trays with gel and wear them for about an hour a day, or possibly overnight. The trays ensure the results are even across your smile, and prevent the gel from being diluted by your saliva. You continue the process for about a week to ten days, and could see smiles several shades brighter! You then keep the trays and any leftover gel should you need touch-ups in the months to come.
In-Office Treatment Options
Our team could also provide results in only one visit! Our in-office procedure involves our team placing a protective covering on your lips and gums. We then apply a powerful bleaching gel to the teeth, which breaks up and removes the stains when exposed to a special light. In one appointment, you could have a smile several shades brighter. This is a great option if you need results before a first date, job interview, graduation, or other special events.
If you have any questions about how we brighten smiles with teeth whitening, then reach out to our team today to learn more. Everyone deserves a bright and beautiful smile, and we want to help!
Talk To Creekside Family Dentistry About Cosmetic Dental Care
Your smile can shine with the help of our cosmetic treatments, such as teeth whitening. Give us a call at Creekside Family Dentistry in Columbia, TN at (931) 388-3384 for more information or to schedule an appointment!