Steps to Brightening Your Smile with Teeth-Whitening

Updated: Feb 27


Your teeth staining may be the first time your smile has ever exhibited a cosmetic concern before. Or, it may be something that you’ve already dealt with in the past, despite successfully keeping your smile otherwise healthy. The good news is that, in most common cases of teeth stains, the problem can be fixed and your smile’s appearance improved with convenient, professional teeth-whitening treatment. At our Columbia, TN, dental office, we can customize the right teeth-whitening treatment to brighten your smile, either at our office or from the comfort of home.

Making sure it’s the best solution

Professional teeth-whitening treatment is popular for several important reasons. In addition to the fact that it can be customized to fit your unique needs and preferences, it’s also highly effective against most stains that develop on the surfaces of healthy, natural teeth. However, before recommending teeth-whitening, we’ll carefully examine your teeth to ensure that their stains will respond appropriate to the topical whitening treatment. Some forms of tooth discoloration may not develop on the surfaces of your teeth, and therefore, cannot be removed with a whitening solution.

Choosing the treatment that fits best

If you’ve successfully kept your teeth and gums clean and healthy, then your teeth stains are likely common extrinsic stains that have formed on the outer layers of your teeth. That means teeth-whitening may be the best solution, and you only need to choose the treatment option that fits your smile needs and your personal preferences best. For example, we can perform in-office whitening treatment that can be completed in just a single visit, allowing you to brighten your smile in just one day. Or, we can customize a kit that allows you to brighten your smile at home, and on your own time. The kit will include a custom-made set of trays that fit comfortably over your teeth, as well as a supply of whitening gel that you can apply using the custom trays.

Ensuring your treatment works

The most important thing to remember about teeth stains is that the most common ones can develop even when your teeth are healthy. That means you may experience teeth staining again in the future, after you’ve completed your teeth-whitening treatment. Fortunately, both our in-office and at-home treatments are minimally invasive enough that you can repeat them as needed in the future without compromising the health and integrity of your teeth. You can also slow the development of teeth stains by practicing excellent hygiene every day and visiting your dentist consistently for routine checkup and teeth cleaning appointments.

Brighten your smile with teeth-whitening

When you want a brighter smile, professional teeth-whitening can make it simpler and more convenient than you might realize. To learn more, schedule an appointment by calling Creekside Family Dental Care in Columbia, TN, today at (931) 388–3384.

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