Discolored teeth can affect your confidence, making you self-conscious whenever you smile. If you are not satisfied with the color of your teeth, turning to your dentist for professional teeth whitening solutions is a great way to regain confidence when smiling.
Our professional teeth whitening treatments effectively improve the appearance of your teeth in as little as just one appointment. We offer cutting-edge, safe, and fast advanced therapies, leaving you with a natural-looking, dazzling smile.
Discussing with your dentist the appropriate treatment plan for you helps avoid any adverse effects, especially if you have severely discolored, damaged, or sensitive teeth, a single dark tooth, infected gums, white spots, bridges, crowns, or other dental work (especially involving the front teeth).
It is essential to note that teeth whitening is only effective for extrinsic (external) stains, while intrinsic (internal) stains are better concealed with dental bonding or porcelain veneers. Various factors cause yellow, stained teeth, such as age, artificially colored foods, coffee, tea, blueberries, soda, tobacco products, and wine.
Practicing good oral hygiene and avoiding foods that cause discoloured teeth can help teeth whitening results can last from 3 to 12 months, depending on the procedure used. To maintain your results, touch-up treatments may be necessary.
At Chattanooga Dental Studio, we are passionate about providing practical, specialised teeth whitening solutions. Our skilled dentists help determine the best treatment plan for you for a bright, rejuvenated smile. We offer in-office supervised treatments or professional take-home whitening kits that provide consistent results. We ensure that the final shade of your teeth is what you envisioned for a bright, healthy smile.
Can teeth Whitening Work for All Types of Teeth?
No, they do not. Talking to your dentist before whitening your teeth is essential because whiteners do not work on certain types of tooth discoloration. Whitening only lightens your existing tooth color to a specific shade you have chosen and only works on natural teeth. It does not work on any type of ‘false’ teeth such as crowns, veneers, caps, fillings, or dentures. The effectiveness of whitening varies with brown, yellow, or greyed teeth.
Teeth Stains Take Time to Go Away
There are no treatments that can whiten your teeth instantly or overnight. The whitening agents cannot safely penetrate deeply into the teeth quickly enough to produce immediate results. Tooth whitening takes a few days or months and several whitening procedures to achieve the final desired results.
Our specialists can help restore your white teeth and show you how to retain your tooth whitening results, such as avoiding the foods and drinks that stain your teeth, such as tea, coffee, wine, sodas, tomato, and turmeric-based foods. If you do consume these items, rinse and brush afterwards. Brushing twice daily and biannual dental checkups and cleaning help prevent and maintain your teeth whitening results.
Teeth Whitening Options
In-office whitening procedures: Our highly trained dental specialists offer fast, effective, and convenient in-office teeth whitening treatments within an hour. Our treatments turn your teeth from brown, yellow, and grey to bright white. Results are long-lasting, and you can choose to touch up treatments every 1 to 3 years, depending on how well you maintain them.
Take-home whitening kits: Professional take-home whitening tray customized to fit your teeth depending on your needs and wants. Our dentists will give you instructions on using the trays and the prescription whitening solution until the desired outcome is achieved. Results vary from person to person depending on the level and type of discoloration. At-home trays provide gradual results and can also be used to maintain in-office treatment.
Can Teeth Whitening Products Harm My Teeth, and Does it Work?
Teeth whitening is safe for your teeth as long as it is done by a qualified professional. All Tooth whitening products contain hydrogen peroxide as the active ingredient. Dentists use different techniques for teeth whitening, which are safe and FDA-approved. They include:
Strips: Whitening strips are very thin, invisible strips coated with a peroxide-based whitening product. The strip is not customized and is similar to the ones bought over the counter, but with a higher concentration of active ingredients and is the least effective method. This technique is the most affordable and time-consuming, taking about 14 days and $100.
Custom-made trays: They are designed to fit each person individually and are highly effective. They involve filling the teeth with a mouth guard-like tray with a higher percentage of gel bleaching agent, keeping the gums and soft tissues away from the whitening gel. The tray is worn for a period of time daily, taking two weeks of treatment. It rivals the results of the in-office treatment and is the gold standard for teeth whitening. The tray comes with a gel; used for touch-ups ($50 to $100). The custom-fitted tray costs approximately $150 to $600.
In-office whitening: This method provides the quickest results and is effective. The bleaching product is applied directly to the teeth, and the results are seen within an hour. Several appointments are necessary for best results. It is the most expensive approach costing about $400 to $1000.
Some people lighten 12 shades, while others get six shades of lightening depending on the level of staining. Your teeth may be sensitive a few days after treatment which wears off afterwards. Teeth whitening is not permanent, and lifestyle habits determine how long the results last. The results can last from months to years.
Avoiding the foods and drinks that cause staining goes a long way in maintaining the results. Additionally, the degree of whiteness depends on the bleached teeth condition and the staining level.
Are Home Whitening Kits Effective?
Home whitening products can brighten the teeth, but not as well as professional teeth whitening treatments. At-home treatments and drug store remedies do not contain highly effective whitening products that remove stubborn stains. Our in-office potent teeth whitening solutions have many benefits, such as:
- Outstanding results within an hour of treatment
- Professional-grade bleaching products
- Long-lasting results with a low chance of future discoloration
How to Get Rid of Discolored Teeth at Chattanooga Dental Studio
We offer high-quality in-office and take-home teeth whitening solutions that include:
Glo Science: This produces the best results using high concentrations of professional teeth whitening products in half an hour. The highly concentrated bleaching gel works fast and can be removed and reapplied depending on the level of staining until the desired shade is attained.
Opalescence: Take-home teeth whitening solutions for professional results depending on your needs and budget. We customize trays and give you instructions on how to use them at home.
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You don’t have to live with stained teeth any longer. If you want to enhance the appearance of your teeth, we are here to help. Contact Chattanooga dental studio today for the best cosmetic dentistry solutions that will leave you with a dazzling smile and healthy teeth.