We often see patients who are interested in achieving a brighter smile. With professional cosmetic treatments, we can remove these stains and offer a much brighter smile. Our Greenwood, IN dentist’s office provides professional teeth whitening systems, which offer more dramatic and longer-lasting results than traditional over-the-counter selections.
What Causes Our Teeth Stains?
Why do unsightly stains form on the surfaces of our teeth? These could form due to a number of factors, such as the natural aging process, fluorosis, and the use of certain medications or even illnesses. But our daily habits can be a factor too. Lack of proper brushing and flossing, and infrequent visits for professional cleanings, could allow stains to develop. Discoloration is also linked to smoking cigarettes and using other tobacco products. Drinks with dark pigments, including wine, tea, coffee, and soda are also common factors. Understanding the causes of your teeth stains means you can take action to help your new whitening results last even longer.
Professional Teeth Whitening
We have two different options to help brighten your smile. With our in-office procedure, we use a special whitewing gel and a light to break up and remove discoloration in one visit. If you need results fast before a big event, this is a great option. But we can also provide a take-home system, in which we send you home with trays and a bleaching gel to brighten teeth from the comfort of your own home. You simply add gel to the trays and wear them for a certain amount of time each day, which could be as little as 30 minutes or possibly overnight. This option could mean teeth up to eight shades brighter in as little as one to two weeks. A brighter smile could mean improved confidence. Let us help you make a great first impression with professional teeth whitening.
Masking Discoloration with Veneers
What if you have discoloration that forms beneath the enamel? Known as intrinsic stains, these are a little more difficult to remove with teeth whitening. But! Our team could instead mask them with porcelain veneers, thin porcelain restorations that cover the teeth and instantly change the shape and shade of them. For some, veneers could essentially offer a smile makeover in as little as two visits. If you have any questions about teeth whitening, then contact our team today.
Your Greenwood, IN Dentist Can Brighten Your Smile
With our cosmetic dentistry options, we can remove discoloration and offer a dazzling new smile. Removing discoloration can help you make a great impression at a job interview or first date. To learn more about cosmetic dentistry and how we can tackle your unsightly teeth stains, then call our Greenwood, IN dental office at (317) 535-7141.