Professional teeth whitening is one of the most effective and fastest ways to improve the look of your smile. It eliminates surface stains and discolorations caused due to lifestyle habits such as smoking and consumption of certain foods such as tea, coffee and wine in excess. In fact, it is one of the most common cosmetic dentistry solutions since it helps enhance the look of one’s teeth in a simple, non-invasive way.
Hermitage Dental Group provides professional teeth whitening treatments in the comfort of their state-of-the-art office.
Causes of discoloration and stains on the teeth
Tooth discoloration could be intrinsic or extrinsic. Extrinsic or surface staining on the teeth is mainly caused by certain foods such as coffee, tea, red wine or using tobacco. Intrinsic tooth discoloration occurs as the enamel loses its translucent color with age, making the dentin more visible. Sometimes, trauma, disease and decay may also be a cause for discolored teeth.
Teeth Whitening treatments involve the use of professional-strength whitening gels to safely and effectively remove tooth discoloration and surface stains. We provide options for both in-office as well as take-home whitening solutions.
- In-Office Whitening Systems — This begins with the application of the whitening gel to your teeth, which is left on for about one hour. A heat source is used to enhance the efficiency of the bleaching process. You will be able to see a difference of 3 to 4 shades in your teeth after the first session itself.
- Take-Home Whitening — If you opt for take-home whitening solutions, we will first prepare a custom tray for your teeth. This will be made of flexible, thin plastic. You can fill it with whitening gel and wear it over your teeth for a prescribed period of time in order to see visible results.
For more information on teeth whitening solutions offered at our office, please feel free to call us at (615) 241-6461.