Teeth Whitening

Maryville and Knoxville, TN

Yes. Professional whitening systems are very safe and provide excellent whitening results with minimal sensitivity.

Why are my teeth discolored?

Teeth become stained, dull or discolored for various reasons.

First, yellowing or darkening of teeth are a natural part of the aging process. Teeth are like M&M’s when you think of it. They have a heard shell on the outside called enamel and then there is the soft center and that is called dentin and it is yellow. As we age, the enamel (hard shell) that covers this dentin (soft center) begins to thin. Eventually, your dentin may start to show through, giving your teeth a yellowed look.

Next, your habits can stain your teeth. Nicotine from smoking or chewing tobacco products can cause your teeth to become discolored, as can many foods and drinks such as acid, tomatoes, berries, coffee, tea, soda, or red wine.

Finally, your teeth can be stained on the inside. This is called intrinsic staining. Intrinsic staining is often caused during childhood while your teeth are still developing. Tetracycline use and over-exposure to fluoride are common causes of intrinsic staining.

Why should I use professional tooth whitening instead of over-the-counter tooth whitening products?

White, bright teeth have become the new normal, and as a result in this desire, patients are inundated with over-the-counter tooth whitening commercial. Some of these products may safely produce some limited whitening effect. However, many of them require multiple boxes for that result and none of them provide the quality results and the doctor’s support provided with our custom bleaching trays.

Over-the-counter tooth whitening products use a less concentrated whitening gel, will provide inconsistent results with some teeth whitened more than others, and they are more likely to cause sensitivity and pain.

Maryville, Tennessee cosmetic dentist use the most advanced custom in home whitening system on the market to provide you with exceptional results that will last much longer than over-the-counter kits.

Dental tooth whitening is one of the most rewarding treatments in cosmetic dentistry you are looking for a quick, inexpensive way to enhance the appearance of your smile, dental whitening may be the place to start on your cosmetic journey.

How long does dental whitening last?

There are multiple factors which affect how long your tooth whitening results will last. In order to maintain your results for as long as possible, it is important to acquire and maintain good oral hygiene practices such as brushing at minimal two times a day, flossing after brushing, and you should visit our dentists at least two times a year for a regular professional cleanings. Once you have invested in your smile it would be wise to limit the consumption of staining substances such as coffee, red wine, and tobacco will prolong the results. Finally, you need to do an at-home touch-up procedure using the custom-made bleaching tray we made for you to maintain that pearly shade of white.

Please contact Crestview Dental Care in Maryville, Tennessee for a consultation today!