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teeth whiteningTeeth Whitening

Maryville and Knoxville, TN

Looking for the most popular treatment in cosmetic dentistry today? Enjoy a dramatic improvement in the appearance of your smile by receiving a professional teeth whitening treatment at Crestview Dental Care.

Are teeth whitening treatments safe?

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 is a natural part of the aging process. Teeth have a hard shell on the outside called enamel, and then there is the softer center, called dentin, which is more of a yellow color. 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 lifestyle 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 tomato sauce, 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 societal norm. As a result of this trend, patients are inundated with over-the-counter tooth whitening products such as toothpaste, mouth rinses, and whitening kits. Some of these products may safely produce some limited whitening effect. However, many of them require multiple boxes for that result, although 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. They can provide inconsistent results, with some teeth whitened more than others, and they are more likely to cause sensitivity and pain.

Our Maryville cosmetic dentists use the most advanced custom in-home whitening system on the market to provide you with exceptional results that will last much longer than any store-bought kit. A tooth whitening procedure is one of the most rewarding treatments in cosmetic dentistry. If you are looking for a quick, inexpensive way to enhance the appearance of your smile, a dental whitening treatment may be the place to start on your cosmetic journey to having the great looking smile you always wanted.

How long does a professional teeth whitening treatment last?

There are multiple factors, which affect how long your teeth whitening results will last. To maintain your results for as long as possible, it is important to acquire and maintain good oral hygiene practices such as brushing at least two times a day, flossing daily, and visiting your dentist every six months for a check-up and professional dental cleaning. 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 so that you can prolong the results. Finally, you may need to do an at-home touch-up procedure using the custom-made bleaching trays we made for you to maintain that pearly shade of white.

Enjoy the benefits and improved self-esteem that come from having a dazzling, whiter smile. Please contact Crestview Dental Care for a consultation today by calling (865) 982-1700. We serve patients in the areas of Maryville and Knoxville, Tennessee.