One of the easiest ways to upgrade your smile cosmetically is through teeth whitening. Whitening teeth is a relatively simple, non-invasive method to improve your overall appearance and bring confidence to your daily interactions with people.
Before beginning the procedure of teeth whitening, Chattanooga Center for Comprehensive Dentistry recommends each patient meet with their dentist for a consultation. A dental consultation will help you determine which whitening method is best for you. We can also discuss foods and habits, such as smoking, that you can avoid to keep your teeth whiter longer.”
While visiting with your dentist, you can also discuss other aspects of your smile you would like to improve. New, advanced technology provides methods to correct any dental dilemma you may have.
During your consultation, decide just how white you want your teeth to be. Depending on the whitening procedure chosen, your teeth can be whitened three to eight shades in just an hour. An in-office procedure can lighten the color to a level that cannot be achieved with a grocery store product. During your treatment, your dentist may apply a coating to protect your gums and roots while the bleaching agent is applied. A laser is then used to make the bleach work faster.
An alternative technique is to have your dentist prescribe a take-home kit. These kits are customized for each patient. First a mold is made of your teeth. Using the mold, the lab team creates trays to hold the bleach. While this method may take longer, it is more affordable and more convenient for many Chattanooga patients. Teeth whitening results from either method can last from six months to two years.
It is critical to know that whitening does not affect existing fillings, veneers, or crowns. It also is temporary and may require follow-up visits to keep them white.
Dentist Carico, of Chattanooga Center for Comprehensive Dentistry, has been creating nice smiles since 1975. Call our Chattanooga office and schedule an appointment today at 423-756-1540.
Chattanooga Center for Comprehensive Dentistry offers general, restorative, and cosmetic dental services including dental implants, sedation dentistry, cosmetic dentistry, and sleep apnea treatment. At Chattanooga Center for Comprehensive Dentistry, quality care, and a comfortable patient experience are our top priorities.
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