Over time, teeth dull and discolor—especially after repeated exposure to dark foods and drinks. Furthermore, lifestyle choices such as using tobacco contribute to the development of permanent tooth stains. Permanent stains seep through the enamel layer of teeth and cannot be removed by brushing alone. Dulling and discoloration of a smile often lowers patients’ self-esteem. Many patients may avoid smiling around other people out of fear and embarrassment. To help restore our patients’ confidence, our doctors from TLC Dentistry offers professional whitening services to produce vibrant and noticeable results.
When it comes to noticeably whitening a smile, store bought products are largely ineffective. Although they contain bleaching ingredients, their formulas are not strong enough to whiten permanent stains. Additionally, whitening toothpastes available at grocery stores and pharmacies contain harsh abrasives that can actually damage tooth enamel with prolonged use. For these reasons, clinical teeth whitening services are the best option for enhancing your smile without compromising the health of your teeth.
Our doctors provides teeth whitening services that address surface stains and permanent stains without harsh abrasives. The bleaching solution prescribed by Dr. Long is powerful enough to brighten some smiles eight to ten shades. Teeth whitening can be done at our office or in the comfort of your home. Using the latest dental technology, our laser machine allows in-office whitening that takes a little over an hour, and after treatment you will see dramatic results. If you prefer to whiten your teeth in the comfort of your home, Dr. Long offers convenient take-home kits with the same prescription strength solution along with custom-fitted trays, which fit over the teeth to keep the solution in place. Used once or twice a day, take-home whitening systems whiten teeth over a period of two weeks.
As a non-invasive cosmetic enhancement to your smile, professional teeth whitening will help restore your self-esteem and confidence. To schedule an appointment with our doctors, call TLC Dentistry today.