What is Teeth Whitening?
When most of us think about a beautiful smile, we describe someone with teeth that are “pearly white.” White teeth are often a sign of a healthy smile, and is one aspect of oral care that almost all patients want to achieve. Whether the teeth have become stained due to food, medications, drinks, or lifestyle habits such as smoking or chewing tobacco; many patients just want a smile they can be proud to have. Teeth whitening is one way that patients can achieve that beautiful, sought-after appearance in as little as one dental appointment.
Dr. Foncea of Sequoyah Dental Arts provides two methods of teeth whitening: in-office teeth whitening and at-home teeth whitening kits. Both options will provide the same results, but the costs and duration of treatment differ. At-home teeth whitening kits involve using whitening bleach and trays in the comfort of your home over a course of several weeks to obtain the same desired results.
Teeth whitening is achieved by the use of bleaching chemicals such as hydrogen peroxide and carbamide peroxide. Both can address external staining on the enamel of a patient’s teeth. Teeth that are stained or discolored can be whitened several shades by using either teeth whitening technique.
Teeth whitening is strictly a cosmetic procedure for patients that want to revive and rejuvenate the look of their smile. It is a fast, affordable way to address staining and discoloration that may make you feel embarrassed or self-conscious about your smile. It is essential that you talk with Dr. Foncea of Knoxville, Tennessee to learn if you are a viable candidate for treatment, as patients with restorations or other dental concerns such as sensitivity may not be able to enjoy the benefits of such procedures.
If you are interested in either in-office or at-home teeth whitening treatment, call Sequoyah Dental Arts of Knoxville, TN today to schedule an examination and consultation with Dr. Foncea. You will be one step closer to achieving that dazzling smile you desire!