Serving Choto, Northshore, and surrounding areas of Knoxville, TN
Most adults do not naturally have perfectly white teeth. Look at anyone in Hollywood, and you will see that a white smile is quite dazzling. Patients often desire a whiter smile, too.
With many options for whitening treatment, how do you know which one is best for you? There are many over-the-counter teeth whitening options available that promise results fast. The problem is that the store bought brands are simply not strong enough, nor do they provide the long-lasting results that patient’s desire.
Here is how your cosmetic dentist in Choto can help, but first, let us look at how our teeth become dingy in the first place. Then, maybe you can try to avoid them to keep your new, white smile brighter for longer!
Why are my teeth dingy?
Teeth become stained from various factors including:
- Tobacco (smoking and chewing)
- Poor oral hygiene
The difference between intrinsic and extrinsic stains
Intrinsic stains are often caused by medication or trauma. It is tooth staining that occurs from within the tooth’s structure, and no amount of over-the-counter whitening toothpaste will change the color of a gray, dingy looking tooth. Intrinsic stains may improve with professional teeth whitening treatments. However, your Northshore cosmetic dentist offers a more permanent solution, should teeth whitening not render an effective result.
Extrinsic stains are something that almost all patients battle. These are stains that accumulate on the outermost surface of our teeth. This typically occurs from the foods and beverages we consume, as well as lifestyle factors such as oral hygiene efforts or the use of tobacco products. Extrinsic stains respond well to professional teeth whitening treatments.
At Choto Family Dentistry, we offer in-office whitening treatments that can take place in as little as one hour – or on your lunch break! If you are gearing up for an important event in your life or just want to flash a bright, white smile, then this treatment may be right for you. We can customize the solution that will be placed on your teeth in a safe manner, to ensure maximum effectiveness yet minimizing tooth sensitivity.
Some patients prefer to whiten their teeth in the comfort of their own home, which also means less time away from work or family. We can provide you with custom-made whitening trays that fit each dental arch. This treatment option also includes professional quality whitening gel that we will advise you on how to apply for your treatments.
If you wish to not have to worry about filling your own custom trays, we can provide you with prefilled whitening trays to use at home. This means that when you are ready to whiten your teeth, you simply place the prefilled trays in your mouth, whiten, and go! No need to mess with squeezing whitening gel into your own trays. These trays are ready and waiting for you.
Teeth Whitening in Knoxville
If you are interested in professional teeth whitening treatments, contact the office of Choto Family Dentistry to schedule a consultation. We welcome patients of Knoxville, Tennessee, and the communities of Choto and Northshore.