Teeth whitening is a cosmetic dental process that lightens the color of your teeth. Over time, stains on your teeth from food, drinks, smoking, and other daily habits can make them appear more yellow or discolored. Professional whitening treatments use special formulas and solutions such as hydrogen peroxide or carbamide peroxide to penetrate deep below the enamel and brighten both natural teeth and restorations by a few shades or more. These procedures are extremely effective for dramatically whitening smiles.
At our Farragut dental office, we offer professional teeth whitening services to give you dramatically whiter teeth safely and effectively. Our dentists use a high-concentration peroxide gel along with a special light to accelerate and enhance the whitening process. First we protect your gums to shield them from sensitivity. Next, we apply the whitening gel and use focused light technology to penetrate the gel for maximum results. After the timed treatment, we remove the gel and you'll instantly see results! The initial treatment takes about an hour, and we recommend touch-up whitening yearly to maintain your bright smile.
With proper daily dental care and hygiene, teeth whitening results can last an average of 1 to 3 years. However, regularly drinking dark-colored beverages like coffee, black tea, red wine, or soda over time can potentially re-stain your teeth after the whitening treatment. Daily habits like smoking cigarettes or cigars also tend to cause considerable yellowing and discoloration of the teeth enamel and dentin over time after whitening. We strongly recommend cutting back on consuming staining foods and drinks as well as stopping smoking to help preserve your brighter, whiter smile. Returning annually for professional touch-up teeth whitening will keep your smile glowing and prevent new stains from accumulating.
In-office whitening treatments performed by an experienced dentist is recognized as the most effective whitening method. At our dental office in Farragut, we offer professional whitening to accelerate the process for maximum brightening effects. You'll see a dramatic transformation within a single 1-hour long appointment. This level of whitening would typically take over-the-counter products weeks to achieve, if they are capable at all of producing the desired results. Our dentists establish the treatment plan on a case-by-case basis for optimal results, so treatment specifics will vary depending on your needs. Because the treatment is tailored to you, cost will also be dependent on your needs.