Questions about Teeth Whitening

Kingston, TN

Looking for the most popular treatment in cosmetic dentistry? More people choose a teeth whitening procedure than any other option. Brightening your teeth makes a dramatic difference in the appearance of your smile.

LakeView Dental Arts offers teeth whitening as part of our cosmetic dental services. If you are undecided whether this treatment is right for you, here are answers to some of the most frequently asked questions about teeth whitening.

Why should I choose professional teeth whitening instead of using a store-bought product?

Many over-the-counter products, such as toothpaste, mouth rinses, and whitening kits, promise dramatic results. Unfortunately, most patients will experience minimal, if any, results from store-bought teeth whitening products. Additionally, these products yield less consistent results or may cause increased sensitivity in teeth.

Our professional dental whitening treatments employ more powerful bleaching agents than any store-bought product. That makes for more dramatic results that last longer. And with one of our cosmetic dentists overseeing procedures, you face much less risk of enhanced tooth sensitivity.

Is teeth whitening safe?

We only use safe, effective whitening products. Teeth whitening can be safe with minimal side effects when conducted in-office or by a dental professional.

What causes stains on my teeth?

The natural aging process affects your teeth, making them dull or appear yellow with time. Using tobacco in any form discolors your teeth, as does frequent consumption of dark-colored fruits, coffee, tea, and wine. Poor oral hygiene is also a contributing factor to discolored teeth. Teeth also may change color due to oxidation, which occurs when iron from the blood enters tooth structure, or as a side effect of certain medications, such as tetracycline.

What whitening treatments do LakeView Dental Arts offer?

KöR® Whitening: This deep bleaching system removes an assortment of stains, even due to tetracycline. Full results take about a month to develop, and lifetime touchups will be needed to maintain the brightness of your teeth.

How much does a professional whitening treatment cost?

Teeth whitening can be affordable when you’re a regular patient at our office. We offer a Whitening for Life program where you receive FREE bleaching trays for a LIFETIME when you purchase a bleaching system for $110 and commit to regular cleanings on an annual basis.

How long will a professional teeth whitening treatment last?

No whitening treatment will be permanent, but our procedures get your teeth whiter, and results last longer than any store-bought product or kit. You can prolong your results by brushing twice per day, flossing daily, and seeing your Kingston family dentist twice each year for a professional cleaning. For a more permanent solution to whitening your teeth, consider receiving porcelain veneers.

Professional Teeth Whitening in Kingston, Tennessee

Teeth whitening is an affordable and cost-effective way to brighten your smile. It is often paired with other cosmetic dental treatments for maximum results. If you’d like to learn more about teeth whitening or our Whitening for Life program, please call LakeView Dental Arts at (865) 376-9687 or visit us online to schedule an appointment.

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