At LakeView Dental Arts, we offer professional whitening treatment in Kingston, TN, that can greatly improve the brightness of your smile.
Teeth whitening will lighten your smile by removing stains and discolorations.
Whitening procedures need to be repeated from time to time if you want to maintain your bright, beautiful smile, and we have several choices depending on your needs, goals, and budget.
Whitening Treatment Options
Our teeth whitening treatments range from a KOR bleaching system to whiten grey-brown tetracycline stains (which were previously untreatable), to custom take-home trays that hold a clinical strength bleaching gel, as well as offering a Whitening for Life program where you are rewarded for taking excellent care of your teeth.
In our Whitening for Life program, you purchase a professional bleaching system for $99, then simply come in for regular cleanings and receive 2 free bleaching trays FREE for your LIFETIME with regular cleanings! Whitening for Life is our most affordable and popular choice!
Why Whiten Your Teeth?
The color of your natural teeth is created by the scattering of light off the outer layer of your enamel. Below the enamel is dentin, another major component of your teeth that is yellow in color. Thinner enamel allows more of the dentin to show through, which can cause your teeth to appear yellow.
Your enamel is also porous and can hold stains. Yellow or stained teeth are typically the result of tobacco use, poor oral hygiene, or the consumption of coffee, cola, tea, or red wine. Also, your enamel will naturally thin as you age, and the dentin becomes darker. While the inside of your teeth can pick up stains as well, teeth whitening is most effective on surface stains.
Preparation for Teeth Whitening
The preparation for teeth whitening is quite simple. Before undergoing a whitening treatment, you should have a professional dental cleaning. All tartar, debris, and minor stains should be removed first. Once this is done, the whitening procedure can begin. We may take pictures of your teeth to help us monitor the progress of your treatment.
Teeth Whitening Procedure
While you can buy whitening products over the counter, they tend to be less effective. These products contain weaker whitening agents than our products and may take longer to achieve results. Strips and over-the-counter trays are simply less effective than the products you can receive from us.
Dr. Walmsley can help advise you on which whitening agents will benefit you the most. In general, grey-brown tetracycline stains (which were previously untreatable) respond only to the KOR system.
Patients using Invisalign to straighten their teeth may elect to use their final trays to hold a professional strength whitening gel, while others may choose to have these trays professionally fabricated at our office to hold the bleaching gel.
Most people with minimal stains respond to using a take-home kit of Opalescence that is gently formed around the teeth and worn daily. However, for ultra-white teeth, nothing can replicate the aesthetic of porcelain veneers! Whatever your budget and goals, we can help!
Schedule Your Appointment Today!
If you feel that you could benefit from a professional whitening treatment, schedule your appointment today by calling (865) 248-2199!