Here’s a fun fact, our teeth are not naturally white. Tooth enamel is actually semi-translucent and the layer beneath, dentin, can be gray or even a pale yellow. Our teeth naturally get discolored over time from all the foods and drinks we consume, but the good news is your teeth do not have to stay that way.
At Kilgore Dental Care, we offer professional teeth whitening that is a step above over-the-counter whitening systems. Read on to learn more about the benefits of teeth whitening.
Our dentist will be able to give you a noticeably whiter smile in about an hour unlike over-the-counter teeth whitening. We recommend scheduling a consultation with our dentist to determine if whiteningis right for your smile. Our dentist may recommend dental veneers depending on the extent of tooth discoloration.
For example, professional teeth whitening may not be the best choice for discoloration caused by dental fluorosis (mottled teeth caused by excessive fluoride intake). Dental veneers, however, would cover the front of your teeth so you can smile and talk with confidence.
Many people want whiter teeth, but they are a lot busier today than ever before and simply do not have an extra hour to go see their dentist for teeth whitening. Depending on the extent of tooth discoloration, our dentist may be able to give you supplies so you can try teeth whitening at home.
If this is the case, we will take impressions of your teeth to create a custom whitening tray that perfectly fits your teeth. Whitening teeth at home means you will be able to whiten your teeth when it is most convenient for you.
Professional whitening is more effective than the plethora of over-the-counter take home teeth whitening systems. In the long run, generic products can actually erode your enamel plus make your teeth and gums more sensitive. With our at-home whitening treatment, you can experience speedy results that do not damage your teeth.
Some people think that because they have sensitive teeth means they can’t get them whitened and this is not exactly true. Professional teeth whitening works to minimize any sensitivity and pain you may experience. You may experience a couple instances of discomfort throughout treatment, but many people think it is worth it to have whiter teeth.
It is important to keep in mind that different people have different pain tolerances. One person’s negative experience does not necessarily predict how you will react to whitening. If you have sensitive teeth, we are willing to work at a pace that is comfortable to you. Let our team know if you wish to stop treatment at any time. This way, you can feel in control of your treatment.
Our cosmetic dentist in Kilgore, Texas wants to help you have more confidence in your smile and discolored teeth can get in the way of this. To request an appointment give us a call at (903) 984-1108. We look forward to seeing you!