Teeth Whitening

If your teeth have lost their youthful brilliance, professional teeth whitening at Southside Dental Center may be just the solution you’re looking for. Teeth that are dull, stained, or discolored are unattractive and can make you feel awkward and embarrassed when you smile. It is easy to see why teeth whitening is one of the most requested procedures we offer.

Why Your Teeth Discolor as You Age

As you age, your teeth take a lot of abuse. Your teeth are aging right along with the rest of your body. During the process, microscopic holes open up in the dental enamel. This results in dulling of your teeth because stains can penetrate the porous enamel more easily. As the enamel erodes, underlying dentin within your tooth becomes more apparent, giving your teeth a yellowish appearance. 

Consuming tea, coffee, red wine, or tobacco products can also accelerate staining and discoloration. Do not worry, though – our easy take-home whitening treatment can undo a lot of the damage quickly and easily. 

Professional Take-Home Whitening Treatments 

Do you like the idea of handling your own teeth whitening in the privacy of your home? You may have tried store-bought whitening products to use at home, but found they didn't produce the desired results. The reason they're not as effective as professional treatments is that the concentration of whitener a dentist can safely use is much higher than that of over-the-counter products. With our convenient take-home kits, you can easily achieve whitening of 6 to 8 shades in just to weeks.

Using impressions of your teeth, we will create a customized whitening tray that fits your teeth perfectly. We will also provide a professional strength whitening gel and instructions for using the kit at home. Just wear the trays every day for about two weeks and you’ll see a dramatic improvement in the whiteness of your smile.

Other Professional Whitening Options

Our other cost-effective options include professional whitening strips and prefabricated whitening trays. All of these methods will improve the whiteness of your smile and restore your confidence. Remember, though, that the beautiful results are not permanent. You will still need occasional follow-up treatments to keep your teeth bright and white.

We want you to get the best possible results, so we always recommend a dental cleaning prior to any whitening treatment. This removes all traces of plaque so the whitening gel can really penetrate the enamel and do its job properly.

Smile with Confidence!

Are you ready to see the difference that professional teeth whitening can make to the appearance of your smile? Please call our Monticello dental office to arrange an appointment for a dental cleaning so we can explain your whitening options.