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Teeth Whitening in Nashville - Antioch, TN
Have you ever found yourself covering up your teeth in pictures, or finding a lack of self-confidence because of your smile? Perhaps you’ve tried whitening toothpastes and over-the-counter whitening strips that just don’t make a difference in your coffee-stained smile.
Here at Montee Dental Co. we have exactly what you need with our professional in-office teeth whitening system. Now whitening your teeth is faster than ever! No need to wait for those pearly whites, just schedule an appointment today to discover how white your teeth can be with the help of our Philips Zoom Teeth Whitening System.
Why Teeth Whitening?
Pearly white teeth are the jewel of your smile. Sparkling teeth make your appearance much more beautiful and attractive. Due to the excessive consumption of junk foods and drinks like candy, sodas, caffeinated drinks, wine, etc., your teeth lose their brilliant natural luster. Your teeth appear pale and dull, which has a negative impact on your gorgeous smile.
Even when the enamel on your teeth begin to stain, you can still achieve dramatic whitening with easy and quick teeth whitening treatment available at Montee Dental Co. in Antioch.
Some Common Reasons for Teeth Discoloration
A thin coating called pellicle forms on the surface of your teeth every day which pick up stains. Also, there are pores in your teeth enamel which can hold the stains. Some of the common reasons that lead to yellow teeth or stains are:
Regular use of tobacco
Drinking caffeinated dark colored drinks such as cola, tea, red wine, coffee etc.
Not taking proper care of your teeth (brushing, flossing, mouthwash)
Aging also makes your teeth pale and yellowish as the enamel gets thin and the dentin becomes visible
There are two types of stains; intrinsic and extrinsic. Intrinsic stains can build up inside the teeth due to too much fluoride usage in childhood and use of tetracycline antibiotics by the mother during pregnancy or by 8 years old or younger child. Teeth whitening procedures prove most effective for treating extrinsic stains that are limited to the surface of your teeth.
Reasons for Choosing Teeth Whitening Treatments
Teeth whitening treatments have gained tremendous popularity during the past few years. Some of the reasons for choosing quick teeth bleaching treatment are:
An upcoming special event (wedding, anniversary, party, etc)
Natural stains from aging
A treat to yourself to boost self-confidence.
No matter what your reason is, Montee Dental Co. can provide you with professional and highly effective teeth whitening in Nashville.
Best Candidates for Teeth Whitening
The teeth whitening treatments are perfect for patients who:
Have healthy teeth and gums without fillings on the cheek or facial side of the mouth. This is because teeth whitening products do not whiten dental fillings or crowns/veneers, only natural teeth
Patients whose teeth have yellow tones
Patients who want a bright, beautiful smile
Patients who can limit their soda & red wine intake, along with tobacco use
Professional Teeth Bleaching Treatment in Nashville
When you visit our professional dental clinic, Dr. Stan will conduct a thorough examination of your teeth to determine the extent of staining and damage to your enamel. Based on this assessment, a custom-tailored teeth whitening plan will be created to help you achieve your rejuvenated smile and enhanced self-confidence.
Preparing your Teeth for Teeth Whitening
Before you choose to have teeth whitening treatment, it is important that you don’t have other dental issues as these can affect the results of teeth whitening treatment. For instance, cavities should be treated before having your teeth whitened. It also won’t work on decaying teeth, exposed roots, gum disease, ceramic or porcelain tooth crown or on veneers.
Our professional dental staff performs the teeth whitening treatments in-office which enables expert assessment and monitoring of treatment progress. Your teeth are thoroughly examined and questions are asked regarding the causes of staining. This gives us an idea of whether the staining is intrinsic or extrinsic.
Then we perform a teeth cleaning process which removes any bacteria, plaque, food or builds up of other substances on teeth. After the completion of the cleaning process, we start with the teeth whitening procedure.
Advanced Zoom Teeth Whitening System
Our most demanded, highly effective and advanced teeth bleaching treatment is the Zoom teeth whitening system. This excellent teeth brightening method can brighten up your teeth color up to 10 times, quickly and efficiently. It offers substantial and visible improvements in just about an hour as compared to at-home and over the counter teeth whitening kits.
With Philips zoom whitening in the office, we can easily give you a confident, brighter and healthier smile.
Whether your teeth have deep stains or sensitivity issues or you have time constraints, we provide the most convenient and the best teeth whitening options to address your concerns.
If you choose to have Zoom teeth-whitening in-office, the complete procedure takes about one and a half hour and may take up to two appointments to achieve the desired results. It uses state-of-the-art LED light-activated mechanism and has various intensity settings. The procedure requires minimal chair time with noticeable whitening results in just a single sitting. A 20% hydrogen peroxide whitening varnish is applied to your teeth with a coat of sealer on its surface, which quickly dries and locks the varnish in its place. After about half an hour, it is wiped off to reveal your beautiful shining smile, giving you same-day teeth whitening results.
Deals with Even the Toughest Teeth Stains
It is often difficult to remove tough stains on your teeth with common teeth bleaching treatments. Our Zoom teeth whitening procedure has a special protocol for treating teeth with tough and stubborn stains. It combines Philips Zoom WhiteSpeed with Philips Zoom NiteWhite, which is take-at- home teeth whitening trays to give you outstanding results.
Custom Tailored Teeth Whitening in Nashville
Our experienced dental team customizes teeth whitening treatment plans, which specifically meet your requirements, such as the level of teeth discoloration. However, it is important to remember that you need to follow certain teeth care guidelines provided by our expert dentist post-treatment to maintain long-lasting results.
How to Maintain Long Lasting Results of Teeth Whitening Treatment?
After you have achieved perfectly white and sparkling teeth, it is of utmost importance to take care of them properly. It is an investment that you make to achieve a beautiful smile and it should be taken care of to make it long lasting.
Technically speaking, if you take good care of your teeth, the effects of teeth whitening treatments last for up to 2-3 years. But if you fail to give up bad smoking, eating and drinking habits, it won’t do you good for long and will be a waste of money.
Teeth Whitening Aftercare
There is nothing technical involved in teeth whitening aftercare. You only need to be vigilant and follow a good daily oral care routine. Here are some useful aftercare tips to help your teeth whitening treatment last longer than you expect it to be:
Properly brush your teeth: Proper brushing of your teeth is the initial step if you want to extend the results of your teeth whitening efforts. You should brush your teeth not just in the morning, but also before going to bed and after each meal. The accumulation of food particles between your teeth can result in a reformation of stains, which you obviously do not want to have again!
Use special whitening toothpaste: We recommend good teeth whitening toothpaste for regular use after you have a teeth whitening treatment. It has active bleaching agents, which help oxidize the stains on your teeth. The bleaching agent’s concentration is low, which helps remove the stains on your teeth before they lose their sparkle again. A main ingredient to look out for is baking soda.
Cut down on sodas, alcohol consumption, and smoking: If you do not cut down on the consumption of sodas, alcoholic drinks and smoking, it can lead again lead to discoloration. Alcoholic drinks contain tannins which can stain your teeth while tobacco has nicotine which does the same. If you cannot quit smoking or drinking, try to lessen the frequency or brush your teeth after said activities.
Try to use a straw: You can keep a straw with you to drink soda or caffeinated drinks. When you drink with a straw, it reduces the direct contact of these substances with your teeth and minimizes the risk of staining.
By adopting these regular oral cleaning and hygienic habits, you can easily maintain the results of your teeth whitening treatment for a longer period. We will provide you with additional guidance about how to maintain your teeth whitening results and keep your teeth pearly white for a brilliant smile.
If In-Office Bleaching Isn’t Right For You
There are different teeth bleaching treatments available in the market both over the counter and professional. Some of these treatments involve the use of teeth whitening trays while others involve special do-at-home teeth whitening kits. These methods take plenty of time to whiten the teeth. You may need several treatments before you finally see the results.
For teeth whitening at home, special teeth whitening trays are made according to your teeth size that holds the whitening cream or gel. These trays accurately fit your teeth. You need to use these trays with whitening gel for 2-3 weeks on daily basis. It is a lengthy procedure which takes time to show results. Teeth damage can also occur if you fail to follow the directions closely. Therefore, it is better to choose the in-office teeth-whitening to avoid any such teeth or mouth damage.
Book your appointment now to discuss the teeth whitening treatment options with our team!