When your teeth become discolored, it can make them appear unclean, as well as age you beyond your years. Here at Glennville Family Dentistry, we offer teeth whitening services that will have your smile looking bright and white once more. These services can be rendered in office or you can handle them yourself in the privacy of your own home.
Here at Glennville Family Dentistry, teeth whitening is one of the most affordable forms of cosmetic dentistry we offer. Despite its ease and affordability, it makes a radical difference in your appearance, whitening your teeth by many shades in a single office visit or over several weeks if whitening at home. This is why it is the most common cosmetic dentistry treatment both in our office and nationwide.
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Many people who have discoloration of the teeth try non-professional methods such as whitening toothpastes and strips. However, these are unable to target set-in stains, only removing those on the surface that are still fairly fresh. While this does make a difference, it is small and does not last. In fact, the results are the same as what you see after your twice a year cleaning at the dentist.
Because most of the stains you see are not on the surface of the tooth, but inside the tooth, the only way to make a true and lasting difference is to target those set-in stains.
This form of whitening uses the same gel as at-home whitening. However, the use of a laser lamp speeds up the oxidation process, which means your teeth whiten instantly. The lamp is intense, so we protect the lips and gums from being irritated by it or the activated gel. By the end of a single session, your teeth can be 8 shades lighter. In some cases, you may need more than one session to achieve the desired results, but in our experience, most patients are happy after just one.