If your teeth are not as white as you would like them to be, you’re not alone. Many people develop this problem as they get older. For others, their teeth turn a yellowish color after many years of smoking, coffee drinking, and other lifestyle habits. Dr. Aaron Patton understands your frustration. He offers teeth whitening services in the office as well as an option to complete the process at home. In either case, you can expect far better results than using a kit purchased from a drugstore.
The following are common issues of patients who seek professional teeth whitening services at Joshua Family Dentistry:
- They have stained teeth despite regular brushing, flossing, and eating a healthy diet
- They developed staining after frequent use of medication contain tetracycline or after having extensive fluoride treatments during childhood
- Tooth enamel shows obvious signs of wear
Of course, your situation is unique and you may not deal with any of these issues. We are here to help regardless of the cause of the discoloration of your teeth.
Brightening Your Smile at Home
Since cosmetic dentistry procedures usually aren’t covered by insurance, you may have a set budget for teeth whitening. If so, you may want to take advantage of our at-home teeth whitening kit. It contains a professional-strength bleaching agent with carbamide peroxide. This reaches the enamel deep within your teeth, something that isn’t possible with over-the-counter kits. You will need to wear the trays at home for approximately an hour day for two weeks to see the results you desire.
Having the teeth whitening procedure performed in our office provides the fastest and most impressive results. For either type, Dr. Patton first takes an impression of each jaw to create customized mouth trays. After our laboratory receives them, you can expect to wait approximately 10 days for the next step of the process. A member of our staff will contact you to come in for a final fitting. The in-office procedure takes about one hour. By the time you leave the appointment, the shade of your teeth could be up to 10 times brighter.
Teeth Whitening is Simple and Affordable
This procedure is completely non-invasive, making it a popular choice for people who want to improve their appearance quickly. With his patients’ permission, Dr. Patton has several photos available that show them before and after professional teeth whitening. Please schedule a personal consultation with Dr. Patton to start planning for the transformation of your discolored teeth.