Realizing that your teeth appear yellow rather than white can have a serious effect on your self-esteem: Suddenly, you are afraid of smiling in public and avoid any situation where someone might get a glimpse of your teeth. Fortunately, a simple yet highly effective solution is professional teeth whitening. At Ammons Dental by Design, we help patients start smiling again by offering teeth whitening in Summerville, SC.
Why Choose Ammons Dental by Design?
Advanced Training & Continuing Education in:
• Dental Implants
• Cosmetic Dentistry
• Oral Surgery
Lectures on Implant Dentistry
In-House Lab Provides Same Day Tooth Restorations
Computer Guided Implant Placement
What is Teeth Whitening?
Tooth discoloration can be caused by a wide range of factors, from genetics and aging to poor oral hygiene and facial trauma to drinking coffee and smoking. Whitening can counteract the discoloration in most of these cases, providing you with the bright and beautiful smile of your dreams.
In the case of discoloration caused by medications, however, whitening techniques will only be successful if the staining is very mild. Severe discoloration may require a more extensive restorative procedure, which your dentist will determine when you come in to our office.
If you are indeed a candidate for teeth whitening, we will begin by ensuring that you have no cavities, as the whitening gel can be highly harmful if it penetrates these areas. Once we have found none or performed the necessary tooth repairs, we will proceed with the quick and simple whitening process.
We offer In-Office & Take-Home Whitening
In-office teeth whitening – We remove the plaque along your gum line and cover your gums to protect them from the bleaching agent. We then apply the whitening gel onto your teeth, a pH balanced Hydrogen Peroxide that reaches deep into your tooth enamel and removes stains when activated by a specialized light.If you are a busy person looking for immediate results, this procedure is safe, effective and lasts less than one hour! With proper care and periodic touch-ups, your smile will remain white for years to come.
Take-home whitening – We take impressions of your teeth to create custom whitening trays. We then provide you with the whitening gel and instruct you on how to utilize it safely and effectively. The trays are generally worn twice a day, between 30 minutes and 2 hours, over a period of 2-4 weeks. With your custom trays and 8 tubes of the bleaching agent, along with good dental care habits, you will be able to not only whiten but maintain your smile for a long time.
Dentist-supervised teeth whitening is substantially safer than whitening kits available at your local drugstore. It allows for a professional assessment of your eligibility for the procedure and a proper treatment plan for your individual needs.
To learn more about how you can benefit from professional teeth whitening in Summerville, SC, please call or email us at Ammons Dental by Design today.