Have you noticed that the brightness of your smile has faded? It can be discouraging, but it’s also very common. Just like other parts of your body, your teeth will eventually show the effects of aging.
At Darryl Hatchett, DDS, Family Dentistry, our effective teeth whitening is the most popular cosmetic dental treatment offered at because it’s easy, affordable, and offers such dramatic results. Since the procedure is in such high demand, there are a lot of whitening methods we can choose from.
We’ve chosen at-home teeth whitening for our patients because we believe that the repeated application of whitening gel over time produces better results than a single in-office treatment.
What Happened to My White Smile?
Tooth enamel is a very hard substance and it's meant to withstand a great deal of wear and tear, but it’s not indestructible. No matter how well you take care of your teeth, tiny microscopic holes start to open up as the enamel gradually wears down over time. The food and drink you consume collects in these holes, causing your teeth to take on a dull appearance. If you consume a lot of red wine, coffee, tea, and tobacco products, you’ll also notice a change in the brightness of your teeth because these products actually stain dental enamel. The result is a smile that's lost its radiance and youthful whiteness.
How Does Take-Home Teeth Whitening Work?
In-office treatments do produce fast, noticeable whitening, but we’ve seen much better, longer-lasting results with our professional take-home kits. Since you don’t have to spend time in the dental chair, take-home whitening kits are also more affordable than treatments done by a dentist.
It’s easy to be overwhelmed with all the choices you have for whitening your teeth. There are lots of over-the-counter products to choose from, but these will never produce the outstanding results you would get with professional at-home whitening. The main reason for this is that Dr. Hatchett can prescribe a much stronger concentration of whitening gel than you can purchase at your local drug store.
Another important advantage of using professional kits is that you will receive a customized whitening tray that’s created using exact impressions of your teeth. Since the trays fit your teeth perfectly, the whitening gel can evenly reach all surfaces for beautiful, consistent results.
When you’re ready to start whitening, simply fill your customized trays with the prescribed whitening gel and wear for about 20 to 30 minutes each day. In just a couple weeks, you’ll see a dramatic difference in the whiteness of your teeth and you’ll be able to smile again with confidence!
Let’s Get Started!
If you’re unhappy with a dull smile, professional teeth whitening may be all you need to give your appearance and your self-confidence a boost. Get started today by calling our office to make an appointment for your next dental cleaning. During your appointment, our hygienist will be happy to answer all your questions.