Over time, substances like wine, coffee, and nicotine can discolor teeth and cause them to become yellow or brown. At the offices of Weston Family and Cosmetic Dentistry, our dental care clinic in Germantown Tennessee provides patients with teeth whitening and dental bleaching in a safe and friendly manner for patients who wish to have whiter teeth.
Our state of the art bleaching system is easy to either have done in our offices or with a take home tray you can do yourself instead of at our dental care clinic in Germantown Tennessee. We’ll first prepare your lips and gums with a special covering so that only the teeth are left exposed, allowing us to safely bleach your teeth without irritation. We apply the whitening gel so that stains are broken down. The entire procedure takes less than an hour, and patients are in and out of the office. Bleaching can take just a few treatments to achieve. Total treatment time can take anywhere from 15 to 45 minutes, depending on the amount of teeth bleaching needed.
If you choose to use our take home system instead of staying at our dental care clinic in Germantown Tennessee, we’ll create an individualized, custom made tray tailor made to your teeth to ensure the proper amount of bleach is applied. Depending on brushing and oral hygiene habits, your teeth whitening can last a year or more. Patients are urged to follow proper oral health care habits and to keep teeth clean and to minimize discolor by abstaining from substances that stain teeth and turn them brown or yellow. This includes flossing, brushing daily, and having annual teeth cleanings at our dentist’s office to keep teeth from becoming stained again and to stay whiter over time. The more you take care of your teeth, the better they’ll look.