It’s a normal process for teeth to become discolored in time, as foods and drinks we consume stain them and our habits dull their appearance. Many patients find that lifting the stains and brightening the color gives a boost to their overall appearance and their self-perception.
We provide professional tooth whitening as part of our cosmetic dentistry services at Reed Family Dental. We offer take-home kits that are convenient and effective.
Causes of Tooth Discoloration
Whitening takes away the stains that build up over time, including stains from dark substances like tea, coffee and red wine. People who use tobacco may have more tooth staining and want to brighten it.
There are other causes behind tooth discoloration and dulling as well. It can happen with age, regular eating and drinking, some medications, dyed food and a lack of proper oral hygiene. If any of these or other causes are reducing the brightness of your teeth, you may choose to whiten them.
Benefits of Teeth Whitening
It’s a personal choice to whiten the teeth, yet it offers numerous benefits. Discoloration is not always desirable, and many people prefer the look of brighter teeth. Whitening helps the people who prefer it to feel better when they look in the mirror and to feel more confident when they smile in front of others.
Whitening offers a quick and convenient way to boost your appearance for a special event or reason, such as a wedding or photoshoot. It may help you put your best foot forward for a job interview, career event or important personal occasion.
For anyone who’s not satisfied with the color of their smile, whitening offers a solution to quickly change the appearance of the teeth.
What Kind of Whitening Does Your Office Have?
Our office uses Opalescence whitening to help the patients we see gain teeth that are shades brighter. This type of professional whitening is only available from dental professionals, and you can take advantage of it as a patient of our office.
This treatment features take-home kits that patients of our dentist, Dr. Allison Reed, can use to conveniently whiten their teeth on their own time and in the comfort of their homes. You get to avoid dental appointments and have control over your own whitening.
Why Choose Professional Whitening?
You may wonder whether there are any benefits to a whitening kit from our office compared to a home whitening kit you purchase from a retail store. After all, they are both at-home kits you apply yourself rather than a service the dentist is providing.
You can purchase over-the-counter whitening toothpastes, whitening strips and whitening gels to use from home. But professional quality whitening solutions like Opalescence are stronger and provide more effective results quickly.
Another benefit of Opalescence is that it can be customized. Dr. Reed will help you get the right whitening kit to fit your dental situation and your whitening goals. Also, whitening is not right for every person. Through an exam, our dentist can determine if you’re a good candidate or potentially recommend a different option, such as bonding or veneers to cover the teeth.
Ask About Whitening
Inquire with our office about Opalescence tooth whitening. We can set up an exam for Dr. Reed to check your oral health, discuss whitening with you and provide a custom kit if applicable.
Call our office at 740-622-5695 to schedule your appointment with our receptionist.