Stains and discoloration from coffee, tea, tobacco and other substances can cause us to be self-conscious about our bright smiles. When our smile looks great, we also feel great – which is why some people choose to whiten their teeth!

What is it?

Tooth whitening is a process that removes these discolorations – it’s usually not a one-time procedure and will need to be repeated to reach maximum results.

How Does it Work?

This procedure works by thickening the enamel on your teeth, which effects how white your teeth are. Most popular teeth whitening procedures thicken your enamel with a gel that is applied directly to the surface.

This product typically contains some sort of hydrogen peroxide. In addition, it is common for some dental practices to use a light to active the gel within a tooth tray. This tray fits like a mouth guard in your mouth and allows the gel to stay in place on your teeth.

Although tooth whitening isn’t a life-long solution, it can produce results that have you smiling brighter than before. After whitening, it is best to avoid things that popularly cause stains such as:

  • Using tobacco
  • Drinking dark-colored liquids such as coffee, cola, tea and red wine
  • Not taking good care of your teeth

To know more about teeth whitening, contact Carroll Dental Office at either of our locations.
502-241-4121 – Crestwood, KY in Oldham County
502-245-6744 – Middletown, KY

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