Teeth Whitening Specialist

Kluth Family & Cosmetic Dentistry

Family and Cosmetic Dentistry located in Alexandria, IN & Noblesville, IN

With modern advances in dentistry, it has never been easier to brighten your smile. If you think your smile could use a touch-up, consider professional teeth whitening at Kluth Family & Cosmetic Dentistry in Alexandria and Noblesville, Indiana. You can whiten your smile by several shades with a quick, in-office procedure at either of the practice’s two offices in Indiana. Teeth whitening get rid of stains and discolorations safely and effectively. To book a teeth whitening appointment, call the office or use the online scheduling tool today.

Teeth Whitening Q & A

What is teeth whitening?

Teeth whitening refers to the process of bleaching your teeth to break up the concentration of stains and discoloration. The results are whiter, healthier looking teeth that you’ll be proud to show off anywhere at any time.

If you’re interested in brightening your smile, professional teeth whitening is the way to go. It’s cost-effective and convenient, taking less than an hour in the office. Opting for professional whitening instead of an over-the-counter option is preferable.

Professional whitening agents have a higher concentration of hydrogen peroxide, making the results more noticeable and long-lasting.

What causes tooth stains and discoloration?

The most common causes of tooth stains and discolorations are from food and drink. The variety of known stain-causing foods and beverages includes:

  • Coffee
  • Dark tea
  • Red wine
  • Mustard
  • Berries
  • Tomato sauce

Aging is another cause of teeth discoloration. Over time, your teeth’s enamel wears down, revealing the dentin, the yellowish layer beneath. Certain illnesses, medications, and tobacco use — smoking and chewing — can also lead to stains and discoloration.

How does teeth whitening work?

In-office teeth whitening is a quick, safe procedure. It takes less than an hour and involves no downtime so you can even make an appointment for a quick touch up to your smile during your lunch break.

Your dentist at Kluth Family & Cosmetic Dentistry prepares a tray that’s lined with a powerful whitening agent. The active ingredient is hydrogen peroxide and the whitening solution goes to work on your teeth fast. You bite into the tray as the whitening solution breaks up the concentration of tooth stains. Light-powered technology helps speed up the whitening results. With just one in-office procedure, you can brighten your smile by several shades.

Right after your appointment, you might feel some slight tooth sensitivity. This should subside shortly, typically within a few hours of the procedure.

How long do teeth whitening results last?

Teeth whitening results should last 1-2 years, if not longer. The key to maintaining your whitening results is continuing to brush and floss diligently. Also, try to limit your intake of stain-causing foods and drinks.

To brighten your smile, schedule professional teeth whitening by calling the office nearest you or using the online booking tool today.