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Teeth Whitening

Halls Family Dentistry

General Dentist located in Knoxville, TN

A sparkling smile leaves a lasting impression. At Halls Family Dentistry in Knoxville, Tennessee, Linda Huang, DDS and, wants your smile to be your best asset. If you want to enhance your smile with professional teeth whitening, call Halls Family Dentistry for recommendations.

Teeth Whitening Q & A

What is teeth whitening?

Teeth whitening is a popular cosmetic dentistry procedure that lightens the shade of your teeth. This treatment removes stains and discoloration from your tooth enamel in order to boost the aesthetic appeal of your smile.

There are several different methods of professional teeth whitening. 

What makes your teeth turn yellow?

Stained or yellow teeth are very common, especially among adults. Several factors may cause your teeth to turn yellow, including:

  • Drinking dark beverages such as coffee, tea, and cola
  • Drinking red wine
  • Smoking or chewing tobacco
  • Forgetting to brush and floss your teeth
  • Taking certain medicines, such as Tetracycline

Who is not a good candidate for teeth whitening?

Professional teeth whitening may not be right for you if you have hypersensitive teeth or gums. Additionally, some types of tooth stains and discolorations are resistant to in-office whitening, including:

  • Deep and stubborn stains
  • Discoloration due to fluoride overexposure
  • Darkened teeth from thin, transparent enamel
  • Trauma that causes dentin darkening

If you want your smile to light up the room, Dr. Linda can reccomend the best at home products to utilize.