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, wants your smile to be your best asset. That’s why she offers professional in-office teeth whitening to give you a brighter, more brilliant set of pearly whites. If you want to enhance your smile with professional teeth whitening, call Halls Family Dentistry or book an appointment online today.

Teeth Whitening Q & A

Halls Family Dentistry

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. In-office procedures may whiten your teeth by several shades in less than an hour while take-home kits work in the comfort of your own home but require several weeks.

Why should you get your teeth professionally whitened by a dentist?

At-home teeth whitening kits may be easy to find, but they don’t offer the benefits of professional teeth whitening. Dr. Linda uses Opalescence tooth whitening, which is significantly stronger than what’s available in stores. This means your teeth become dramatically whiter and brighter in less than one hour.

Aside from producing the fastest results, professional teeth whitening is safer than do-it-yourself whitening kits. Dr. Linda supervises the entire process, making sure your teeth don’t get harmed or overbleached.

In-office teeth whitening also allows Dr. Linda to reduce the amount of tooth and gum sensitivity you experience. With safer in-office methods, you gain the joy of a radiant smile without unnecessary side effects.

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, call Halls Family Dentistry to schedule a teeth whitening consultation.