Teeth Whitening

Closeup of a person's teeth before and after a whitening treatment

Teeth Whitening

Teeth whitening is an excellent way to remove dental stains and brighten your smile. If you think this cosmetic treatment is right for you, Bratten Dental is here to help!

Why are My Teeth Stained or Discolored?

There's a lot that goes into keeping our teeth looking their whitest. Many things can leave them looking a little lackluster, including:

  • Coffee
  • Wine
  • Smoking
  • Improper maintenance

Teeth whitening treatments are excellent for removing these types of surface stains.

Sometimes, people may experience intrinsic stains, which occur below the surface of the teeth. This can happen due to the natural aging process, trauma, or as a side effect of certain medications. Unfortunately, intrinsic stains don’t respond well to whitening. However, other options, like veneers, can cover up those stains.

What to Expect During Treatment

We use a tray whitening system to brighten your smile in two steps. First, our dentist will make an impression of your teeth to craft your custom whitening tray. Afterward, we’ll give you a whitening gel to put over your teeth for a few days. Your smile can be four to eight shades whiter after this treatment, but exact results will vary for each person.

Tips for Maintaining Your Results

Now that your teeth are brighter, it’s time to maintain those results! Follow these simple tips to ensure your teeth stay whiter for longer:

  • Maintain a good oral hygiene routine
  • Avoid staining foods or beverages
  • Wear a mouth guard when necessary

Ready to Brighten Your Smile with Teeth Whitening in Smyrna, TN?

A whiter smile can boost your confidence and oral health. If you’re interested in seeing if this service is right for you, contact Bratten Dental today and schedule a consultation with one of our dentists!