A sparkling smile is often considered to be a person’s most memorable and attractive feature. Unfortunately, when teeth are stained or discolored, your smile may no longer be that beautiful asset that brightens your entire face. Thankfully, with professional teeth whitening treatments, you can lighten your teeth by several shades for a camera-worthy smile that makes you look years younger. To find out how you can benefit from teeth whitening, contact us today and set up your appointment with Dr. John Rink. We can review criteria that make patients great teeth whitening candidates at our Charleston practice, and discuss your other cosmetic dentistry options.
Nearly anyone who has extrinsic discoloration and stains can benefit from teeth whitening. Extrinsic stains accumulate on the surface of the teeth. They are often caused by drinking darkly colored beverages like coffee and tea over an extended period of time. Other patients may experience tooth discoloration due to the natural aging process, which can make your smile appear yellowish or dull. Teeth whitening candidates should be interested in achieving:
To determine your candidacy, Dr. Rink will evaluate the health of your teeth and gums. Any active gum disease or decay will first need to be addressed before you can be approved for whitening.
Patients who have a special event they want to quickly look their best for often make great candidates for in-office treatment. Our practice is proud to offer the Opalescence Boost Teeth Whitening System, a cosmetic treatment that has gained wide popularity for its effectiveness and convenience. Known for being a quick therapy that takes roughly two hours, in-office whitening can brighten your teeth up to eight shades in just one visit.
During your appointment, a hydrogen peroxide gel will be applied to your teeth. This comfortable process is performed in up to three simple 15-minute sessions, depending on your goals. Once you have achieved your desired shade, you will be free to leave our office with a remarkably brighter smile.
Some patients may prefer to bleach their teeth in the comfort of their own home. For the right candidates, we are happy to provide a take-home teeth whitening kit with highly effective professional-grade whitening gel. With a completed set of treatment sessions, you can achieve results similar to those enjoyed after an in-office teeth whitening appointment.
To use the kits, you will simply fill your customized mouthpiece with the special whitening gel. You will wear your tray for the duration and number of days or nights agreed upon with Dr. Rink. Depending on how often you wear it, and the condition of your teeth at the time you begin treatment, patients can expect to notice their smile brightening within a few days, with results becoming more evident over several weeks.
Teeth whitening is a very simple and effective way to boost the appearance of your smile and confidence. It can be performed as a stand-alone treatment, or easily combined with other restorative or cosmetic procedures as the final touch on a striking new smile. Learn more about teeth whitening today by contacting our office and scheduling your appointment.