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Teeth Whitening – Simpsonville, SC

Brighter Smiles, Boosted Confidence, Happier Days

a shade chart being held up to teeth If you had to precisely describe the color of your teeth, what would you say? Perhaps your smile is milky white. Or is it closer to cappuccino, or maybe Dijon mustard? Whatever description you choose, there’s a good chance “perfectly white” is not accurate. As we age, our smiles slowly darken, until one day the difference is obvious, and people do notice. Research indicates that people who have white smiles are viewed as younger, more successful, and more approachable than people with dull smiles. Fortunately, there is a simple solution, and that’s professional teeth whitening from our team !

Why Choose Tylan Creek Family Dentistry for Teeth Whitening?

Who is a Good Candidate for Teeth Whitening?

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Not all tooth stains are created equal, which means that not all of them can be removed by even our professional whitening systems. For example, discoloration that occurs in the deeper layers within the tooth, like those caused by physical trauma or the use of certain medications, may not be able to be remedied by our bleaching solutions. Teeth whitening is most effective on surface-level stains, such as those caused by tobacco use or coffee consumption.

To determine whether teeth whitening is right for you, your cosmetic dentist in Simpsonville will identify the root cause of your discoloration. If the stains are located too deep for whitening to remove, we may recommend other cosmetic treatments, such as  veneers . Before teeth whitening, your mouth must also be in good health; gum disease, tooth decay, or other oral health concerns will need to be treated before we can focus on aesthetics.

How Does Teeth Whitening Work?

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We want you to be able to brighten your smile at a time that works best for you, and if you have a busy schedule, that could either mean coming into our office for a quick hour-long appointment or using a convenient take-home kit. At your consultation, we’ll be sure to discuss your options with you so you can make the best decision for your lifestyle, smile goals, and budget.

Take-Home Teeth Whitening

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We offer both DayWhite and Nu Radiance at-home teeth whitening kits for those who would rather brighten their smiles from the comfort of their own homes. They come with custom whitening trays and professional-grade, safe, and highly effective whitening gel. These gels are designed to provide optimal results, all without harming your enamel and putting you at-risk for oral health problems. After two weeks of use, you’ll have a smile that’s up to eight shades brighter!

In-Office Teeth Whitening

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We utilize Philips Zoom! WhiteSpeed teeth whitening for our in-office system. It’s clinically proven to offer phenomenal results, all without harming your smile. This is an excellent treatment method for our patients who would rather have the process handled by a professional, and it only takes about an hour, so results are virtually immediate.

First, your cosmetic dentist will apply a barrier surrounding your gums to prevent the whitening gel from getting on them and leading to irritation. They’ll then apply the whitening gel and expose it to a UV light to help it penetrate the teeth, tackling even the deepest stains. Afterward, we’ll apply a post-operative gel that helps minimize tooth sensitivity so you can truly enjoy your impressive, new results.

Tips for Maintaining Your Brighter Smile

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Some of the reasons your teeth begin to discolor are rather unavoidable—like the normal aging process. Just as the rest of the body changes with age, your teeth do, as well. However, the most significant contributing factors are the beverages and foods you consume every day. Think of all the richly colored things you put in your mouth: dark coffee or tea, cola, cranberry juice, tomato sauce, chocolate, and the list continues. All of these have stain-causing ingredients that can darken your smile.

Other factors include:

Teeth Whitening FAQs

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As excited as you may be to take years off of your smile with professional teeth whitening in Simpsonville, it’s perfectly reasonable to have a few concerns before starting the process. However, there’s no reason to worry. When you attend a teeth whitening consultation here at Tylan Creek Family Dentistry, our team will thoroughly explain what you need to know in simple, easy-to-understand language. We’ll be sure to answer all of your questions at that time, but until then, we’ve provided the answers to questions some of the most frequently asked questions from our patients below.

Is teeth whitening permanent?

Today’s teeth whitening treatments are more potent than ever before, but they were never designed to be permanent. Enamel contains microscopic pores through which staining particles enter and discolor the teeth (whitening products work by also penetrating these pores and dissolving said particles). Your teeth are exposed to staining debris nearly every time you eat or drink. As a result, they will gradually become discolored again over time. However, you can extend the results of your whitening treatment by maintaining great oral hygiene, staying away from tobacco, and minimizing beverages like coffee. You could also ask our team about touch-up kits you can use at home every so often. 

Does teeth whitening hurt?

Over-the-counter teeth whiteners are notorious for irritating the gums and making the teeth painfully sensitive to extreme temperatures, but that’s not the case with professional whitening. We can personalize our bleaching solutions to match your specific needs, so if you’ve dealt with sensitivity in the past, we can take steps to minimize that risk following treatment. Your teeth may feel temporarily sensitive after an in-office whitening session, but it should subside after a few days at most.

Is teeth whitening expensive?

Compared to many other cosmetic dental services, especially veneers, teeth whitening is incredibly affordable. Although it has a higher upfront price than over-the-counter products, you can trust that our solution will deliver lasting, dramatic results. With store-bought kits, you could end up spending several times the cost of our treatment only to obtain results that are barely noticeable and make your teeth sensitive. Therefore, our professional-strength teeth whitening is the more cost-effective choice!

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