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Try Teeth Whitening to End Your Smile Embarrassment

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Nostalgia pictures are fun. Every Throwback Thursday, you can go online and see just how embarrassing everyone looked in those clothes and hairstyles from the ’80s. If your teeth are stained and dingy, you might be worried that people are doing the same to you. Except it’s not your ’80s hairstyle that makes you feel uncomfortable — it’s your smile. Thankfully, there is a fix. At our Jeffersonville, Indiana dentist office, you can get professional teeth whitening and turn your smile into something to be proud of.

Teeth Change Color Over Time

At first glance, your teeth might look smooth. If you look closely enough, however, you’ll see that the enamel on your teeth is not smooth at all. It’s full of tiny craters, long grooves, and similar imperfections. These can trap miniscule amounts of food and drink. At first, you won’t notice anything. That’s why your teeth look fine in your teens and even twenties. Then, all of those tiny stains start to get noticeable. You’ve had so much wine, coffee, tea, soda, cigarettes, tomato sauce, and more that it builds up. Before you know it, your white teeth are yellowed, dark, and dingy.

Over-the-Counter Whitening Doesn’t Work

You can buy several kinds of teeth whitening products over-the-counter at drugstores and even grocery stores. But there are two problems with them. In order to be sold without a prescription, the FDA requires the whitening agents be diluted. These products still technically whiten your teeth, but instead of going from dull to white, you just go from dull to not as dull. You’ll end up having to buy them over and over again to match the results you could get at our Jeffersonville, Indiana dentist office. Also, some of these products try to scrub away the stains with tiny abrasives. While this can work, anything strong enough to scrub those stains will also remove enamel.

Zoom Teeth Whitening

Top-notch Jeffersonville, Indiana dentist Dr. Kirchner uses Zoom teeth whitening because it works well. There are two options: in-office and take-home.

  • With the in-office teeth whitening treatment, we will first clean your teeth thoroughly. Then, trusted Jeffersonville, Indiana dentist Dr. Kirchner will carefully apply the Zoom whitening gel to your teeth. This is done three times in one hour. At the end, you’ll have a bright, white smile again.
  • Take-home trays do not work as dramatically as the in-office version, but they still use the Zoom teeth whitening gel. You will wear trays over your teeth at night for a couple weeks. This process is slower, but it gives you more control. You will decide when your teeth are white enough to stop.

Teeth Whitening for Most Patients

Most people can use both the in-office and take-home Zoom teeth whitening systems. Because the pulp inside teeth is still growing for young people, you must be at least 16 years old. Also, bear in mind that teeth whitening systems work on enamel only, not dental work such as dental crowns or fillings.

Call our Jeffersonville, Indiana dentist today at 812-406-0914 or use our convenient online form for your next teeth whitening appointment.

Tracy R.

I come in here and I was a nervous wreck. I hadn't been to a dentist in years because of finances and because I was told at 18 years old that my teeth were going to rot from the inside out and there was nothing they could do, so I gave up on my mouth. I was told that and I gave up. I come in and he ...

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