Teeth Whitening Edits
Family Dentistry & Cosmetic Dentistry located in Charlotte, NC
One of the easiest ways to improve your smile is by having brighter, whiter teeth. Dr. Jeffrey Kleinheinz at Kleinheinz Dentistry in Charlotte, North Carolina use high-powered gels to help you get the smile you’ve always dreamed of. You’ll have a brighter smile before you leave the office! Make an appointment for teeth whitening online or by contacting Kleinheinz Dentistry today.
Teeth Whitening Q & A
What is teeth whitening?
Teeth whitening is a treatment that removes stains from the teeth and lightens their color. Though there are many products available in stores, having a dental professional like Dr. Kleinheinz perform your teeth whitening gives you long lasting, immediate results.
What causes discoloration of teeth?
Many things can cause your teeth to turn yellow and become discolored such as:
- Smoking or using tobacco products
- Practicing poor oral hygiene
- Skipping regular dental checkups
- Drinking certain beverages like coffee and red wine
Tooth discoloration can also be caused by a dental issue, which is why at-home solutions may not be effective. That’s why it’s important to have a regular dental check with Dr. Kleinheinz before you undergo teeth whitening.
What types of teeth whitening treatments are available?
To whiten your teeth, Dr. Kleinheinz uses a powerful gel to remove stains. First, he’ll cover your gums and lips with a plastic film. Then, he’ll apply the gel.
The latest in whitening gels is KöR, which is the first gel that is kept refrigerated to maintain its potency. Dr. Kleinheinz and the staff at Kleinheinz Dentistry also use Opalescence Boost and Venus White to brighten smiles.
One of the biggest benefits of teeth whitening is that you’ll see results before you leave the office or an improvement within an hour. Many at-home options take months of repeated applications that make little to no difference on your teeth.
How can I prevent staining my teeth?
Though teeth whitening results can last anywhere from six months to a few years, there are things you can do to help your teeth stay white. You should:
- Avoid drinking beverages that stain teeth
- Practice good oral hygiene
- Have regular professional cleanings
It is even recommended to drink from a straw. This helps keep liquids away from the teeth that can potentially stain them.
At-home touch-ups can also help keep your smile looking its best. Ask Dr. Kleinheinz how you can touch up your smile with an at-home solution.
Having a bright, white smile is a common goal, but you may need a little extra help getting the perfect white smile you dream of. Call Kleinheinz Dentistry today to schedule your teeth whitening appointment or book one online.