Teeth Whitening

Teeth Whitening

Looking to brighten up your smile? We can help whiten your smile with professional teeth whitening services that are uniquely customized to your needs. Take a closer look at your teeth whitening options at Miller Family Dentistry in Nashville, Tennessee.

Overview of Professional Teeth Whitening

This cosmetic dental treatment is safe and effective. It helps remove stains that leave your teeth looking dull and unattractive.

What causes teeth staining?

Most of the time, the stains come from foods and drinks. Dark liquids, such as tea, coffee, and red wine, are often the culprit. Tobacco products are also a major contributor to dental stains. There are also teeth that look stained simply because that's the way they developed. Age can also lead to yellow teeth as the white enamel wears off.

At Miller Family Dentistry, our dentists will be honest with you about your stained or discolored teeth. We will let you know if our teeth whitening services will be effective on your teeth.

Who is a good candidate for teeth whitening?

Our teeth whitening treatments are more likely to work if your teeth are yellow. Brown, purple, or gray stains do not come off as easily. Teeth whitening also works best on younger adults, and when your dental health is in good shape. Professional teeth whitening might not be a good idea for people with very sensitive teeth.

Should you get teeth whitening from the dentist or use an over-the-counter treatment?

We believe it is best to get your teeth whitened professionally at our dental office. We can help you get a customized treatment plan that will work for you. Plus, we will educate you on the process of teeth whitening, so your expectations will better match the results.

Teeth Whitening in Nashville, TN

When you come in for a teeth whitening consultation, we'll fully explain your options. Most of the time, we use one of the following options:

  • Customized whitening trays. We will make trays from impressions of your teeth. These trays include Opalescence whitening product, which safely and effectively removes the stains from your teeth. The trays fit your mouth exactly, and you can use them at home when it is most convenient for you.
  • Strip whitening products. We can also provide patients with teeth whitening strips that are placed over the teeth for a set amount of time to gradually whiten your teeth.

The method we choose for you will depend on the amount of stain on your teeth and the cause of the stain.

Caring for your whitened teeth

To care for your whitened teeth, we stress the importance of good brushing and flossing habits. We also recommend that you be careful of what you eat and drink, avoiding the foods and drinks that cause stains whenever possible.

Professional teeth whitening does a lot to whiten your smile, but it doesn't last forever. Most of the time, people require another whitening treatment after 6-9 months.

Is Cosmetic Teeth Whitening Painful?

No, the treatments are not painful. In some people, the products may create some sensitivity in the teeth.

What Does It Cost to Get Professional Teeth Whitening Trays?

In general, teeth whitening is the least expensive cosmetic dental treatment available. It is not usually covered by dental insurance. Please contact our office for specific pricing questions.

Why Choose Miller Family Dentistry for Your Teeth Whitening Needs?

At Miller Family Dentistry, we won't try to push our whitening services onto you. This is a cosmetic dental service that we are happy to offer, but only if you truly want it. We try very hard to meet your expectations for a brighter, whiter smile, and we also help you understand what it will take to get the teeth you want. Education and proper communication throughout the entire whitening process are very important to us.

If you would like to talk to us about professional teeth whitening, please give us a call or contact us online.

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