Teeth Whitening at McLemore & McLemore, DDS
Teeth staining is part of life and although it is possible to minimize the effects with regular maintenance and professional cleanings, over time these stains may become more noticeable than you would like. Professional teeth whitening services can reverse the damage caused by everyday use and give you a bright smile you can flash with confidence.
Choose professional whitening services from McLemore & McLemore, DDS, for beautifully brighter teeth. At our Jackson dental practice, we offer both in-office and take-home teeth whitening options that deliver stunningly brilliant results.
Why Do Teeth Become Stained?
The enamel, or outer layer of our teeth, is very porous. It can absorb pigment from food and drink that passes over them. Tobacco and nicotine also rapidly yellow smoker’s teeth.
Brushing your teeth reduces surface stains, and regular professional hygiene treatments provide a more thorough clean. However, neither of these methods penetrate to the deeper layers of the enamel, where stains can linger. Eradicate these stubborn stains with the assistance of our professional-grade take-home whitening kits.
How Does Teeth Whitening Work?
Most teeth whitening systems operate on the same basic method. A specially formulated gel is applied to the surface of the teeth and left for a predetermined length of time. The difference between these gels is the type of bleach used and the concentration.
Hydrogen peroxide is most effective and usually requires fewer applications. However, it may increase tooth sensitivity and is not recommended for sensitive teeth. The strongest concentrations are mainly used for in-office whitening under the supervision of a professional.
Keeping Your Smile Free of Stains
After a professional whitening treatment, maintain your bright smile with good oral hygiene habits. Limit your intake of foods and drinks known to stain teeth – such as coffee, tea, tomato sauce, and berries – and brush your teeth after eating these foods.
Top-Notch Teeth Whitening in West Tennessee
Patients choose Dr. McLemore for teeth whitening because he delivers excellent results. Enjoy a brighter, whiter smile with whitening services from McLemore & McLemore, DDS. Call to schedule a consultation with our professional team today!