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A Quick And Easy Guide To Teeth Whitening

Keep your smile healthy, Asheville, NCAre you looking to get a whiter, brighter smile? Teeth whitening might be the solution you are looking for. Teeth whitening is one of the most commonly performed treatments in dentistry. Asheville, NC dentist Dr. Shawna Hoffert of Red Maple Dental offers a variety of whitening options for patients who are looking to whiten their smile. Whether you prefer an in-office tooth whitening or an at home treatment, we offer it all.

The cause of Discoloration

Patients choose to have teeth whitening to improve the aesthetic of their smile. Discolored teeth can be caused by a number of different reasons, such as:

  • Smoking
  • Trauma to the teeth
  • Drinking wine, coffee, or tea
  • Eating certain types of food
  • Natural thinness of teeth
  • Age
  • Medication

Stained teeth can sometimes cause patients to feel insecure about their smile and they shouldn’t have to. There is no fault in wanting to feel more confident and comfortable with your smile. Teeth whitening is a quick, cost-effective way to bring back your confidence and a whiter, brighter smile.

Teeth Whitening Options

Over-The- Counter Treatments

You’re probably wondering why you should visit the dentist to inquire about teeth whitening when there are over-the-counter options all around you. Well, the answer is quite simple. Over-the-Counter treatments take weeks, and even months to achieve the whitening you desire. If not properly managed, over-the-counter treatments can negatively affect your gums and even your teeth. You want to choose the safest option for your oral health. Visiting Dr. Shawna Hoffert at Red Maple Dental in Asheville, NC can help you get one step closer to your desired look.

At Home Treatment

Our at home dental treatment is specially formulated to help your achieve your tooth whitening goals. At home bleaching agents usually contain peroxide, which helps properly bleach the tooth. Our team will create customized tooth whitening trays. You will then insert a gel into the tray and place over your teeth for the recommended amount of time.

In-Office Treatment

This will require an hour-long visit to our office. A protective gel will be administered to your gums and any other surrounding area that needs to be shielded. Next, a bleaching agent will be applied to your teeth. In just a short hour, your teeth can whiten up to 10 shades. Depending on proper care, your tooth whitening can last for a long time.

A whiter, brighter smile can help you smile more confidently. Schedule a consolation with Dr. Hoffert to discuss your options. Please feel free to schedule an appointment online or call our office at 828.348.8858