Indianapolis IN Teeth Whitening
If you are looking for a simple way to improve the appearance of your smile, consider teeth whitening treatment! Mitthoeffer Family Dental currently offers two forms of Indianapolis, IN teeth whitening treatments. This can be an easy way to instantly enhance the appearance of your smile. If you are concerned about any discoloration or staining on your smile, call our office to schedule a consultation.
Foods and drinks we consume daily may be slightly staining our teeth over time, and it can lead to a yellow coloring of our enamel. They can also become discolored due to frequent smoking, medications we take, and even just naturally due to age. The core of our teeth, called the dentin, is naturally yellow. As our enamel is worn away, dentin can appear through the enamel and leave your smile looking yellow. If this sounds like your smile, we can easily lift this discoloration and have your smile looking good as new!
Teeth Whitening Methods
Our team of experts currently offers two methods of teeth whitening in Indianapolis, IN. Professional in-office bleaching is the best way to lift extreme discoloration, but some patients prefer to whiten their smile from home. We offer professional whitening kits and in-office treatment to give patients more options when it comes to getting the smile of your dreams.
At-Home Whitening Kits
Professional at-home whitening kits provide patients with an easy way to improve the appearance of their smile from the comfort of their own home. This process will gradually lighten teeth over the course of about two weeks. Trays are provided that need to be worn nightly to lift discoloration. Ideally, this option is best suited for smiles with mild discoloration. At-home whitening treatments can lift staining by about four-to-five shades. Be sure to talk to our team about your smile goals so that we can find out if an at-home kit would be right for you.
The best way to whiten your smile is through in-office bleaching. This treatment can lift discoloration by about eight-to-ten shades in as little as one hour. With the help of laser light technology, discoloration will be removed leaving your smile looking whiter than ever. This process can lead to some slight sensitivity immediately after completion, but it will subside within a few hours. If you have naturally sensitive teeth, talk to our team to find out if there might be a better alternative for your smile.
Indianapolis, IN teeth whitening is a routine procedure that can have your smile looking better than ever in no time! In-office teeth bleaching can be completed in just one visit. Our team will apply a whitening gel that contains highly-concentrated hydrogen peroxide. A UV laser light will activate the whitening agent and instantly whiten almost any smile. At-home whitening treatments can gradually lighten mild discoloration using special whitening trays that can be worn nightly.
The Ideal Candidate
Teeth whitening is a great option for almost every smile. However, there are certain factors that could disqualify someone from being able to whiten their teeth. If a smile has discoloration that is dark brown, grey, or lavender, teeth whitening may not be beneficial. This could be a sign that your tooth has experienced severe dental decay, and it may require alternative whitening options. If a patient frequently smokes tobacco, teeth whitening may not be an effective solution to improving the appearance of their smile. Any patient who has a history of bad oral health, teeth whitening may not be recommended. If you are unsure if you would be a good candidate for Indianapolis, IN teeth whitening, call our office to schedule a consultation.
There could be some mild side-effects after teeth whitening treatment, though they should subside within a few hours. Tooth sensitivity is normal, but it can be treated by using a sensitivity toothpaste. If tooth sensitivity persists, feel free to call our office and schedule a follow-up appointment. Patients with naturally sensitive teeth before treatment may not be the best candidates for teeth whitening, so consult with our team to find out if you could benefit from an alternative treatment. Other cosmetic dental procedures can give you the white smile you've been looking for but with an added layer of strength for your sensitive teeth. Veneers and dental bonding can be great options for patients with sensitive teeth.
If you would like to learn more about our teeth whitening treatments, call our office to request more information or to schedule a consultation. You can reach us by calling (317) 897-5093, or by filling out an appointment request form directly on our site. Get a smile that makes you feel confident, call our team to learn more about teeth whitening!