Teeth Whitening and Teeth Bleaching

Professional teeth whitening is the safest and most effective way to brighten your smile. At Hawkins Dentistry, we can help you whiten your teeth by several shades by preparing whitening trays you can take home.

Do You Need Teeth Whitening?

There can be many reasons your teeth are not as bright and white as they were in the past.  In some cases, diet is responsible. Discoloration can occur if you drink too much red wine, tea, or coffee.

Lifestyle habits like smoking cigarettes can also cause staining. Some medications can cause teeth to lose color as well, and so can natural aging. No matter the reason, if you have dull or discolored teeth and would like to brighten them, tooth whitening is for you!

What Are the Teeth Whitening Products?

If the stains or discoloration of your teeth are minor, a whitening toothpaste may be useful.  Brushing and flossing each day, as well as attending your semiannual dental cleanings, can restore your teeth to their whitest, natural appearance.  

Many over the counter bleaching products such as whitening strips can cause discomfort to sensitive teeth. Even mildly abrasive whitening treatments with harsh bleaching agents can harm the tooth enamel, and your best option is to visit your local dentist’s office to obtain whiter teeth. 

For teeth that are severely stained, the best option is to ask us for a professional home whitening kit. We will prepare custom trays with whitening gel that you can take home and use when it is most convenient for you. Professional whitening has minimal side effects and is less harsh to tooth sensitivity that over the counter products.

Is Teeth Whitening for You?

If you have dull or discolored teeth and would like to restore their natural white color, we can help. Regardless of the reason your teeth are stained or dull, we can easily correct the problem with our teeth bleaching and whitening kit.

Contact us to schedule an appointment. Dr. Hawkins can assess your situation and discuss each option with you. He will help you determine which type of whitening is best for you and get you started!

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