Teeth Whitening Procedure

Dr. Stephen Malone and Dr. Michael J. Costa, Jr., in Knoxville TN, offer uniquely fast and affordable in-office teeth whitening with Sinsational Smile® technology. Sinsational Smile® uses a fast and effective prefilled silicone tray and LED light to accelerate whitening in the dental office. In just 20 minutes, you will comfortably have whiter, brighter teeth.

With this treatment, you will also receive a take-home pen for maintaining your whiter smile. You will paint the whitening solution on the front of your teeth with the pen, insert your whitening tray, and wait 20 minutes. After 20 minutes, you will brush and rinse your teeth.

Most patients achieve the results they desire with the first Sinsational Smile treatment. The number of in-office treatments you need will depend on your level of staining and the desired level of whiteness you want to achieve. Certain food and drinks, tobacco usage, medications, age, and other conditions affect the amount of staining on your teeth and how often treatment is required to maintain the whiteness you prefer. Some stains are internal to the tooth and cannot be removed by teeth whitening. Our dentists will be happy to provide alternative cosmetic treatment to cover this intrinsic staining.

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Teeth whitening is one of the most popular elective dental procedures. In part, this is because whitening is affordable and involves minimal discomfort. Perhaps more importantly, the treatment is highly effective and can dramatically enhance your smile. When you choose professional laser teeth whitening at our practice, your smile could be six to eight shades lighter after just one hour. This simple treatment is safer and far more effective than store-bought whitening products.

What Causes Dental Stains?

Dental discoloration can result from smoking, medications, genetics, and environmental factors. Most frequently, however, stains occur because of certain foods and drinks. Dark-colored substances contain pigmented chromogens that will adhere to your dental enamel. Red wine, coffee, tea, berries, and tomato sauce are among the most notorious causes of discoloration. Additionally, highly acidic foods can exacerbate this process.

The acid will erode your enamel, and the off-white layer of dentin will start to show through. Dentin is also more porous than enamel. Therefore, the stain-producing molecules will form a stronger bond with your teeth.

In some cases, you may suffer from intrinsic stains. This type of discoloration is located inside your teeth, and it often results from certain medications. Traditional whitening cannot reduce this type of discoloration. However, Dr. Malone may recommend an alternative treatment, such as bonding or porcelain or composite veneers.

Laser Teeth Whitening

Laser teeth whitening at our office offers incredibly dramatic results. If you choose this method, one of our dentists or his hygienist will apply a whitening gel to your smile. Your teeth will be carefully isolated to avoid irritating your sensitive gum tissue. Laser light will activate the gel, allowing it to lighten your smile by six to eight shades in just 30 minutes. You will leave the office with a dramatically improved smile. In most cases, your teeth will continue to improve for the first few days after your treatment. We can also provide take-home whitening trays to help you maintain your whiter smile.

At-Home Teeth Whitening

If you would like to do at-home whitening, our dentists recommend that you allow them to supply a set of custom whitening trays, made from impressions of your teeth. You will fill the trays with whitening gel and wear them for a prescribed number of hours, usually 1 to 2 hours a day, over a period of a few days. Custom trays are more effective and comfortable than those supplied in over-the-counter whitening kits.

At-home tooth whitening is possible even for individuals with sensitive teeth so don’t hold back from tooth whitening out of concern about tooth sensitivity. We will answer all of your questions and address your concerns with the appropriate whitening gel and instructions.

Achieve a Dazzling Smile

Teeth whitening can transform your smile and give your self-confidence a huge boost. Contact our office today to learn more about teeth whitening. We proudly provide whitening and other cosmetic procedures to patients from Powell, Karns, Farragut, Seymour, Maryville, Oak Ridge, and the surrounding communities

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Teeth Whitening - Dr. Michael Costa
Video Transcript

At a young age our teeth are healthy white. But overtime the enamel coating the tooth is so slowly worn down. Causing our teeth to become stained and yellow, which is why teeth whitening is become increasingly popular today. There are a few methods for whitening. They include at home and in office. With in office treatments, you will see faster results, receive the safest treatment for bleaching the teeth, and yield the whitest smile. So, don’t settle for teeth that have become stained from years of coffee drinking, tobacco use, or just aging. Ask your dentist about whitening options that may be right you.

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