Why live with a dull smile when you can easily get a whiter, more radiant smile in no time?
Don’t get us wrong; at-home teeth whitening kits and whitening toothpastes can certainly be a great way to prevent new stains from forming, but in terms of battling those stubborn, set-in stains, these over-the-counter products fall flat. Don’t let your smile fall flat, too. Our Columbia, SC, cosmetic dentist, Dr. Joel Johnson, makes it easy to achieve a glowing smile through professional teeth whitening.
Did you know that the enamel, or outer layer of your tooth, has pores? That’s right, they do! Just like pores on your skin can trap bacteria, these pores in your enamel can trap stains caused by eating certain foods or drinks, or by tobacco use. Stains can also set in if you aren’t someone who maintains good oral health.
Of course, as we get older, we also notice that age takes a toll on the color and radiance of our smile. That’s because the enamel layer gets thinner over time and the layer underneath the enamel, known as the dentin, gets darker.
If you want to tackle these external stains that sit on the enamel and dentin layers of the tooth, then professional teeth whitening could be right for you. Traditional in-office teeth whitening uses a professional-grade bleaching gel that you won’t be able to find over-the-counter. This gel contains a high percentage of hydrogen peroxide or carbamide peroxide, the two most common active ingredients for whitening natural teeth. The gel is applied over the teeth right here in our Columbia dental office.
The gel will remain on your teeth as we direct a special light beam over your teeth to help speed up the gel’s whitening process and to get your smile several shades whiter. In-office whitening can take as little as 30 minutes and up to one hour or more, depending on the severity of your stains and the results you want to achieve.
Some patients will be more than satisfied with only getting one whitening sessions while others may choose to return to our Columbia dentist for repeat treatments to get an even whiter smile. There is no faster and easier way to get a smile multiple shades whiter in about one hour.
Don’t let dental stains ruin your beautiful smile. Dr. Johnson is dedicated to giving you a smile you’ll always be proud to show off. If you want to learn more about getting teeth whitening treatment in Columbia, SC, then call us today.