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How Teeth Whitening Can Help Your Smile

Unhappy with the state of your smile? Here at the Columbia, SC, office of Dr. Joel Johnson, we provide patients with teeth whitening treatments that remove any stubborn stains that may have accumulated over time. Read on to learn more!

How Teeth Whitening Can Help Your Smile

Teeth whitening is a safe and effective cosmetic procedure that brightens teeth. Here are some of the ways that teeth whitening can help your smile:

  • Teeth whitening removing surface stains off enamel, making your teeth about three-to-eight shades brighter.
  • Professional whitening helps you save time and money, as opposed to investing too much in teeth whitening products.
  • Professional teeth whitening lasts a long time if you take proper care of your teeth.
  • Tooth whitening boosts your confidence by giving you a beautiful smile you can show off.

Professional Whitening Methods

In-Office Teeth Whitening: This is a safe and fast way to whiten teeth. First, your Columbia dentist examines your teeth to make sure there aren't any health issues, such as cavities. Next, a retractor is placed in your mouth to keep the cheeks and soft tissue away from the whitening gel. The gel consists of professional-strength hydrogen peroxide gel and bleaching material that should only be handled by Dr. Johnson. The gel is left on your teeth for about an hour, and then removed, leaving you with a beautifully refreshed smile.

Take-Home Whitening: Your doctor will make a mold of your teeth to design custom-made mouth trays that can fit over your teeth. Fill the plastic trays with the gel your doctor gives you, next place the trays over your teeth (one for the top set of teeth and another on the bottom set of teeth), then wait for about an hour. Repeat this process to get the result you want.

Looking to brighten your smile? Contact the Columbia, SC, office of Dr. Joel Johnson by dialing (803) 788-2555 today!

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