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Dr. Clint Newman offers both in-office and at-home teeth whitening options, providing clients with a choice as to which approach will best meet their needs. If you’re interested in whitening and brightening your smile with Dr. Newman, please contact our Nashville office.
The two basic categories of staining include extrinsic and intrinsic staining. Extrinsic stains result from exposure to dark-colored beverages, certain foods, and tobacco, as well as typical wear and tear. Superficial extrinsic stains can be removed with brushing or routine dental cleaning. Eliminating more deeply seated stains may require teeth bleaching. If extrinsic stains are not dealt with as soon as possible, they may penetrate the dentin.
Intrinsic stains resulting from aging, trauma, or exposure to minerals or excessive fluoride are found on the interior of teeth. After advancement in the technologies used to eliminate intrinsic stains, cosmetic dentists can remove even serious intrinsic stains through the use of take-home teeth whitening kits that are monitored over a matter of months.
Dr. Newman believes that Opalescence® Take-Home Whitening Gels can produce some of the best teeth whitening results to his Nashville patients. The kits utilize a peroxide gel applied to the teeth using bleaching trays that resemble mouth guards and remain on the teeth for an hour or longer.
While teeth whitening carries few inherent risks and side effects, patients can expect some discomfort in their teeth and possibly gums after treatment. This is due to the active ingredient, hydrogen peroxide, which is responsible for expunging stains from teeth. Although the effects are brief and usually mild, you should be aware of the common side effects from whitening.
For more information on the different teeth whitening options available at Dr. Newman’s Nashville office, please contact us today.