By Joseph R. Hendrick, Jr., DDS, PA
January 23, 2015
Category: Dental Procedures
Tags: Teeth Whitening  

Find out whether professional teeth whitening in Shelby will give you the results you are looking for.

With the start of a fresh new year it’s also a great time to consider ways to improve your appearance. If avid coffee drinking has caused significant dental stains then you may find that simple whitening toothpastes and over-the-counter whitening rinses just aren’tTeeth Whitening doing the trick. Therefore, it may be time to consider getting teeth whitening in Shelby.

So what stains can professional teeth whitening actually combat and can it work for you?

Natural tooth structures: The teeth whitening agent we use is strong; however, it only works on natural tooth enamel. This means that any type of dental work or restoration like veneers, crowns, bonding or fillings won’t be affected by this treatment. Therefore, if you happen to have dental work and still want to get teeth whitening, you may also need to replace your dental restorations in order to get a matching, uniformed smile.

External stains: Teeth whitening is most effective on external stains caused by certain foods and beverages like coffee. External stains tend to cause yellowing teeth. However, teeth whitening will not lighten internal stains caused by trauma or long-term antibiotic use. These stains are usually gray. Teeth whitening will also not affect white spots on the teeth. This treatment works best on stains that affect the outer layers of tooth enamel.

Who should not opt for professional teeth whitening?

Anyone with a significant amount of dental restorations, those with internal stains, and those with severe tooth sensitivity may not benefit from professional teeth whitening in Shelby. If you are looking for ways to improve your smile, you will want to talk to us about other cosmetic options like dental veneers that may work better for you.

To get a new smile for the New Year, turn to teeth whitening in Shelby to transform your teeth. Call Joseph R. Hendrick, Jr., DDS, PA today to schedule your first teeth whitening appointment and start the journey toward a whiter smile.


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Joseph R. Hendrick, Jr., DDS, PA
511 N. Morgan Street
Shelby, NC 28150
(704) 484-0077
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