Teeth Whitening Specialist

Hometown Dental -  - General & Cosmetic Dentistry

Hometown Dental

General & Cosmetic Dentistry located in Yukon, OK

Has your smile lost some of its gleam over the years? Teeth whitening can help, and it’s available through the care of James Brunson, DDS, Golnaz Naghdi, DDS, and Jennifer Holman, RDH, of Hometown Dental in Yukon, Oklahoma. Don’t accept a dimmer smile as inevitable when there are convenient treatments that can help. Call today to set up a visit, or use the online scheduling tool to find a time that fits your busy schedule.

Teeth Whitening Q & A

Why has my smile lost some of its brightness?

When thinking about tooth discoloration it helps to consider the structure of your teeth. The outermost layer is a thin shell of hard tissue called enamel, which is naturally white in color. 

Just beneath is another layer of hard tissue called dentin. Dentin is naturally yellow in color. As the years pass you lose some of your enamel, exposing more of the yellow dentin layer. 

Additional causes of tooth discoloration include:

  • Food and drinks that stain, like coffee, red wine, potatoes, and berries
  • Poor dental hygiene
  • Tobacco use
  • Certain diseases
  • Certain medications
  • Traumatic injury
  • Exposure to excessive levels of fluoride

If you’ve noticed your smile fading over the years, professional teeth whitening offers a great solution.

How does professional teeth whitening work?

Hometown Dental offers an advanced tray-based professional whitening system that allows you to whiten your teeth at home, on your own schedule. This system is available only to dental professionals and is far more powerful than over-the-counter options. 

You’ll receive a set of custom-fitted trays that fit directly over the surface of your teeth. You apply a thin line of whitening gel inside the trays before snapping them into place. This keeps the whitening gel directly on the surface of your teeth to achieve maximum whitening. 

You’ll receive instructions on how long to wear your whitening trays and how frequently to whiten. When your smile reaches your desired shade, simply cease whitening and enjoy your bright and healthy smile. 

How can I extend the results of professional teeth whitening?

If you’re a smoker, finding a way to quit for goodwill not only keeps your teeth brighter and whiter, it will also enhance your dental and overall health. If your food and beverage preferences caused staining, using a straw or rinsing and brushing after meals can help extend your results. 

With a professional tray-based system you’ll have the ability to brighten your smile any time you like. Just begin using your whitening trays and continue until you’re happy with the results. 

As always, a solid dental hygiene routine and frequent professional cleanings can also go a long way toward maintaining a bright, white smile. To learn more, call Hometown Dental to book a visit, or schedule online any time of day or night.