Professional Teeth Whitening
Everyone wants to feel confident in their smile, and yet so many of us walk around feeling embarrassed of our smile due to some imperfection. Having a smile that makes you feel self-conscious can have several negative consequences, such as:
- Diminished self-confidence
- Impeded ability to positively present yourself in social and professional situations
- Limited sense of openness and joy
If something about your smile makes you feel self-conscious, there is no need to continue feeling this way. At Heritage Dentistry in Greenville, we offer a comprehensive range of cosmetic services that will restore your confidence in your smile in no time, including in-office and take-home teeth whitening. Teeth whitening is one of the most common and least expensive cosmetic treatment options available, and a highly effective way to remove stains that have been caused by external tooth strains, such as smoking, drinking beverages like wine, coffee, and tea or simply due to the natural aging process. Our in-office or take-home teeth whitening treatments will remove those stubborn stain using peroxide compounds that will restore your enamel to its natural color.
As a native of Greenville and fourth generation dentist, cosmetic dentistry specialist Dr. Preston Hamrick is proud to serve his community by developing personal relationships with all his patients and working hard to understand their needs and goals. Read on to learn more about teeth whitening, or to schedule a consultation or learn more about our services, call us today at 864.292.5125.
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In-Office and Take-Home Whitening
The teeth whitening process will begin with an initial consultation with Dr. Hamrick, who will conduct a thorough oral examination to determine whether teeth whitening is the best treatment option for you and the underlying reason why teeth whitening is necessary. Although teeth whitening can be effective at correcting superficial issues, for serious and internal stains it may be necessary to consider other treatment options like dental crowns or porcelain veneers. Dr. Preston Hamrick will discuss which treatment option is best suited for your needs at your initial evaluation.
If it is determined that teeth whitening is right for you, the process will begin with Dr. Hamrick cleaning and preparing your teeth. Once they are ready, a special solution is painted to your gums to provide protection from the peroxide compounds. Next, a paste-based whitening agent or gel is applied to your teeth and left in place for several minutes. During this period, a UV light is used to speed up and increase the power of the whitening process by exciting the oxygen molecules in the peroxides. Once the process is complete, you can immediately start enjoying your bright, white smile that can be up to 10 shades whiter!
In addition to the in-office whitening procedure, Dr. Hamrick can also provide customized professional grade trays that can be used at home during your next dental cleaning appointment. This option is often recommended for patients with tooth sensitivity issues and/or for individuals who would prefer a more gradual whitening of their teeth, compared to the dramatic change in whiteness that will result following an in-office teeth whitening.
Benefits of Teeth Whitening
Teeth whitening is a safe and effective treatment option to refresh your smile and restore confidence in your grin. Benefits include:
- Non-invasive: Both our in-office whitening process and at-home whitening treatment are non-invasive and will not cause any discomfort.
- Immediate results: In just one visit, our in-office whitening process will remove stains from your teeth, resulting in a bright, youthful smile.
- Long-lasting results: Provide you follow good oral hygiene habits and schedule occasional touch-ups, your new smile will last for years.
Maintaining Your Bright White Smile
Following your teeth whitening treatment, it is important to follow good oral hygiene habits to maintain your newly whitened teeth for as long as possible. Be sure to continue brushing and flossing your teeth twice daily, avoid or limit foods and beverages that can stain your teeth (coffee, red wine, tomato-based sauces, etc.) and avoid use of tobacco. We also encourage our clients to schedule regular dental cleanings at least every six months to ensure the health and sustained brightness of your smile. In addition to giving your teeth a professional cleaning, these visits are also an opportunity for Dr. Preston Hamrick to evaluate your overall oral health, as he looks for any indications of gum disease or any other underlying issue that may require treatment. If you follow these best practices, you will enjoy a bright, white, healthy smile for many years to come.
Cost of Teeth Whitening
For patients with dental insurance, it is important to be aware that teeth whitening is generally not covered; however, every plan is different and our staff are happy to review your coverage to determine whether your plan does cover teeth whitening and ensure you maximize your benefits and have minimal out of pocket expenses.
If you are a patient at our practice and do not have dental insurance, consider joining our membership club. Because we value your loyalty, we have launched this club to help save you money on treatment and simplify payments for preventative care. We offer three levels of membership: child, adult, and perio membership. Professional dental cleanings, doctor exams, necessary X-rays, and a 5% discount on all other treatment (some exclusions apply) are included in all membership packages.
You can sign up today and start saving money on treatment online or call us at (864) 292-5125.
For your convenience, we accept all forms of credit and debit cards, including Visa, Mastercard, Discover and American Express.
Fall in Love with Your Smile Again
Regardless of what your cosmetic issue, be it a chipped tooth, a smile that is crooked, teeth that are yellow, or a gummy smile, we can provide you with the support you need to achieve the smile you have always wanted.
At Heritage Dentistry in Greenville, South Carolina, we are committed to providing 5-star customer service that is relationship based, along with a comprehensive range of treatment options that will ensure your sustained oral health and make you fall in love with your smile again. To schedule your appointment for teeth whitening or learn more about our services, contact our Greenville dental team today at (684) 292-5125.
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