What is teeth whitening?

Over time, teeth naturally become discolored. Teeth whitening aims to reverse this process for a brighter, whiter smile. Certain lifestyle and eating habits can further damage the enamel of your teeth, such as:

 

  • Smoking, or using tobacco products
  • Drinking dark-colored liquids, such as coffee or cola
  • Eating highly acidic foods or foods high in sugar
  • Taking certain medications
  • Outdated dental restorations

 

Teeth whitening in Carmel, Indiana can be done through multiple different treatments, but all use the same basic principles. Dr. Taylor, our friendly dentist, will work with you to determine the best method to whiten your smile. Generally, a special whitening gel is applied and is then absorbed into the enamel of your teeth for a gentle, bleaching effect. This can be done through custom-made, at-home trays or during a visit to our dental office. Sometimes a specialized light is used to expedite the process. The goal of our dental team is to help you achieve a whiter smile that you will confident in sharing. To schedule a teeth whitening consultation today, we encourage you to call or visit our dental office. We are excited to help transform your smile.