A bright smile lights up any room.
- Safe and non-invasive
- Done wherever and whenever is convenient for you
- Fight back against years of staining with a proven whitening system
- See some of our Before and After Images
Your smile is often the first thing people notice about you and what they remember. Of course, you want to dazzle the world with your pearly whites, a great smile is empowering and gives you confidence with everyone you meet. So whether you are preparing for a big event like a wedding or just want to be able to smile without feeling self-conscious, our teeth whitening options will give you the stunning smile you’ve always wanted.
What causes tooth discoloration? There are many factors. The most common among these are aging, consumption of staining substances (coffee, tea, colas, tobacco, red wine), trauma, nerve degeneration, and old restorations. During tooth formation, the consumption of tetracycline may also cause tooth discoloration.
While some people may think that all whitening treatments are more or less the same, that couldn’t be further from the truth. Do-It-Yourself treatment options abound, but they often lack the speed and results patients desire. Not all teeth whiten as well as others. Yellow and brown stained teeth tend to bleach well, while blue and gray-hued teeth aren’t affected as easily. Bondings and crowns can also cause challenges as the materials they are made from don’t bleach, leaving them the same drab color while your shiny white teeth brighten around them.
Our Preferred Treatment
Nashville Restorative Dentistry uses a whitening system that has been described as the most reliable and effective bleaching system ever developed - the KöR Whitening Deep Bleaching™ System. This system can even work on tetracycline-stained or especially dark teeth.
First, we take a digital scan of your teeth to create a custom fitted tray. Then, you use that tray to apply the bleaching gel to your teeth over a two week period in the comfort of your own home. In challenging cases, we will follow with a third in-office step where a more concentrated gel can be used on the teeth. The result is beautiful, healthy and natural-looking teeth.
A note about Whitening Toothpastes
All toothpastes help remove surface stains through the action of mild abrasives. Teeth Whitening toothpastes have special chemical or polishing agents that provide additional stain removal effectiveness. Unlike bleaching, however, these products cannot alter the intrinsic color of your teeth. Furthermore, we do not recommend their use because they are often overly abrasive. This means prolonged use can actually cause enamel loss, gum recession, and sensitivity and wear of exposed root surface along the gum line.
Obstructive sleep apnea (OSA) is a serious sleep breathing disorder that deprives your body of oxygen, destroys sleep quality, and increases your risk of heart attack and stroke. OSA not only places your body under constant stress at night, but prevents you from enjoying your day-to-day life.