Have an upcoming special event? Feeling self-conscious about your smile? We offer teeth whitening treatments in Hammond to brighten your natural smile – and we have years of experience in teeth whitening. You can rely on our dentists in that area to bring back your genuine grin.
Never feel self-conscious with smiling again with our essential dental whitening services at Advanced Dental Concepts. Our dental treatments allow you to brighten up that smile for family wedding photos, important job interviews – or even for the everyday moments where you want to look your best.
- Our family dentist in Hammond LA has years of experience administering clear teeth whitening treatments for our patients.
- A teeth whitening treatment for your family, such as the ones our team offers, can give you the confidence you need to show off your smile.
- You can trust our dentists to restore the brightness of your smile with our quality whitening treatments.
- Our cosmetic dentistry services go beyond teeth whitening; contact our office to find out more about the variety of treatments we offer.
Our efficient Hammond cosmetic dentistry custom-fits whitening trays using impressions of your mouth for a comfortable, reliable fit. When used correctly, they can remove stains or discolorations caused by:
- Tobacco use
- Wine or dark beer
- Coffee or tea
- Excess fluoride ingestion
- The natural aging process
Set up an appointment to talk with our dentists about how we can help your smile be as bright as your personality.
What causes tooth stains?
When tooth discoloration is caused by staining, it’s a result of a thin film from dark food and drinks sitting on top of your teeth after meals. While this film can sometimes be removed through cleanings, if it hardens (and is not harming the teeth), it becomes more effective to turn it white through whitening treatments.
What options are available for teeth whitening?
There are four types of teeth whitening treatments:
- Whitening strips, available over-the-counter at your local grocery store or pharmacy
- Whitening toothpaste – while some companies sell “whitening toothpaste” over-the-counter, you can also buy prescription whitening toothpaste for a brighter shine
- Tray bleaching, which involves wearing one of the custom-fit trays for 2-3 hours every day for a week to brighten your smile
- Laser whitening – involves a gel applied to the teeth, followed by a laser treatment
It’s essential to pick the right treatment for your teeth so that you don’t waste money on a treatment that doesn’t whiten your teeth effectively or efficiently. Our dentists are happy to talk with you about the variety of options available and which are recommended to brighten your smile.
How long does teeth whitening take?
The length of your treatment will depend on the color of your teeth, the recommended method of whitening, and the level of brightness you’d like to achieve. For example, many individuals don’t want pure-white pearly whites; that could appear unnatural to some individuals. Instead, many opt for off-white tones that complement their overall complexion while still looking “bright.”
Some methods take about 2-3 weeks, but your timeline will ultimately reflect the method you use to whiten and the tone of your teeth.
How long does teeth whitening last?
Teeth whitening can last anywhere from six months to over a year. Tooth-staining beverages will slowly cause the brightness to fade, and aging itself discolors the teeth as well. Therefore, it’s recommended to have a touch-up procedure every 4-6 months if you’d like to retain your bright smile.
What about my child’s teeth?
The American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry recommends waiting until your child turns 18 to begin whitening treatments.
However, there are many ways you can improve your child’s tooth coloration without teeth whitening treatments. Some of these include:
Staying away from food and drinks that might stain their teeth – these can include dark colas, tea and coffee, soy sauce, sweet treats, and acidic food and drinks (such as sodas). These can either stain your child’s teeth darker or cause discoloration, such as yellowing.
Brushing regularly with whitening toothpaste – unlike whitening treatments, some whitening toothpaste is fine to use with your children, as long as you follow the guidelines printed on the tube or box. Talk with your dentist to ensure the whitening toothpaste you purchase will be helpful and not harmful to your child’s teeth.
Eating foods with fiber, such as apples – the action of chewing a high-fiber snack can help clean your child’s teeth, and the saliva produced can provide an extra cleaning and health boost.
Your child’s discoloration may come from the foods they’re eating, or it may come from injuries they’ve sustained, the type of vitamins they’ve taken, medications, illness during the time the body was forming the teeth below the gums, or other causes. While all of the above steps may help improve the coloration of your child’s teeth, their effectiveness will depend on your child and the cause of the discoloration. Remember to encourage your child that their smile is beautiful regardless of its tone.
Professional Teeth Whitening from Dentists that Care
Whether your discoloration is from coffee, medication, or aging, we’re happy to help. You can maintain your smile’s appearance without trouble with Advanced Dental Concepts reliable dental care. Give us a call at 985-240-5445 to set up your appointment today! You can also check our Hammond veneers for more ways to enhance the look of your teeth.
1607 Martens Dr, Hammond, LA 70401
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Tuesday 7AM – 3PM
Wednesday 8AM – 5PM
Thursday 7AM – 3PM