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Teeth Whitening Madison
Dr. Jay C. Hazen and Dr. Sarah Karls have provided both in-office and at-home teeth whitening treatments at our Madison office for many years. The simple procedure can put the finishing touch on a naturally beautiful smile, enhancing your appearance and boosting your confidence. The natural aging process, as well as certain foods, beverages, medications, and habits such as smoking, can contribute to the yellowing or discoloration of your teeth. But with the bleaching power of teeth whitening, even in the early stages of improvement, your whiter smile can make you look years younger.
If you’re looking for a brighter, whiter smile and a dental expert to guide you toward amazing results, contact Dentistry for Madison today.
Types of Stains
Extrinsic stains are located on the surface of the tooth and are generally caused by staining substances such as tobacco, tea, coffee, or red wine. These darkly colored stains attach to materials on the tooth and discolor the enamel layer.
Intrinsic stains are located deep within the tooth’s enamel. Certain medications, trauma or injury, and the natural aging process are generally to blame for intrinsic stains.
The deeper the stain on your teeth, the stronger the whitening treatment needs to be.
Understanding the Procedures
Dr. Hazen and Dr. Karls offer both in-office and at-home teeth whitening treatments. In-office bleaching takes under an hour to complete and provides a quick and efficient way to whiten your teeth. During your appointment, we will begin by framing your teeth with material that will protect your gums and lips from the bleaching solution. The whitening solution will be applied directly to your teeth and then activated using a special light in fifteen-minute intervals. In under an hour, your smile will be transformed.
The majority of our Madison patients who choose teeth whitening take advantage of our at-home treatment. This variety of teeth whitening involves custom-fit trays designed to match the unique makeup of your smile and optimize your results. The whitening gel is placed into the tray, which is worn for a couple hours at a time. Treatment length varies for each patient, but generally lasts for a few weeks.
Teeth whitening results vary from case to case; the condition of your teeth, the nature of the stain, and the whitening technique can all play a role in the final effect. Teeth whitening is not a permanent solution; patients who continue to consume staining substances may see whiteness fade more quickly. During your consultation with our doctors, a detailed treatment plan will be written up to help you understand what to expect.
The Value of a Professional Opinion
Because whitening treatments have become so popular, it is easy to find a cheap, over-the-counter whitening kit. However, having Dr. Hazen and Dr. Karls oversee your whitening treatment will prove the right choice when you see the incredible results we produce. The quality of our products leads to quality results, and the expert advice we can provide cannot be found in your local pharmacy.
Learn More about Teeth Whitening
If you are looking for a brighter smile and want to take advantage of our doctors’ professional opinions and top-quality teeth whitening products, contact Dentistry for Madison today.