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Teeth Whitening – Tullahoma, TN

Brighter, More Beautiful Smiles in Less Time

Wouldn’t you agree that your smile is the first thing people notice about you? The moment you smile and introduce yourself, whether at a party or job interview, the other person is taking a quick glance at your teeth and forming an opinion. It doesn’t sound pleasant, but let’s face it: it’s true! Since this is our reality, don’t you want your teeth looking their absolute best? Dr. John Petty certainly wants that for you, which is why he offers teeth whitening in Tullahoma to patients who are looking to improve and brighten their smile. Call and schedule an appointment today and let Dr. Petty transform your smile!

How Does At-Home Teeth Whitening Work?

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If having your teeth whitened in our office isn’t exactly what you had in mind, Dr. Petty does offer at-home whitening kits that will make it easier for you to whiten your teeth based on your schedule. This is a great solution for patients looking to gradually whiten their teeth.

We offer two brands for at-home whitening, both of which are safe and effective. Our kits are customized to fit your smile and include a powerful bleaching gel. After just two weeks of use, your smile will be up to 8 shades whiter!

The first option is called Reflection Whitening, and it includes four syringes of 15% gel and two trays. This is enough gel to last two weeks, and you will need to wear your trays for one hour each day. You can expect there to be some gel leftover, so don’t throw it away, as it can be used for touch-ups in the months ahead. Customized trays are available for an additional charge.

The other option is Opalescence Go, which uses a 15% gel that is already placed in the trays. If you’re interested in this method of treatment, you can purchase a sample set to try it out. In your kit, you’ll receive both upper and lower gel-filled trays.

Benefits of At-Home Teeth Whitening

At-Home Teeth Whitening Kit

Some of the benefits you will find by whitening your teeth at home include:

Teeth Whitening FAQs

woman smiling after getting teeth whitening in Tullahoma

As a cosmetic dentist in Tullahoma, Dr. Petty would love nothing more than to help you feel more confident in your smile. Many of our patients could tell you that our teeth whitening treatment has done just that! Even after reading all about teeth whitening earlier on this page, you might still have some questions about whether this solution is right for you. We’ll gladly provide you with the information you need over the phone or at a consultation, but for now, we’ve answered a few frequently asked teeth whitening questions below.

What’s the Difference Between Professional and Store-Bought Teeth Whitening?

If you’re looking to get rid of stubborn tooth stains, you might be wondering why over-the-counter whitening kits don’t produce the results you want. Although these solutions are advertised as affordable and effective, their one-size-fits-all trays, diluted bleaching agents, and almost imperceptible results make them the inferior choice.

Professional teeth whitening in Tullahoma, on the other hand, is not only much safer, but several times more effective than anything you can find in stores. Our treatments are tailor-made for your unique smile to help you comfortably achieve dazzling results!

Does Teeth Whitening Hurt?

Many people who would love to have brighter smiles hesitate to undergo cosmetic dentistry because they’re worried it will hurt. Fortunately, professional teeth whitening minimizes the risk of discomfort and sensitivity by being personalized to each and every patient.

During your consultation, let us know if your teeth are prone to sensitivity. That way, we can take additional steps to ensure you’re comfortable, such as spacing out your usage of the whitening trays or using a special desensitizing toothpaste. 

Is Teeth Whitening Permanent?

The short answer is no; even our extremely potent teeth whitening treatment is not designed to last forever. That said, you can expect your results to last anywhere from a few months to a year or more, depending on how well you take care of your smile. To extend the lifespan of your results, make sure to brush and floss every day, visit our dental office for routine cleanings and checkups, and quit bad oral habits like smoking. We also highly suggest limiting your consumption of foods and beverages that discolor teeth, such as wine, tea, and coffee (or at least sipping them through a straw to reduce their direct contact with your teeth).

Am I a Candidate for Teeth Whitening?

Whether you only have a couple of minor stains or major discoloration throughout your smile, there’s a good chance that you’re a candidate for teeth whitening! The best way to find out for sure is to schedule a consultation with Dr. Petty. He’ll make sure your teeth and gums are in good shape, and if they’re not, he’ll help them get there so they can shine as brightly as possible!

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