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Teeth Whitening

Teeth Whitening services offered in CARMEL, IN

Have you noticed a change in the brightness of your smile over the years? If so, professional teeth whitening can help and is available from Suzette Nikas, DDS, and her team at Hazel Dell Dentistry in Carmel, Indiana. Treatment usually takes less than an hour. Book your teeth whitening visit today — online or by phone.

Why are my teeth less bright than they used to be?

There are many different things that can cause changes in the shade of your smile, but the aging process is a primary culprit. The outermost layer of your teeth is a thin shell of enamel, which is naturally white in color.

Just beneath is another layer called dentin, which is naturally yellow in color. As time passes, your enamel thins, revealing more dentin.

Additional factors that can cause teeth discoloration include:

  • Consuming food or beverages that stain, like red wine, coffee, or berries
  • Exposure to excessive levels of fluoride
  • Traumatic injury
  • Poor dental hygiene
  • Certain medications
  • Smoking or using other tobacco products

Regardless of what caused your smile to lose some of its gleam, professional teeth whitening can help. 

How does in-office teeth whitening work?

Hazel Dell Dentistry offers professional teeth whitening using KOR® products, an outstanding line of solutions available only to dental professionals. You can choose from in-office or at-home whitening. 

Your consultation focuses on your whitening goals. In-office whitening is preferred by people who want to achieve a brighter, whiter smile in just one short visit. The first step involves isolating your tongue and other soft tissues to protect them from the powerful whitening gel. 

Your dentist paints the whitening gel onto the visible surfaces of your teeth. KOR whitening gel is the only product on the market that remains refrigerated from manufacturing until application, keeping it fresher longer.

When your dentist rinses the whitening gel from your teeth, your new smile is multiple shades whiter. 

What if I want to complete teeth whitening at home?

Some people want to whiten their teeth on their own at home. KOR also offers a top quality at-home whitening kit that uses custom trays to keep the whitening gel against the surface of your teeth. 

You simply apply a thin line of gel into the trays when you’re ready to whiten, then fit the trays over your upper and lower teeth. When you remove the trays, rinse them thoroughly, and take care to also rinse your mouth to remove all traces of gel. 

At-home whitening allows you to control the shade of your smile. Your results will be impressive but gradual. If you decide to give your smile a quick boost, just use your trays and gel for a day or two. 

Call the office today to schedule a whitening visit. Online booking is also available, making it convenient to schedule any time of day or night.