Teeth Whitening

NuSmile Denture Care

Denturist located in Kennewick, WA

For those on a quest to a brighter, whiter smile, there are many teeth-whitening options to choose from. Mr. Mike Ankermiller of NuSmile Denture Care provides teeth whitening for men and women in Kennewick, Washington. From in-office whitening to take-home kits, Mr. Ankermiller can help you determine what’s best for you. Call or conveniently book your appointment here on the website.

Teeth Whitening Q & A

What are my teeth-whitening options?

There are a number of teeth-whitening options available, including:

  • Over-the-counter gels
  • Whitening toothpastes
  • Professional in-office treatments
  • Whitening strips and take-home kits

Professional treatments, such as in-office custom trays, typically provide the best results and work for stains that are deeply discolored. Over-the-counter gels and toothpastes can work for more extrinsic and superficial stains, but professional treatments might be necessary for permanent and more effective teeth whitening.  

Some treatments must be performed under dental supervision in the office. Mr. Ankermiller offers a range of options. During your consultation, he helps you to determine the right option for you.

What causes teeth stains?

Certain outside factors and substances can cause stains on your teeth, including:

  • Trauma
  • Disease
  • Tobacco
  • Genetics
  • Medications
  • Poor dental hygiene
  • Certain foods and drinks, such as red wine

Brushing regularly and maintaining adequate dental hygiene can help prevent stains from forming and improve your dental health. Mr. Ankermiller can give you valuable information on how to best take care of your teeth at home.

How does teeth whitening work?

Most methods of teeth whitening utilize bleaching chemicals to break the stains into smaller particles. Once the stain particles are disseminated, there’s less concentration of stained color, and your teeth appear whiter.

Many teeth-whitening methods can make your teeth several shades lighter.

Are professional teeth-whitening treatments better than over-the-counter kits?

Professional teeth-whitening treatments provide better results than over-the-counter kits because they’re stronger and designed to be used under the direction of a dental professional. Professional and prescription-strength treatments are stronger due to a higher concentration of the bleaching chemicals.

Professional whitening treatments can work on deeper stains and stains that have been present for many years. Professional take-home kits offer more flexibility and convenience since you can whiten your teeth in the comfort of your own home and on your schedule. A variety of professional treatments can offer lasting results.

The first step is to visit Mr. Ankermiller to discuss your goals, expectations, and the right teeth-whitening option for you. Book your appointment online or call the office today.