Tooth enamel comes in different shades and may change over time. While there are a variety of methods available that can help whiten teeth, they might not all be right for you.

If you’d like to whiten your teeth, the dental professionals at Henzel Smith Family Dentistry are more than happy to review all of your options with you. We’ve been helping patients in Canton, Massillon, North Canton, Greentown, and the surrounding areas for years get the white smiles they’ve always wanted.

Why aren’t my teeth white?

There are a few different reasons why your teeth are not as white as you’d like. Some causes may be associated with:

  • Age
  • Injury
  • Genetics
  • Sickness
  • Medicine
  • Tobacco use
  • Contact with certain foods or drinks
  • Excess fluoride during tooth development

Despite the reasons for the state of your teeth, with today’s technology, there are many different options to brighten your smile.

Friendly Environment
The magazine, Psychology Today found that smiles are infectious and have the ability to make individuals feel happier. There are many things that can keep you from smiling more. Luckily, we’re here to help you achieve the smile of your dreams. With your new smile, you’ll want to smile at everyone, creating a happy environment for yourself and others.

How can I whiten my teeth?

Custom Trays

With this option, impressions are taken and whitening trays are custom made in our on-site lab. Our staff verifies the fit of the trays and demonstrates how to load the tray with whitening agent. Custom whitening trays allow the user to whiten their teeth at their own pace. It also gives the user the ability to touch up the whiteness or brightness of their smile before special occasions. Custom whitening trays are a great option for those who are willing to put in the time to wear them.

In office whitening Call us to find out about Drs. Henzel & Smith in office whitening.

In-office Whitening or 1-hour Whitening

One hour whitening allows for fast, dramatic results. The system used at Drs. Henzel & Smith has been shown to brighten smiles up to 14 shades in as little as 60 minutes. Our patients have been very pleased with the results they have achieved in such a short period of time. We give our patients the option of spending a little bit more time with the whitening agent if they want to achieve a little extra brightness to their smile. Custom trays can be made as well so the beautiful shade of white can last for as long as the patient likes.

Permanent Whitening

With the permanent whitening option, minimal prep veneers are used. In other words, we use thin pieces of porcelain to cover the front side of the teeth. The process may take several appointments but the results are fantastic. With this process, not only can we brighten smiles, but we can also make cosmetic changes if desired.

How do I take care of my teeth after a whitening treatment?

If you are utilizing a toothpaste or strips, carefully follow the instructions included in the packaging. When being fitted for a dental tray or treated for other in-office whitening procedures, the dental professionals will instruct you on how to take care of your teeth after your treatment. In some cases, your teeth and gums may be sensitive or susceptible after a whitening session. To promote white teeth, avoid stain-causing foods, drinks, and tobacco.

Henzel Smith Family Dentistry loves seeing the joy a whiter smile can bring to patients from Canton, Massillon, North Canton, Greentown, and the surrounding areas. Give us a call today at (330) 493-3940 to schedule an appointment to go over the ways we can bring that joy into your life!