Gentle Dental of St. Clair Shores
26210 Harper Avenue, Suite 100, St. Clair Shores, MI 48081

Explore Your Options for Whiter Teeth

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When you have a radiant, healthy smile, your appearance conveys a subconscious message of vitality, warmth, and happiness. According to the American Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry, almost 100 percent of the adult population views smiles as essential personal assets. Most feel that a great smile makes you more appealing to members of the opposite sex. Many also believe that an unattractive or unhealthy smile can hurt your chances of professional success. Tooth discoloration may cause you to avoid smiling altogether. Fortunately, improving your smile through teeth whitening treatments is easy and affordable.

Why Do Teeth Become Discolored?

Your baby teeth were probably whiter than your adult teeth. As you age, your teeth become darker or yellower and may accumulate stains. This process may be why brighter, whiter teeth make people seem younger. The primary causes of external tooth discoloration are genetics, certain foods, tobacco use, and normal aging. Foods associated with tooth yellowing include tea, coffee, carrots, and oranges. Internal tooth discoloration may be caused by exposure to high levels of fluoride, tetracycline use, developmental disorders, root canals, tooth decay, dental restorations, and injuries.

Teeth Bleaching Whitening Techniques

The two most common ways to whiten your teeth are through over-the-counter whitening products and professional, in-office whitening or bleaching treatments. Do-it-yourself treatment kits are available without a prescription in retail stores. These include teeth whitening strips, paint-on gel formulas, and whitening oral care products like toothpastes or gums. They’re typically safe, but it’s best to consult your dentist or hygienist before use. Professional teeth whitening procedures are performed in a dental office and involve stronger and more effective whitening agents. They can often transform the look of your smile in one visit. The effects of an in-office treatment may last for a year or longer with maintenance.

Why Professional Teeth Whitening is Best

When you choose an in-office treatment, you enjoy several advantages. Professional supervision makes the teeth whitening process safer and more effective. Your dentist can ensure that your mouth trays are fitted properly to avoid leaking. If you suffer from tooth sensitivity as a result of whitening agents, your dentist is best equipped to relieve your symptoms, and prevent worsening sensitivity without discontinuing treatment. Talk to your dentist about teeth whitening options today, and give your smile new life.

To get the dental care you deserve from an affordable dentist in St. Clair Shores, call Gentle Dental of St. Clair Shores today at (248) 850-1809 or make an appointment.

Gentle Dental offers affordable family dentistry and gentle, compassionate dental care in St. Clair Shores. With 8 affiliated practices throughout Michigan, our offices are conveniently located with extended hours to meet your needs. At Gentle Dental of St. Clair Shores, we provide most dental services, from basic preventative care and general dentistry to specialized procedures and complete dental reconstruction. We accept most dental insurance plans and offer affordable financial solutions for any budget. Patient satisfaction is our top priority and we strive to provide the exceptional, affordable dental care and personal touch that lead to lasting relationships. A smiling patient is our greatest reward and we look forward to keeping those smiles healthy, beautiful, and bright. Discover an affordable dentist who truly cares at Gentle Dental of St. Clair Shores.

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Dr. Ascano and his entire staff are always so nice that I feel like I’m visiting with friends! They do a wonderful job and are very patient with my daughter. I highly recommend Gentle Dental on […]
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Always so professional yet kind and patient with someone who loathes dental work. I highly recommend Dr. Ascano and his staff.
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Excellent staff. Very thoughtful and thorough. Made me feel welcome.
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Such an amazing staff all around. Kathy, Dr. Ascano and Dr. Duan are all so knowledgeable and kind. They made me feel so comfortable even though I was a pain to them and have a crazy fear of the […]
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I went I went in for my appointment and they said to me I had three teeth that needed to be pulled I sort of freaked out for a minute and then when she started she explained to me that the needle was […]
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Recently went to this dentist for a exam and was very impressed with my overall experience. I was greeted with a very passionate and caring lady Donna. She was very pleasant and the hygentist was so […]
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Office staff is top notch. Always pleasant, cheerful, helpful. My kids love Dr Ascano. Makes having dental work an easy going experience. Would highly recommend & have​recommended.
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My daughter is apprehensive about the dentist but this place is awesome with her every time. Doctor is very friendly as is all the staff. Hygienists as well as office staff
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