Professional Teeth Whitening in Southfield, MI
Get a Brighter Smile—Fast
Your smile is one of the first things people notice about you. Thankfully, our Southfield dental team can help you achieve a brighter, more youthful-looking smile with professional teeth whitening.
Explore our patient-friendly guide to determine the best option for your unique smile.
What Causes Stained Teeth?
There are a number of factors that can cause teeth to discolor, stain, and yellow. Some of the most common reasons are aging, smoking, drinking, genetics, and:
- Poor oral hygiene
- Use of tobacco products
- Eating blueberries, pomegranates, or other dark fruits
- Teeth-staining beverages, such as coffee, tea, wine, and soda
- Certain medications
Our Whitening Treatments
At Dixon Family Dental, we offer both take-home whitening kits with custom trays and in-office, one-hour whitening sessions.
If you want immediate results, our in-office whitening treatment is a great way to brighten your smile in as little as one hour. This effective procedure can make your teeth appear several shades whiter, giving you a smile that’s worth feeling proud of.
Our Southfield dental office also features take-home whitening kits for patients wanting to whiten their teeth in the comfort of their own home. We’ll provide you with a set of customized trays and a strong bleaching gel to achieve stunning results on your own time.
Frequently Asked Questions
Over time, a variety of things can stain your teeth and turn them yellow. Age also influences the discoloration. Luckily, it’s completely possible to turn yellow teeth pearly white again. The most immediate and effective method is to see Dr. Daniels-Dixon for an in-office whitening treatment.
There are also a large number of in-home whitening kits that you can use to whiten your smile, but these typically contain a lower concentration of whitening agents than the in-office whitening treatments. In-office whitening treatments cause less sensitivity which allows you to brighten your smile to your liking.
No, it’s not bad to get your teeth whitened, but there is a risk of irritation, pain, or damage if not done correctly. To lower your risk of damaging or irritating your teeth and gums, it is recommended that you visit our Southfield office before starting any teeth whitening treatment.
With proper care and avoiding certain foods and beverages, the effects of in-office whitening treatment can last up to three years. This is much longer than the effects of an over-the-counter whitening treatment which tens to have results lasting up to 12 months.
After a whitening treatment, it’s important to take care of your smile to prevent further staining and avoid possibly damaging your teeth. Use a soft-bristled brush with lukewarm water when cleaning your teeth, and avoid hot or cold foods for at least a day.
We recommend increasing the time between treatments, lowering time spent whitening, and reducing the level of concentration used. For a lasting white smile, it’s best to avoid foods and beverages that lead to stains such as coffee, tea, wine, beets, soy sauce, and berries.