Whitening

The darker tissue of your teeth, the dentin, can become exposed as the outer layer of enamel is worn away by the effects of aging or things like caffeine and tobacco.

Whitening procedures have effectively restored the smile of people with stained, dull, or discolored teeth.

The darker tissue of your teeth, the dentin, can become exposed as the outer layer of enamel is worn away by the effects of aging or things like caffeine and tobacco.

Food particles are naturally attracted to a tooth’s enamel by a certain protein. Products like coffee and tea, berries and soy sauce are notorious for staining teeth. Over time, teeth actually become more absorbent and vulnerable to staining from food and other substances.

One type of stain—caused by traumatic injuries, medications and fluorosis—actually begins inside the tooth; brushing and flossing don’t help. Another type of stain—one that can be more easily attacked by brushing, flossing and rinsing—is caused by external factors such as foods.

More and more people today are choosing tooth-whitening procedures to reverse the effects of aging and abuse from food and tobacco stains.

Some commercially available “whitening toothpastes” can be somewhat effective at removing stains and making teeth a few shades brighter. However, many of these products have abrasive substances that can actually wear away your tooth’s enamel.

Whitening agents actually change the color of your teeth, but only are effective on certain types of stains. For example, bleaching agents have a difficult time removing brownish or grayish stains. These products also are not as effective on pitted or badly discolored teeth, or on restorations such as crowns, bridges, bonding and tooth-colored fillings (porcelain veneers or dental bonding may be more appropriate in this case).

Professional whitening performed by our office is considered to be the most effective and safest method; done properly, tooth whitening can last as long as five years. Over-the-counter whitening systems are somewhat effective as long as they are monitored and directions followed closely.

Testimonials

Helpful and professional

The office staff is very helpful and professional. Dr Listopad makes you feel at ease and takes his time with our family. He answers all of our questions and concerns. He is very friendly too, he always asks how we are doing before the examination. We have been coming for many years and looking forward to coming many more.

Liz K.
January 25, 2020

Recommend to everyone

Dr. Listopad is a great dentist, nice, friendly and helpful people working there. When you need an emergency, they are taking you right away! Using this dental office for many years now, and recommend to everyone who is looking for a great place!

Anna S.
August 13, 2019

Always professional

Only place I will go for my dental work. I had a cleaning today and they are so great.

Kerry B.
March 07, 2017

Professional and pleasant

Thorough, competent, professional and pleasant —those are the reasons Dr. LISTOPAD is my family’s dentist. Not once over the years has he recommended work that was not absolutely necessary. His goal has been to preserve and maintain what nature put there,—my top priority in a dental professional.

Hawkins R.
July 22, 2019

1st visit

Everyone was very friendly and helpful. I felt comfortable and confidant that I was receiving good care and good advice on taking care of my teeth.

Anonymous
May 10, 2017

 

Toothache issues

Services were excellent. Quick, all the staff was very pleasant, not to mention Dr. Tammy. Very professional and prompt. I would highly recommend this dentist.

Delroy R.
April 19, 2017

Painless and quick

Very professional competent and gentle. The procedure was painless and very quick. Dr. Listopad is the kind of dentist that you want. He explained everything as he worked on my mouth. The price was very fair and if you need an Excellent Dental Office this is the place.

Michael C.
February 4, 2020