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Why Are My Teeth Stained?

Teeth discoloration is a common concern and can be caused by various factors:

  • Food and Drink: Beverages like coffee, tea, red wine, and certain foods can stain your teeth over time.
  • Tobacco Use: Smoking or chewing tobacco significantly contributes to teeth staining.
  • Age: As you age, the outer layer of enamel wears away, revealing the naturally yellow dentin.
  • Trauma or Medication: Certain medications, dental trauma, or illness can lead to tooth discoloration.

The Science Behind Teeth Whitening

Teeth whitening is a scientific process that involves breaking down stains on the teeth. The active ingredients in whitening products, typically hydrogen peroxide or carbamide peroxide, penetrate the tooth enamel. These agents break down the complex molecules that cause staining, leading to a brighter and whiter smile.

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Professional Teeth Whitening vs. Over-the-Counter Options

While store-bought teeth whitening products are convenient, professional teeth whitening offers several advantages:

  • Effectiveness: Professional treatments contain stronger whitening agents, providing more noticeable results.
  • Safety: Supervised by a dental professional, these treatments ensure the health of your gums and teeth are protected.
  • Customization: Treatments at a dental office are tailored to your specific needs, ensuring even and consistent whitening.
  • Speed: Professional treatments often provide faster results compared to over-the-counter options.

Choose Professional Teeth Whitening Services at Lakeside Smiles

At Lakeside Smiles, we offer a range of professional teeth whitening options to suit your preferences and needs:

KoR Whitening

The KoR Whitening system is renowned for its ability to tackle deep stains. It combines in-office and at-home treatments, making it effective even against stains caused by medications like tetracycline. KoR is known for its long-lasting whitening effects, maintaining your bright smile for years.


Zoom! Whitening is perfect for those seeking immediate results. In just one office visit, your teeth can become several shades brighter. Zoom! uses a unique light-activated technology that enhances the effectiveness of the whitening gel, ensuring quick and dramatic results.


Opalescence offers a range of at-home whitening options. Whether you prefer pre-filled trays or custom-made trays with a professional-grade gel, you can whiten your teeth comfortably at home. Opalescence gels also come in different concentrations, allowing us to tailor the treatment to your sensitivity and needs.

Dr. Brandon Sims


Meet Your Caring Smile Expert

Your smile is the reason for everything we do! We believe in open communication and informed decision-making, so you can trust that we'll guide you every step of the way.

A Legacy of Trust and Longevity

Lakeside Smiles has been a staple in the community for years, and we're thrilled to continue this legacy of trust. Our commitment to delivering outstanding dental care remains unwavering! Your comfort and satisfaction are at the heart of everything we do.

Your Family's Well-being is Our Priority

We understand the importance of a welcoming environment for your family's dental needs. Our team goes the extra mile to create a relaxed atmosphere where patients of all ages feel at ease. Dr. Brandon Sims is here to answer your questions, address your concerns, and provide the best care possible.

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Frequently Asked Questions

What is teeth whitening and how does it work?

Teeth whitening is a cosmetic dental procedure aimed at removing stains and lightening the color of teeth. It works using bleaching agents, typically hydrogen peroxide or carbamide peroxide, which break down stain molecules on the tooth surface, resulting in a brighter and whiter appearance.

Is teeth whitening safe?

When performed by a dental professional or under their guidance, teeth whitening is a safe procedure. It's important to follow the dentist's instructions and use products as recommended to avoid gum irritation or damage to your enamel.

How long does teeth whitening last?

The longevity of teeth whitening results varies based on lifestyle and oral hygiene. On average, professional teeth whitening can last from six months to two years. Regular consumption of staining foods and drinks, smoking, and poor oral hygiene can shorten this duration.

Will teeth whitening work on all types of teeth stains?

Teeth whitening is most effective on extrinsic stains (stains on the surface of the teeth) caused by food, drink, and tobacco. Intrinsic stains (within the tooth structure) caused by medication, injury, or fluorosis might not respond as well to whitening.

Can teeth whitening damage enamel?

Professional teeth whitening products are formulated to be safe for tooth enamel. Overuse or misuse of over-the-counter products can lead to enamel damage, which is why professional guidance is recommended.

Does teeth whitening cause sensitivity?

Some people may experience temporary tooth sensitivity following a whitening treatment. This is usually short-lived and can be managed with products designed for sensitive teeth. Your dentist can provide specific recommendations based on your needs.

Can I whiten my teeth if I have fillings, crowns, or veneers?

Whitening treatments do not affect the color of dental restorations such as fillings, crowns, or veneers. If you have these restorations, it's important to discuss teeth whitening with your dentist to ensure a uniform appearance.

How can I maintain my results after teeth whitening?

To maintain your whitening results, practice good oral hygiene, avoid staining foods and beverages, and consider using a whitening toothpaste. Regular dental check-ups and cleanings can also help maintain your results.

Is teeth whitening suitable for everyone?

Teeth whitening is suitable for most adults. However, it's not recommended for children under 16, pregnant or nursing women, and people with gum disease, worn enamel, cavities, or highly sensitive teeth. Consult with a dentist to determine if you're a good candidate.

How much does professional teeth whitening cost?

The cost of professional teeth whitening varies based on the method used and geographical location. Discuss with your dentist for a specific cost estimate and to learn about payment options.

Learn More About Teeth Whitening

WebMD: Teeth Whitening
Healthline: How Long Does Teeth Whitening Last?
Cleveland Clinic: Teeth Discoloration

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United Healthcare
TRICARE Dental Program (TDP)
United Healthcare Global (Inside U.S.)
United Healthcare Community Plan
United Concordia - Tricare Dental Plan
United Concordia - Federal Employees Program
UFT Welfare Fund
United Concordia (Encounters)
United Concordia - Dental Plus - PA Blue Shield
United Concordia Companies, Inc.
Trigon - Blue Cross/Blue Shield of Virginia
Trigon - Blue Cross/Blue Shield of Colorado
Tricare Retiree Dental Program
Tricare Active Reservists
Standard Insurance Co. of New York
Sun Life Financial (United Concordia)
Skygen USA
Standard Insurance
Securian/Patriot Dental
Securian Dental
Reliance Standard Life
Regence Blue Cross/Blue Shield of Oregon (out of State Providers)
Public Employee Health Program (PEHP)
PrimeCare, Wisconsin State and Federal Employees and Medicaid
Physicians Mutual (Dental)
Oklahoma DRS Doc
Phoenix Health Plans (DentaQuest)
Medicaid of Wisconsin - DentaQuest
North Dakota Dental Service
Minnesota Blue Cross Dental (UCCI)
Medicaid of Wisconsin, PrimeCare
Medicaid of Wisconsin, Humana / TDC
Medicaid of Washington
Medicaid of Virginia, HealthKeepers Plus
Medicaid of Texas - DentaQuest
Medicaid of Utah
Medicaid of Texas - MCNA
Medicaid of Tennessee, BlueCare
Medicaid of New York
Medicaid of Indiana
Medicaid of Minnesota
Medicaid of Michigan
Medicaid of Connecticut
Medicaid of Alabama
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Managed Care of North America, Inc. (MCNA)
International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers (IBEW), Local 38 Health & Welfare Fund
Indiana/Kentucky/Ohio Regional Council of Carpenters Welfare Fund
Humana Specialty Benefits State of Florida Dental
Humana Specialty Benefits Florida Healthy Kids Dental
Humana CompBenefits Federal Plan Dental
Hershey Healthsmile
Healthsource Provident
HealthScope Benefits (Tribute Health Plan)
HealthScope Benefits/ Morris Associates
HealthScope Benefits / EHC Repricing
HealthScope Benefits/ACPMO
HealthChoice Oklahoma
Healthcare Highways
HDS Medicaid
Hawaii Dental Service
Guardian Life Insurance Co. of America
Golden West Dental
Florida Combined Life (Dental)
First Reliance Standard
Empire Blue Cross/Blue Shield
Direct Dental Administrators, Inc.
Dental Guard Preferred
Deseret Mutual Benefit Administrators
DentaQuest - Government
DeltaCare USA - Encounters
Delta Dental - Tricare Retiree
Delta Dental of West Virginia
Delta Dental of Washington DC
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Delta Dental of Rhode Island
Delta Dental of Tennessee
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Delta Dental of Minnesota
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United Healthcare
Blue Cross Blue Shield of Tennessee
Delta Dental of Tennessee
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