Teeth Whitening Columbia, Cayce South Carolina

A Smile You Can Be Proud Of

Teeth Whitening ColumbiaEven patients who take good care of their teeth can suffer from discoloration and dullness. Daily wear and tear along with abrasive products such as coffee and acidic foods can cause stains and gradually diminish the natural luster of a smile. Fortunately, these stains don’t have to be permanent. At Columbia Smiles, Dr. Nicholas Pournaras offers both in-office and at-home teeth whitening options for patients of his Columbia dental practice who wish to brighten their smiles.

If you feel that your teeth aren’t as bright as they could be and are interested in learning more about teeth whitening, contact Columbia Smiles today. We believe every patient should be proud of his or her smile.

Options for Teeth Whitening

For many patients, having faded or discolored teeth can take a toll on how they feel about their appearance. Discoloration of the teeth can be caused by any number of staining agents, including beverages such as coffee or tea, tobacco, and certain medications. Dr. Nick offers several teeth whitening options to patients of his Columbia office who wish to restore the natural whiteness of their teeth. These treatments are pain-free and relatively quick, and can drastically improve the look of the teeth. Since no two cases of discoloration are alike, Dr. Nick works with each patient individually to determine which treatment option is best for him or her. In addition to offering in-office treatments, Dr. Nick also provides at-home bleaching kits to patients who don’t have time in their schedules for an office visit or prefer to whiten their teeth in the privacy of their own homes. While the length of each treatment varies, all methods of teeth-whitening are safe, non-invasive ways to achieve a glamorous smile.

The Benefits of Teeth Whitening

While teeth whitening doesn’t have any particular health benefits, its cosmetic benefits are tremendous. Having bright, healthy teeth can help patients with stained teeth flash their smiles with confidence once more. Teeth whitening has also been known to make patients appear significantly younger. A bright smile exudes vibrancy and youth and draws attention away from wrinkles and other signs of aging. Finally, teeth whitening produces immediate results after a single, relatively quick appointment. Patients who choose to receive in-office treatments can have a brighter smile in as little as one hour. On the other hand, patients who choose at-home treatments can expect subtle results in as little as one week.

Are You a Candidate for Teeth Whitening?

While most individuals are suitable candidates for teeth whitening, patients with tooth and gum sensitivity may experience discomfort during the treatment process. In these cases, Dr. Nick may suggest a less-aggressive method of teeth whitening, or at at-home kit that is tailored specifically for patients with sensitivity. In addition, it is recommended that patients who undergo teeth whitening do not smoke or consume abrasive foods or drinks such as coffee or wine. These actions can limit the results of teeth whitening and significantly compromise the appearance of the smile over time. Finally, patients who have previously received dental restorations such as veneers or crowns are not ideal candidates for teeth whitening, as the products only work on natural teeth.

Learn More about Teeth Whitening

If you’re ready to put forth your brightest smile and would like to learn more about the teeth whitening procedures that Dr. Nick offers, please contact our Columbia, South Carolina practice today.


Columbia Smiles Nick Pournaras, DMD

Dr. Nick Pournaras, DMD and the team of dental professionals at Columbia Smiles in Columbia, SC, are dedicated to helping our community improve their oral health and rejuvenate their smiles. Dr. Pournaras is a member of a number of professional dental organizations, including:

  • American Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry
  • American Academy of Implant Dentistry
  • American Dental Association
  • Academy of General Dentistry
  • Academy of Comprehensive Esthetics
  • South Carolina Dental Association

To schedule an appointment, contact us online or call us at (803) 888-6504 today.

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