Teeth Whitening Specialist

John H. Hartman, DDS

General & Cosmetic Dentist & Restorative Dentist located in Indianapolis, IN

If you want to quickly and easily improve the look of your smile, then teeth whitening is for you. John H. Hartman DDS provides safe and effective teeth whitening at the state-of-the-art office in Indianapolis, Indiana. Whether you want to whiten your teeth quickly in the office or from the comfort of your home, John Hartman, DDS, can help. Schedule your teeth whitening consultation today by calling the office and speaking with a friendly team member, or book your appointment with the convenient online tool.

Teeth Whitening Q&A

Why should I whiten my teeth?

The color of your teeth is an essential component of your appearance, and a bright white smile can leave you feeling more confident in how your smile looks. When you’re proud of your smile, it boosts your self-esteem and makes you more at ease in social situations.

Why aren’t my teeth whiter?

There are several reasons why your teeth might not be as white as you’d like. For many people, it’s a combination of poor oral hygiene and eating or drinking too many stain-causing substances, including:

  • Berries
  • Dark sauces
  • Tea
  • Coffee
  • Red wine
  • Soda

Tobacco consumption, like chewing tobacco or cigarettes, is also a common cause of discolored teeth.

Your teeth also naturally lose their color as you get older. This happens because the hard outer layer of your teeth (enamel) wears down, exposing the soft inner layer (dentin), which turns yellow over time. The combination of thin enamel and yellow dentin creates a dull or discolored appearance on your teeth.

How do you whiten my teeth?

Dr. Hartman offers a few methods for whitening your teeth:

In-office whitening

In-office whitening with Philips Zoom!® is one of the quickest and most effective ways to whiten your smile. Dr. Hartman uses special tools to protect your lips, cheeks, and gums, before carefully applying a professional-strength bleaching solution to the surfaces of your teeth.

Then, he shines a special light that activates the bleaching solution and helps it penetrate your enamel to break up tougher stains. The whole process takes less than an hour and can brighten your smile by up to eight shades in a single visit.

Take-home whitening

Dr. Hartman also offers at-home teeth whitening with Philips Zoom! DayWhite and Nightwhite. He uses an impression of your mouth to design and fabricate whitening trays that fit snugly on your teeth. He also sends you home with a professional-strength whitening gel. You fill the trays with the whitening solution and wear them for a specified amount of time. Within weeks, you’ll have a noticeably brighter smile.

To learn more about how teeth whitening can improve your appearance or to get started with your whitening today, schedule a visit with Dr. Hartman by calling the office or booking an appointment online.