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Welcome to Truman Village Family Dental, the dental practice of Dr. Mark Jensen, where we offer comprehensive dental services for our patients in Independence, Missouri and its surrounding areas. One of the services we are pleased to offer is teeth whitening.

Tooth discoloration can occur due to wear and tear with time, from what you eat and what beverages you drink, medication you might be taking, or even thanks to your family tree. Extrinsic stains are surface stains caused by factors on the outside of the tooth. These are caused by eating or drinking teeth-staining foods such as coffee, tea, or wine, smoking or chewing tobacco, or poor oral hygiene habits. Intrinsic stains stem from whatever is going on inside the tooth. Tooth decay, taking certain medications such as tetracycline, over fluoridation (known as fluorosis), a chipped or broken tooth which has darkened from deadened nerves, or even having a dark amalgam filling in the tooth can all result in staining on the teeth.

So if your pearly whites have lost their luster, our team is pleased to offer custom whitening trays crafted in our dental office in only one or two days. To whiten your teeth, you will wear your custom tray, filled with our whitening gel, over your teeth as prescribed and directed by Dr. Jensen. For most patients, we recommend wearing your teeth whitening trays for a couple of hours each day or overnight over the course of several weeks. With continued use of your whitening trays, you will begin to notice your teeth becoming lighter, brighter, and whiter.

Tooth whitening is one of the easiest, fastest and fairly simplest changes you can make to your beautiful smile. So if you would like to find out how our teeth whitening treatments can brighten your smile, or to schedule a visit with Dr. Mark Jensen, please give us a call at 816-569-9800 today!