Our dental team provides advanced teeth whitening in Hillsborough, North Carolina, to help you achieve a brighter, more aesthetic smile. With Zoom technology, our team combines a powerful whitening solution with a specialized LED lamp to visibly brighten and refine the appearance of yellowed teeth. We encourage you to visit with our dentist, Dr. Kwame Gyampo, to learn more and contact Providence Smiles today at 919-732-8179 to schedule an appointment!

How does professional teeth whitening work and what are the benefits?

Teeth whitening is a simple but highly effective cosmetic dental treatment that brightens your smile in as little as one treatment. Our professional teeth whitening treatments utilize a powerful yet safe whitening gel that is applied to the surface of your teeth. This gel works to lighten the appearance of stains, discoloration and yellowing on the tooth enamel. Teeth whitening is often available in both in-office and take-home systems. Professional teeth whitening can give you a noticeably whiter smile that will boost your self-esteem and help you smile with pride.

Why should I have my teeth whitened professionally?

While there are many over-the-counter teeth whitening options, professional teeth whitening is safer, faster and more effective. For example, in-office whitening treatments can enhance and brighten your smile in as little as one appointment. Whitening products purchased at the grocery store can take weeks to have any effect and could damage your teeth in the long run.

What causes teeth to become stained and dull?

Through professional teeth whitening, we can remove staining and discoloration caused by various factors, such as:

  • The natural aging process
  • Poor dental hygiene habits
  • Consumption of certain drinks and foods, including tea, wine, coffee and soda
  • Smoking and other forms of tobacco use
  • Illness
  • Certain medications
  • Fluorosis

A bright smile can be your best feature and make you look and feel more confident. Whitening is one of the most popular cosmetic dental procedures because it is an easy way to enhance your appearance.

The two types of teeth whitening:

There are two main types of teeth whitening: professional in-office teeth whitening and at-home teeth whitening.

  • Professional in-office teeth whitening is the most effective whitening treatment. In-office teeth whitening is performed using powerful whitening agents that are not available for purchase by the public. This method usually takes only one appointment to achieve the desired results.
  • At-home teeth whitening is a slightly less effective method that uses whitening agents that are not quite as strong as in-office ones. At-home teeth whitening kits are at our office and are great for anyone who prefers to whiten their teeth on their own schedule. These kits typically include trays that must be worn for a certain period of time, as well as whitening gel.

How do I get the best results?

The here are some tips to help you achieve the best teeth whitening results:

  • See our dentist for a dental cleaning before whitening your teeth. This will remove any surface stains to give you a good starting point.
  • Avoid coffee, tea and red wine as these dark-colored drinks can create new stains on your teeth.
  • Brush your teeth twice daily and floss once daily. This will help to remove any plaque or bacteria that can cause staining.
  • Use a whitening toothpaste. Whitening toothpastes can help to remove surface stains and keep your teeth looking their best.
  • Follow the directions carefully when using at-home teeth whitening kits. Overuse of the whitening agents can cause damage your teeth and lead to sensitivity.
  • Whiten your teeth professionally every one to two years to maintain your desired results.

Our dentist will work with you to determine the right type of whitening and the length of treatment to achieve the bright, white smile you want. Call us today to learn more about teeth whitening and set up an appointment.

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