Your smile is one of the first things people notice about you. If your teeth are beautifully bright, this isn’t a problem, but if your teeth are stained or yellow, you may feel embarrassed or self-conscious. Instead of hiding your smile, visit our dental office in Fuquay-Varina for professional teeth whitening. In hardly any time, we can restore your bright, white smile along with your confidence.
Reasons for Teeth Whitening
It’s much more common than you may realize for people to have yellowed or stained teeth. While the enamel on your teeth is incredibly hard, pigmentation from dark-colored foods or beverages as well as tobacco can cause extrinsic stains to adhere to the outer coating. Intrinsic staining, in which discoloration happens inside the tooth, is often caused by medication or even injury. The most common causes of teeth yellowing and discoloration include:
- Colas or sodas
- Red wine
Professional teeth whitening can “bleach” these stains gently to make your teeth look several shades whiter, giving you a brighter, healthier smile and a more youthful appearance.
Our Teeth Whitening Process
For stains caused by food or tobacco that adhere to your enamel, professional teeth whitening is a simple, effective process.
Teeth whitening can provide a dramatic lightening effect that leaves your teeth looking several shades whiter and brighter. Made from a safe, mild, hydrogen peroxide, the whitening treatment penetrates the enamel, allowing the oxygen molecules to react with the stains, breaking them down and removing them. Often in just 45 minutes, you can see an incredible transformation in how your teeth look, and with proper care, the treatment can last up to five years.
Some stains, often caused by internal darkening from injuries, medications, or flourosis, cannot be solved by teeth whitening procedures. However, our cosmetic dentists offer other services, such as porcelain veneers and dental bonding, which can improve the look of your smile.
Why Choose Professional Teeth Whitening Over DIY Methods
The pharmacy and grocery shelves are lined with products designed to whiten your teeth, so why should you choose professional teeth whitening over DIY methods?
- Professional whitening solution is much more potent and effective, removing years of staining in one treatment.
- Our dentists will ensure your teeth are healthy and in optimal condition for whitening to prevent damage or sensitivity.
- Professional whitening can last up to five years with proper care and dental checkups.
- Overusing DIY teeth whitening products can damage enamel and leave you susceptible to sensitivity and decay.
Schedule a Teeth Whitening Appointment with Our Fuquay-Varina Cosmetic Dentists
There’s no need to feel self-conscious about yellowed teeth, when we can help you restore a bright, vibrant smile. To contact us or request an appointment with our experienced dentists, please fill out the form below or call us at (919) 552-2431.