Whitening your teeth is a simple procedure from our Raleigh dentist that allows us to make your natural teeth whiter in a non-invasive way.
Many patients come into our dental office wanting to aesthetically enhance their smile. Tooth whitening is done to your natural tooth enamel, so it’s important to take into consideration any fillings, crowns, or other dental implants. If you do need a dental restoration, it should be done after your teeth whitening treatment so that match your freshly whitened teeth.
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Reasons for Teeth Whitening
- Excessive fluoride from developing teeth (Fluorosis)
- Natural wearing of your teeth
- Teeth stains from medicine, smoking, eating, or drinking
What Teeth Whitening Involves
The Brite Smile whitening treatment usually takes two visits to our Raleigh dental office. Your first appointment will consist of making molds of your teeth. We’ll use these molds to create clear, custom trays for your mouth.
During your second appointment, Dr. Schmorr will have you try on your trays to make sure they fit properly. Any necessary adjustments can be made. Your custom trays are worn twice a day for 30 minutes at a time, or overnight for a couple of weeks, and will contain a special whitening solution. Depending on your desired level of whiteness, our Raleigh dentist will suggest the right usage for you. Sensitivity is common during the whitening process but should subside after the bleaching is done.
Tooth whitening provides results are not permanent and may be needed every few years. If you smoke or if you drink a lot of dark-colored liquids, touch-ups may be needed more frequently. Dr. Schmorr will give you special instructions for the care of your whitening trays, and recommend how often you should visit the dentist for routine check-ups to maintain your healthy, white smile.
Professional Teeth Whitening Service
When you need a brighter smile, you should go to the teeth whitening professionals in Raleigh. We know the value of a bright smile and can help you achieve white teeth, shades brighter than your current teeth color. Our comprehensive teeth whitening process provides you with the flexibility of whitening your teeth on your own schedule, without needing to spend a fortune.
When you come into our dentist’s office in Raleigh, we will evaluate your current teeth shade and provide our recommendation on how many teeth whitening sessions will be required to achieve your desired white teeth shade. The professional teeth whitening treatment that we offer will help your teeth looking whiter in days!
Teeth Whitening FAQ’s
How much does teeth whitening cost?
Professional teeth whitening typically costs more than your at-home self whitening kit. Teeth whitening costs will be determined by how many visits that will be required to reach your ideal shade of white. Stop in our dentist’s office for a consultation!
How long does teeth whitening last?
While professional teeth whitening typically lasts longer than standard teeth whitening kits, the length that teeth whitening will last depends on your lifestyle. Certain foods and drinks, smoking, and some medications might causing the teeth whitening to fade quickly. Strong oral hygiene and awareness of your lifestyle are great ways to maintain your new white smile.
How does teeth whitening work?
Teeth whitening works by applying a bleach component to your teeth, reaching beneath the enamel. This process helps to remove years of stains and discoloration that has lived on your teeth, unreachable by whitening toothpaste and mouth wash.
What is the best teeth whitening option?
Professional teeth whitening is the best option for whiter, brighter teeth. At-home teeth whitening agents cannot exceed a certain whitening strength that our dentist office can offer.
Can I eat after teeth whitening?
While eating and drinking after teeth whitening are allowed, we encourage you to avoid certain consumables that might cause reverse-effect on your new white teeth. You should avoid dark-staining drinks and foods such as the following:
- Fruit Juice
- Soy Sauce
- Red Meat
Call to schedule your Teeth Whitening appointment today!
When it comes to your teeth, you want someone you can trust. Dr. Rebecca Schmorr is a board certified, licensed general and cosmetic Raleigh dentist. Fill out the form below or call us today to schedule your teeth whitening appointment today.