A brilliant white smile is something that every patient wants, but years of teeth-staining foods and dark beverages will begin to take a toll on the appearance of your teeth. Brushing, flossing, and watching one’s diet will help with maintaining a whiter smile, however many patients will find that they would like to quickly and safely brighten their smile by a specialized cosmetic dentist. This is why our cosmetic dentists are ready to reinvent your smile and boost your confidence with unparalleled teeth whitening services in South Charlotte, so call our office today for a free consultation with one of our cosmetic dentists.
What Should You Know About Our Charlotte Teeth Whitening Procedures
Teeth can become discolored for a variety of reasons and every patient should understand why the discoloration takes place and if professional teeth whitening is appropriate. Intrinsic discoloration is a change in the color of teeth that is taking place below the surface and is often due to damaged roots, oral diseases, or even various forms of medication. In these situations, creating a brighter smile will require more extensive services such as dental veneers.
Extrinsic staining, on the other hand, is when stains build up on the porous outer layer of one’s teeth. When the enamel is stained, our cosmetic dentists will be able to brighten a smile in as little as a single visit to our office. Our teeth whitening services begin with an inspection of the mouth along with teeth cleaning to remove any plaque or tartar. Next, custom trays are made to fit your teeth perfectly and you are given a kit with professional strength whitening gel to take home and be applied to the teeth directly inside the custom trays. We also provide Opalescence disposable professional strength whitening trays as another option for your convenience.
When whitening is carried out by our teeth whitening dentists, patients will enjoy a noticeably whiter smile the moment they step out of our office. This treatment is much more effective than home whitening kits which do have the potential to damage one’s enamel and gums. With the proper oral health habits at home, a brighter smile can be enjoyed for months on end.