Teeth Whitening Raleigh, NC
A Radiant Smile for a Confident You
Whether age, genetics, or certain foods have caused your teeth to become dull or discolored, there is hope; our Raleigh teeth whitening systems we provide can make your smile up to eight shades lighter.
Teeth whitening (or bleaching) is a simple, non-invasive dental treatment used to change the color of natural tooth enamel and is an ideal way to enhance the beauty of your smile.
Dr. Davidian provides safe, effective, and top-of-the-line teeth whitening service. This quick, in-office procedure offers the best results for whiter teeth. Zoom® teeth whitening addresses the aesthetic discoloration of your teeth that comes naturally over time. This quick in-office procedure can lighten your teeth by six to ten shades in one visit, giving you a brighter, whiter smile.
A white bright smile can be a confidence booster and a great way to get noticed. Depending on our everyday choices, we may not have the smile we always wanted. Wine, smoking, tea, soda and other foods and beverages can cause teeth staining.
- What is Teeth Whitening?
- Our Teeth Whitening Process
- How Does Teeth Whitening Work?
- Reasons to Whiten Your Teeth
- Is Teeth Whitening Safe?
- How Long Does Teeth Whitening Last?
Tooth whitening lightens teeth and helps to remove stains and discoloration. Whitening is among the most popular cosmetic dental procedures because it can greatly improve how your teeth look.
Because having whiter teeth has now become the number one aesthetic concern of most patients, there are a number of ways to whiten teeth. The most popular method is using a home teeth whitening system that will whiten teeth dramatically.
Since teeth whitening only works on natural tooth enamel, it is important to evaluate replacement of any old fillings, crowns, etc. Replacement of any restorations will be done after bleaching so they will match the newly bleached teeth.
This type of teeth whitening usually requires two visits. At the first appointment, impressions (molds) will be made of your teeth to fabricate custom, clear, plastic, trays.
At your second appointment, you will try on the trays for proper fit, and adjustments will be made if necessary. The trays are worn with special whitening solution either twice a day for 30 minutes or overnight for a couple of weeks depending on the degree of staining and desired level of whitening. It is normal to experience tooth sensitivity during the time you are whitening your teeth, but it will subside shortly after you have stopped bleaching.
You will receive care instructions for your teeth and trays, and be encouraged to visit your dentist regularly to help maintain a beautiful, healthy, white smile.
There are countless ways to remove surface stains by using abrasion or through a chemical reaction, like:
- Whitening toothpastes that contain silica molecules that polish the enamel.
- Rechargeable toothbrushes that use the action of the bristles on the tooth surface to remove the stains.
- Whitening products that include hydrogen peroxide or carbamide peroxide cause a chemical reaction that breaks apart the carbon bonds that create yellow stains. Once the bonds are broken, they no longer reflect a yellow color.
Here are some signs that you may need teeth whitening:
Fluorosis (excessive fluoridation during tooth development).
Normal wear of outer tooth layer.
Stained teeth due to medications (tetracycline, etc.).
Yellow, brown stained teeth.
Some do it yourself teeth whitening products can irritate your gums or cause painful sensitivity if used improperly or too often.
The safest and most effective way to whiten your teeth is under the supervision of a cosmetic dentist, like Dr. Tracy Davidian, DDS who will assess your oral health and the health of your teeth.
Teeth whitening is not permanent. There are many factors that can affect the shade change of your teeth after whitening, so it’s important to have realistic expectations before and after whitening.
A touch-up may be needed every several years, as certain foods, habits (like smoking), and medications can cause staining to occur after your teeth have been whitened. You’ll want to avoid these as much as possible during and after whitening in order to maintain your white smile.