Take-Home Teeth Whitening
Sometimes a smile doesn’t need a lot of extra work for significant improvement. If your teeth are healthy but they just don’t look as good as they used to, professional teeth whitening might be all you need to get back the healthy, beautiful smile you remember.
Who Can Benefit From Professional Teeth Whitening?
As your teeth age, they will become yellower. This process takes time, but some factors can cause your teeth to become discolored faster. Many favorite beverages are known for staining teeth, including coffee, tea, red wine, and fruit juice. Smoking also causes heavy staining to your teeth. Even some medications can cause your teeth to discolor.
If you aren’t happy with your smile when you look in the mirror, call Smiles of Carolina. We will schedule you for an examination and a consultation with Dr. Ko or Dr. Mark. After examining your teeth and gums and discussing the causes of your discoloration, we will work with you to create a plan to restore your teeth and get you smiling again.
How Professional Teeth Whitening Works
At Smiles of Carolina, we use customizable take-home whitening kits. If you and your Smiles of Carolina dentist agree that teeth whitening is the right choice for you, you will be fitted for a whitening tray. Your tray will be customized to fit your teeth perfectly to give you the very best results. Because you’ll be whitening your teeth at home, you can fit your whitening treatments around your schedule.
Dr. Ko or Dr. Mark will review the whitening process with you fully before sending you home with your kit, making sure that you have a good understanding of the process and that all your questions are answered. Once you get home, use the whitening product for the recommended amount of time every day. After your full whitening treatment is complete, return to our office. We’ll discuss your results and the next step, which could include further whitening or a plan to maintain your sparkling new smile.
What About Over-the-Counter Kits?
Our patients often ask us about the teeth whitening kits you can buy at the drugstore. While professional teeth whitening costs slightly more than these kits, the results you get are far superior for a few reasons:
- The whitening product used in professional teeth whitening kits is a much higher concentration. This gives you whiter teeth and more even results in much less time than is required by the over-the-counter kits.
- Professional kits are completely customized to fit your needs. The tray is designed to fit your mouth, which not only results in better coverage on your teeth, but also avoids whitening product coming in contact with other tissues such as your gums and lips.
- When you choose professional teeth whitening, your treatment is overseen by a trusted dental professional. If you have any concerns or questions during the whitening process, please call our office, and we will be happy to help you.
Are you ready to get started whitening your teeth? Call Smiles of Carolina today to schedule your appointment.