Teeth Whitening

Professional Teeth Whitening

Teeth Whitening in Matthews, NC

Teeth whitening is an excellent way to turn back time and erase the stains that can dull and discolor teeth. Dentist Dr. David Feeney offers teeth whitening services in his Matthews, NC office. He explains how this simple procedure can improve your smile.

Teeth whitening offers impressive results
Tooth enamel tends to absorb brightly colored foods and drinks. Although brushing is helpful in removing surface stains, it can't get rid of stains that have penetrated your enamel. Tooth whitening agents contain ingredients that safely bleach your enamel, revealing lighter, brighter teeth.

Professional whitening can save you time and money
Visit the tooth care aisle of your local drugstore, and you'll see a variety of teeth whitening products. While these products can lighten your teeth, you many need to use them for weeks and repeat the process in just a few months to maintain your results. Not only is this time-consuming; it's also expensive. 

Teeth Whitening in Matthews, NC Teeth whitening done in a professional dental setting is a safe, effective way to brighten your smile. It's also perhaps the most economical cosmetic dental procedure. When you visit your Matthews dentist for teeth whitening, the results can be dramatic: in-office whitening can lighten teeth three to eight shades in a single hour.

Professionally supervised whitening will work faster, and protect sensitive gums and tooth-root surfaces better, than over-the-counter whitening products. Having an oral exam before you begin any whitening process is an important first step to make sure your tooth discoloration is not the result of a dental condition in need of treatment. Also, please be aware that it can be risky to have whitening solutions applied to your teeth by untrained personnel in shopping malls. If you have any questions about which whitening
method would be best for you, talk to us first.

Professional Whitening Methods
Professional whitening makes use of high-concentration bleaching gels that are not available over the counter.

  • In-Office Whitening — This technique offers the fastest results with the most powerful whitening solutions available. First, your gums and tooth-root surfaces will be covered with a protective barrier to ensure your safety. A thin plastic device known as a retractor will hold your lips and cheeks away from your teeth as a professional-strength hydrogen peroxide gel is applied. The gel will be left on for about an hour. When it is removed, the results will be obvious immediately.

  • Take-Home Whitening — This is another effective way to whiten your teeth, though you will play a greater role in ensuring the best possible results and several weeks may be needed to achieve your desired level of whiteness. First, a mold of your teeth will be taken and then two thin, flexible plastic mouth trays will be custom-made for you — one for the top teeth and one for the bottom. You will fill the trays with whitening gel and then position the trays over your teeth. The trays are left in usually for about an hour at a time.

Professional teeth whitening is long lasting
If you take good care of your newly whitened teeth, you can expect them to stay bright for several years or more. Here are a few things you can do to make sure your whitening results last as long as possible.

First of all, please maintain your usual, conscientious routine of brushing and flossing every day, and keep up with your regular schedule of professional cleanings at the dental office. Finally, avoiding the foods and beverages that stain teeth will also help your teeth stay pearly white. Stay away from or limit colas, coffee, tea, wine, cherries, berries and other brightly colored foods and beverages for best results.

Whitening boosts your self-confidence
When your teeth are yellow or dull, you may spend far too much time trying to avoid smiling or opening your mouth around other people. After whitening, you may be amazed at how much more confident you feel. Teeth whitening is a simple way to help you feel good about yourself.

Do you want a brighter smile?
Dr. David Feeney, DDS in Matthews, NC offers professional teeth whitening.
Call us at (704) 847-1000 to make an appointment!

 

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