Has your smile lost its gleaming white shine because of stains or discoloration? Luckily, it’s never been easier to recapture it. At Hometown Family Dental Centers with offices in Fayetteville, Raeford, and Vass, North Carolina, the team of dentists offers professional teeth whitening procedures. Teeth whitening can brighten your smile several shades and provide a valuable boost in self-confidence. To schedule a whitening procedure, call the office or book an appointment online today.
Teeth whitening refers to the process of bleaching stains or discoloration on your teeth. This helps break the concentration of stains or discoloration, giving your teeth a whiter appearance. It’s a very common and popular procedure that can whiten your teeth by several shades and give your smile a new shine.
Professional teeth whitening is preferable to over-the-counter options since the whitening gel used in dental offices is professional-grade and contains a higher concentration of hydrogen peroxide, the most commonly used active ingredient. That means your results from a professional in-office or take-home whitening treatment will be much better.
The most common sources of tooth stains and discoloration are through certain stain-causing foods and drinks. Some examples include:
These substances can damage the enamel — the white outer layer of your teeth. Another cause of discoloration is aging that leads to natural wear and tear of the enamel. As you get older, the enamel wears down, revealing the dentin — the yellowish layer underneath.
During an in-office teeth whitening procedure, your dentist at Hometown Family Dental Centers provides you with a gel-lined tray to bite into. The gel consists of a professional-grade bleaching agent, and the use of light technology speeds up treatment. In less than an hour, the bleaching agent acts on stains and brightens your smile by several shades.
You can also elect to use a take-home whitening kit. Your dentist can provide a set of trays and the hydrogen peroxide gel that you’ll assemble at home. Your provider outlines a schedule for you to follow. It’ll detail when to wear them and for how long. In just a few weeks, you can whiten your teeth in the comfort of your own home according to your own schedule.
Teeth whitening results should last about one to two years. The best way to make sure your results last is to continue practicing good oral hygiene and maintaining your professional dental exams and cleanings. Other tricks, such as using fluoride toothpaste can help, too.
Is it time to brighten up your smile with a teeth whitening? Then call the office or schedule a simple, safe teeth whitening procedure online today.