Dr. Moore Provides Professional Teeth Whitening in Charlotte, NC
Teeth whitening is a quick, painless and economical cosmetic dental treatment. We can whiten teeth that have become stained, yellow or dark over time. Get whiter teeth and a brighter smile that looks more youthful and healthy with professional teeth whitening in our Charlotte dental office.
We recommend teeth whitening to remove teeth stains that are not related to a dental health issue. We will preform your teeth whitening procedure in the comfort of our dental office. Get a quick smile makeover for an upcoming wedding, reunion, special event, or to boost your confidence today.
Why choose a dentist for teeth whitening?
There are different types of teeth whitening methods and products available in the market. However, the most effective and safest one is to go to a dentist. Dentists have all the tools, equipment and knowledge to do this procedure. They can also provide additional services such as teeth cleaning, dental x-rays, or dental sealants for the best results.
Dr. Moore oversees the entire process for the safest and best possible result with minimal side effects. Over-the-counter options can often cause unnecessary sensitivity and inconsistent results when compared to a professional process.
Am I a candidate for teeth whitening?
Dr. Moore will first meet with you to evaluate the condition of your teeth and gums. Then he will discuss your cosmetic goals for your smile. We consider most patients as viable candidates for professional teeth whitening. However, there are several types of tooth stains that can be resistant to this procedure:
- Tetracycline stains, which can make teeth look gray.
- Stains from certain medical conditions or medications.
- Genetic tooth discoloration.
Our Teeth Whitening Process
In-office teeth whitening treatment
Dr. Moore will listen to your specific goals for addressing the color of your teeth. He will conduct a dental exam and give you advice on what you can do to whiten your teeth. It is best to have a healthy smile and a great oral hygiene routine before whitening teeth professionally to enjoy the best result.
Our team can complete an in-office whitening treatment in about 90 minutes. Our trained dental professionals use the safest professional bleaching products when removing stains. Teeth can get up to 8 shades whiter after a single treatment.
We also offer convenient, customized take-home teeth whitening. First, you will still need to visit our dental practice for an initial exam. While there, we will take dental impressions to make your custom-fit bleaching trays. The trays will fit over your teeth like a mouthguard. They will provide a safe, consistent application of the professional whitening gel in your kit. Then, we will send you home with your set of trays and kit.
With the take-home kits, patients will see results appear more gradually over a period of about 2 weeks. Improving your smile at home will work on your time, so you might not see instant results.
Teeth Whitening FAQs
Does blue LED light whiten teeth?
Blue LED light is similar to the UV rays that come off of the sun. Blue lights can activate hydrogen peroxide, which is common in teeth whitening solutions. However, blue LED light alone does not change the whiteness of your teeth. The blue UV light dentists use to activate the bleaching agent in whitening products is exactly for that purpose.
Can teeth whiteners damage your teeth?
It is a myth that teeth whiteners cause severe damage to the surface of teeth and enamel. Studies have not proven the myth to be true. The yellow color that your teeth take when they become stained is one of the most common signs of damaged enamel. Fixing this does not damage your enamel, if anything it cleans and brightens the surface of your teeth.
How long will my gums stay white after teeth whitening?
It is not rare to have some stained gums after teeth whitening. A few factors that add to the staining are the type of toothbrush you use and how often you brush your teeth. The type of toothpaste you use can also affect how your gums look. Gums may become irritated from some of the chemicals in teeth whitening kits. Your gums may feel tender, become white, and flake away; similar to peeling skin from a burn. This is entirely normal and should subside within 24 hours after treatment.
Teeth whitening is a quick, painless and affordable cosmetic dental treatment that can take years off of your smile. If you are seeking cosmetic dental services to improve your smile, give us a call today. Dr. Moore is a thorough dentist in Charlotte, NC.