Teeth Whitening Charlotte, NC

Dr. Moore Provides Professional Teeth Whitening in Charlotte, NC

Teeth whitening is a quick, painless and economical cosmetic dental treatment. It can take years off of the appearance of your smile. 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 for a range of tooth discoloration concerns that are not related to a dental health issue. We preform teeth whitening procedures in the comfort of our dental office. Get a quick smile makeover for an upcoming wedding, reunion, special event or to boost your smile and 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 necessary equipment and knowledge to do this procedure.

Dr. Moore oversees the entire process for the safest, 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 meet with you to evaluate the condition of your teeth and gums and to discuss your cosmetic goals. 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

affordable teeth whitening in Charlotte North Carolina

Our Teeth Whitening Process

Dr. Moore will meet with you to listen to your specific goals for addressing the color of your teeth. He will conduct a dental exam and give you recommendations. It is best to have a healthy smile and stable dental health before whitening teeth professionally to enjoy the best result.

Our team can complete an in-office procedure 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. You will need to visit with us to have impressions taken for making your custom-fit bleaching trays. Improving your smile at home will be much easier.

These will fit over your teeth like a mouthguard and provide a safe, consistent application of the professional quality products in your kit. With the take-home kits, patients will see results appear more gradually over a period of about 2 weeks.

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 specific for that purpose.

Can teeth whiteners damage your teeth?

It is a myth that teeth whiteners cause significant 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. Correcting 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 uncommon to have some stained gums after teeth whitening. A few factors that contribute to the staining are the type of toothbrush you use and frequency of brushing. The type of toothpaste you use can also affect the appearance of your gums. Gums may become irritated from some of the chemicals in teeth whitening solutions. 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 post treatment.

Teeth whitening is a quick, painless and economical cosmetic dental treatment that can take years off of the appearance of your smile. If you are seeking cosmetic dental services to improve your smile, give us a call today. Dr. Moore is a comprehensive dentist in Charlotte, NC.