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Teeth Whitening Charlotte, NC

Teeth Whitening An Overview

Teeth whitening is a quick, painless and economical cosmetic dental treatment that can take years off of the appearance of your smile. Teeth that have become stained, yellow or darkened can be made whiter and brighter for a smile that looks more youthful and healthy.

Dr. Moore offers professional teeth whitening in our Charlotte, NC dentist office for patients seeking cosmetic dental services. Get a quick smile makeover for an upcoming wedding, reunion, special event or to boost your smile and confidence today.

We recommend teeth whitening for a range of tooth discoloration concerns that are not related to a dental health issue or the result of certain factors that are considered resistant to bleaching products.

Teeth whitening can be performed in the comfort of our dental office or in your own home using a customized take-home kit.

Why choose a dentist for teeth whitening?

Dr. Moore can oversee the 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. Most patients will be considered candidates for professional teeth whitening, but there are several types of tooth stains that can be resistant:

  • 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

Teeth Whitening What to Expect

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

An in-office procedure will be completed in about 90 minutes. We use professional bleaching products that are applied and monitored by trained dental professionals. Teeth can be made up to 8 shades whiter in this one 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.

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 has been shown to activate hydrogen peroxide, which is commonly used in teeth whitening solutions. Blue LED light alone does not change the whiteness of your teeth, but hone used to activate other ingredients in whitening products, it can be shown to be a great activating agent.

Can teeth whiteners damage your teeth?

Teeth whiteners have been rumored to cause damage to the surface of teeth, and enamel however studies have not proven this 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?

Gums may become stained white after professional teeth whitening treatment. Gums may become irritated from some of the chemicals in teeth whitening solutions. Ones gums may appear and feel as if they are sunburned after treatment. 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.