Teeth Whitening in Steele Creek, NC
Teeth come in many different shades, from ivory to yellow. But many of us wish ours were whiter and brighter since these are usually considered to be signs of healthy teeth and good hygiene.
Professional teeth whitening is affordable and safe—and dramatic results can be yours in just one trip to your cosmetic dentist!
There is no reason to go through life with teeth that are not as white as you’d like. Call Dr. H. Justin Harlow at Harlow Dentistry at Steele Creek to find out how easy it can be to love your own smile!
What Can I Expect from Teeth Whitening?
The teeth whitening procedure is fairly quick, and it usually means you’ll spend about an hour in the dental chair. We use the ZOOM! Whitening System for excellent results.
After Dr. Harlow prepares your teeth for the procedure, he will put a whitening gel on your teeth. This will help break up those stubborn stains that have been around for years and that no amount of whitening toothpaste or over-the-counter whitening kits could eliminate. An ultraviolet light activates the whitening gel while you sit and relax.
After just one treatment, you will see that your teeth are already whiter than when you sat down in the dentist chair. Your teeth will continue to whiten over the next few days.
Dr. Harlow will also provide you with an at-home whitening kit. If you continue to follow up with our take-home bleaching system, your results will last even longer. And stay away from those teeth-staining foods and drinks!
Will I Experience Any Pain, Sensitivity, or Discomfort after Whitening?
People sometimes talk about gum sensitivity or irritation after using over-the-counter whitening treatments. The truth is that these whitening kits are often used incorrectly, hence the issues experienced afterward. Most of our patients report little discomfort after their whitening treatment, and the entire process is pain-free.
The only caveat is that those who have a sensitive gag reflex might experience a slight amount of discomfort. If this is a concern of yours, please talk to us and we can go over the procedure in more detail so you know what to expect.
How Long Will My Teeth Stay White?
The length of time your teeth stay white depends a lot on genetics—and on your habits after receiving treatment.
If you follow up with at-home whitening treatments on a regular basis, your smile will stay bright and white for a longer length of time. Make sure your lifestyle is conducive to keeping your smile white and bright. Indulging in staining beverages, such as coffee, tea, and red wine, might dull the whiteness of your teeth more quickly than if you avoid these drinks.
Is Professional Teeth Whitening Safe?
Relax. Professional teeth whitening is a safe procedure. If you have concerns, please talk to Dr. Harlow.
Call Harlow Dental at Steele Creek to Learn More
You don’t have to go through life feeling self-conscious about yellowed or stained teeth. Give us a call about teeth whitening. Be sure to come in for a professional teeth cleaning before undergoing the whitening treatment!