Professional teeth whitening can give you a noticeably brighter and more confident smile.
Have your teeth become duller, discolored or stained over time? Would you like to turn back the clock on your smile for a more radiant appearance? If so, our Dentists may recommend teeth whitening in Arden, North Carolina. At Arden Dental Group, we offer the following options strips and custom whitening.
Professional teeth whitening is a simple, effective cosmetic dental treatment that noticeably enhances your smile in as little as one treatment. Our treatment utilize a powerful yet safe gel that is applied to the surface of your teeth. This gel works to lighten the appearance of stains, discoloration and yellowing on the tooth enamel. These systems are available in both in-office and take-home forms.
We can lighten staining and discoloration caused by such factors as:
The natural aging process
Poor dental hygiene habits
Consumption of staining drinks and foods, including tea, wine, coffee and soda
Smoking and other forms of tobacco use
This is a good treatment option for many people. Whiter teeth help people to feel more confident, for events like weddings or job interviews, or to make a more positive first impression. Read a bit more about why people seek whiter teeth and how it can help!
Keeping Your Teeth White After a Teeth Whitening Procedure
It’s hard to smile when you have stained or yellowed teeth. Our whitening process is easy and painless, but after it’s over, you may wonder if there are ways to keep that smile bright! With proper maintenance, your teeth should stay bright after your whitening process with our trained dental professionals.
White teeth give you the ability to put your best self forward and will make you feel great about yourself. There’s no reason to let your pearly whites lose their luster too soon after your tooth whitening treatment. We’ll show you how to take care of your teeth and how you can keep them white and fresh long after your visit with us.
One of the major factors in keeping your teeth white after treatment is practicing good oral hygiene. This means that you should be brushing your teeth twice a day at the minimum. If you have sensitive teeth, then toothpaste made for tooth sensitivity will be your best bet for painless brushing. We will show you how to brush your teeth to help remove all of the hard to reach plaque that contributes to stained teeth. Make sure to use whitening toothpastes every time you brush and don’t forget to change out your toothbrush every few months.
After you brush don’t forget to floss. When you floss correctly, the food particles that cause build up on your teeth is removed along with excess plaque. Flossing is an important part of your dental hygiene routine. When you’re done with flossing, then you’ll want to rinse your mouth with antiseptic mouthwash to kill the bacteria on your teeth.
Be cognizant of the foods that you eat, because not all foods are created equal when it comes to their power to stain your teeth. You know that coffee, tea and red wine stain your teeth, but did you know that berries, tomato sauce, sports drinks and hard candy also stain teeth? If you can’t live without these food and drink items, then make a habit of brushing your teeth or rinsing your mouth with water after consuming them. You also have the option to use a straw for certain beverages, which will help keep the staining agents off of your whitened teeth.
A major offender of staining teeth is tobacco. If you’re a smoker, then you’ll want to abstain after having your teeth whitened. There’s nothing more damaging to freshly whitened teeth than cigarettes and other tobacco products. This may be a good time to quit smoking if you love how your smile looks.
Last but not least, don’t forget to come to our dental practice for touch-ups, so we can keep your smile as bright as you want it to be!
See the Difference Professional Teeth Whitening Can Make
Our dentists will work with you to determine the right treatment type and duration to achieve the smile results you desire. Call us to learn more about professional teeth whitening and schedule an appointment for your personal consultation today.