If your teeth are stained or discolored, our doctor may recommend teeth whitening. Teeth whitening is ideal for patients with yellow hued teeth and no dental restorations. Other stains of staining, like gray and brown, will not bleach as well or at all. Dental restorations like dental fillings and dental crowns will not react to the bleaching product. Because of this, they will stand out against a newly bleached smile. Our dental office offers both in-office and at-home whitening.
To perform in-office whitening, our dentists will apply the whitening product directly to your teeth. With the use of heat, a special light, or a laser, our dentists will enhance the effects of the whitening product. In-office whitening is the quickest way to whiten your smile. Patients can see the results after just one 30- to 60-minute treatment. However, to achieve your desired level of whitening, several whitening treatments may be needed.
If you wish to bleach your teeth in the comfort of your home, our dentists will supply you with a custom-made bleaching tray and a gel bleaching product. Wear the tray with the whitening solution as our dentists prescribe. Usually, treatment time is for several hours a day or during the night for up to four weeks.
Please contact Blue Ridge Dentistry in Boone, North Carolina today to learn more and to schedule your next appointment.