From time to time, everyone’s smile needs a touch-up. At Loveland Dental Group, the skilled team of professionals offers teeth whitening procedures that can brighten teeth several shades in under an hour. With locations in High Point, Cornelius, Concord, Winston-Salem and Mooresville, North Carolina and Fort Mill, South Carolina, patients can either come in on a lunch break and leave with a whiter smile, or take home their own whitening kit. Both methods deliver incredible results. To schedule a teeth whitening, call the office or use the online booking tool today.
What is teeth whitening?
If your teeth have been stained or discolored, there’s good news. They can be lightened and brightened by means of the non-invasive process of whitening. With whitening, you can achieve a whiter, healthier looking smile in just one in-office visit.
Teeth whitening or bleaching simply refers to the process of breaking apart the concentration of stains to make teeth appear whiter. While there are many over-the-counter options for teeth whitening, the most effective and safest teeth whitening systems are the professional strength ones available at the practice. A dental professional whitening system offers a higher concentration of whitening components and delivers them to the teeth in the most efficient manner to achieve optimal results.
What causes tooth stains?
Besides general wear and tear over the years, the most common cause of tooth stains is the food and drinks you consume. Some of the items that are most likely to discolor your teeth include:
- Dark teas
- Tomato sauce
- Red wine
There are of course a variety of other causes, such as tobacco use, certain medications, and facial injuries.
How does teeth whitening work?
At Loveland Dental Group, the team offers two exceptional options for whitening. You can choose either an in-office teeth whitening procedure or a professional take-home system. Both of these are top-of-the-line systems.
However, the biggest advantage of the in-office procedure is that in as little as one hour, you can achieve a smile that is several shades whiter and brighter than the original color of your teeth. You can even come in on your lunch break and go back to your workplace with a brand new smile to show off.
Whether it’s in the office or at home, whitening works by wearing a tray lined with a powerful bleaching agent. In the office, a laser is used to expedite the whitening process. The bleaching agent breaks apart the concentration of stains on your teeth, giving them a whiter appearance.
The professional strength take-home system also produces excellent results. However, this is achieved by way of a more gradual process. The take-home kit may be prescribed alone, or after your in-office treatment to perfect or maintain the in-office result.
How long do teeth whitening results last?
Generally, whitening results should last at least one year. However, if you take excellent care of your teeth with proper brushing and flossing techniques, your results can last even longer.
The beauty of whitening is that you can always come in for another one to touch up your smile. If you notice your results fading, don’t worry: that just means it may be time for another bleaching.
To schedule your next or first teeth whitening, call Loveland Dental Group or use the online booking tool today.