Teeth Whitening Cary, NC
Professional teeth whitening in Cary, NC is growing in popularity among our patients at Alliance Dentistry. It’s popular for many reasons, but those who are unfamiliar with the process may have questions. If the below overview does not address your questions and concerns, feel free to contact us. The teeth whitening treatment that we offer at our office in Cary, NC is safe and effective. A more beautiful smile can also enhance one’s self-esteem and boost confidence.
What to Know
The teeth whitening treatment our dentists perform at Alliance Dentistry in Cary, NC is very safe, but patients should be prepared to not drink extremely hot or cold foods and beverages immediately afterward. This is because tooth hypersensitivity and gum irritation can occur for a short time following the procedure. The initial treatment by our dental professionals will likely entail several visits over a period of up to six weeks.
The First Step: A Teeth Cleaning
Before the teeth whitening treatment begins at our Cary, NC office, you will undergo a teeth cleaning performed by one of our dental professionals. Depending on the state of your oral health, the cleaning may also include removal of plaque and tartar. If you have any cavities, they will be filled. In short, your teeth must be optimally prepared in advance of the teeth whitening process.
The Second Step: Creating a Custom Mold of Your Mouth
In order to provide you with a custom-fitted whitening tray following the procedure, one of our dental professionals will create a mold of your mouth. This will allow you to continue treatments at home after the teeth whitening treatment you receive in our Cary, NC office is completed. Our dentist from Alliance Dentistry will provide you with a prescription for a peroxide based solution for your personal use. This will be stronger than non-prescription options that are available over the counter.
The Third Step: The Teeth Whitening Procedure
To protect your gums from the bleaching agent, you will have a rubber shield placed over them. The bleaching agent will be wiped off after ten to 45 minutes, then a fresh application of bleaching agent will remove an additional layer of tooth stain. The whitening agent that your dentist uses is usually much stronger than what you can purchase over the counter as part of home whitening kits. A stronger agent allows for significantly shorter treatment times. If your teeth suffer from particularly difficult stains, such as nicotine, it may be necessary to extend the number of treatments.
The Fourth Step: Argon or UV Laser
When undergoing teeth whitening treatment at our Cary, NC office, your dentist may opt to use an argon or UV laser. This may or may not be necessary, so be sure to ask your dentist if it will enhance your treatment.
Contact Us for a Brighter Smile
If you would like to enjoy whiter teeth and a brighter smile, we will be happy to answer your questions and address any questions you may have. Call Alliance Dentistry today and learn how professional teeth whitening in Cary, NC can improve your quality of life!