Teeth Whitening in Fayetteville, NC
Achieve a Noticeably Brighter Smile
Do you find yourself hiding your teeth when you smile or talk to people due to discoloration? Many people suffer from stained or yellow teeth, and this often affects their confidence.
At Westlake Family Dentistry, we want you to have a smile you can be proud of and want to share with people you meet. Discover our teeth whitening options and how to maintain your white smile.
Our Teeth Whitening Options
Teeth whitening is a non-invasive treatment that can make your smile multiple shades whiter in hours or weeks depending on which of our methods you choose. Dr. Choe wants you to be as comfortable as possible, so he offers two different whitening options — in-office and at-home.
Learn about each one to help you decide which one will best fit your lifestyle.
If you want to whiten your teeth as quickly as possible, you may be a candidate for our in-office method. The entire process can be completed in about an hour and will leave you with stunning results.
First, Dr. Choe will apply a special gel to your teeth that contains hydrogen peroxide. For maximum whiteness, he’ll let it sit on your teeth for as little as an hour. Patients love how simple the process is and that they can experience a bright new smile in just one day.
Take-Home Whitening Kit
If you’re unable to come into our office for a lengthy appointment or would rather whiten your teeth from the comfort of your own home, Dr. Choe may offer you a whitening kit to take home with you.
Our take-home method consists of customized trays and a whitening gel. When you pick up your kit from our office, we’ll give you detailed instructions on how much gel to use and how often to apply it.
This treatment usually takes about one to two weeks and is great for busy people who want to whiten their teeth at night.
Maintaining Your Beautiful Smile
After your whitening treatment is completed, you’ll most likely want to maintain your white smile to avoid the need for re-treatment. To make sure your teeth don’t become stained or discolored again we recommend that you:
- Limit sugary foods — such as candy
- Avoid beverages that stain your teeth — like red wine and dark soda
- Brush twice a day — you may want to choose a whitening toothpaste
Contact Your Cosmetic Dentist in Fayetteville, NC
If you want your smile to be as bright as possible, teeth whitening may be a great treatment for you. Give us a call at 910-864-2944 or visit our website to learn more about both our in-office and at-home options.
Frequently Asked Questions
Is it safe to whiten my teeth?
Teeth whitening is a trusted and safe procedure that can be completed in-home or in-office. The at-home kits have a lower concentration of bleach in their solutions and therefore may take a few weeks to show results. If you follow the instructions, the treatment is safe.
When you’re looking for immediate stunning results, you’ll want to have your teeth professionally whitened. With our chairside whitening treatment, we’ll apply the bleaching agent on your teeth to ensure the agent doesn’t touch your gums. It’s normal to feel some sensitivity following the procedure, but it will diminish with time.
Is there a permanent teeth whitening option?
There is no way to permanently whiten teeth. Teeth whitening works on the outermost surface of the teeth. There are various factors that cause teeth to discolor. Teeth typically darken with age but what we eat and drink also plays an important role.
In order to prevent your pearly whites from staining, you’ll want to avoid foods that may lead to discoloration, including:
Many of Dr. Choe’s patients choose to whiten their teeth annually
Is it painful to have teeth whitening?
The teeth whitening process is completely pain-free. However, some patients find that their tooth sensitivity is mildly increased for a few days after treatment. If you have sensitive teeth, Dr. Choe might recommend that you use a toothpaste specially designed to reduce sensitivity before and after the teeth whitening procedure. Any discomfort or sensitivity should dissipate with time so you can fully enjoy your new white teeth.
Is it necessary to prepare for teeth whitening?
Before your teeth whitening appointment, Dr. Choe may ask you to refrain from consuming particularly acidic foods or drinks for a few days. Also, since plaque on the surface of the teeth may diminish the effect of the whitening agents, Dr. Choe often recommends a professional cleaning as a precursor to teeth whitening.