Professional teeth whitening in Greensboro, NC
What’s more beautiful and vibrant than a bright, white smile? Our smile is often the first thing people notice, and making a great impression is important! Teeth start out white and vibrant, but neglecting oral hygiene and picking up bad eating habits can cause the discoloration or staining of teeth. You may diligent at brushing and flossing but still feel like your teeth are lacking the sparkle that they used to have.
What Causes Tooth Discoloration?
Some of the most common causes of tooth discoloration are:
- Chewing or Smoking Tobacco
- Red Wine
- Certain Medications
How Does the Procedure Work?
Teeth whitening is a quick, non-invasive procedure. It requires a simple application for the natural tooth enamel with a special bleaching agent that returns teeth to their original, white hue.
Are there Side Effects?
There can be a few minor side effects. The most common side effect is tooth sensitivity. This happens when the whitening agent gets through the enamel and irritates the soft dentin. Tooth sensitivity is less common when utilizing professional teeth whitening because a trained professional will be monitoring your treatment and can remove the bleaching agent at just the right time.
Will the whitening procedure work on all teeth?
No. Everyone’s teeth will whiten slightly differently, that’s why it is very important to set up a consultation with the dentist to determine if you should pursue professional bleaching. Even professional whitening agents do not work well on brown or gray hued teeth. Caps, veneers, crowns or fillings will not whiten at all.
Contact our Greensboro dental office today to set up a teeth whitening consultation, and see how we can make your smile shine!