A brighter, whiter smile is the goal for many people who choose to have their teeth whitened. There are many choices available for having this done, but not all of them are equal. Understanding the basics of teeth whitening helps many people to be better informed in their decision of how they whiten their teeth. Choosing this process to be done by a one of the dentists in Charlotte has many advantages over home whitening methods.
A patient who visits a Charlotte cosmetic dentist for teeth whitening may have the ZOOM! whitening procedure done. The dentist applies a gel to the teeth and activates the whitening agents in the gel with a special light. Those with stained or discolored teeth tend to get the best results from this procedure.
Compared to whitening trays or whitening toothpaste purchased over-the-counter for use at home, the ZOOM! procedure takes less time and produces more radiant results. It may help also patients to avoid gum irritation because the dentist is careful to apply the gel only to the teeth. With trays, the gel is spread inside the tray which is worn for an extended period of time, and some people may have gum or tooth sensitivity from that treatment option.
For those who have undergone whitening but also need straighter teeth, many of the same dentists in Charlotte who do teeth whitening can also help to fit the patient with clear braces from Invisalign. These alternatives to metal braces let the patient's new, brighter smile show through. The clear braces from Invisalign are nearly invisible, and most people cannot tell if someone has them on.
Those interested in teeth whitening should contact a Charlotte cosmetic dentist to make an appointment for a consultation to see if they are a good candidate for teeth whitening.
If you have any questions or would like more information about teeth whitening solutions or any additional information about our cosmetic dentistry services, please feel free to contact ourCharlotte dentist office at 704-543-1102 or by using our convenient online appointment request form.