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Teeth get dull, yellow, and stained over time. Whiter teeth make people appear more youthful and attractive, leading to greater self esteem and confidence.
Teeth whitening is a relatively inexpensive method of enhancing a faded smile. Many over the counter products claim to whiten teeth, but fall disappointingly short of their promises.
In truth, the strongest and fastest acting whitening solutions are only available in your dentist’s office. Here are two teeth whitening options Dr. Cooper’s endorses:
Power bleaching is performed in the office and can lighten teeth 3 – 8 shades in a single hour. This process can last from 6 months to 2 years. In-office bleaching is more expensive, costing, on average, $650.
Home Teeth Whitening Trays
Another way to whiten your teeth is with a take home kit prescribed by your dentist. While this process takes longer, it is also very effective and less expensive – around $400.
Teeth Whitening Side Effects
A few side effects of teeth whitening include gum irritation and tooth sensitivity. These issues are generally very minor and clear up in a short period of time. These issues can become more severe if you use ill-fitting trays bought over the counter or with the improper use of bleach. Teeth whitening will not affect existing crowns, fillings, or veneers.
Although teeth whitening is not permanent, it is possible to slow the natural fading process by avoiding certain foods, drinks, and smoking, all of which can cause staining of our teeth.
Teeth whitening is the most dramatic and cost effective way of enhancing your smile. If you’re considering teeth whitening to enhance your smile, speak with Dr. Cooper today.
When you need convenient, high-quality dental care that you and your family can depend on, choose Dr. Velma Cooper. To schedule your visit, call us at 919-806-3007. For your convenience, you can use our online Request an Appointment form to schedule your preferred consultation time with Dr. Cooper.