Whiten and brighten your teeth with professional tooth whitening solutions today. Dr. Angela Wingate and her team of professional dentists offer advanced teeth whitening treatment that brightens and improves the appearance of teeth. Learn the answers to frequently asked questions about professional teeth whitening below:
Teeth Whitening FAQs
What are the benefits of professional teeth whitening treatment?
Professional tooth whitening can help improve patient’s self-confidence, reverses the effects of aging on teeth and benefit their oral health. Patients who receive treatment often feel more motivated to maintain their smile and this improves oral health in the long run.
Can I whiten teeth at home?
Yes, Dr. Wingate offers take-home bleaching kits to patients so they can receive professional results in the comfort of their own home. Dr. Wingate will provide you with whitening gel and a bleaching tray. The whitening gel is inserted into the clear tray. The tray acts like a mouthguard that is customized to fit your teeth for even results. Dr. Wingate will take dental impressions of teeth prior to treatment in order to create the trays. She will provide you with specific directions for at-home use.
How do teeth become discolored?
Smoking, using tobacco products, and consuming certain foods and drinks can all affect tooth enamel. The tar and nicotine found in tobacco products create stains on teeth. Coffee, tea, sodas, and fruits contain color pigments that may also discolor teeth. As you age, the outer layer of your tooth enamel becomes thinner and wears away. In addition to this, following an injury, a tooth may lay down more dentin, which is the darker layer underneath the enamel.
Will bleaching teeth cause sensitivity?
Some tooth whitening treatments may cause tooth sensitivity. However, Dr. Wingate and her team use specially formulated whitening agents that are created to have minimal side effects.
Call Our Office
Are you interested in professional tooth whitening treatment? You can request an appointment with Dr. Wingate or call 919.238.3470. Dr. Wingate and her dental team are committed to helping patients achieve a brighter and healthier smile.