Do you have darkened tooth enamel? Are your teeth stained yellow? Try professional tooth whitening treatment.
At Orchard Hill Dental, Dr. Jessica Christy and her team offer in-office teeth whitening to eliminate tough stains on tooth enamel. Teeth whitening is a cosmetic dental option that provides a brighter and healthier smile. Your dentist in Hendersonville, NC and our dental care team takes the patient’s age and overall health into account before treatment. To receive professional teeth whitening treatment, you must be at least 18 years old, be in overall good health, and not pregnant or lactating.
There are many benefits to getting a teeth whitening procedure at the dentist. Teeth whitening treatment brightens teeth, improves tooth health, and is long-lasting. Whitening teeth can also reverse the effects of aging on teeth and help improve your confidence. Brightening your smile not only improves the aesthetics of teeth but can also benefit your oral health. Patients who receive our treatment motivate themselves to maintain their smiles with brushing and flossing as well as regular dental checkups.
Professional Teeth Whitening Treatments in Hendersonville
KoR Teeth Whitening
Dr. Christy offers the unique KoR teeth whitening procedure. KoR is often able to treat deep stains that have penetrated several layers of enamel. After your examination, Dr. Christy will discuss the possible results you could achieve with KoR, depending on the nature and severity of your tooth discoloration or staining.
KoR uses a proprietary gel and does not require laser light to activate. It is applied using their specially designed trays that seal the area being treated and keep your saliva from reducing the efficacy of the bleaching gel. A scientifically designed teeth whitening process, KoR is typically able to provide exceptional results.
QuickPro Teeth Whitening
This tooth whitening option is best for patients with brown or yellow-stained teeth. Treatment is quick as it takes 10 minutes with noticeable same-day results. To begin, our dentists will make sure that we polish the teeth and remove all plaque. Then we apply a whitening varnish, and then a fluoride varnish to the teeth. Your dentist will brush a Vitamin E oil on the lips for your comfort.
To get started, Dr. Christy will insert a cheek retractor, dry the teeth, and apply Liquidam. We will also apply a light coat of Vitamin E to the Liquidam. Then, our team will brush on a thin layer of hydrogen peroxide solution, and then a layer of sealer. That’s it! Wait 30 minutes before removing the varnish and do not eat, drink, or smoke. You can go about your day as the varnish is colorless and nearly invisible.
Teeth Whitening FAQs
How long after teeth whitening can I eat normally?
After teeth whitening, we recommend that patients wait 72 hours before going back to their regular diet. During this time patients should avoid foods or drinks that are likely to stain teeth.
How long after teeth whitening will I see results?
After teeth whitening treatment patients need to be patient while waiting for results to be visible. After 24 hours you should notice that your teeth are visibly whiter. They will continue to become brighter for up to 72 hours after treatment.
Can I brush my teeth after whitening treatment?
After you have whitening treatment, we recommend waiting a few hours before brushing your teeth. This gives the whitening solution time to settle and temporary sensitivity to decrease.
How long do teeth stay white after whitening?
After professional teeth whitening, teeth may stay white anywhere from six months to three years. The length of time that whitening effects last varies from patient to patient, and is largely dependent on oral care and diet.
What to know before getting teeth whitening?
Before teeth whitening we recommend patients have their teeth cleaned. This will make the treatment more effective, and may help it to last longer. We also recommend patients refrain from eating or drinking anything that may stain their teeth before treatment.
Can teeth whitening damage teeth?
Teeth whitening products may cause damage to teeth, however, when used by a professional this is rare. Dentists are professionally trained to use teeth whitening products in a safe manner that will not cause damage to your teeth or gums. When you use teeth whitening products at home, it is much more common for negative effects to appear.
Request a Consultation and Dental Exam
Do you want to brighten your smile with quick and convenient teeth whitening solutions? Call Orchard Hill Dental at (828) 247-7001 or request a consultation with Dr. Christy online. If you have any remaining questions about our tooth whitening treatments, feel free to ask a member of our dental staff. They will be happy to help you find a solution that fits your specific needs.