Over time, teeth become stained and discolored from aging, tobacco use, wine, tea, coffee, sports drinks, sodas and eating certain foods like berries. Teeth discoloration can be unsightly, but there are convenient methods available to whiten teeth. Oak Ridge Dental Arts offers the best in teeth whitening services to improve the luster and overall look of your teeth. Before starting any teeth whitening treatment, it's important to be familiar with the differences between home teeth whitening and in-office teeth whitening procedures.
Take Home Teeth Whitening
Take home teeth whitening kits provide flexibility and customization when it comes to brightening your teeth. Oak Ridge Dental Arts offers custom take home teeth bleaching trays which are custom fitted impressions of your upper and lower teeth. Together, the dentist and patient will determine how many shades brighter they want their teeth and adjust the amount of peroxide to be used in the custom-fitted trays. Advantages of using at home teeth whitening systems include:
- Convenient and works with your schedule.
- The process is tailored to your desired results so you can use as little or as much as you and the dentist decide will give you the best results.
- It's a safe and simple way to whiten teeth over time or touch up existing teeth whitening treatments.
In Office Teeth Whitening
In-office teeth whitening is a one-time procedure that only takes about 45 minutes to complete. The trained dental specialists and cosmetic dentists at Oak Ridge Dental Arts will first examine your teeth for their current level of discoloration. The dentist starts the treatment by using a teeth whitening gel to bleach your teeth. In-office teeth whitening services offer the following advantages:
- The treatment is quick and easy—it takes less than an hour to complete.
- All work is performed in the comfortable atmosphere of our office.
- Fast results—the average patient will notice an improvement of up to eight shades.
Make an Appointment
Interested in having your teeth whitened but not sure what type of teeth whitening procedure is best for you? Please contact us today to schedule a consultation at Oak Ridge Dental Arts. We go the extra mile to answer your questions about home and in-office teeth whitening. The professional dental specialists and cosmetic dentists at one of our convenient NC locations can help you achieve a brighter and whiter smile.