Teeth Whitening in Charleston, SC
Teeth whitening has become one of the most popular ways to enhance a smile, and it's no surprise! Whitening is fast and affordable, and it makes a huge difference in the appearance of your smile.
There's no question that an attractive smile can open doors, both socially and professionally. Is it time to improve yours?
How Teeth Whitening Works
Teeth whitening works best on clean teeth. That way, no plaque or tartar comes between your teeth and the whitening gel. A great time to discuss whitening is during your routine six-month cleanings.
Teeth whitening works by bleaching away stains from your teeth that collect from coffee, wine, and the foods we consume. Staining is a naturally occurring process and happens with age, but it leaves your smile yellow or brown. A peroxide solution eliminates these stains when it comes into contact with your teeth.
Unlike many over-the-counter whitening products, like abrasive toothpaste, professional teeth whitening penetrates your teeth to give you the best results.
What about Over-the-Counter Products?
Pharmacies and grocery stores carry many different types of whitening systems and supplies. It can be overwhelming to peruse the shelves filled with products that claim to whiten your teeth! These products can provide a somewhat lighter smile, but many people find the results disappointing and it may feel like time and money were wasted.
Over-the-counter products are often difficult to use because they are not customized for your teeth. This can result in uneven application or gel spilling onto sensitive soft tissues.
Professional Teeth Whitening Options
During your visit to James Island Dental Associates, Dr. Thomas and Dr. Weir will gladly take the time to discuss professional teeth whitening options with you and help you decide what the best solution for you will be. Our products will give a person a more dramatically lighter and whiter smile than over-the-counter products. We offer a variety of options in our Charleston dental office.
The process is easy, and you can have a whiter smile in less time than you might imagine.
Is Teeth Whitening Safe?
Teeth whitening is safe for most healthy patients. The most common side effect is mild sensitivity, which can be combatted by taking a day off in between treatments and making sure that you follow instructions exactly. If you still experience sensitivity, fluoride treatment and desensitizers can help. Since professional products are customized for your smile and your needs, we are able to considerably reduce the risk of any type of discomfort so you can enjoy great results.
Always let us know if you have any side effects and we will be happy to help.
Contact Us for a Teeth Whitening Consultation
Call James Island Dental Associates and let us help whiten your smile today.