James Island Dental Associates
Restorative, Cosmetic, and Implant Dentistry

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs): Teeth Whitening

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When you're making decisions regarding the health of your family, it's important to get all the information you need and answers for all your questions. 

At James Island Dental Associates, we are happy to provide you with answers so you can make informed decisions about your health. We've selected a few questions we often hear, and you are always more than welcome to reach out to us if you need more details. 


Teeth Whitening

Woman getting teeth whitened | Dentist Charleston SCProfessional teeth whitening in Charleston, SC is superior to anything you can purchase online or in the store, and our professional teeth whitening treatments are a practical and affordable way to dramatically enhance your smile. 

With store-bought kits, you never know how the products will react with your teeth and gums. There is no dentist standing by to weigh in on the ingredients or to monitor or instruct you on the application. Also, store-bought teeth whitening gels will not be prescription grade.

At James Island Dental Associates, we find that patients are either sensitive to store-bought products—often because too much of the gel drips onto the gum—or they are disappointed with the outcome. 

At James Island Dental Associates, we offer a few teeth whitening options to fit your budget, your lifestyle, and your unique needs. One of our cosmetic dentists will evaluate your teeth and gums before making the appropriate recommendation. Also, our custom trays, designed to fit your mouth, will keep gels where they belong – on your teeth! 

Contact Our Dental Office

If you’re looking for professional teeth whitening in Charleston, SC, get in touch with us today. Our teeth whitening options offer dramatic results, and we will always provide the safest and most appropriate system for you. 

For most patients, teeth whitening is perfectly safe. Millions of people use teeth whitening treatments to brighten and improve their smiles. However, it is possible to experience side effects when undergoing a teeth whitening treatment. Most commonly, patients experience mild tooth sensitivity as a side effect of teeth whitening.

If you experience sensitivity in your teeth due to your teeth whitening treatment, our dentists will recommend that you take a short break from your treatments. Usually, the recommendation will simply be to take a day off between treatments. However, the specific advice our dentists offer will depend on your unique situation.

If you are concerned about having your teeth whitened, our dentists can evaluate your oral health beforehand to make sure your teeth are strong, healthy, and ready to be whitened. 

If you suffer any side effects due to teeth whitening, please let our office know so we can work with you to make your teeth whitening experience comfortable. Since your professional teeth whitening treatments are customizable, we can alter or adjust your teeth whitening treatments for your comfort while still achieving fantastic results. 

Teeth Whitening in Charleston, SC

At James Island Dental Associates, Dr. James H. Thomas III and Dr. L. Thomas Weir, are here to help you get a healthy, bright smile with teeth whitening treatments. If you’re considering whitening your teeth, reach out to us to discuss your options.

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