Your life will be full of big moments. Maybe you’re about to walk down the aisle at your storybook wedding or have an interview coming up for your dream job? But if you feel self-conscious about smiling because your teeth aren’t looking so pearly or white anymore, you might need some help to brighten your smile and boost your confidence?
If you can relate to any of the above, professional teeth whitening treatments from a skilled dentist might be just what you need to smile like you mean it! If you are in the Chapel Hill, NC area and are considering professional teeth whitening, Dr. James P. Furgurson and his associates at Chapel Hill Family & Cosmetic Dentistry can help.
How Do Teeth Get Discolored?
Even if you’ve dutifully cared for your teeth by brushing and flossing them as often as recommended by dentists, natural discoloration of your teeth will still occur over time. This process can also be hastened along by other factors such as smoking or chewing tobacco or daily drinking of coffee, tea, cola or red wine. Even using certain prescription medications can cause discoloration.
Following your dentist’s recommendation of brushing twice daily and flossing at least once daily can slow this discoloration process down and help your smile stay brighter and healthier longer but it can’t reverse it. This is where professional whitening treatments come in.
Chapel Hill, NC dentist Dr. Furgurson offers patients the option of in office or take home teeth whitening. Both treatments can erase years’ worth of stains and help you have a fresher and more confident smile to help you meet whatever life brings.
In-Office Teeth Whitening
Our fastest method of teeth whitening is the in-office procedure. This takes a little over an hour and can produce results up to ten shades lighter. Results will depend on the severity and source of stains on the patient’s teeth, with certain stains being more difficult to erase completely. Dr. Furgurson will discuss expected results prior to your treatment during your consultation.
The process of in-office teeth whitening usually goes as follows. First, we set up a protective barrier for your gums. Next, we brush a layer of maximum strength bleaching gel onto your teeth and activate the ingredients with a special light. This process may need to be repeated several times until your desired shade is achieved.
At-Home Teeth Whitening Kit
Our most convenient method for removing stains from your tooth enamel is at-home teeth whitening. This method utilizes custom-fitted trays that Dr. Furgurson creates in the office and maximum strength bleaching gel. The at-home kit will provide results far superior to over the counter options such as whitening strips and toothpastes that you may see for sale at your local drugstore.
At home, you will fill the trays with gel and fit them over your teeth for several hours at a time daily, usually overnight while you sleep. The bleaching gel will remove stains and, because it contains fluoride, it will also strengthen your enamel for stronger teeth. After about a week of regular use, your teeth will appear dramatically whiter.
All our teeth whitening products are specially formulated to minimize tooth sensitivity and Dr. Furgurson carefully supervises teeth whitening treatments.
Teeth Whitening in Chapel Hill, NC
Chapel Hill Family & Cosmetic Dentistry offers both KOR Whitening and Opalescence Whitening products to their patients. To discuss which product and method would work best for your specific dental hygiene goals, schedule an appointment with Dr. Furgurson at Chapel Hill Family & Cosmetic Dentistry in Chapel Hill, NC by calling 919.205.9308 or request an appointment online.