Patients ask, 'What are the best methods of teeth whitening available near me in Arden, NC?'
By Dr. Christopher Port
Over time your smile can be tarnished by yellowing or discoloration. Food, wine and tobacco products can stain the enamel of our teeth. Teeth whitening is one of the most popular cosmetic dentistry procedures. As a quick, effective way to transform the smile, patients can boost their self-esteem through a simple office procedure or at their leisure using custom trays or brushes. For patients in the Arden, NC area searching for the methods of teeth whitening available near me, Dr. Christopher Port of Asheville Smile Center offers three professional quality options to give patients beautiful winning smiles.
Benefits of professional whitening
Once you have made the decision to enhance your smile, you have taken a step toward a healthier mouth. Whiter teeth are not necessarily healthy. However, by whitening with your dentist, you are ensuring your teeth are cleaned and assessed for problems first. This not only keeps your mouth healthy, but it also ensures there are not any issues that may interfere with the whitening process. Dental restorations such as crowns or bridges may not whiten as naturally as a regular tooth. Your dentist can determine the most appropriate whitening treatment to give you the bright smile you desire.
When your teeth are professionally whitened, they should be cleaned by your hygienist first. Teeth that are covered in tartar have a barrier than would make the whitening process less effective. A deep cleaning removes surface stains to ensure the whitening agent is properly absorbed by the teeth without a barrier.
Professional, dramatic, long-lasting results
Performed under the guidance of your dental professional, whitening is safe and effective. Issues are caught early and addressed. The teeth are properly prepared to ensure an effective treatment. The whitening agents used by dentists are superior to over-the-counter products.
At Asheville Smile Center, we offer three different whitening options designed to give patients choices based on their lifestyle needs or the level of whiteness desired. Office-based, at-home, or whitening brushes are available to give patients whiter, brighter smiles. Each treatment uses a professional grade bleaching agent to enhance the smile.
With our in-office treatment, patients achieve a winning smile in a single office appointment. In under an hour, patients can leave the office with quality whitening results. During your office visit, a highly concentrated bleaching agent is applied to the teeth. A barrier is used to keep the gel off the gums to ensure patient comfort and to avoid gum irritation or sensitivity. Office-based whitening treatments utilize our highest quality treatments. While your teeth are whitened, you can relax, read a book, or listen to music. Afterwards, you leave the office with a whiter smile.
Whitening trays are worn at home, at work, or in the car. This treatment offers patients the convenience and freedom to whiten on their own schedules. Patients receive trays that have been custom-created using impressions of their teeth. Custom trays ensure proper fit to avoid slipping of the whitening gel. This means the teeth are whitened effectively and gel stays off the gums. Whitening trays are worn for a short period of time each day until the desired level of whiteness is achieved.
Our third option is whitening brushes. This option also allows patients to whiten at their convenience. Using whitening brushes, the patient paints a whitening agent onto the teeth daily. The teeth absorb the gel. Gradually, stains are broken up and the teeth are whitened.
Commercial whitening products are readily available in the form of kits, toothpastes, strips, and rinses. However, professional treatments have a number of advantages over commercial products.
In-office whitening treatments are done in a single appointment. In under an hour, you can achieve a whiter, brighter smile.
Whitening trays are custom created to fit you to ensure less gum sensitivity.
Professional whitening products offer higher quality whitening than that found in over-the-counter treatments.
Dentists are trained to find dental problems, including those that may interfere with the whitening process.
Patients with dental restorations will need to consult a dentist for proper professional whitening.
If you have made the decision to enhance your smile, contact Asheville Smile Center today to learn about our cosmetic and whitening treatment options. Schedule an appointment with Dr. Christopher Port today. You belong here. (828) 585-4049
Dr. Christopher Port is a full-time practicing dentist in Asheville, North Carolina. In 2007,Dr. Port founded the Asheville Smile Center, a dental practice dedicated to helping patients achieve a lifetime of dental health and beautiful smiles.
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"Dr. Chris Port, Asheville esthetic dentist and smile rejuvenator, recently signed a publishing deal with CelebrityPress, a leading health book publishing company along with other leading dental professionals from across the country to release the book, "More Than A Mouthful."