Achieve a Bright, White Smile with At-Home Teeth Whitening
Dental discoloration can be caused by a variety of factors, including certain foods and beverages, genetics, and the environment. These stains can build up over time, affecting the appearance of your smile and your self-confidence. At Avason Family Dentistry in Denver, NC, we offer custom-designed, at-home teeth whitening kits to easily and conveniently brighten your smile. In addition, Dr. Frank Avason III offers a Whitening for Life program, providing free touch-up whitening gel if you maintain regular dental checkups. Combining personalized care and cosmetic expertise, our team can help you achieve and maintain a healthy, sparkling smile.
How Dental Stains Develop
There are two different types of dental discoloration: extrinsic and intrinsic. Extrinsic staining is often caused by certain foods and beverages, including coffee, tea, red wine, dark berries, and red sauces. However, factors such as smoking and age can also contribute to external staining. This form of discoloration affects the enamel of the tooth and can be treated with professional dental whitening.
Intrinsic stains affect the inner portion of the tooth, or dentin. This type of discoloration often develops because of dental infection, trauma, certain medications, or other health conditions. As teeth whitening is not an effective treatment for internal stains, Dr. Avason may recommend an alternative cosmetic treatment, such as porcelain veneers, to brighten your smile.
The Teeth Whitening Process
During your consultation, we will conduct an examination of your smile to determine whether teeth whitening is right for you. If you decide to move forward with treatment, we will thoroughly clean your teeth before taking an impression of your smile. Dr. Avason will then send these impressions to a local dental laboratory, where they will be used to create your custom whitening trays. These devices will be designed to fit comfortably and securely over your smile.
At-home teeth whitening can lighten your teeth by several shades, helping you feel confident in the appearance of your smile.
When your whitening trays are ready, you can return to our office to receive your professional whitening gel. To brighten your smile, you will simply apply the gel to your tray and place the tray over your top or bottom dental arch. Dr. Avason can provide you with instructions as to how often and for how long you should wear these appliances. In most cases, treatment will last about two weeks.
The Benefits of Teeth Whitening
At-home teeth whitening can lighten your teeth by several shades, helping you to feel confident in the appearance of your smile. As the whitening trays are custom-designed, the gel should not come into contact with your gums, helping you to avoid dental sensitivity. Although whitening can provide visible results on its own, it can also be combined with additional cosmetic treatments for a more dramatic effect.
When you whiten your smile at Avason Family Dentistry, we can help you maintain long-lasting results. With our Whitening for Life program, we provide free touch up gel to patients who come in for regular dental visits. As such, our team can help you achieve the smile of your dreams, while protecting your oral health.
Contact Us to Learn More
At our practice, we offer affordable, convenient at-home teeth whitening to address extrinsic dental discoloration. To enjoy a beautiful, sparkling smile, contact us online or call us at (704) 820-9797.
“Your smile is one of the first things someone notices about you—let us make it shine.” DR. FRANK AVASON III