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Teeth Whitening - Cary, NC

Light Up the Room with Your Smile

When you look in the mirror, what do you see? Do you see a smile that has lost its luster? If tooth discoloration has left you feeling insecure about your appearance, you no longer need to feel self conscious about your smile. You can bring new life to it with a whitening treatment in Cary with Dr. Darren Koch. Now, you can get professional-quality results from the comfort of your own home using our take-home kit, and your teeth will become several shades whiter in just two weeks.

What are the Benefits of Teeth Whitening?

before and after teeth whiteningAs you age, your teeth will naturally become darker. However, the severity of the discoloration can be exacerbated by several factors such as genetics, smoking, or darkly pigmented foods and drinks. Regardless of the cause behind the stains, it can leave you feeling unhappy with your smile.

To restore a bright smile, you may have already tried over-the-counter whitening products such as toothpastes or mouth rinses, but did not achieve the results you desired. Although these products are convenient, they do not contain professional-strength whitening agents and are therefore usually ineffective.

The only way to get lasting, dramatic results is with a whitening treatment from your cosmetic dentist in Cary, Dr. Koch. He uses KoR Whitening because it has been proven to be safe and very effective.

After performing an initial consultation, precise impressions of your teeth are performed and sent to a dental laboratory. At the next visit, Dr. Koch will provide you with your custom-fit trays and whitening gel, as well as instructions for use. This will ensure predictable and consistent results. You will use the whitening gel in your custom trays every night while you sleep for 2 weeks to get your teeth several shades whiter.

Am I a Candidate for Teeth Whitening?

woman pointing to smileTo benefit from a professional whitening treatment, you must have good oral health. There are certain conditions that may prevent you from being a candidate, such as chronic tooth sensitivity, periodontal disease, oral cancer, or damaged enamel.

If Dr. Koch determines that you are a suitable candidate for teeth whitening, the treatment can be used to resolve stains caused by several factors, such as:

  • Smoking
  • Foods and drinks, like coffee, tea, or red wine
  • Aging
  • Genetics

How Do I Maintain My Bright Smile?

bright white smileAfter achieving your desired results, protect your new smile from future staining by maintaining excellent oral hygiene. Brush your teeth two to three times daily and floss every night. Also, make sure you visit our office twice per year for a thorough teeth cleaning and examination.

To reduce your risk of new stains, it is best to limit your consumption of darkly pigmented foods and drinks, like berries and red wine. If you cannot avoid them, brush your teeth immediately after eating or drinking to minimize their staining effects. If you cannot get to your toothbrush, rinse your mouth well with water. If you smoke or use tobacco in any form, now is the perfect time to quit!

Rejuvenate Your Smile

man with perfect smile smilingDo not let dark tooth discoloration hurt your self-esteem. Rejuvenate your smile and your confidence with a professional whitening treatment. Contact our office today to see if you are a candidate for teeth whitening.

Whitening Treatment Process

Although patients seeking teeth whitening want similar results (i.e., a brighter smile), the causes of teeth discoloration can differ from patient to patient. The concentration of whitening solution can also vary depending on individual needs and goals. That’s why Dr. Koch has a unique, thorough approach for cosmetic procedures like whitening. If you’re having trouble envisioning the results, he can also provide a digital preview! Want to learn more about how he customizes treatment for each patient? Simply click on the link below.

See Photos of Before After the Trial Smile Process

Teeth Whitening FAQs

Woman smiling after teeth whitening in Cary

If you’re looking for a way to enhance the natural beauty of your smile, teeth whitening is likely the solution you’re looking for! However, you may still have some unanswered questions about the treatment, so we’re here to help. Here are the answers to some of the most common queries we receive about teeth whitening in Cary. If you don’t see the information that you’re looking for below, give us a call. We’d be happy to walk you through the treatment process and get you started with a consultation.

Does Teeth Whitening Hurt?

Many patients are hesitant to commit to treatment because they are worried that it will be painful. The truth is that professional teeth whitening is entirely custom, so you are significantly less likely to experience tooth sensitivity. If your teeth are more prone to being sensitive, don’t hesitate to let your dental team know. By spacing out treatments, avoiding hot beverages, and using specialty toothpaste, you can avoid this unpleasant sensation.

Does Teeth Whitening Damage Enamel?

No, teeth whitening does not damage healthy enamel. However, if your teeth are compromised by decay or gum disease, these chemicals can cause problems. That’s why conducting a comprehensive dental exam beforehand is so important. Additional damage can also come from at-home remedies, like using activated charcoal and hydrogen peroxide to damage teeth. If you want to whiten your smile, you should always consult with your dentist first. This way, they can give you advice on how to achieve your desired results safely.

Does Teeth Whitening Work on Dental Crowns?

No, dental crowns cannot be whitened like your natural teeth. In fact, whitening gels can weaken the bond between your tooth and restoration, therefore causing complications. The good news is that you can prevent your dental crown from discoloring by implementing the same best practices you use for your natural teeth. If you are unhappy with the current shade of your crown, it can be replaced to better suit your smile goals.

Is Teeth Whitening Permanent?

Teeth whitening is not permanent. Typically, results last anywhere from a couple of months to a few years depending on how well you care for them. To prolong results, implement a solid at-home oral hygiene routine, attend your six-month dental checkups, and avoid poor dental habits, like smoking. Touch-up treatments are also available to keep your teeth bright.

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