Teeth Whitening

Do you have an upcoming wedding, reunion, or holiday and want to look your best? We offer professional teeth whitening take home kits to give you that added confidence you need to make your best impression for any occasion.

How Custom Teeth Whitening Works

At Swansboro Family Dentistry, we use Opalescence teeth whitening. The best teeth whitening options keep a high-powered whitening gel on the teeth while keeping it away from delicate gum tissue. This is why we start with impressions to create custom whitening trays just for you.

Once we make impressions, we pour models of the teeth and use a thin, flexible and BPA-free plastic to form your trays. We trim and smooth them for your comfort and will supply you with enough whitening gel to get the job done.

  • Start with a dental cleaning to remove tartar
  • Wear trays for about an hour per day
  • Be sure not to overfill them
  • Keep trays clean and away from heat
  • Contact us if you have sensitivity

You can retain your teeth whitening trays for touch-ups whenever you want a brighter, whiter smile.

Teeth Whitening on the Go

If you are a busy professional and want to make the most of a long commute, or if you want to avoid cleaning gel from inside of your reusable trays, we offer disposable trays that are a one-off use. You use them in the same way as custom trays, but then just throw them away afterward.

This is perhaps the most convenient option available without compromising your results.

What about Store-Bought Teeth Bleaching Options?

It seems like teeth whitening options are taking over the toothpaste aisle, but before you spend money at the grocery or drug store, it’s important to know that over-the-counter whitening options often result in less than dazzling results. Many kinds of toothpaste that advertise a whiter smile contain abrasives that damage enamel and gum tissue.

Teeth whitening is always more successful under the supervision of an experienced dentist. Our dentists will work with you and help you find the option that will give you a whiter smile without sensitivity. 

Even if you have gum recession, fluoride treatment or desensitizers can make teeth whitening comfortable and a great success.

What to Do if Teeth become Sensitive

Take a break! You want your results, and you want them fast, but leaving trays in for too long or using too much gel can make your teeth feel a painful zing. Don’t worry. Sensitivity will go away in a day or two, and you can resume your treatment.

Learn More about Teeth Bleaching

If you live in the Swansboro, NC area and you want a brighter, whiter smile, contact our dental office to learn more about professional teeth whitening options.