Restore Your Stained Teeth
Teeth Whitening In Wilmington
If you feel self-conscious or embarrassed about your smile due to tooth stains, Dr. Ben Friberg is here to help. Serving Wilmington and Porters Neck, Thrive Family Dental specializes in professional teeth whitening services. Whether your teeth have been stained by drinking beverages like coffee, tea and wine, or from tobacco use or aging, we can restore your smile quickly and easily. Schedule your consultation now or learn more below.
The Basics Of Teeth Whitening
There are a lot of different teeth whitening products out there, but they all use the same basic principles of action. Teeth whitening uses compounds called “peroxides,” such as carbamide peroxide and hydrogen peroxide. These compounds contain volatile oxygen molecules which react violently when they contact organic stains on your enamel. This breaks the chemical bonds which hold the stain onto your teeth. In turn, this “bleaches” the stain away, restoring the natural color of your enamel.
The Teeth Whitening Process
At Thrive Family Dental, we offer both take-home and in-office teeth whitening for our patients. In-office whitening is fast and effective, and ideal if you want quick results for a special occasion such as a wedding. You’ll simply come into our office, and Dr. Friberg will apply a strong peroxide whitening solution to your teeth. After the solution has taken effect, it is removed to reveal a whiter, brighter smile. This process may be repeated several times, depending on your level of staining, to achieve your desired results.
Take-home teeth whitening takes a little bit longer and delivers more gradual results, but allows you to whiten your teeth in the comfort of your own home. You’ll come into our office and have dental impressions taken. With those impressions, we’ll make a set of custom whitening trays. Your whitening kit will come with these trays, several tubes of whitener, and instructions from Dr. Friberg on how to achieve the best results. Results can be seen as early as your first treatment with full results typically after 1-2 weeks.
In-office whitening delivers faster results, but is usually a little more expensive. Take-home whitening is slower, but typically is a bit less expensive. If you’re not sure what’s right for you, you can discuss your options with Dr. Friberg during your appointment.
The Benefits Of Teeth Whitening
Teeth whitening has a number of different benefits. First, it allows you to remove the stains and discoloration from your teeth that are making you feel self-conscious. You can smile brightly once again, and feel proud of your appearance.
Teeth whitening is also very affordable, and is typically one of the cheapest cosmetic treatments you can get at the dentist. It’s non-invasive, too, with no side effects beyond mild tooth sensitivity, which typically fades within a few days of your whitening treatment.
For all of these reasons and more, teeth whitening is one of the best ways to restore your smile in Wilmington or Porters Neck. So schedule an appointment a Thrive Family Dental today!