Many over-the-counter whitening products available in the local drugstore fall short of providing real, long-lasting results. While some may provide whitening, it is often not very noticeable. Instead of throwing money away on these store-bought solutions, many patients in the Cary and Cornelius area turn to dental professionals to learn about teeth whitening options through their dental team.
Dr. Carl McMillan of Cary and Cornelius Holistic Dental Centers invites patients to t find out about professional-grade bleaching options. Many dentists in the community tout their fast, in-office whitening treatments. However, many of these cause sensitivity issues and while the results are fast, they are not long lasting. This is why our team wants patients to consider take-home whitening trays from their dental staff.
Our take-home whitening systems provide patients a way to brighten their smile up to eight shades whiter in just a few weeks. The process starts with an initial examination to determine candidacy for treatment. Patients with restorations such as veneers, crowns, or fillings may not be ideal for these treatments unless they replace their restorations to match their newly whitened smile. Once patients have decided to go ahead with their treatment, they will have impressions made of their top and bottom dental arches, which are utilized for creating custom trays.
Once the trays are complete, they are used in conjunction with a bleaching solution. This gel is given at the same time as the trays, and patients are instructed on how to use them. The gel is put into the tray, and the tray is placed over the dental arch for a specific period each day. Over time, patients will see the gradual whitening and enjoy stunning results within about three weeks.
If you live in or around the area of Cary and want to discuss with a dental team the possibilities available with professional-grade whitening trays, contact the Cary or Cornelius Holistic Dental Centers today to book an appointment with Dr. Carl McMillan. We can make recommendations on quality whitening solutions based on an individual’s specific needs and desires, and can make brightening the smile an affordable solution.