At Holistic Dental Centers, we firmly believe in offering dentistry from a holistic perspective. We understand other dental practices may perform procedures that are not safe for the smile and are not biocompatible. Therefore, we encourage patients to consider effective treatment services that provide results while ensuring the health of the smile. Professional teeth whitening treatments performed in other dental offices may thin the enamel and may cause more harm than good, but our practice is pleased to offer a biocompatible solution that provides results while enhancing the smile in a safe and effective manner using take-home whitening kits.
Over time, some of our food and drink habits may have a negative impact on the appearance of the smile. Teas, coffees, and wines can darken the tooth enamel and cause the teeth to look yellow or discolored. It can cause dullness and eliminate the shine of the natural enamel. By using certain bleaching processes with a professional team, patients can reduce the damage to the smile from these food and beverage habits and enhance their appearance. Teeth whitening, or teeth bleaching, is a popular cosmetic treatment requested by patients who visit our practice. At Holistic Dental Centers, we focus on safety and efficiency, and can educate patients on the benefits of avoiding in-office power bleaching at other dental practices and instead, turn to take-home whitening kits.
Instead of having treatment done in the dental office, the whitening is performed in the privacy of your own home. We begin with a consultation appointment. The best patients for teeth bleaching services are those who have discoloration of the teeth and are free from dental restorations. This includes:
These are restorations that are man-made and are initially fabricated to match the color of the patient’s teeth. However, if patients brighten their smiles, it can cause these restorations to look dark. The only way a patient can undergo whitening at this point is if they consider the replacement of these restorations, which can add to the overall cost of the service.
Once patients have decided that teeth whitening is right for them, we work with them to create their custom kit. We take impressions of the dental arches to fabricate trays that fit tightly over the dental arches. Then, we supply professional-strength whitening gels that are used in the trays and worn over the teeth for a certain period each day. Some patients may use less concentrated gels and wear the trays overnight if that is more convenient for them. Dr. Carl McMillan provides patients with instructions on how to use their trays and they can whiten over the course of several weeks. The teeth will be gradually enhanced, and patients will be able to see a shining smile in a short period of time. Patients can continue to whiten until they get the results they want, and then whiten periodically to maintain the appearance of their smile!
While many drugstores have over-the-counter whitening products, many of these are in such low concentrations of active ingredients that they barely provide the results patients want. Instead, we encourage patients to think about the benefit of professional-strength gels and custom trays provided by our office. At Holistic Dental Centers, we want patients to invest in a beautiful smile and enjoy noticeable results quickly and easily in their own home. We avoid in-office power bleaching which often has short-term results and can cause sensitivity in the teeth for many patients.
Book a visit at Holistic Dental Centers to educate yourself further on the safety and effectiveness of our professional take-home whitening trays. We welcome patients into our practice to speak to our team about this and other enhancing options for their smiles. Call the Cary, NC area office at (919) 865-0700 to book a visit at 1110 SE Cary Parkway, Ste. #206, and take charge of your smile’s appearance with a holistic approach.