If you are interested in regaining your natural tooth color, we offer several options for whitening. Our team uses the latest dental technology and techniques to help you achieve your goals. We help you determine the most effective whitening solution based on your needs and desires.

What Causes Tooth Discoloration?

Teeth naturally change their shade over time as a person grows and ages. Other factors like the foods you consume can also cause teeth discoloration. Whitening can help remove stains from your teeth caused by these everyday elements.
Diet: Consuming colored foods or beverages like certain fruits and sodas can cause staining on your teeth.
  • Diet: Consuming colored foods or beverages like certain fruits and sodas can cause staining on your teeth.
  • Smoking: Smoking can stain your teeth and lead to a yellowish tint in the enamel and dentin.
  • Medications: Some medications like tetracycline can stain teeth and gums. Fluoride treatments can also cause discoloration.
  • Trauma: Accidents or injuries to your mouth can cause trauma that results in tooth discoloration.
Other factors like genetics, hormonal changes, stress, etc., can also lead to discoloration of the teeth.
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What Are the Different Whitening Options?

There are several options available for whitening, which have been listed below.

In-Office Whitening
This is the most effective option and ideal for patients who want to brighten their smile instantly. The in-house whitening procedure utilizes high concentrations of hydrogen peroxide that is applied directly to the teeth to remove stains and whiten them. The results are immediate and long-lasting. The entire process takes two to three hours and requires no recovery time after treatment.

Customized Tray-Based Whitening
If you do not want to undergo an in-office whitening procedure but still want a quick whitening solution, then tray-based whitening is a good alternative for you. Trays will be customized for you based on your specific needs after taking a mold of your upper jaw and lower jaw using high-tech digital imaging technology. You will be given a set of trays and instructions on how to use them, along with custom-made toothpaste to be used during the treatment period. This procedure is less effective than in-office whitening but still helps you achieve whiter teeth in less than a week with no pain or side effects whatsoever.

Lowery Smiles, located in Cary, NC, has expert dentists and the latest amenities for treatment. CallDentist in Cary, NCat (919) 468-5501 and schedule an appointment.