Professional Teeth Whitening in Wilmington, NC

Over-the-counter teeth whitening products can work well enough, but they often won’t provide the even, consistent shade of white that professional teeth whitening services offer. Working with a dentist like Dr. Garrett is one of the best ways to ensure that you actually achieve the results that you are looking for. To learn more about our safe and effective teeth whitening services and to schedule your professional teeth whitening consultation, please get in touch with our office!

What kind of professional teeth whitening treatments are available?

Our practice offers take-home teeth whitening kits through Opalescence whitening. Patients can use a whitening gel that is the precise strength that they need and our take-home kits to achieve their ideal shade of white at home in about 14 days. Custom whitening trays can be made in-office, or patients can utilize pre-filled trays that evenly distribute whitening gel across each tooth. Opalescence whitening can be used by anyone with healthy teeth and gums, which makes it a great product for virtually any patient who wants to enhance the appearance of their smile!

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Does teeth whitening cause tooth sensitivity?

One of the great benefits of using a professional teeth whitening product like Opalescence whitening is that it provides patients with their ideal shade of white with very little to no tooth sensitivity afterward. If your teeth are currently very sensitive, please let our team know during your consultation. After your teeth whitening treatment, we recommend avoiding very hot and very cold foods for a little while, as that can trigger tooth sensitivity in sensitive teeth that have just been whitened. Any tooth sensitivity that you happen to experience should quickly subside after a few days.

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How can I keep my smile bright white?

No one wants to go through the trouble of whitening their teeth just for them to go right back to how they were. It’s important to note that certain foods and drinks like coffee, tea, red wine, and berries are known to stain teeth more frequently than other foods. Regularly using tobacco products makes the effects of teeth whitening fade faster as well. Take-home teeth whitening kits allow you to touch up the appearance of your teeth whenever necessary, which makes it easy to ensure that your smile stays the exact color that you want from the comfort of home!