Are your teeth yellowed or stained?
Tired of feeling self-conscious about your smile?
Do you dream of beautiful white teeth?
If you avoid smiling because your teeth are discolored, then at-home teeth whitening may be the solution for you. At Peace Haven Family Dentistry in Winston-Salem, NC, we’ve helped countless patients achieve the white teeth they have always wanted.
Tooth discoloration can occur for many reasons:
- Beverages—coffee, tea, soda, wine
- Foods—certain fruits and vegetables (e.g., apples, potatoes)
- Tobacco use
- Poor dental hygiene
- Dental materials
- Advancing age
At-home teeth whitening are an alternative to in-office teeth whitening treatment by your dentist. You can take the custom trays with you and whiten your teeth in the comfort of your own home—when it’s convenient for you. And applying the trays is as easy as daily brushing and flossing.
After your prescribed treatment period, you’ll notice that your teeth are a few shades whiter. Your teeth will look healthier—and you’ll feel healthier and more confident!
Why use custom teeth whitening?
Teeth whitening supplied by your dentist are a better treatment than over-the-counter (OTC) teeth whitening trays or white strips. Most OTC teeth whitening consist of a flexible plastic tray that slides over your top and/or bottom teeth. These OTC trays are typically a generic size. As you can imagine, everyone’s mouth and teeth are different. So these OTC whitening trays are rarely a good fit for anyone. And an ill-fitting OTC whitening tray can cause leakage of the solution, which can irritate your gums and cause sensitivity.
At Peace Haven Family Dentistry, we create a custom tray that fits your mouth and molds perfectly to the shape of your teeth. This makes the teeth whitening process as comfortable as possible and allows more solution to come in contact with your teeth. Also, the prescribed whitening gel is generally stronger than what you can get over the counter. All of this, along with dentist supervision during your whitening treatment, means better, faster results!
How custom teeth whitening trays work…
Before starting the teeth whitening process, your Winston-Salem, NC, Peace Haven dentist will clean your teeth and treat any current dental issues. Then your dentist will make an impression of your teeth and use those molds to make your custom teeth whitening trays. Once your trays are ready, we’ll provide instructions for your at-home treatment.
Our patients are often amazed at how bright their teeth become after their initial course of treatment. And most patients only need an occasional reapplication to keep their teeth looking bright. It’s really that simple!
Are teeth whitening trays safe?
Yes, our teeth whitening trays and solution are safe to use. According to the American Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry, dentist-supplied, custom teeth whitening trays are a safer alternative to OTC teeth whitening products. The teeth whitening solution is meant to gently remove the surface tooth discoloration and leave behind a whiter, cleaner appearance.