Teeth Whitening

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Teeth Whitening in Apex

A bright smile is naturally appealing and universally beautiful. At Apex Family Dentistry, we offer whitening treatments to lift years of surface stains off your teeth, as well as internal bleaching to whiten a tooth with internal discoloration.

We are proud to brighten the smiles of the residents of Haddon Hall, Scott's Mill, Apex, Cary, Holly Springs, and the surrounding areas. You can trust that we will treat you with respect, regardless of how discolored your smile may be. Contact us today to schedule an appointment.


What Is Teeth Bleaching?

Professional teeth whitening or bleaching is a treatment that improves the appearance of your smile by revealing the natural color of your teeth. To restore the brilliance of your smile, we offer take-home kits that lift years of accumulated surface stains. These kits allow you to freshen your smile in the comfort of your own home. Our friendly team will provide instructions and tips so you feel confident using professional whitening treatments.

Internal bleaching is a treatment we perform in our comfortable office. When you have a dark or dead tooth, this service may be the solution you are looking for to address its internal discoloration. Our team will perform a thorough exam to determine if this treatment is right for you, and if so, you may notice the treatment whitens your tooth by multiple shades.

Do I Need Teeth Whitening?

Many people enjoy foods like curry or meals that include tomato sauce, as well as beverages like red wine, coffee, and tea. These highly pigmented foods and drinks gradually leave behind stains that are difficult to remove, regardless of how robust your daily oral hygiene routine is. Tobacco products, including cigarettes, also deeply discolor your teeth. All of these factors can make your smile look less brilliant over time.

Teeth whitening is an increasingly popular treatment because it boosts the appeal of your smile safely, quickly, and conveniently. Professional teeth whitening can visibly whiten your smile by multiple shades. Alongside our single-tooth whitening, we offer kits that include potent bleaching gel and either form-fitting trays or fully custom trays designed for your unique smile. Our take-home kits are easy to use and allow you to enjoy a professional treatment at home or perform touch-ups as needed throughout the year. You can choose between various options to find the one that best fits your budget and desired level of whitening.

How Do I Maintain My Whiter Smile?

Once you have seen your brighter smile, it's natural to want to make it last as long as possible. To increase the longevity of your whitening treatment, you'll want to avoid smoking and all tobacco products because these will quickly stain your teeth. You can also maintain your fresh smile by reducing the amount of highly pigmented foods and drinks you eat or drink. If you drink a deeply pigmented beverage like coffee or tea, it's best to enjoy it through a straw when you can to avoid direct contact with your newly whitened teeth.

Teeth Whitening FAQs

We believe that open and honest communication is essential in providing quality dental care. That is why we encourage you to ask questions and share your concerns. Our team is happy to provide the resources and answers you need to make an informed decision regarding your treatment plan. Here are some of the most common questions we receive about professional teeth whitening.

What is the most effective way to whiten teeth?

Professional teeth whitening is the most effective way to brighten your smile. Our take-home kits include a powerful but gentle whitening solution that lifts years of stains effectively, and the custom trays help you achieve dynamic, even results. Over-the-counter kits are not as potent, and the professional strength gel we offer must be supervised by a dentist.

No. Our bleaching solution does not damage the enamel of your teeth or compromise your oral health. You may experience slight sensitivity after treatment, but it goes away quickly.

If you have a dead tooth or a tooth that has undergone root canal therapy, then it may suffer from internal discoloration. This type of discoloration can't be reached by surface stain removal and requires professional treatment to brighten your tooth. We offer internal tooth bleaching to renew your tooth's natural color.

Whitening your teeth removes layers of surface stains that have accumulated over time. You can enjoy your brighter smile for 10-14 months or more, depending on how often you enjoy highly pigmented foods and drinks or use tobacco products. If you want to touch up your smile for an event like a wedding, then you can use your take-home kit as you see fit.

Effective Teeth Whitening in Apex

A bright, beautiful smile is something we all aspire to. At Apex Family Dentistry, we offer the teeth whitening treatments you need to noticeably brighten your smile. Whether you want a fresh look for a big event or you want to whiten a single tooth to blend beautifully with its neighboring teeth, we have the services you need. We are excited to meet you and help you discover a brighter smile you can't wait to share. Contact us today to schedule your Apex teeth whitening appointment!