Teeth Whitening

The Effective and Non-Invasive Way to Roll Back the Years

Here at Reidsville Family Dentistry, we are happy to offer teeth whitening services to the Reidsville area. A bright, white smile gives the impression of health, beauty, and youth to those around you. It is the easiest way to improve your appearance; the simple treatments can be done in office or in the comfort of your own home.

At our practice, Reidsville teeth whitening is incredibly affordable. If there is one thing you can do to better your appearance and feel better about yourself, this is it. Who doesn’t want a brighter and more vibrant smile? In fact, Reidsville teeth whitening is the most commonly requested cosmetic dentistry procedure in the country. Millions of people elect to whiten their teeth each year and we are the area experts at giving people the smile of their dreams.

Discoloration of the teeth is a natural consequence of aging—quite simply, teeth will accumulate stains over the years. At first, this change is barely noticeable, but as stains build up, the difference becomes clear. The discoloration process may be more rapid for those who regularly consume certain products, such as::

  • Coffee or tea
  • Red wine
  • Dark colored fruit juices and sodas
  • Cigarettes or smokeless tobacco

Yellow and brown stains give you an unclean appearance, no matter how faithfully you brush or floss your teeth. It also makes you look older than your years, prematurely aging you. The majority of “whitening toothpastes” on the market do not actually contain any whitening agents that target deep, set-in stains. Instead, they simply remove surface stains, just as with a professional cleaning; they do nothing to address the stains which have penetrated the enamel.

Most of the discoloration of your teeth actually comes from inside the tooth. It is only possible to make a significant difference in the color by using a “bleaching” agent that is able to penetrate the surface of the tooth. Through the whitening procedure, we are able to give you the dazzling smile you desire, boosting your confidence and improving your life.

Whether you choose to whiten in-office or at-home, the same whitening agent will be used. In general, this is a form of concentrated hydrogen peroxide gel. The peroxide penetrates the enamel and, through an oxidation process, whitens the teeth.
If you desire a bright, white smile in minimal time, in-office whitening is the best option for you. When you are treated in-office, you get same day results. The entire procedure lasts about one hour, during which you can sit back and relax or even catch up on your emails.

Through the use of a special laser lamp, we are able to speed up the oxidation of the peroxide gel, creating quicker and more effective results. During this procedure, your lips and gums are protected, eliminating the possibility of irritation from the gel. After just a single procedure, you can see results up to eight shades in difference. This is the perfect option for those who do not want to wait weeks for results or who are seeking whiter teeth for a specific event.

At-home whitening is used by those who would like a more gradual change in their smile and as a follow-up for those who have undergone their whitening procedure in-office. A custom mold will be made of your teeth to create trays to fit your teeth and you will be given professional-strength peroxide gel. You simply place gel in the trays each day and wear them for the period of time recommended by the doctor. Maximum results will be achieved within a few weeks. Treatment can be repeated as often as needed to maintain the level of whiteness you desire.