Teeth Whitening in Cary
Show Off Your Smile
If you live in Cary… opens in a new window to Google Maps… or the local area, you can benefit from a teeth whitening procedure at our local dental office. At Charles Ashley Mann, DDS & Associates, we are known for providing innovative treatments to help you achieve the beautiful and bright smile of your dreams.
We often recommend a teeth bleaching procedure because it is by far the easiest way to transform your smile. After cleaning your teeth, we can complete this procedure in time for a special event or as part of your regular oral health routine.
Types of teeth whitening available at Charles Ashley Mann, DDS & Associates.
As people age, it is common for teeth to become dull and yellow. This is in part due to age itself and also due to what a person eats and drinks. Fortunately, stained and yellow teeth don’t have to stay that way.
Patients typically try to whiten their smile using whitening toothpaste at home or over the counter solutions like whitening trays or strips. As with most things, what you buy in the store is not as strong as what you can get from a medical professional. Additionally, store-bought whitening trays are designed to fit everyone’s teeth, not your teeth specifically.
We recommend that people in our location schedule an appointment with Dr. Charles Ashley Mann instead. We use Opalescence Whitening… opens in a new window to Opalescence website… as our preferred brand to transform the appearance of your teeth in a dynamic way.
This treatment can be done at the same time as teeth cleaning or during a separate appointment. It is typically completed within an hour and produces immediately white teeth. For many people, this is an ideal solution because of how quickly it is finished.
- Whitening Trays
We start by taking an impression of a patient’s teeth. We then use this impression to create customized whitening trays in a dental lab. Patients are then provided with a whitening solution to use at home. All the patient has to do is wear the trays for a couple of hours every night for a week or more. This portable solution makes it possible for people to whiten teeth while on vacation, business trips, or after moving to a new city.
FAQ About Teeth Whitening
- Does tooth whitening cause permanent tooth sensitivity?
If the whitening causes any sensitivity, it goes away within one to two days after the treatment. Then, the patient returns to the state of sensitivity he or she had before starting the whitening process.
- Can I get my teeth whitened?
Most people are candidates for tooth whitening, but each situation is unique. It’s best to schedule a consultation with Dr. Charles Ashley Mann to verify your best options.
- How long does tooth whitening last?
Usually, you can expect whitening to last from six months to two years, although some studies report results lasting up to 10 years. Avoiding red wine, coffee, and smoking—all of which can cause staining—helps preserve the results.
- Does tooth whitening affect fillings, veneers, or crowns?
Tooth whitening has little or no effect on restorative materials such as porcelain or crowns, but it may temporarily reduce the bond strength between enamel and composite restorations. This is why it is a good idea to check with your dental professional before beginning any course of teeth whitening.
- Is tooth bleaching safe?
Yes, many studies have proven that tooth whitening is safe. You can further protect your tooth enamel by using calcium sulfate and fluoride.