Teeth WhiteningNew Bern, NC

Teeth Whitening An Overview

Teeth whitening is one of the most popular procedures in our New Bern, North Carolina dentist office. Dr. Stephen Hoard offers two options for patients: in-office professional teeth whitening and take home tooth bleaching trays.

How Teeth Whitening Works

Tooth whitening is one of the fastest and most affordable cosmetic dentistry treatments. Bleaching can be used to whiten stained or discolored teeth, or simply to enhance a dull smile.

Teeth Whitening What to Expect

Dr. Hoard offers tray whitening. Tray whitening is an affordable and convenient teeth whitening treatment that you can use while in the comfort of your own home. We will first take an impression of your mouth to create customized clear whitening trays for you to wear. Within a few days your trays will be ready to be picked up. When you return to pick them up, we will show you how to apply the special bleaching material to the trays and go over any other instructions.

The professional grade teeth whitening gel trays should be worn for 3 – 4 hours per day or overnight. At the end of your treatment period, you will see a dramatic difference in the whiteness and brightness of your smile. Occasional treatment can be used at your convenience to maintain your new smile makeover.

Unlike over-the-counter teeth whitening kits, professional tray whitening is designed to fit against your teeth and gums perfectly for comfortable and even treatment.

Get a whiter, brighter smile! Contact us to learn more about teeth whitening and to schedule your consultation with Dr. Hoard.

Teeth Whitening FAQs

Can dentures be whitened with teeth whitening?

No. Dentures are made of material that is not tooth enamel. Teeth whitening only reacts to natural tooth enamel. Dental prosthetics such as dentures, dental bridges, dental veneers, and crowns can not be whitened. Fortunately, modern dental prosthetics are highly stain-resistant.

Does teeth whitening cause permanent sensitivity?

No. Tooth sensitivity after a teeth whitening treatment is only mild and temporary, and should not last for more than a week. Consult with your dentist if sensitivity lasts for much longer. Be sure to follow all instructions to avoid damaging your teeth.

How long does teeth whitening at the dentist last?

Treatment results vary from patient to patient. Teeth whitening results can last anywhere from a couple of months to three years, or more. This is due to oral health habits such as smoking, wine drinking, and more. Naturally, your results will last longer if you take care of your teeth and practice excellent oral hygiene.