Teeth whitening is one of most common cosmetic dentistry treatments used today to achieve a quick, painless and economical smile makeover. Dr. Kamron Monroe and Dr. Clement Monroe offer professional teeth whitening in their Pinehurst dentist office.
After a consultation, Drs. Monroe can recommend the appropriate teeth whitening option based on your oral health, cosmetic concerns and budget.
Zoom! Teeth Whitening
Zoom In Office Teeth Whitening is typically completed in about an hour using specially formulated bleaching agents and a special light. For in-office whitening, we recommend patients start with a cleaning. Next, we prepare the mouth for the whitening procedure by isolating the lips and gums.
After three 15 minute applications, your smile will be 8 or more shades brighter and whiter!
A five minute fluoride treatment completes the procedure. With proper oral hygiene and routine dental care, your new smile will maintain its shine for a year or more. Periodic touch ups and limiting dark beverages and tobacco use will extend the life of your treatment.
For those who prefer the convenience of whitening their teeth at home, Drs. Monroe can provide a customized take home teeth whitening kit.
This kit will include custom fit bleaching trays, made from molds of your teeth, and professional grade bleaching gel. Drs. Monroe will provide instruction on how and when to use the bleaching trays for a gradual result that will be far superior to over the counter options.
Teeth Whitening FAQs
How does professional teeth bleaching compare to over the counter options?
There are many over the counter options for teeth whitening including whiting tooth paste, whitening strips and gels. For patients who want the best results, professional treatment is still the best choice. Drs. Monroe offer teeth whitening systems with custom fit trays to ensure even whitening of the teeth. In addition, our products are specially formulated to reduce tooth sensitivity, a common side effect of whitening.
How much does teeth whitening cost?
Teeth whitening is one of the most affordable cosmetic dentistry treatments available. The cost of your whitening treatment will depend on the type of whitening you choose and your desired outcome.
In office whitening costs an average of $500 per treatment and at home whitening can range between $250 and $500 depending on the system you choose. Refills for touch up treatment may be an additional cost. Contact our office for more specific details.
Will bleaching cause my teeth to be more sensitive?
One of the more common side effects of teeth whitening is tooth sensitivity. Drs. Monroe carefully supervise teeth whitening treatments to ensure minimal side effects. The products we use are specially formulated to virtually eliminate sensitivity.
How long does whitening last?
The results of teeth whitening will vary based on each individual. Most patients can expect whitening to last six months to a year. Touch-up treatment every four to six months can help extend the results of your treatment. Visiting the dentist regularly and avoiding smoking and dark foods will also help to keep your teeth white and bright.