Teeth Whitening in Hendersonville, NC
Feel like your teeth are stained or discolored? Teeth whitening might be for you! It is the most popular cosmetic dental procedure and one that Dr. Richards & Dr. Frost perform routinely at Richards Dental Care. Patients who request teeth whitening usually have a history of drinking coffee or other dark liquids, using tobacco, or not taking good care of their teeth and want to remove the stains from the enamel of their teeth. Teeth whitening is most effective on removing surface stains from a tooth.
We offer two safe and effective in-office whitening procedures. The first is non-vital whitening, which is performed when there are stains coming from inside of the tooth. Dr. Richards & Dr. Frost inserts a whitening agent inside the tooth and then applies a temporary filling over it. The tooth will stay this way for a few days. Non-vital teeth whitening can be done only one time, or as many times until you are comfortable with the color of the tooth.
Vital tooth whitening is more common, and uses a gel-like whitening solution containing hydrogen peroxide that is applied directly on the surface of the tooth. During this in-office procedure, Dr. Richards and Dr. Frost use a more powerful and effective whitening gel than what is offered for at-home whitening. After the gel is applied, a specialized light activates the gel and allows it to whiten your teeth faster. This procedure usually takes 30 to 90 minutes. Depending on the discoloration of your teeth, you may need anywhere from one to three visits.
If you feel like teeth whitening could improve your smile, set up an appointment with Richards Dental Care today!