Teeth Whitening: Do It Right

Durham dentist teeth whitening

As the years go by, our teeth naturally lose their luster. Dark colored foods and drinks speed up the process, but even people who avoid coffee, wine and cola are not immune to yellow or gray teeth. Want to brighten up your smile? Have you considered cosmetic dentistry? Cosmetic teeth whitening at Durham Dental Group is one of the quickest and most affordable ways to look younger and more attractive.

Does Teeth Whitening Hurt?

Though some people experience a little short-term sensitivity, most experience no pain at all.

There are several different methods for whitening teeth but each uses a solution containing peroxide to remove the stains that have accumulated in the microscopic cracks in your tooth enamel.

DIY Whitening Products
First of all, the strips, mouthwashes and paint-on whiteners use a lower concentration of whitening agent than in-office methods. They rarely remove all of the stains on your enamel. If you have gum disease, cavities, crowns, dental bonding, or porcelain veneers, we recommend a consultation first. You are always better off having teeth whitening performed by a professional. This will protect your existing restorations and ensure the best possible results.

Don’t assume that whitening offered at mall kiosks is risk-free. The industry is largely unregulated and the staff often have little dental training. Do you really want to take chances with your smile?

At Durham Dental Group, we brighten smiles with cosmetic dentistry every day.  We’ve got extended evening and weekend hours for your convenience. Call to schedule an appointment today!

Contact Durham Dental Group:

919-322-3585

Location (Tap to open in Google Maps):

202 W NC Highway 54 Ste 201
Durham, North Carolina
27713

 

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Lighten Up!

Lighten Up In DurhamThis post from Durham Dental Group is for people with stained teeth. Do you think your teeth are too stained for teeth whitening to have any effect? Think again.

There are two types of stains on teeth: intrinsic and extrinsic.

Extrinsic stains are caused by dark colored foods and drinks, smoking, and normal aging. Durham Dental Group cosmetic dentistry patients with extrinsic stains achieve great results from both in-office and take-home teeth whitening systems.

Intrinsic stains form on the inside but can be seen from the outside. Tetracycline, excessive fluoride, trauma, and aging can cause intrinsic staining for unfortunate men and women. Though these stains are harder to remove, many patients with intrinsic staining can whiten their teeth with take-home whitening kits. The process often takes longer, but with persistence, intrinsic stains can be lightened.

In addition to teeth whitening, Durham Dental Group provides a full menu of general and  cosmetic dentistry. We also offer children’s dentistry for your little ones. Schedule an appointment today.

Contact Durham Dental Group:

919-322-3585

Location (Tap to open in Google Maps):

202 W NC Highway 54 Ste 201
Durham, North Carolina
27713

 

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Love Your Smile? Cosmetic Dentistry in Durham

Durham Cosmetic Dentistry People who are happiest with their smiles have healthy, straight teeth that sparkle when they laugh. If nature didn’t bless you with attractive teeth, you are not alone. Far from it! Whether you know it or not, most perfect smiles in Durham and elsewhere are the result of cosmetic dentistry.

At the Durham Dental Group we provide state-of-the-art procedures that deliver dazzling, flawless teeth for cosmetic dentistry patients. We believe that you’re never too old to improve your smile; but it will definitely make you feel younger.

Discolored Teeth

Few of us have pearly white smiles that stay that way forever. Even with consistent brushing, flossing and professional cleanings, our teeth get dull over time. That explains why the most popular cosmetic dentistry procedure is teeth whitening. Picture yourself with a celebrity-caliber smile. It is possible with safe and affordable teeth whitening at the Durham Dental Group.

Damaged Teeth

Our teeth work hard for us day after day, year after year. Sometimes they get chipped or cracked in the process. We use porcelain veneers every day to remedy tooth trauma. Cosmetic bonding has been used with fabulous results for many years, and bonding is usually a fraction of the price of a crown.

If you have never been eager to show your teeth when you smile or laugh, it’s easy to change that with cosmetic dentistry. We also provide Invisalign clear braces. Call Durham Dental Group today to schedule a consultation.

Contact Durham Dental Group:

919-322-3585

Location (Tap to open in Google Maps):

202 W NC Highway 54 Ste 201
Durham, North Carolina
27713