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Put Your Best Smile ForwardDull, dingy teeth can drag down your appearance. On the other hand, a bright, stain-free smile can make you look and feel great! Professional teeth whitening provides an economical and fast way to improve an aspect of your appearance that’s on display every day. In Smithfield NC, cosmetic dentistry patients trust Dr. James Oldham for top-tier aesthetic treatments to bring out the best in their smiles.

Why Teeth Stain
As we get older, our teeth naturally yellow a bit. Smoking is hard on teeth, and some medications can darken your smile. The main culprits in dental staining, though, are the foods and beverages we consume. Red wine, coffee, tea, berries, curry, and tomato sauce, for example, can deposit stains on teeth. Here’s something to remember: if you can drop or spill something on your shirt and it leaves a stain, then it has the ability to stain your teeth.

Some stains deposit themselves on the surface of teeth. Others work their way below tooth enamel into the underlying layer of dentin. These stains are harder to remove and typically don’t respond to over-the-counter teeth whitening products.

How Professional Teeth Whitening Works
Our professional-strength teeth whitening systems work by penetrating tooth enamel and dentin to dissolve and remove stains. The specially formulated bleaching solution is gentle on tooth enamel, so you don’t have to worry about damaging your smile. However, it’s tough on the substances that form dental stains.

Dr. Oldham offers two ways to whiten at our Smithfield NC cosmetic dentistry practice: in-office whitening and take-home bleaching.

In-office whitening takes a single appointment. You’ll come in for a couple of hours and leave with a dazzling smile! The treatment is easy, comfortable, and effective. We’ll put together a touch-up kit for you to use at home to maintain the dramatic results.

If you want to whiten at home, we’ll create custom whitening trays made from a model of your smile. You’ll use our professional-strength whitening solution in the trays and wear as the doctor recommends. Typically, ten days to two weeks is all it takes to see a beautiful white smile emerge.

Call Us
Contact our Smithfield dentist’s office today to schedule a teeth whitening appointment with Dr. Oldham and put your best smile forward!

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