Brighten Your Smile
By whitening Your Teeth in Fort Mill
Looking for an affordable cosmetic dentistry option to spruce up your smile? Luck Family Dental in Fort Mill offers teeth whitening to give you a bright, youthful smile and help mitigate the yellowing effects of age, coffee consumption, and tobacco use. Call us today to schedule an appointment for a whiter, brighter smile!
Of Cosmetic Teeth Whitening
Affordable – Teeth whitening is one of the most cost-effective cosmetic dentistry procedures, and the results are immediate. In as little as one hour, you can improve the appearance of your smile by making it 5-10 shades whiter!
Fast results – You can get a bright smile in just one or two in-office appointments, or by wearing your take-home trays for a few weeks. You’ll start noticing your results immediately and have more confidence when you smile!
Non-invasive – Teeth whitening is completely non-invasive. You don’t have to worry about numbing needles, dental drills, or any pain or discomfort when your teeth are being whitened!
How Does Teeth Whitening Work?
Know What to Expect
Our professional grade, high-quality teeth whitening products use active ingredients known as “peroxides”. A peroxide is a special type of oxygen molecule that’s very volatile, and these molecules break away stains on the enamel of your teeth. The result is a beautiful, bright, smile.
It’s important to note that teeth whitening only works on external stains and that it cannot treat internal stains of any kind. However, other cosmetic options like veneers are effective solutions for internal stains. Speak to a Fort Mill teeth whitening dentist to learn more.
What's the difference?
In-Office vs. Take-Home Whitening
We offer both in-office and take-home teeth whitening products from Philips Zoom! Both of these treatments offer the same results, but in-office whitening treatments can get your teeth bright, faster.
Take-home teeth whitening is done in the comfort of your own home with reusable whitening trays and professional grade whitening gel that's chosen for your comfort and your desired level of brightness. The effects are more gradual than in-office treatments, which use a higher percentage of peroxide and a UV light that helps speed up the process.
Dr. Luck performs the in-office teeth whitening treatments, and will also work with you to determine which take-home whitening treatment might be right for you.
How Many Teth Whitening Sessions
Do I need to Whiten my teeth?
If you opt for in-office whitening with Zoom! teeth whitening products at Luck Family Dental, you may need to undergo multiple teeth whitening sessions to brighten your smile and restore your teeth. This depends on the level of staining and discoloration of your teeth.
Typically, it’s possible to whiten your teeth up to 5-10 shades in a single in-office appointment. If your teeth are severely stained, this means you may need to come in for 2 or 3 teeth whitening appointments.
However, you will need to wait for about a week between each whitening session if you need to have your teeth professionally whitened multiple times. This helps minimize sensitivity and keeps your teeth healthy and strong.
Dr. Leah Luck can discuss this process with you in further detail after your cosmetic dentistry consultation at Luck Family Dental, and help you determine how many treatment sessions you may need to whiten your smile in Fort Mill.
Does teeth whitening affect
Fillings, Crowns, Or Veneers?
If you have restorative or cosmetic dental work like fillings, crowns, or veneers, you may be wondering if they will be whitened along with your natural enamel during the teeth whitening process. The short answer is “no.”
Dental restorations and cosmetic treatments are usually made out of dental composites or porcelain, and neither of these materials respond to professional teeth whitening with peroxides. They will remain the same color throughout treatment.
However, this doesn’t mean you can’t have your teeth whitened. Instead, Dr. Luck will develop a whitening program that will whiten your natural enamel until it matches your dental work, such as fillings and crowns. This ensures that your smile will remain even and beautiful, even if you have multiple fillings, veneers, crowns, and other such dental work.
Can Whitening Cause Sensitivity
or damage my teeth?
If you are worried about damaging your teeth or teeth sensitivity due to professional whitening, don’t be. Dr. Leah Luck is an experienced cosmetic dentist, and will provide you with professional care that will minimize sensitivity, and eliminates the risk of tooth damage due to overwhitening.
Unfortunately, tooth sensitivity is a natural result of the whitening process, which slightly weakens your teeth and exposes sensitive “dentinal microtubules.” However, this only persists for a few days after treatment in most patients.
Brushing regularly with fluoride toothpaste or an anti-sensitivity toothpaste like Sensodyne will help protect your teeth and strengthen them after whitening.
However, if your teeth already tend to be sensitive before your whitening treatment, we recommend that you discuss this condition with Dr. Luck before your treatment begins, so that she can make adjustments to minimize the risk of excessive sensitivity.
And while it is true that excessive teeth whitening can damage your teeth, causing them to become brittle and chalky, this will never happen with professional whitening from a dentist. Dr. Luck will create a whitening plan that will be completely safe and effective, and there will be no risk of accidentally over-whitening your teeth or damaging them in any way.
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we are here to help
If you want a brighter, whiter smile, Luck Family Dental can help! Dr. Luck is a specialized cosmetic dentist with years of experience, and she can help you achieve the smile of your dreams. Contact us now for an appointment at (803) 548-6370 or drop by our office at 342 Patricia Lane, Suite 101, Fort Mill, SC 29708 for a visit.