Improve Your Smile With Teeth Whitening

Teeth whitening continues to be the number one cosmetic dental procedure worldwide, and it's easy to see why! Although treatment is whitequick, effective, and inexpensive, it's important to know that do-it-yourself whitening may not give you the results that you hope for.

Fortunately, the dental team at North Rivers Dental Studio in North Charleston, South Carolina offers reliable and safe professional teeth whitening. In less than an hour, you can have a smile that is no longer dull, but dazzling. Here's how it works...


How does teeth whitening work?

Whitening your teeth is a process that can be likened to a deep-cleaning for the microscopic indentations that cover the surface of your teeth. Over time, these little pockets can collect food, beverage, or chemical particles that build up and change the color of your teeth from white to tan, yellow, or gray. The whitening solution your North Charleston dentist uses contains a high concentration of hydrogen peroxide, which creates a natural reaction when applied to the teeth, sending tiny bubbles into the stained grooves and dissolving the trapped food particles. The result is a natural, beautiful tooth color, which can be up to ten shades whiter than it was before you came to North Rivers Dental Associates!


What about the whitening products I can buy over-the-counter?

Go to any grocery store or pharmacy and you're sure to see dozens of products and kits that claim to whiten your teeth with an attractive price tag. While these products do contain the same type of ingredients that we use at North Rivers Dental Associates in North Charleston, they're unlikely to give you the same results that you'd have by visiting your dentist for a professional whitening session. That's because, in order to keep the cost low, the concentration of peroxide is much lower in the store-bought products, meaning that it will take much longer to see any significant changes. Furthermore, without a trained professional at the helm, your gums are at risk for developing chemical burns from the whitening solution. Here at our North Charleston office, however, you are sure to be safe and experience quick, satisfying result!

If you'd like to learn more about whitening or to schedule a session, contact North Rivers Dental Associates in North Charleston, SC, at (843) 553-7827 to set up an appointment today!