Teeth Whitening

Rita Bhat, DMD

General Dentistry located in Mooresville, NC

Whether you’re in or out of the spotlight, you might be interested in whiter teeth and a brighter smile. Experienced dentist Rita Bhat, DMD, and her team offer an innovative selection of teeth-whitening treatments for you to choose from in Mooresville, North Carolina. For whiter, healthier-looking teeth that complement your smile, explore your teeth-whitening options by calling the office or scheduling online today.

Teeth Whitening Q & A

What causes teeth stains?

Your teeth can stain over time due to a number of outside factors, such as:

  • Foods and drinks like red wine
  • Tobacco
  • Poor dental hygiene
  • Medications
  • Genetics
  • Trauma

Certain diseases can also lead to teeth stains, such as enamel hypoplasia and tooth decay.

What are the available teeth whitening treatments?

There are multiple teeth-whitening options available, such as:

  • Over-the-counter gels
  • Take-home whitening strips and kits
  • Whitening toothpaste
  • In-office whitening treatments

Some professional teeth-whitening treatments need to be performed in-office under dental supervision. Dr. Bhat offers a selection of proven-successful teeth-whitening options to help you find your desired shade to suit your smile and complexion.

Deeply discolored stains typically require professional treatments to achieve the best results. At-home teeth whitening methods might work for more superficial and extrinsic stains.

How does teeth whitening work?

Most teeth whitening treatments involve the use of special bleaching chemicals to break the stains up, effectively whitening your teeth, as they look whiter when there’s less concentration of stained color.

Should I choose professional teeth-whitening treatments or over-the-counter kits?

If you’re not sure which teeth whitening option to choose, you should book a consultation with Dr. Bhat who can discuss your options in detail. If you have deeper stains and want to ensure the best results, you might want to consider a professional whitening treatment.

Professional treatments offer many benefits, are well-tolerated, and yield long-lasting results. There aren’t any side effects of professional teeth whitening aside from some mild tooth sensitivity. Professional teeth whitening can reach deeper stains.

Due to the higher concentration of bleaching chemicals, professional teeth-whitening treatments are more effective and far stronger than over-the-counter kits.

Professional teeth-whitening treatments also give you the knowledge and experience of a qualified dental professional who can customize the treatment to suit you. There is also a range of white shades to choose from, from snow-white to paper-white and pearly-white.

Dr. Bhat can help you whiten and brighten your teeth to optimize your smile. Call the office or book your personal consultation here on the web.