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Benefits of Professional Teeth Whitening

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Benefits of Professional Teeth Whitening

Do you wish you had whiter, brighter teeth? We can help you. Our teeth whitening procedures include bleaching dull, stained, or discolored teeth that will enhance your smile. Best of all, tooth whitening is safe and painless. At Troutman Family Dentistry, it’s our goal to provide enjoyable patient experiences with a focus on oral health promotion and disease prevention. We believe in conservative, comprehensive dentistry while encouraging our patients to play an active role in their dental health. Through co-diagnosis and collaborative treatment planning, we’re proud to offer personalized care for each patient. Below we have broken down the top FAQs, resources, and information to help you choose the best option In-Office Teeth Whitening Call Today to Schedule a Visit:  919-563-5939

Benefits of Teeth Whitening:

  • Produces immediate results.
  • Dentists apply the right amount of bleaching gel to make it safe and more effective.
  • Quick and painless
  • Effectively removes common stains (stains associated with age, tobacco, and foods such as coffee, sodas, red wine, dark-colored fruits, and vegetables)
  • A Brighter Smile

In-Office Teeth Whitening FAQs:

How Does Professional Teeth Whitening Work?

To start, your Dentist will make a record of the current shade of your teeth. Then, your teeth will be polished to remove plaque and other remains from your teeth. After all this is done the Dentist will apply a whitening solution to your teeth (Usually contains Hydrogen peroxide or Carbamide Peroxide). Whitening products must be activated with a laser or light. Note: For best results, the solution sits on your teeth for 30 minutes to an hour along with the light or laser. After that timeframe, your teeth are rinsed and fluoride may be applied to reduce sensitivity.


Patients who experience the most benefit from having their teeth whitened:
  • Are in good dental health
  • Maintain good dental health (i.e. brush three times a day, floss, receive regular dental checkups every six months, etc.)
  • May suffer from slightly discolored or yellow teeth
  • Wish to improve the look of their smile for aesthetic purposes
  • Are in good physical health

What Causes Teeth Discoloration?

There are many reasons why your teeth become discolored. Here are the two types of teeth discoloration: EXTRINSIC DISCOLORATION Extrinsic discoloration is caused by beverages or smoking, and drinking things like red wine, tea, or coffee can contribute to the yellowing of your teeth.  INTRINSIC DISCOLORATION Intrinsic discoloration happens from the inside of the tooth. This type of discoloration is created by infection, aging, medication, childhood illness, or tooth trauma. Not all teeth stains are created equal, and if you’ve struggled to get your teeth white through home remedies, you may need a deeper clean.

What forms of payment do you accept?

We accept cash, checks, MasterCard, Visa, Discover, and debit cards as well as CareCredit. Please visit our Patient Information page for more information on obtaining CareCredit. Click here: Patient Information – Troutman Family Dentistry


Teeth whitening is a safe, effective procedure, and does not typically include any negative side effects. Minor side effects may consist of:
  • Increased tooth sensitivity to hot or cold
  • White spots on the surface of the teeth (a potential side effect of at-home whitening systems)
  • Nighttime whitening trays may cause additional gum sensitivity or irritation.

How long do teeth stay white after whitening?

The effects of teeth whitening can last up to 2-3 years or as little as 6 months. It varies from person to person. Things that will stain your teeth quickly and make your whitening short-lived include – Smoking.

How many hours after teeth whitening can I eat?

Wait 48 hours after whitening To maximize your whitening results and avoid introducing stains, it is best to wait 48 hours after professionally whitening your teeth before you consume any dark liquids, sauces, or foods.

Can I drink coffee after teeth whitening?

Yes, but use a straw: Although it may seem weird to drink coffee or wine from a straw, it’s a good way to reduce contact with the teeth and reduce staining. Brush after drinking coffee or wine: Brushing after drinking coffee or wine is a good way to remove stain-causing coffee and wine remnants from the teeth.

Contact Troutman Family Dentistry Today! 

The general dentists at Troutman Family Dentistry are available to help with all the advice you need to take care of your teeth. We work to get to know each of our patients and develop long-term relationships with them, helping them feel comfortable when they come to visit us for care. Our general dentists serve the greater Mebane, NC area and offer our expert dental care services to you and your family. For more information or to schedule an appointment, call today!

In-Office Teeth Whitening Resources: 

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