At Dr. Burgess’s office we can make your teeth sparkle, making you look years younger. Using the proven gels of Bravo or Opalescence, your smile will go from drab to dazzling in a very short period of time. Teeth whitening is one of the least expensive steps you can take to give yourself a noticeable improvement in your appearance.
Over time, teeth begin to show their age no matter how diligent a person is with their oral hygiene. For many, this makes them uncomfortable smiling. Dr. Burgess understands how important it is to feel confident in your appearance and offers permanent bleaching solutions.
How Teeth Whitening Works
Did you ever wonder why whitening toothpastes do not seem effective in really whitening your teeth? While such over the counter products do a great job of removing surface stains on your teeth, the truth is if your teeth are dark and yellow, it is the dentin inside your teeth that are the problem. Whitening toothpastes cannot penetrate to change the inside of the tooth. That is where Dr. Burgess comes in. The proven teeth whitening procedures he uses are guaranteed to give you the whitest smile possible. Tooth whitening gels contain peroxide which release free elemental oxygen. Once that oxygen is released, the interior of your teeth are oxidized, removing the stains permanently.
Dr. Burgess prefers to start with an exam. If you have cavities or leaky fillings, it is in your best interest to get those fixed before whitening your teeth, in order to prevent any irritation to your teeth. After the exam, Dr. Burgess will take impressions of your teeth. His office then will make custom made clear trays that will fit perfectly over your teeth. The teeth whitening gel is placed in the tooth compartments of the tray which is placed directly on your teeth. After two to four weeks, spending only thirty minutes a day, your smile will be celebrity white.
To ask Dr. Burgess questions to see if you are a candidate for teeth whitening, call us at (910) 762-1402 to set up a complimentary consultation, or visit our request an appointment page.