To safely achieve a beautiful white smile that lasts, leave it up to the professionals. Our professional whitening program combines the eye-catching benefits of in-office whitening with the longer lasting effects of custom take-home trays, utilizing powerful whitening technology that only your dentist can provide.
What's the difference between over the counter & professional whitening?
Professional whitening uses whitening agents that only a board-certified dentist can provide. In addition, your dentist is able to assess your oral health and discuss any risks that may result from whitening. Lastly, professional whitening uses custom trays, fitted uniquely to your teeth which means there is little to no leaking of the whitening agent onto your gums causing sensitivity issues.
How long does the whitening last?
Professional tooth whitening results are very stable and tend to last for many months. Factors like like genetics, diet, age, medications and lifestyle habits like smoking may affect the length of your whitening results. Fortunately, touch-up treatments with your at home trays are easy and can keep your smile bright, for longer.
What are the side-effects of professional whitening?
The most common side effect is some tooth sensitivity to hot and cold. However, using the prescription toothpaste prescribed by your dentist helps to prevent this sensitivity. While most sensitivity resolves within a week, we schedule a check in to ensure your whitening is proceeding comfortably.
How much whiter will my teeth be?
If you follow your doctors recommendation you can expect to experience teeth that are 3-5 shades whiter. In more rare cases, we see teeth whiten 7-10 shades whiter.
Can I whiten a crown, fillings or implant?
Whitening agents are designed to only work on real teeth. Tooth restorations like like crowns, fillings or implants will not change shade when whitened. If you have a crown, filling or implant that is easily visible, we can discuss other options for whitening your smile.
Are there any restrictions on having your teeth whitened?
Yes, if you are pregnant, have untreated gum disease, worn enamel, untreated cavities and exposed roots we recommend against whitening your teeth. Your dentist will be able to assess and make a recommendation during your 1st visit.
“My smile has never looked better and the service couldn't have been better.”
My Friend’s Dentist, based in Wilmington North Carolina, is an award-winning Wilmington dental practice that provides general, cosmetic and speciality dental services including implants and dental sleep medicine to patients of all ages. Widely recognized for its office design and patient friendly approach to dental care, My Friend’s dentist publishes its procedure prices, offers savings through its dental membership plan and focuses on a collaborative approach to prioritizing care with patients.