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Did you know your smile is one of the first things people notice about you? Yes, it’s true! If you think about it, a smile can say a lot about a person. That is why people are turning to cosmetic dentistry now more than ever before. One of the most common treatments includes teeth-whitening treatments that can brighten up your smile efficiently.

To help you learn more about your options for teeth whitening, our dentists, Dr. Macon Sapp and Dr. Baxter Sapp with Durham Dentistry in Durham, North Carolina, have provided you with some necessary information on how to whiten your teeth correctly.

To begin, the first thing to remember with any medical product is to talk to your dentist about which option is best for you. Your dentist will know the ideal method for your unique smile. There are three main forms of teeth-whitening treatments. These treatment options include:

In-office teeth-whitening treatments:
If you choose to get your teeth whitened by a dental professional, then you have picked wisely. Our in-office whitening procedures are the safest and most effective way to whiten your teeth in as little as one visit to your dentist. Because you are in the care of a professional, your gums and teeth have a lower risk of damage from overexposure and can start seeing results very quickly.

At-home teeth-whitening kits:
Many people would rather whiten their teeth in the comfort of their own home. That is why many dentists offer kits you can take home and use on your own time. These kits are safe and effective for whitening your teeth, and because they come recommended by your dentist, you know you have a high-quality product that is safe to use for your smile.

Over-the-counter teeth-whitening treatments:
There are many teeth-whitening options to choose from when you are at the grocery store. However, many people use them incorrectly and can cause more damage to their teeth than good. That is why it is always ideal to talk to a professional before trying any form of medical treatment.

If you have questions about teeth-whitening systems or would like to come in for a session, please call us today at 919-489-9171 to set up an appointment. Our friendly dental team is happy to assist you and help give you a smile you can be proud to show off!