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If the stains and discolorations on your teeth make it embarrassing to smile, our dentists may recommend teeth whitening to improve the appearance of your teeth. Dr. Kristen Langworthy offers both in-office and take-home whitening treatments for your convenience. Call us today at 919-762-3239 to schedule an appointment at Langworthy Family Dentistry and learn more about teeth whitening in Fuquay-Varina, North Carolina.

Your teeth gradually become stained and discolored over time due to a number of factors, including:
• Poor dental hygiene
• Illness and certain medications
• Smoking and other tobacco usage
• Foods and drinks that stain (including tea, wine, coffee and soda)
• The natural aging process
• Fluorosis (excessive fluoride consumption, especially as a child)

Teeth whitening is one of the fastest, simplest and most effective cosmetic treatments available, and it has been known to dramatically enhance smiles in as little as a single appointment. While there are many over-the-counter whitening options available, the best results will always come from professional treatments. Professional whitening uses a powerful whitening gel. This whitening gel is applied to the surface of your teeth, where it works to lighten and break up stains, discoloration and yellowing on the tooth enamel.

Both in-office and take-home whitening use this gel to brighten your smile. In-office whitening is performed at our practice by a member of our team, and the appointment usually takes about an hour. Take-home whitening involves adding the gel to custom-made whitening trays, which are then worn on your own schedule a directed by our dentists and team.

When you visit our office, we will discuss your whitening options with you so that you can choose the option that is best for you. Call us today to make your appointment and learn more about teeth whitening.