Everyone loves a bright, white smile, but most people’s smiles become dulled, yellowed, or even stained over time. Several factors and lifestyle habits can lead to tooth discoloration, and while brushing your teeth can help, it is often not enough to keep your teeth brilliantly white. Over time, your teeth may become darkened or discolored by:

  • Smoking and other forms of tobacco use
  • Certain medications and illnesses
  • The natural aging process
  • Consumption of certain foods and drinks, including tea, wine, coffee, and soda, as well as highly pigmented foods like berries
  • Poor dental hygiene habits
  • Fluorosis

Whether your teeth are slightly yellowed or severely stained, we have a solution for you. Dr. Ellis K. List is pleased to provide professional teeth whitening in Durham, North Carolina, to help you achieve a stunning, white smile once again. Professional teeth whitening uses a powerful yet safe whitening gel to bleach away discoloration from your tooth surface. This process is non-invasive and comfortable, although you may experience some increased tooth sensitivity during and right after your whitening treatment. While the results from professional teeth whitening usually last for several months or even years, you may need whitening touchups in the future. To learn more about teeth whitening, and to set up your consultation with our dentist, we welcome you to contact us today.