Want a whiter, brighter smile? Ask us about a take-home whitening kit. We can create your kit during your dental visit for you to use in the comfort of your own home. Each kit comes with a tray and whitening gel, which you can use at night, waking up each morning to a brighter and brighter smile. Most treatments take about one week for full results, but Dr. Banik will give instructions specific to your needs.
While you can buy over-the-counter products such as strips and toothpaste to whiten your teeth slightly, our custom kits are the best way to achieve a dramatically whiter smile. We often recommend people use those products in addition to our take-home kit. (Some people feel more sensitivity with prolonged use of over-the-counter whitening products; please discontinue if you experience discomfort.)
Whitening Care: What to Know
Carefully follow your whitening kit’s instructions. Brush and floss thoroughly before each treatment for the best results. Possible side effects may include mild tooth sensitivity as well as gum irritation.
If gum irritation becomes severe, discontinue the gel and contact our office to see if your custom tray needs to be adjusted. We also ask that you keep your two-week follow-up appointment so Dr. Banik can asses your results and adjust your treatment if necessary. When you have finished your treatment, the color can sometimes be somewhat dramatic but will usually “tone down” over time.
Touch up treatments may be needed every 3-6 months and can usually be accomplished in just 1-2 treatments. It’s important to note that results will vary from patient to patient and existing fillings, crowns, and other dental additions will not whiten. We recommend you meet with Dr. Banik to discuss if veneers or other restorations may help you in achieving the results you want.
Dr. Ron Banik and the team at Carolina Family Dentistry take pride in customized gentle dental care for the whole family. We believe in educating our patients and empowering them to get and involved in their dental health.
Nervous or scared of getting dental work? We have sedation options to help you overcome your fears. Experience gentle care while you relax or even sleep.
Dr. Ron Banik and his expert dental team have over 90 years of combined experience helping patients with their smiles and overall dental health.
Experience a relaxed atmosphere in our spacious and comfortable state of the art facility. Kids have their own play area while you can enjoy TV or free WiFi while you wait.
Work with our team to customized treatment options to fit your needs and budget.
Our computerized digital x-ray system allows instant and accurate x-rays but with 50% less radiation than conventional film systems.
See full color pictures of your teeth to help you see what we see. A picture is worth a thousand words.
Enjoy using our total coverage headphones to watch TV or listen to music during your appointment.