Teeth Whitening

Looking for a more luminous smile? You’re not alone. Many of our patients report wanting a brighter, whiter smile. We can help. With take-home and in-office whitening treatments available, we offer options to fit your schedule and budget.

Teeth Whitening at WNC Dental

We know that every patient has different needs and goals when it comes to teeth whitening. Some patients want a quick transformation, while others prefer to take their next whitening steps at home at their convenience—or both! Wherever you fall on the spectrum, we have a whitening option to suit you.

Zoom In-Office Whitening

Our in-office teeth whitening option is the perfect choice for a dramatic reveal. You can achieve that pearly white smile you’ve wanted just in time for an upcoming event. With Zoom WhiteSpeed, lighten your teeth up to eight shades in less than an hour.

The process is simple. A skilled dental hygienist will first apply a special ointment to protect your gums. Then, your teeth will be covered in a powerful, hydrogen peroxide-based whitening gel. You’ll wait about an hour while your whitening gel-covered teeth soak up the light from a whitening lamp. Then, the hygienist will remove the gel and ointment to reveal your stunning, whiter smile.

After your in-office whitening treatment, your hygienist will also supply you with an at-home touch-up kit. This allows you to maintain your gorgeous smile—even if you keep up your coffee-drinking habit!

Custom Whitening Trays

Don’t have time for an in-office treatment? You can still whiten your teeth on your own time thanks to our custom, take-home whitening trays. After a quick appointment to take an impression of your teeth, we’ll create and deliver whitening trays custom to your smile.

We’ll also provide a dental-grade whitening gel for you to use at home with your trays. Convenient and easy to use, this whitening option offers a low-effort, high-impact way to get a glowing smile.

We offer two types of whitening gel for your convenience. One gel is best used during the daytime for a concentrated period, while the other is suitable for overnight, extended application. The best gel for you is a matter of preference.

Whitening your teeth doesn’t have to be a difficult commitment. Most patients find that it’s easy to maintain a noticeably whiter smile. Typically, whitening starts as a one-to-two-week focused effort with subsequent touch-up sessions as needed.

All of our take-home trays and whitening gel offer a step above the teeth-brightening options you might find at a drug or grocery store. Available only through your dentist, professional-grade gel and trays make for better, noticeably whiter results.

Why Consider Teeth Whitening

There are so many benefits of whiter teeth. If you’re not sure if teeth whitening is right for you, find out why teeth whitening options at WNC Dental are so popular. Here are just a few of the top reasons to try teeth whitening.

Self Confidence

Whether from genetics or food, many people’s teeth yellow and stain over time. Often, this creates a sense of discomfort or embarrassment. While we celebrate all healthy teeth at WNC Dental, we understand that having a whiter smile can boost your confidence. Having a whiter smile helps make a great first impression—whether you’re pursuing a new job, attending a wedding, or just ready to feel and look great in your smile!

Health Benefits

Believe it or not, having a whiter smile has been linked to several positive health outcomes, like improved health-related quality of life and positive psychology. Plus, if you feel more confident about your teeth, chances are you’ll smile more. Research shows that smiling can produce mood-boosting hormones, lower stress, and even improve your immune system.


Many cosmetic procedures designed to change your appearance require invasive procedures. Teeth-whitening, however, only affects the surface of your teeth. No needles, lasers, or medications are required! Still, teeth whitening can make a dramatic and stunning change to the way you look and feel.


The safest way to whiten your teeth is under the care of your dental team. Our hygienists are skilled at administering in-office whitening treatments and our dentists are always willing to provide custom whitening recommendations based on your specific smile. For take-home options, we take care to ensure our patients understand proper use for the safest whitening experience.

Important Considerations

Teeth whitening is more effective on certain types of yellowing and staining. Discoloration due to certain medications, for example, might not respond to whitening treatments. Your dentist can offer an honest assessment of whether or not whitening options are likely to create the impact you hope for on your smile. If whitening is not a good fit for your aesthetic goals, your dentist can provide other treatment options to help you take steps toward your ideal smile.

Note that we do not recommend teeth whitening for children due to the risk of swallowing the whitening gel and the difficulty of creating custom trays for growing, shifting teeth.

We do all we can to reduce risk of sensitivity, however, whitening can increase tooth sensitivity for some patients. For this reason, patients with highly sensitive teeth might not be the best candidates for treatment. Always talk to your dentist about any concerns you might have both before and after a teeth whitening treatment.

In some cases, it may be advisable to finish other dental treatments before whitening your teeth. And remember—no whitening treatment is a substitute for great hygiene.

How to Get Started

If you’re ready to learn more about the right teeth whitening option for you, call our office to schedule an appointment. Our caring staff would love to help you navigate all your choices and land on a plan you feel great about.

Ready for a brighter smile? Contact us to get started with teeth whitening