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Teeth Whitening

While many of us wish we had a bright smile, it's incredibly easy for our enamel to change shades over time.

Aging, diet, and smoking can all discolor your teeth, making them appear yellow or grey.

If you want to rejuvenate your smile — and your confidence — consider teeth whitening at South Point Family Dentistry in Belmont, NC.

How Does Tooth Whitening Work?

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Teeth whitening treatments use a hydrogen peroxide solution placed in custom trays, spread on strips, or applied directly to your teeth. The hydrogen peroxide whitens your enamel, resulting in a visibly brighter smile. Our dentists, Dr. Gary McCord and Dr. Ashley Starr can explain the entire teeth whitening process during your consultation at our Belmont office.

Enjoy the Precision of In-Office Whitening at Home Custom Trays and Convenient Take-Home Bleaching Kits

At South Point Family Dentistry, we combine the best qualities of in-office and at-home whitening — and patients enjoy the benefits.

We will fit you with a custom kit designed just for you at our office. Individualized care is something that over-the-counter kits simply don't provide.

Then, you can conduct your whitening sessions at home on your own schedule. You don't have to return as needed for more in-office whitening sessions.

Finally, if you ever have any questions, you can always reach out to our Belmont, NC, dental office. We're always happy to help our patients.

"They will make you feel like part of their family!" Happy Reviews from Our Belmont Area Patients


Tonya Bumgardner


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Top notch! Been going to this office for many years. Referred my friends and family as well! Dr. McCord and his staff are very friendly and personable! They take the time to get to know you and care about you as a person. Not only do they go the extra mile to take care of your dental needs, but your overall well-being! They go above and beyond! Love it here!!!

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Timothy Mikels


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Dr. McCord and his team are like visiting family. Everyone is so friendly and welcoming. It's not like the old days when people dreaded going to the dentist. I would suggest for anyone to check them out and like me they will make you feel like part of their family! Dr McCord and his staff are talented and I have all the confidence they have the best interest in mind for me and my dental needs!!!

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Where whitening toothpastes alone do not succeed, teeth whitening may provide results.

Brighter, More Confident Smiles The Stunning Results of Teeth Whitening

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Your at-home teeth whitening kit will work to bleach the enamel of each tooth. After you apply the hydrogen peroxide solution to the custom trays and follow the full treatment schedule, you should see visibly whiter enamel — and a beautiful smile.

Got a Busy Schedule?

We Offer Flexible Appointments

South Point Family Dentistry understands that you have a lot on your plate. Instead of you trying to fit an appointment into your busy schedule, we aim to fit you into our flexible schedule. That also means if you ever experience a dental emergency, we're here to assist, giving you the attention and peace of mind you deserve.

We're open from 7 am to 7 pm multiple days a week. We also have Saturday hours, making it easier for you to find a time that works best.

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For More Effective Results Choose Our Whitening Kits Over Whitening Toothpaste

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Professional dental bleaching lightens the shade of your tooth enamel, resulting in visibly whiter teeth. It also is more effective than over-the-counter whitening toothpaste.

How Your Teeth Whitening Treatment Will Go At South Point Family Dentistry


Before we begin your whitening treatment, we typically begin with a consultation. Our dentists, Dr. McCord or Dr. Starr, will discuss your whitening goals and answer all your teeth bleaching questions. Then, if you wish to continue, we'll make your appointment for a tray fitting.


Our whitening trays offer a more effective bleaching treatment because they are custom-made to fit your teeth. This gives you more precise results than over-the-counter kits and whitening toothpastes. You will be fitted for the trays in our office and then we will make the whitening kits in-house. Once your kit is completed, you can begin your treatment.


To whiten your teeth, put the solution in the trays and wear as directed. It usually takes multiple applications over a series of days or weeks for results to become apparent. Make sure to follow all instructions carefully. If you have any questions about treatment, you can always reach out to our dentists for answers.

When Combined With Other Cosmetic Procedures Teeth Whitening Can Be Even More Effective

Cosmetic dentistry doesn't just make your teeth brighter and whiter. It can also straighten your teeth and address other aesthetic flaws. For superior results, you can combine tooth whitening with Invisalign® and gum grafting.

Invisalign carefully moves your teeth into proper alignment while gum grafting can address problems caused by periodontal disease and recession. These dental treatments combined with whitening can create a gorgeous new smile that will last.

Revitalize Your Smile

With South Point Family Dentistry

Smiling can be hard if you lack confidence. You deserve to have happy, healthy teeth that you feel truly proud of. Luckily, South Point Family Dentistry knows just how to help.

When you visit us for a custom tooth whitening kit, you can enjoy visibly whiter teeth after following the hydrogen peroxide application schedule and instructions. You can also reach out to our dentists any time you need advice or answers.

Excited for your beautiful new smile? Contact our Belmont, NC, office or call:

(704) 825-5111

Ensuring that you follow good dental care guidelines can help your results last longer and look better.

Proper Dental Care After Teeth Whitening

Refraining from Smoking

Smoking can discolor your teeth, making them look yellower. It can also have disastrous effects on your cardiovascular health.

Brushing Your Teeth Twice a Day

To maintain your results, brush your teeth, tongue, and gums twice daily for two minutes per day. This will prevent plaque build-up and cavities.

Flossing Once a Day

When food gets stuck between teeth, it can lead to tartar build-up and cavities, which can tarnish tooth whitening results. Flossing regularly can prevent that problem.

Attending Regular Dental Visits

In addition to conducting proper oral hygiene, you should see your dentist for regular checkups and cleanings. They can ensure that your teeth stay beautiful and healthy.

A Teeth-Whitening Friendly Diet: How to Maintain Your Results

Once you've successfully completed your cosmetic whitening treatment, you'll want to protect your results. The first two days after your whitening are the most important for ensuring the proper changes in your enamel. During this time, you should avoid these foods and drinks:

  • Candy
  • Soda
  • Tomato Sauce
  • Coffee
  • Berries
  • Tea
  • Fruit Juice
  • Red Wine

After the first few days have passed, you can have these foods again, but you should do so sparingly and mindfully.

"I couldn't imagine going anywhere else." Glowing Reviews from Our Belmont Patients


Irene Pharr


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I've been a patient here for many years Dr McCord is wonderful and cares so much for his patients.

The staff are always friendly and you really feel you get the best quality of care.

I couldn't imagine going anywhere else.

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Lori Collier


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UNBELIEVABLE!!! DR. McCord is the BEST! His staff & assistance were always so helpful & Very Professional! Dr. McCord started working on my teeth in January & after many visits & his expertise we finally finish last week!!! I couldn't be happier with my teeth. I'm smiling right now!! I would recommend this place for Everyone! I want to Thank all of you for being so kind & AWESOME! I'll see y'all on the next go round!!!

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Does Teeth Whitening Hurt?

After you whiten your teeth, you may notice some sensitivity. Your dentist can talk to you about possible over-the-counter pain relief beforehand so that you are prepared.

After treatment, you should try to eat simple, soft foods like oatmeal, bananas, or smoothies to alleviate any gum or tooth sensitivity. Even if your gums or teeth hurt, please remember not to neglect your brushing or flossing.

The irritation should subside within a few days. If it continues, we are here to help.

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South Point Family Dentistry

Drs. Gary McCord, Ashley Starr, Matthew Rodda, and Andrew Price are highly trained dentists who combine advanced training and compassionate care to help patients of all ages achieve healthy, beautiful smiles. They are affiliated with prestigious organizations, including:

  • American Dental Association
  • North Carolina Dental Society
  • Academy of General Dentistry

We work with most insurance plans and offer financing. To visit our office, request an appointment online or call us at (704) 825-5111.

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