Teeth Whitening in Woodstock, GA
Brighter methods for brighter smiles.
Make your smile one of your greatest assets with the latest methods in tooth whitening from your Hickory Flat Dental office. Whiter teeth have now become the number one aesthetic concern of most patients, leading to many new methods for achieving dramatic results. Our whitening pros will choose from a range of solutions to help you find the one best suited to your individual needs.
Basically, teeth whitening (or bleaching) is a simple, non-invasive dental treatment used to change the color of natural tooth enamel. This makes it an ideal way to enhance the beauty of your smile. The most popular method is an at-home system that will whiten teeth as much as six shades in as little as 14 days. In-office bleaching is another popular option.
Since teeth whitening only works on natural tooth enamel, your Hickory Flat Dental dentist will evaluate replacement of old fillings, crowns and other restorations. Replacement will be done after bleaching, so that the restorations will closely match your newly bleached teeth.
It is also important to note that the results of teeth whitening are not permanent. A touch-up may be needed every few years — even more often if you smoke or drink coffee, tea or wine.
Popular reasons for teeth whitening include:
- Fluorosis (excessive fluoridation during tooth development)
- Normal wear of the outer tooth layer
- Stained teeth due to medications such as tetracycline
- Yellow, brown or stained teeth
For best results, discuss your goals, daily habits and any medications you take regularly before beginning a whitening regimen. Our skilled professionals will consider these factors, as well as the cause of the discoloration, when recommending the most appropriate form of treatment.
Take Home Whitening Kits
Take home teeth whitening kits can be a convenient way to brighten your smile. If your Hickory Flat Dental dentist determines this is the best method for you, an impression will be made of your teeth to provide you with custom whitening trays. You’ll also be given detailed instructions for applying the whitening gel. Our patients often see a whitening improvement of up to six shades with prescribed use.
In many cases, bleaching can be an effective and affordable whitening option for discolored teeth. Your Hickory Flat Dental dentist will work with you to determine whether bleaching is appropriate for your particular needs.