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Are you embarrassed by teeth that seem to grow more yellow and dull each year?
Smiling, laughing and talking can be uncomfortable when you’re embarrassed by stained teeth, but you don’t have to live with that embarrassment. With help from a teeth bleaching dentist, you can enjoy a brighter, whiter smile that makes you want to show off your teeth. Professional dental whitening is the most popular cosmetic dental procedure for many reasons: it’s fast, it’s easy, it’s affordable and it’s very effective.
How Can Professional Teeth Whitening Help Your Smile?
Also known as power bleaching or chairside teeth whitening, in-office dental whitening is closely supervised by our experienced teeth bleaching dentist. With this monitoring, we can ensure that your experience during treatment is pain-free, safe and effective. The bleaching gel we use is more highly concentrated than the whiteners found in over-the-counter whitening kits. This more powerful bleaching gel gives you immediate results that are noticeable from the minute you leave our chair.
While you’re considering teeth whitening, keep in mind that some types of tooth discoloration don’t respond to power bleaching. Tetracycline stains, teeth with deep decay or other structural issues, and crowns, veneers and fillings will not become lighter during the treatment.
Before your in-office whitening treatment, you’ll meet with one of our dentists who will examine your teeth and dental health. This evaluation helps identify the cause of your tooth discoloration and determines if your teeth and gums are healthy enough to undergo the procedure. With this knowledge, our dentists can better recommend the treatment that gives you the brightest, shiniest smile possible.
Is Teeth Whitening at Home Available?
If you want the convenience of at-home teeth whitening kits that deliver better results than over-the-counter systems, talk to our dentists about our at-home teeth whitening kits made by our dentists. These kits can lighten your teeth up to six shades when you wear the bleaching trays an hour a day for two weeks.
The kits are made specifically for you and include a bleaching agent that is more potent than those found in drug-store whitening kits. To make the kit, we first take an impression of your teeth. These impressions help us create whitening trays that perfectly fit your teeth. We’ll provide you with the trays, professional-grade teeth whitening gel and instructions on how to use your particular system.
What’s the Average Teeth Whitening Cost?
The average cost of teeth whitening ranges widely, depending on a variety of factors. These factors include the number of treatments needed, the type of whitening products used, the need for at-home maintenance whitening treatments and the necessity of repairs to blend the color of your fillings, veneers or crowns. You can learn more about your actual teeth bleaching cost by calling our office for a consultation. We’ll provide you with a complete treatment plan and thorough estimate following our evaluation.
Which Is Better, Professional or DIY Teeth Whitening Products?
Over-the-counter teeth whitening systems have their place, offering an inexpensive solution for people who want only a little improvement to their tooth color. These gels, toothpastes, whitening trays, rinses and strips don’t have the whitening strength of professional procedures. DIY products are also very easily misused, leading to inconsistent results and gum irritation. In contrast, professional whitening products are far stronger than DIY options, so you see much more noticeable results more quickly than you would with DIY products. Our professional supervision also ensures that your gums and teeth stay safe throughout your treatment.
What Can You Expect from a Teeth Whitening Procedure?
If you haven’t had your teeth professionally whitened before, you may be wondering what to expect. While the steps of whitening procedures vary from one type of system to the next, they share a few common practices. Here’s what you can most likely expect to happen during your procedure:
- Your teeth are cleaned and examined by your dentist.
- Photos of your teeth are taken so your dentist can monitor your whitening progress and assess your tooth shade.
- Your dentist exposes your teeth for easy whitening using a painless cheek retractor.
- Your gums are protected from the bleaching gel by a special fluid that is applied to your gums.
- Your dentist will apply a coat of bleaching gel to your teeth, where it will remain for several minutes. It’s then removed and another coat is applied. This process will be repeated several times during a single treatment.
- After your procedure, the progress is assessed and your dentist determines whether you’ll need follow-up teeth whitening treatment.
If you’re ready to make your smile gleam, we’re here to help. Call us to find out more about the benefits of teeth whitening in Vinings.