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Over time, teeth begin to accumulate stains and become discolored. This unsightly cosmetic dental issue can easily be treated by a teeth bleaching dentist. By pursuing teeth whitening treatments from your dentist, you will be able to achieve a brighter smile in no time at all. The treatments are efficient, simple, affordable, and effective.
Can You Give Me Information on Professional Teeth Whitening?
Having your teeth whitened in-office is also commonly called power bleaching or chairside teeth whitening. The conditions that professional whitening treatments are performed under ensure that the teeth are lightened quickly and safely. The bleaching gel used for teeth whitening is highly concentrated, meaning the results are immediately noticeable.
This treatment works best if you are experiencing tooth discoloration due to the consumption of particular foods and beverages, as well as smoking. Certain types of tooth discoloration won’t respond to teeth whitening procedures. These include tetracycline stains, defective fillings, extensive tooth decay, and structural damage to the teeth. Veneers, crowns, and fillings also aren’t impacted by the whitening gel and will remain the same color.
Before you undergo the treatment process, a teeth bleaching dentist will thoroughly examine your teeth and mouth to find out why your teeth are experiencing discoloration. Once the cause has been determined, the dentist will work with you to find the best whitening option for your teeth.
Can I Have My Teeth Professionally Whitened At Home?
In addition to offering in-office whitening, we also offer the option of pursuing teeth whitening at home with professional-grade at-home teeth whitening kits. These kits are made up by your dentist and will consist of custom-fitted trays full of highly concentrated bleaching gel. You can expect to lighten your teeth up to six shades over a period of two weeks if you use the trays as instructed.
What Is the Average Price for Teeth Whitening?
Since teeth whitening treatments are highly individualized, the exact cost that you will owe will depend on the type of treatments used, the number of treatments needed, and any follow-up treatments that your dentist requires. If you would like to educate yourself on the estimated teeth bleaching cost, then give our office a call. Our team of friendly professionals is happy to provide you with a detailed and accurate estimate of what you will owe.
Are Teeth Whitening Products As Effective As Professional Whitening Treatments?
While the convenience of using over-the-counter whitening products is undeniable, it is important to note that store bought products like trays, gels, rinses, toothpastes, and strips aren’t as effective or fast acting as teeth whitening treatments. Using a dentist to perform your whitening treatments also ensures that your treatment is safe and doesn’t irritate the gums or teeth.
What Does a Dentist Do During a Teeth Whitening Procedure?
Your dentist will do a number of things during your teeth whitening procedure. While the exact steps needed to perform your treatment may vary, the following will give you an idea of what to expect during a whitening treatment.
- Your dentist will perform an exam and clean your teeth.
- Photographs of your teeth may be required in order to monitor the progress of the whitening treatments.
- Your dentist will utilize a cheek retractor that goes in your mouth. This device will expose your visible teeth.
- Your gums will be coated with a protective liquid that will shield them from the bleaching gel.
- Individual coatings of bleaching gel will be applied to the teeth. Each coat will be left on the teeth for a certain period of time. After that time is over, the coat will be removed.
- Some whitening techniques utilize intense lights to enhance the results.
- Your dentist will apply and remove the final gel coat. Your teeth will then be evaluated and your dentist will recommend further treatments if necessary.
Helping you to achieve the smile of your dreams is our goal. Call our team today to learn more about teeth whitening in Atlanta.