Teeth Whitening

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Gentle Dental Care

General Dentistry & Dental Implants located in Midtown, Atlanta, GA & Dunwoody, GA

A good cup of coffee or red wine can wreak havoc on your teeth if you’re not careful, but the experts at Gentle Dental Care in Midtown Atlanta and Dunwoody, Georgia, have the perfect solution: teeth whitening. With just one treatment, you can wave goodbye to years’ worth of discolored yellow teeth stains. Call or book an appointment online today to learn more about the teeth whitening options at Gentle Dental Care.

Teeth Whitening Q & A

What is teeth whitening?

Teeth whitening, also known as teeth bleaching, is the most popular form of cosmetic dentistry to remove yellow stains and brighten your smile.

There are a number of products that can whiten your teeth, such as whitening strips, toothpaste, whitening gum, and activated charcoal, but the most effective treatment your dentist can offer for deep stains is in-office laser tooth whitening.

Why are my teeth yellow?

Teeth become discolored for a variety of reasons, including:

Age

Most dentists agree that age and stain accumulation both play a strong role in tooth discoloration over time.

In fact, according to the Consumer Guide to Dentistry, people in their 40s with stained teeth are likely to see the yellow turn brownish as they get older.

Diet

A diet rich in coffee, tea, red wine, soda, oranges, and carrots can change and discolor your teeth, creating yellowish stains that may require extra whitening maintenance.

Smoking

Nicotine leaves behind brownish deposits that can discolor teeth over time.

Should I consider laser whitening?

Whitening strips, whitening toothpaste, and other over-the-counter products that claim to whiten teeth can only do so much if you’re struggling to see a difference in your smile.

If you’ve tried everything from whitening toothpaste to activated charcoal and seen little progress, it may be time for a more intense treatment.

Laser whitening provides an immediate and permanent solution to brightening your smile. The experts at Gentle Dental Care can help you determine if laser teeth whitening is the right treatment for you.

How does laser whitening work?

First, your dentist applies a bleach gel onto your teeth that is heat-activated by the laser. The combination of bleach and heat helps remove deep yellow stains quickly.

One laser whitening treatment takes about an hour and can be costly compared with over-the-counter products, but the results are more immediate and dramatic.

And if one whitening session doesn’t provide the results you want, additional treatments can always be scheduled.

Gentle Dental Care also offers take-home trays, so you can continue whitening your teeth from the comfort of your own home and maintain your results.

To schedule an appointment or consultation to discuss teeth whitening with the experts at Gentle Dental Care, call or book online today.