Teeth whitening (or teeth bleaching) is a popular option for quickly, safely, and cost-effectively improving the appearance of your smile. Beautiful white teeth can have a dramatic and positive impact on your confidence in social and professional situations. The Art of Cosmetic Dentistry and Towne Lake Family Dentistry, serving Atlanta, Marietta, Roswell, and the entire southeast, are pleased to offer in-office teeth whitening treatments and take-home kits, each of which provide exceptional results. If you’re interested in scheduling your treatment session, or picking up a kit to use at home, contact our dental practice today.
We use the Zoom!2® system for our in-office teeth whitening treatments. Prior to teeth whitening treatment, we generally recommend a thorough, professional cleaning. This promotes optimal results. During a teeth whitening treatment session, patients relax comfortably in our chairs while we apply the bleaching gel to the teeth. To avoid irritation caused by contact with the gel, the gums are protected with special guards. The teeth quickly absorb the gel, which penetrates the enamel and begins to break up stains. The Zoom!2® system also employs a special light that accelerates the bleaching process. After approximately 45 minutes to an hour, typically broken up into individual 15-minute treatment sessions, the teeth look significantly whiter and more beautiful.
Take-home teeth whitening kits are also available at The Art of Cosmetic Dentistry and Towne Lake Family Dentistry. The kits consist of a professional-strength bleaching gel and custom-crafted trays to use at your leisure at home. You’ll fill the trays with the bleaching gel and wear them for a specified amount of time each day, usually over a span of several weeks. Many of our patients wear their whitening trays as they sleep, but we also offer a more rapidly working system, which requires wearing the trays at two different points during the day (i.e., in the morning and again at night). We will provide more specific instructions when you pick up your at-home bleaching kit.
Teeth whitening treatment is quick, effective, safe, and affordable. It can lighten teeth dramatically in just one session; alternatively, kits are available to wear in your own home at your leisure. We offer a variety of teeth whitening options (including the Ultradent, Premier, Discuss Dental and Zoom!® Advanced brands) at our Atlanta offices, to suit different patients’ needs. Bleaching products can lighten teeth that have been stained by the consumption of coffee, tea, or red wine, as well as the use of nicotine or certain medications (including tetracycline). The end result may take years off the appearance of the face, as white teeth are usually characteristic of youthful smiles.
Teeth whitening treatment is fairly conservative and doesn’t carry a lot of risk. However, some patients may experience slight sensitivity from the whitening gel or trays. Also, since some products may break down the tooth’s enamel with overuse, it’s best to seek supervision from a dentist when using a bleaching system.
If you’d like to pick up a teeth whitening kit or schedule a session at one of our Atlanta offices, please contact The Art of Cosmetic Dentistry and Towne Lake Family Dentistry today. A member of our staff will gladly assist you.