By Jennifer L. McCoy, DDS, Cosmetic & Family Dentistry
May 29, 2018
Category: Dental
Tags: teeth whitening  

Teeth WhiteningHave you lost your dazzling smile? While it may be disheartening to feel like you have lost your best accessory— your white smile —you can get it back. Professional teeth whitening removes years of dental stains and the process is safe. Dr. Jennifer McCoy and Dr. Katherine Copeland offer teeth whitening in Lawrenceville and Suwanee, GA. Read on to learn about your professional teeth whitening options.

In-Office Whitening

Before starting, your dentist will make a record of the current shade of your teeth. Your mouth will be isolated with cotton rolls or gauze to keep your teeth dry. Retractors may be used to keep your tongue, lips, and cheeks away from the bleaching gel. A barrier will be placed along your gum line to protect it from exposure to the solution. Next, your teeth will be coated with bleaching gel. Your dentist will combine the gel with a light to speed up the process. Once the optimum shade has been reached, your teeth will be rinsed. 

Take-Home Whitening 

Dispensed by a dentist, take-home whitening allows you to get professional results at your convenience in an effective, safe way. Your dentist will take an impression of your teeth and use that to make a fitted dental tray. The bleaching gel goes inside the mouth guard. It comes in several strengths. You can wear the mouth guard while you sleep if you have a lighter gel, or for an hour each day if it’s a higher-power option. Take-home teeth whitening provide great results in 2 or 3 weeks of use.

Benefits of a White Smile

Stained teeth can ruin your smile and appearance. Your smile is usually the first thing others notice about you. A professional teeth whitening treatment will help you leave behind the discomfort and embarrassment of stained teeth. Professional teeth whitening can whiten your smile, improve your appearance, and boost your self-esteem, which carries into the many different aspects of your life. 

Teeth Whitening Consultation 

To get the process started, find a dentist near you in Lawrenceville or Suwanee and schedule a consultation. If you have healthy teeth and gums, you may be a candidate for professional teeth whitening. Only your dentist can determine if professional teeth whitening is suitable for you after performing an oral exam to ensure proper health. Patients with gum disease, tooth decay, or exposed roots are poor candidates for teeth whitening. These dental issues need to be addressed before seeking cosmetic treatments.

Want a Beautiful Smile? Call Us Today!

Get a beautiful smile right now. Call our dental office at 770-963-2424 right now to schedule an appointment for teeth whitening in Lawrenceville, GA. Call 678-269-4910 to schedule an appointment in Suwanee, GA. Professional teeth will do you and your smile a world of good.