Teeth Whitening

Teeth Whitening

Keeping our teeth their whitest is a lot harder than it sounds. With all the coffee, wine, smoking and other foods that have the ability to stain our teeth on a daily basis, even proper maintenance sometimes leaves them a little lackluster. Teeth whitening is an excellent way to restore the natural color of your teeth or even make them whiter than your natural color if you would like.

To accomplish the whitening of your teeth, we utilize a tray whitening system. This tray whitening system is completed in 2 steps. The first step is to make an impression of your teeth. With this impression, we’ll craft you custom whitening trays that you can use over and over. Finally, you will take the whitening gel and put it in the gel for a short period of time over a period of a few days. This often results in a whiter smile of 4 – 8 shades!

Please contact us today to see if you are a candidate for this type of whitening.

In-Office Bleaching

Zoom! (One-Hour Teeth Whitening)

Q. What is Zoom!® tooth whitening?
A.
Zoom! is a bleaching process that lightens discoloration of enamel and dentin.

Q. What causes tooth discoloration?
A. The most common causes are tea, coffee, tobacco, red wine, colored drinks and, the one even the most purist among us cannot avoid – aging.

Q. Who has teeth whitening?
A.
It’s no longer the preserve of the Hollywood elite. It’s for anyone who takes an interest in the health and appearance of their smile.

Q. What is whitening?
A. Whitening is the process through which your teeth are made cleaner and brighter. There are 2 main types: tray-based whitening and “laser/power” whitening. Both types use a bleaching gel.

Q. “Laser or power” whitening?
A. This is carried out in the practice and has the dual advantage of being much quicker and more effective. It involves applying a stronger, light-sensitive whitening gel to your teeth. The gel is then accelerated by the Zoom! light.

Q. How long does it take?
A. The good news is that it takes very little time. The procedure begins with a preparation period followed by as little as 45 minutes whitening. We do recommend a pre-treatment cleaning session to maximize the whitening potential. White teeth in as little as 1 hour.

Q. How much whiter can I expect my teeth to be?
A. The Zoom! system improves your tooth whiteness by an as much as 8 shades, as measured by the Vita Classic Shade Guide.

Q. Will whitening change my life?
A. Well, it will certainly help you to love your smile … and it’s not a bad place to start.

Q. How long will it last?
A. The results can last for years and your teeth will certainly be lighter than they were. A lot depends on individual food and drink habits. To maintain all you will need to follow simple post-whitening care instructions – flossing, brushing twice a day and occasional maintenance with Zoom! Weekender or Nite White gel. Your mouth’s health is integral to the success of the whitening. Regular visits to our hygienists will help to insure that your teeth are as fighting fit as they can be.

Q. Can it hurt?
A. Sensitivity can occur in some patients during the Zoom! treatment. The light generates minimal heat, which is the usual source of discomfort. Patients will need to use a desensitizer for a week prior to their appointment which will cut down and eliminate most sensitivity. On very rare occasions, minor tingling sensations are experienced immediately after the whitening but do not last long.

Q. Is Zoom! Whitening suitable for everyone?
A. Zoom! tooth whitening is a well-established procedure in cosmetic dentistry. Hydrogen peroxide solution, the active ingredient in whitening, has been used safely for many years in the treatment many dental procedures. However if you are light sensitive, undergoing PUVA therapy (Psoralen +UV Radiation), photochemotherapy or if you have a melanoma, we’d recommend tray-based whitening instead. If you are taking any light-sensitive drugs – prescription, homeopathic or over the counter – then you should consult your doctor before treatment.

Q. What’s the next step?
A. If whiter teeth sound appealing, then call  our  404-355-1150 or use the form on our Contact Us to have us contact you to arrange your Zoom! whitening appointment.

Brite Smile

Keeping our teeth their whitest is a lot harder than it sounds. With all the coffee, wine, smoking and other foods that have the ability to stain our teeth on a daily basis, even proper maintenance sometimes leaves them a little lackluster. Teeth whitening is an excellent way to restore the natural color of your teeth or even make them whiter than your natural color if you would like.

To accomplish the whitening of your teeth, we utilize a product called BriteSmile. BriteSmile is a chair-side whitening procedure that uses a safe whitening gel and a low intensity light to activate the gel. This combination allows us to provide you with teeth that are 6-10 shades whiter in about an hour!

LUMIBRITE Professional Whitening

At-Home Whitening

Opalescence Take Home Whitening

Opalescence Take Home Whitening Gels allow you to whiten your teeth at your convenience—in a safe, effective, and customized way.

Long lasting. Does upper & lower teeth. (One-year supply when used properly.)

Safe

Opalescence Take Home Whitening Gels are only available from your dentist, who will supervise your treatment from initial consultation through completion. The sticky, viscous gel won’t migrate to gums, and most formulations include Potassium Fluoride (PF), which helps to improve oral health by strengthening enamel, decreasing sensitivity, and offering increased cavity prevention.

Effective
Powerful, prescription-strength Opalescence Take Home Whitening Gels are available with 10%, 10%PF, 15%PF, 20%PF, and 35%PF carbamide peroxide. Opalescence Take Home Whitening Gels can provide results after just one night, though expect to see results in about a week.

Customized
Opalescence Take Home Whitening Gels are delivered via customized bleaching tray. Your dentist will create this tray from an alginate impression of your mouth; this customization is part of why Opalescence Take Home Whitening Gels are so effective. You can further customize your Opalescence Take Home Whitening Gel experience by choosing from the five formulations and three flavors (mint, melon and regular).

Opalescence Trèswhite Supreme

Opalescence Trèswhite Supreme is a simple, fast, and great-tasting way to start whitening or brighten between in-office treatments.

No impression or waiting for trays needed.

 

Simple
Opalescence Trèswhite Supreme features innovative, preloaded whitening trays that fit comfortably over your teeth. The trays are discrete and disposable, making it easy to whiten on the go. An affordable option, with a wear-time of just 30-to-60 minutes once a day, Opalescence Trèswhite Supreme is easy to adapt to your budget and lifestyle.

Fast
Opalescence Trèswhite Supreme contains 10% hydrogen peroxide and is stronger than supermarket teeth whiteners. Because of its prescription-strength formula, Opalescence Trèswhite Supreme offers noticeable results in about a week.

Great Tasting
Opalescence Trèswhite Supreme is available in mint, melon, and peach flavors, making it effective and enjoyable to wear. It contains potassium nitrate and fluoride, which help to improve oral health by strengthening enamel, decreasing sensitivity, and offering increased cavity prevention.