Everyone wants to look and feel their best for the big moments in life: Walking down the aisle at your storybook wedding or interviewing for your dream job. Or maybe you need to impress your clients at work to land that big account? But maybe you feel embarrassed about smiling because your pearly whites aren’t as bright and white as they used to be. Maybe you need a boost to your self-confidence to help you smile your best smile?
If you can relate to any of this, perhaps professional teeth whitening treatments may be just what you need to have the smile you want! If you are in the Buford GA area and are considering professional teeth whitening, Dr. Alla Brown or Dr. Amanda Newberry and their team at Lanier Family & Cosmetic Dentistry can help.
How Do Teeth Get Discolored?
Even if you’ve faithfully cared for your teeth by brushing and flossing as recommended by your dentist, discoloration of your teeth will still occur naturally over time. This process can also be hastened along by other factors such as smoking or chewing tobacco or daily drinking of coffee, tea, cola or red wine. Even using certain prescription medications can cause discoloration.
Following your dentist’s recommendation of brushing twice daily and flossing at least once daily can slow this process down and help your smile stay brighter and healthier longer. However, it cannot reverse this process.
The team at Lanier Family & Cosmetic Dentistry offers patients the option of in office or take home teeth whitening. Both treatments can erase years’ worth of stains and restore a more youthful appearance for your teeth. A fresh, white smile can boost your sense of confidence and help you feel ready to meet whatever challenge you’re facing.
In-Office Teeth Whitening
Our fastest method of whitening is an in-office procedure using products by Zoom! Whitening. This procedure takes a little over an hour and can lighten your teeth up to ten shades lighter. The success of the whitening will depend on the severity and source of stains on the patient’s teeth, with certain stains coming up easier than others. Dr. Brown or Dr. Newberry will discuss expected results prior to your treatment during your consultation.
If you decide to undergo Zoom! in-office teeth whitening, you can expect the following: First, we set up a protective barrier to keep your gums out of the bleaching agent. Next, we apply a layer of maximum strength Zoom! bleaching gel onto your teeth. A special no-heat lamp activates the bleaching power of the solution. The solution may need to be reapplied and the procedure repeated until your desired shade is achieved.
At-Home Teeth Whitening Kit
If you would prefer to whiten your teeth in the comfort of your own home, our at-home teeth whitening kits are a convenient method for removing stains from your tooth enamel. This method utilizes custom-fitted trays that Dr. Brown or Dr. Newberry creates in the office and maximum strength bleaching gel. The take home kit provides more dramatic results than the over-the-counter options such as whitening strips and toothpastes that you may see for sale at your local drugstore.
At home, you will fill the trays with bleaching agent and fit them over your teeth for the prescribed amount of time daily, often overnight while you sleep. The bleaching gel removes stains and, because it contains fluoride, reduces sensitivity while strengthening your enamel. After about a week of daily use, your teeth will look significantly whiter.
All our teeth whitening products are specially formulated to minimize tooth sensitivity and Dr. Brown or Dr. Newberry carefully supervise teeth whitening treatments.
Teeth Whitening in Buford, GA
To discuss which teeth whitening treatment would work best for your dental hygiene goals, schedule an appointment with Dr. Brown or Dr. Newberry at Lanier Family & Cosmetic Dentistry in Buford GA by calling 678-359-4707 or request an appointment online.