Dental Implant and Aesthetic Specialists of Atlanta
Prosthodontic, Cosmetic, and Implant Dentistry located in Decatur, GA
Everyone wants a glowing white smile, but some of your favorite foods and drinks could be discoloring your teeth. If you’re unhappy with the color of your teeth, Brett Langston, DMD, and the team at Dental Implant and Aesthetic Specialists of Atlanta in Decatur, Georgia, can help. You’ll find a range of whitening treatments for every smile, from take-home options to in-office whitening. Call the office today or request an appointment online and start your journey to whiter teeth.
What is teeth whitening?
Teeth whitening is a cosmetic treatment to remove stains on the surface of your teeth and make them whiter. Tooth discoloration is common, and it can be caused by everything from coffee and tea to medications or the natural aging process.
With professional teeth whitening, you can achieve a smile that’s several shades brighter. Professional teeth-whitening treatments offer an advantage compared to over-the-counter treatments. The professional kits available at Dental Implant and Aesthetic Specialists of Atlanta contain stronger bleaching gel to deliver more significant results.
The team tailors treatments to your needs and goals, and both in-office and take-home treatments are available. The whitening gel Dr. Langston uses is safe, while still being very effective.
Not all stains and discoloration are the same, and teeth-whitening treatments work better on some than on others. Talk to the team to find out if teeth whitening is a good option for you.
Why are my teeth discolored?
Teeth may start out white, but a number of things can cause discoloration over time. The two outer layers of teeth, enamel and dentin, can get stained or change color.
Enamel is the white layer on the outside of your teeth, but it’s susceptible to staining from food, drinks, and other substances. Dark-colored beverages like coffee and red wine are some of the most common causes of enamel staining.
Tobacco use and smoking cigarettes often lead to tooth discoloration. Discoloration from tobacco use often appears as yellowish or brown staining on teeth.
Dentin is the softer layer below the enamel. Age-related tooth discoloration occurs when the enamel layer thins and dentin shows through. Medications and trauma can cause tooth discoloration, too.
What types of teeth-whitening treatments are available?
When you visit Dental Implant and Aesthetic Specialists of Atlanta for teeth whitening, the team will help you find the best whitening treatment for your teeth and lifestyle. Take-home and in-office options make getting your teeth whitened convenient.
Many in-office whitening treatments require just one visit. If you choose in-office whitening, the team applies the whitening gel. You can expect to leave the office with a noticeably whiter smile. Dr. Langston is the only dentist in the Decatur area that offers KöR whitening, which is the only whitening on the market that removes tetracycline stains
Take-home treatments give you the best of both worlds. While over-the-counter teeth-whitening systems are convenient, they aren’t as effective as professional options.
Getting a take-home whitening system from Dental Implant and Aesthetic Specialists of Atlanta gives you the convenience of at-home whitening with the powerful results of professional whitening.
Let the team at Dental Implant and Aesthetic Specialists of Atlanta help you achieve the bright white smile you’ve been dreaming of. To find the teeth-whitening treatment that’s best for you, call the office or book an appointment online.