Teeth Whitening

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 Brookhaven, 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.

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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.

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.

Teeth Whitening Vs. Teeth Bleaching, What’s the Difference?

Teeth whitening and teeth bleaching is often thought of as being one and the same, however, they are different. Whitening is the broader term whereas bleaching is just a more extreme form of whitening your teeth. Teeth whitening is the practice of restoring the natural color of teeth by removing stains from the tooth’s surface. Many people usually just opt for regular teeth cleanings because it restores your teeth to their original natural color. Tooth-whitening would work for people with yellow teeth but bleaching might be more effective for people with brown teeth.

You can whiten teeth by physically removing superficial stains using abrasive agents such as toothpaste or prophy paste, or through bleaching, which relies on chemicals to penetrate the enamel and peroxide-based whitening products to remove stains through a chemical reaction. Tooth bleaching is a little more intense because it uses chemical agents to lighten the color of the tooth’s enamel, sometimes beyond the teeth’s natural color. Both, however, have the ability to give you a radiant smile and get your teeth beautifully bright and radiant.

Over the Counter Whitening Kits vs. Professional Kits

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.

Overall, professional teeth whitening kits from a dental office provide more remarkable results in a shorter amount of time. When used correctly, you can use an over-the-counter whitening kit to whiten your teeth, but it usually requires you to apply it to your teeth over a long period of time. Whether it is a strip, paste, or gel. you may not notice the difference for a while.

The whiteners that a dentist uses are much stronger than the other alternatives you can use at home because they have more peroxide in the solution. Due to the high levels of peroxide, they tend to whiten the color of your teeth faster than at-home methods and only take about an hour.

Store-bought whiteners are much cheaper but compared to the amount of time and applications needed to get similar results, the difference in cost doesn’t make much of a difference.

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.

In-Office Teeth Whitening Treatments

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 Brookhaven area that offers KöR whitening, which is the only whitening on the market that removes tetracycline stains.

We use the KoR Whitening system because it also offers a unique and innovative solution that is very different from traditional methods. It uses a high-potency gel that is continuously refrigerated and combined with a scientifically designed application system for amazing results.

It uses KoR-Seal™ trays explicitly designed to seal the whitening trays from saliva and other fluids. This gives it 6 to 10 hours of whitening activity, compared to traditional whitening systems, that only last 25-35 minutes.

The KoR gel cleans between and within enamel rods. This renews the enamel back to its original state without causing much sensitivity. Overall, the KoR whitening system is innovative and the results are consistent, predictable, and maintainable for everyone. Dr. Langston believes it is one of the ultimate whitening methods to transform your smile.

Take-Home Teeth Whitening Treatments

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.

Contact Our Teeth Whitening Specialists in Atlanta Today!

Are you happy with your smile? If you feel like you want a brighter and whiter smile, we can help! Our team is trained to help create a smile that you can be proud of for a lifetime. 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, contact us online or call our office in Brookhaven, GA at (404) 321-4588! We are dedicated to providing the best possible service in the Atlanta area.

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, contact us to book an appointment online. Call our office in Brookhaven, GA at (404) 321-4588 !