Professional Teeth Whitening in Johns Creek and Cumming, GA

Staining and discoloration of the teeth can occur over time for a number of reasons, including the natural aging process and consumption of certain foods and beverages. Fortunately, North Atlanta Family Dentistry provides a quick and easy solution: teeth whitening. We provide safe, same-day teeth whitening in Georgia. 

Whether performed alone or combined with other cosmetic procedures, our teeth whitening treatments can help patients whiten their teeth and achieve stunning results that can last for years with proper maintenance. After teeth whitening, many people feel more confident with a brighter, whiter smile. For this reason, patients often choose to have their teeth whitened before major events, such as weddings, reunions, or job interviews. 

In addition to having their teeth whitened for special occasions, some patients choose teeth whitening to show off a new smile after completing another dental procedure.

What Causes Tooth Discoloration

Tooth enamel is considered one of the hardest materials within the human body, but it can still succumb to internal and external factors. Your teeth may become discolored for various reasons, including the following:

  • Over time, your teeth can begin to wear and discolor.
  • The foods and beverages you eat and drink can stain your teeth.
  • Certain types of medications, such as tetracycline, can cause discoloration.
  • For genetic reasons, the enamel on some people’s teeth is darker or even more porous and stains more easily than others.
  • Tobacco products, such as cigarettes, can darken the color of your teeth.

Is Teeth Whitening Safe?  

Teeth whitening is a cosmetic dental procedure that we provide to eliminate stains from the surface of your teeth. It’s an effective way to restore the natural white color of your teeth without removing any of the surface of your teeth.

Teeth Whitening Options

You may have noticed plenty of teeth-whitening products in your local store. Many of these products promise great results in short periods of time. While they can help to eliminate minor stains, they often cannot help people achieve the outstanding results they desire.

You have two options for professional teeth whitening. For our in-office bleaching treatments, we utilize the popular Zoom teeth whitening method. This procedure typically takes about an hour and offers immediate results. 

After cleaning your teeth, one of our dental professionals will apply a teeth bleaching agent on the surface of your teeth. Then, they will hold a special light over the teeth to activate the bleaching agent. This process causes oxygen to filter through the enamel, cling to stains, and bleach them away.

If you would like to whiten your teeth on your own schedule, North Atlanta Family Dentistry offers convenient teeth-whitening kits with custom trays. You should wear these whitening trays twice a day for a few hours each time or overnight as you sleep. 

This treatment option provides a better alternative to standard over-the-counter whitening solutions. Treatment can take about a week or two, depending on your goals and the severity of your discoloration.

Is Whitening Safe?

While teeth whitening is safe and effective, you may experience some sensitivity or irritated gums from treatments. However, both side effects should dissipate shortly after treatment. Your dentist may recommend treating sensitivity with a special toothpaste designed for sensitivity.

How Do I Make the Results Last?

Whether you opt for in-office teeth whitening or a home kit, you can undo the results quickly with certain lifestyle habits and foods and drinks that cause stains. The following tips will help to protect your teeth from stains and make your professional whitening last.

  • Brush and floss your teeth regularly and schedule professional teeth cleaning twice a year.
  • Quit smoking or using other forms of tobacco.
  • Drink plenty of water, especially after eating foods that can stain.
  • Limit foods and beverages that can cause staining.
  • Use at-home touch-ups when necessary. Whitening toothpaste, strips, and gels can all help keep your teeth bright.
  • Eat foods that protect your teeth, such as crunchy fruits and vegetables that are packed with water.

Are you interested in teeth whitening in Johns Creek or Cumming? Contact North Atlanta Family Dentistry today. Call us at (678) 474-4917 for more information or to schedule a consultation with one of our experienced dentists.