Over time, the food and drinks we consume change the color of our teeth from dazzling white to a dingy yellow. Dr. Thomas at Smile Envy Dental Group can restore your teeth to a whiter, brighter color with teeth whitening treatments in his Atlanta, GA office. Smile Envy Dental Group is conveniently located for the residents of Smyrna, Vinings and surrounding communities near Atlanta.
What is Teeth Whitening?
Teeth whitening is a process that removes stains and discoloration from your teeth. Teeth whitening is one of the most popular cosmetic dentistry options. The treatment can greatly improve your look and self-confidence with minimal pain and time away from your day.
How Teeth Whitening Works
Stains develop on your teeth due to aging, excessive fluoride, genetics, smoking and routinely eating certain foods. The color of your teeth changes when a thin coating, called pellicle, forms on the surface of your teeth and is absorbed by your enamel over time. Teeth whitening works by removing stains from the enamel of your teeth.
Many consumer-grade products, such as strips, pens, and toothpaste, are available for teeth whitening, but these only remove surface stains. The stains that are embedded in your enamel stay behind, preventing your teeth from being their brightest white. Smile Envy Dental Group offers two options for bringing out your brightest smile —in-office whitening and take-home kits.
In-office whitening is great for patients who need a quick solution for stained teeth. Dr. Thomas oversees all treatments that are performed in his office to ensure your maximum results are achieved. During your consultation with Dr. Thomas, he will explain the different strengths and types of in-office treatments that we offer to our patients.
Smile Envy Dental Group uses Zoom! ® Whitening, a prescription-only bleach product that is clinically proven to whiten your teeth up to eight shades. During your in-office treatment, our professionally trained staff creates personalized molds of your mouth for the bleach to be set in. You will then hold these trays in your mouth for a set amount of time. Treatment time varies based on Dr. Thomas‘ recommendation.
In-office whitening is safe for your teeth and can be repeated annually to ensure your beautiful bright smile is maintained year after year.
Another treatment option is a take-home kit that contains a high concentration of either hydrogen peroxide or carbamide peroxide. Like in-office whitening, personalized bleaching trays will be made to fit your mouth perfectly. Dr. Thomas provides detailed instructions on how to complete your treatment at home. Take-home kits are used for one or more hours per day for two weeks. Unlike in-office whitening, the maximum results are not seen immediately. Results develop after multiple uses.
Is Teeth Whitening Right For Me?
If you have stained or discolored teeth, teeth whitening may be right for you. Dr. Thomas can help you determine if either in-office whitening or a take-home kit is a good treatment option for you.
How Long Does Teeth Whitening Last?
Depending on your treatment choice, teeth whitening lasts up to a year. Some foods with high staining power, such as blueberries, coffee, tea, and red wine, reduce the longevity of your results. To ensure your teeth stay a bright white as long as possible, make sure to brush your teeth twice daily — especially after consuming any of these foods.
Why Choose Smile Envy Dental Group?
At Smile Envy Dental Group, you will receive personalized, caring service from our friendly office staff. Dr. Thomas takes great care to ensure he fully understands his patients’ goals and desired results before developing a treatment plan. His attentive approach to patient care ensures that you will enjoy your time at our office and leave satisfied with truly amazing results.
How Much Does Teeth Whitening Cost?
The cost of teeth whitening varies depending on the selected treatment option and depth of stains. Policies vary greatly, but some dental insurance companies cover the cost of teeth whitening. More information on the cost of teeth whitening is available after your consultation.
Smile Envy Dental Group provides financing through CareCredit® as an option to minimize any out-of-pocket expenses. We also offer online payment options for your convenience.
Dr. Thomas looks forward to helping you achieve the best possible results with teeth whitening treatments, smile makeover and other great cosmetic dentistry treatments at our Atlanta, GA location. Contact us today to schedule your consultation with Dr. Thomas for expert advice in choosing the right treatment plan for you.