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Teeth Whitening – Dallas, GA

Whiten Your Smile. Brighten Your Life.

A middle-aged woman showing off her whiter smile thanks to teeth whitening in Dallas

Your smile is your social calling card. People not only recognize it more than any other facial expression, but babies are actually born with the ability to smile (it is not a learned behavior). Smiles are important, and not only as a way to socially connect. They also affect your business relationships, too. Research has shown that people who have healthy, white smiles are thought to be more successful.

What is your smile like? Are your teeth yellowed from plaque? Or are they discolored by dark-colored drinks, aging, or antibiotics? Do you have darkened teeth from root canals or injuries? If you’re not proud of your smile, we can make it beautifully distinctive with our teeth whitening in Dallas. Contact us today to find out how you can get started.

Who is a Good Candidate for Teeth Whitening?

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Individuals who consume many dark-colored beverages and foods (i.e., coffee, tea, soda, red wine, berries, soy sauce, etc.), as well as those who smoke and grind their teeth, may experience the most successful teeth whitening results. Because stains can be intrinsic (inside the tooth) or extrinsic (on the surface), brushing alone may not be enough to whiten your smile.

Fortunately, our dentists at Distinctive Dentistry are here to provide exceptional in-office and at-home whitening kits to help you feel more confident in your appearance. Whether you’re a busy working professional or stay-at-home parent, feeling good about your smile is important, and we can help.

How Does Teeth Whitening Work?

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Yes, it is true you can spend your hard-earned dollars on store-bought whitening kits that promise great results but leave you wanting more. But if you want real results, it’s best if you invest in either in-office or take-home whitening treatment. Professional services make it possible to achieve an even whitening experience that is safe and effective. By the time you are finished, you’ll be pleased with your new and improved, whiter and brighter teeth. At Distinctive Dentistry, our team uses Zoom! Whitening for optimal results.

Take-Home Whitening

If you would like to brighten your smile in the privacy of your home, our Dallas office offers take-home whitening kits. Vastly different from the over-the-counter trays you can buy at your local drug store that are one-size-fits-all, we’ll create custom trays that will fit comfortably around your teeth and include a professional-grade solution that will give you a beautiful, white smile in just 14 days.

In-Office Teeth Whitening

Using ZOOM! Whitening, our team will help you see results in as little as one hour with in-office teeth whitening! This method of treatment is great for individuals who have an upcoming special event (i.e., job interview, wedding, etc.) and who need a quick treatment for showstopping results. The ingredients used in ZOOM! Whitening are high-quality, safe, and effective at blasting away stains on and below the surface.

Tips for Maintaining Your Brighter Smile

A young woman showing off her bright smile thanks to teeth whitening in Dallas

By opting to have your teeth whitened by a cosmetic dentist in Dallas, you can rest easy knowing that your smile will look its best as long as you maintain it using the following tips:

  • Maintain a good oral hygiene routine at home that includes brushing twice a day for two minutes, flossing at least once a day, and rinsing with an ADA-approved mouthwash
  • Continue to see your dentist every six months for regular checkups and cleanings
  • Avoid dark-colored foods and beverages that can easily stain your teeth
  • Quit smoking
  • Consume white dairy products to help strengthen teeth and keep them looking bright
  • Ask us about the frequency of touch-ups when needed

Teeth Whitening FAQs

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You may have tried store-bought teeth whitening gels or strips before but to no avail. For this reason, you might be wondering what the difference is between that treatment and ours. As it turns out, our professional teeth bleaching treatment is designed to actually deliver results. To clear up any other confusion you may have, we’ve gathered some of our most frequently asked questions about teeth whitening.

Is Teeth Whitening Safe?

If you choose to brighten your smile with over-the-counter whitening products, you run the risk of damaging your teeth and gums, especially if you don’t follow the instructions to a T. With professional teeth whitening in Dallas, GA, you can expect your teeth to remain perfectly healthy after your treatment.

What Causes Teeth Stains in the First Place?

There are two main types of teeth stains: extrinsic and intrinsic. Extrinsic stains occur on the surface of the tooth. They are formed when staining particles (such as those from tobacco, coffee, tea, or wine) build up on the enamel or the outermost layer of the teeth. Extrinsic stains normally respond well to regular brushing with whitening toothpaste.

Intrinsic stains, on the other hand, result in discoloration beneath the surface of the tooth. Staining particles can eventually work their way through the exterior of the tooth, making them more difficult to remove. Fortunately, they can usually be removed with our professional whitening treatment.

  • Common causes of stains include:
  • Tobacco use
  • Poor oral hygiene
  • Trauma or disease
  • Consuming staining foods and drinks
  • Medical treatments like certain antibiotics

How Long Will My Results Last?

No teeth whitening treatment is permanent. In fact, patients who frequently consume items like coffee and tea may see their results begin to fade in as little as one month. If you avoid these drinks (or sip them through a straw to minimize their direct contact with your teeth), you can expect your results to last for a year or more before you need a touch-up treatment. If you find that your results aren’t lasting as long as you think they should, talk to your dentist in Dallas, GA about how you can make your results last.

Does Teeth Whitening Affect Existing Dental Restorations?

There are rumors out there that teeth whitening can damage existing fillings, bonding, veneers, bridges, or crowns. The truth is that while whitening won’t damage these restorations, they won’t respond to the whitening treatment. This means you may need to have your dental work adjusted or replaced to match the new shade of your pearly whites so that your restorations don’t stand out in your smile.

Does Teeth Whitening Cause Sensitivity?

One of the risks of store-bought whitening is that it can cause your teeth to become more sensitive after treatment, at least temporarily. Luckily, this generally doesn’t happen with professional whitening. This is because our dentists evaluate the current state of your teeth and customize the strength of the bleaching gel to meet your unique needs. If you still experience sensitivity, we can apply a topical fluoride treatment or recommend a sensitivity toothpaste or mouthwash for you.

Are you interested in learning more about teeth whitening? We would be happy to answer your questions during a special consultation visit. Call today to reserve your appointment. We proudly offer teeth whitening to the communities of Dallas, Hiram, Douglasville, Rockmart, Powder Springs, Acworth, Villa Rica, Temple, Marietta, and Kennesaw.

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