Types of Professional Teeth Whitening

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Customizing Your Teeth Whitening Experience

A bright and healthy-looking smile can have a significant impact on an individual’s self-confidence and overall appearance. While there are many over-the-counter teeth whitening products available, professional teeth whitening treatments are the most effective way to achieve a brighter, whiter smile. Teeth whitening treatments are available in a variety of types and can be performed either in-office or at home depending on your dentist’s services.

To learn more about our teeth whitening methods at our Smyrna and East Point, GA dental offices, contact our cosmetic dentists today by calling our offices to schedule an appointment.

In-Office Teeth Whitening

In-office teeth whitening, or tooth bleaching, is the most common type of professional teeth whitening treatment. In-office whitening treatments usually take about an hour to complete and can provide dramatic results in a single session. A professional tooth whitening process is ideal for individuals who want fast, dramatic results or who have deep stains that can’t be effectively treated with at-home whitening kits.

Depending on your dentist, you may undergo teeth whitening with:

  • Glo Teeth Whitening
  • ZOOM! Teeth Whitening Systems
  • Deep Bleaching
  • Opalescence Boost
  • Brite Smile
  • KöR Whitening
  • Laser Teeth Whitening

If you’re ready to learn more about the tooth whitening process, contact Dr. Jarrett Manning today to achieve whiter teeth.

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At-Home Teeth Whitening

At-home teeth whitening can be performed at home using custom-made whitening trays and a professional-strength whitening gel. The teeth whitening trays are made from impressions of the patient’s teeth, which ensures a comfortable and precise fit.

At-home professional tooth whitening kits are typically less expensive than in-office treatments and can provide excellent results over time. These treatments may take longer to achieve the desired results, but they can be a convenient and effective option for individuals who prefer to whiten their teeth at home. To maintain the results of these treatments, incorporating whitening toothpaste into your daily oral hygiene routine is recommended.

Whitening Treatment for Sensitive Teeth

Professional whitening treatments can sometimes cause tooth sensitivity and gum irritation. This sensitivity may occur due to the whitening agent used in the treatment or by the trays used to hold the gel in place. 

If you have tooth sensitivity, there are several options and considerations to keep in mind:

  • Choose a dentist who’s experienced in treating sensitive teeth: A dentist who’s experienced in treating sensitive teeth will be able to identify potential problems and adjust the treatment plan accordingly.
  • Use a lower-strength bleaching agent: A lower-strength bleaching agent can be used to minimize the risk of sensitivity. This may require more frequent treatments to achieve the desired results.
  • Use desensitizing agents: Desensitizing agents can be applied to the teeth before or after the whitening treatment to reduce sensitivity.
  • Consider at-home teeth whitening: At-home treatments can be a good option for individuals with sensitive teeth, as they can be used at a slower pace to minimize sensitivity.

Avoid over-the-counter teeth whitening products: Over-the-counter products, such as teeth whitening strips or teeth whitening toothpastes, can cause tooth sensitivity. Contact your dentist for a professional office whitening treatment.

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