Teeth Whitening Specialist

DentalHome

General and Cosmetic Dentistry located in Duluth, GA & Commerce, GA

Teeth whitening is one of the most popular cosmetic dental treatments, and for good reason as professional teeth whitening dramatically transforms your appearance in less than one hour. The experienced team at DentalHome, with offices in Duluth and Commerce, Georgia, can whiten your teeth by about eight shades with just one treatment using Philips Zoom WhiteSpeed. Schedule a teeth whitening appointment at DentalHome online or by phone today.

Teeth Whitening Q & A

What causes teeth to get stained?

The enamel covering the outside of your teeth is harder than your bones, but it’s also porous enough to absorb pigments found in foods and other products. Over time, these pigments stain the enamel. This type of tooth discoloration is called extrinsic staining.

The most common sources of extrinsic staining include:

Foods and beverages with dark pigments

Virtually anything you consume that has a dark color can stain your teeth. A few of the most common products are coffee, tea, red wine, and berries.

Acidic products

When your teeth are frequently exposed to acidic foods or beverages, the acid erodes your tooth enamel, creating areas that readily absorb pigments. Cola, fruit juice, and sour candies are examples of high-acid products.

Tobacco products

Regular use of any product that contains nicotine or tar leads to yellow and brown staining.

The material under your tooth enamel, dentin, is naturally yellow. As you get older, dentin darkens and becomes more visible, causing a type of discoloration called intrinsic staining.

What are the benefits of professional teeth whitening?

Although the teeth whitening products you get in the local pharmacy contain the same bleaching agent, peroxide, they can’t produce the same results because their peroxide is less concentrated.

Over-the-counter whitening strips and gels produce results, but they’ll only get your teeth one or two shades lighter, and it takes about two weeks of daily use to achieve those results.

Professional teeth whitening at DentalHome is done using Philips Zoom WhiteSpeed. With this exceptional product, your teeth can get up to eight shades lighter in about 45 minutes.

After your Zoom treatment, you’ll also receive a custom-made tray and Philips Zoom DayWhite or NiteWhite whiteners to use at home. With these professional grade trays and whiteners, it’s easy to maintain your results at home.

What happens during teeth whitening?

When you come into DentalHome for professional teeth whitening, your dentist takes an impression of your teeth, which is used to make your customized whitening trays. After protecting your gums, cheeks, and tongue, your dentist carefully coats your teeth with Zoom whitening gel.

Your coated teeth are exposed to Zoom’s WhiteSpeed blue LED light, which accelerates the whitening process. After three 15-minute sessions under the light, your dentist applies a post-treatment gel to protect the enamel and your new smile is ready to go.

If you want dramatically whiter teeth, schedule an appointment at DentalHome online or by phone today.