Professional teeth whitening keeps smiles gleaming in Kennesaw, GA
There are plenty of good-looking smiles in Kennesaw, GA, but some really stand out. In many cases, the secret behind these brilliant smiles is teeth whitening from Dentistry and Orthodontics at Kennesaw Point.
How teeth whitening works
Healthy tooth enamel looks pearly smooth, but it is covered with microscopic channels called tubules, as well as fine grooves and pits. Pigments from dark colored foods and beverages, and from tobacco become lodged in these contours, leaving you with a dingy smile. Yellowish dentin tooth structure may show through thin enamel, and deep internal discoloration also darkens teeth.
Abrasive toothpaste scours away some of surface stains, but it does not penetrate the texture of enamel or reach intrinsic stains. In addition, it creates scratches that worsen the problem in the long term. Professional teeth whitening uses medical-grade peroxide formulations to safely loosen and lift pigments from enamel, simultaneously bleaching dentin.
Teeth whitening options in Kennesaw, GA
Your smile and lifestyle are unique. Shouldn’t you have teeth whitening options that fit those needs? Dr. Kalantari thinks so! She tailors treatment just for you, using these techniques:
- In-office whitening – In about an hour, you can have a vividly whiter smile with this light-activated method. This is a good choice to look great for a special event, or for the busy patient who prefers fast results.
- Gradual at-home whitening – The doctor makes application trays from impressions of your mouth and provides a supply of prescription whitening gel. Use the trays and gel daily until tooth color reaches the brightness you want. If your teeth are sensitive, Dr. Kalantari adds a buffering ingredient or adjusts your wearing schedule, for comfortable whitening. Then re-treat periodically to keep your smile stunning.
- Combination treatment – Many in-office whitening patients also opt for a take-home kit to maintain results. We advise you on how often to use it.
Regardless of which method you choose, at Dentistry and Orthodontics at Kennesaw Point, you are assured of the oversight of a trained dental team. We are here to answer questions and guide you toward the dazzling smile you desire.