Fast and safe teeth whitening has been provided by Verde Pointe dentists for many years. They not only have years of experience but also attend training to stay up to date with the latest techniques. We follow all ADA, HIPPA, OSHA & CDC guidelines to help ensure the best success. We know you have questions and the answers specific to you. Each patient receives the individual attention they deserve, and we have treated thousands of patients since 1982. When you come to our office, you will seldom see anyone waiting in the “waiting” area. Even if you arrive early, we take pride to provide service “as soon as possible” even before the scheduled time. Feel free to call us @ (770) 884-2900.
Teeth whitening is an easy fix that not only makes a smile look better, but boosts confidence. According to Marietta dentist Kirk Kimmerling DDS, the whiteness of teeth has become synonymous with a healthy smile. “An outward smile is a reflection of how we feel about ourselves, ” says Kirk Kimmerling DDS.
Have you been noticing how white other people’s teeth are? People are born with a basic shade of tooth color — it is genetically programmed — but as people age, teeth darken. Although shade is not necessarily an indication of a healthy mouth, it appears so to others.
Common factors that can affect tooth color
- Genetics – Some people naturally have slightly darker colored teeth.
- Age – As we get older, our teeth tend to darken.
- Food and drink – Some foods and drinks will stain our teeth.
- Smoking – Smokers will often experience tooth discoloration.
You may ask yourself, “What product should I use?” There is so much information to read. Hopefully, you will allow us to provide concrete answers to your given situation. If you are a person with sensitivity issues like cracked teeth, there are whitening products for you. Individual ingredients that help with the sensitivity can make a difference. If you have darker teeth or heavy, deep stains, then teeth whitening will probably be a more lengthy process for you. There are many different products and whitening ingredients that you can use.
TIP purchase products that are American Dental Association approved. This endorsement will give the assurance that the product is safe and will not harm your teeth. The products offered in a dental office such as Dr. Kimmerling and Dr. Aguilera’s office are safe for most candidates, work well, and have a variance in price. A trip to our office will help you make the best choice for you.
Once teeth are whitened, stains can reappear. Smoking and drinking products such as tea, coffee, and red wine can cause stains to appear even on freshly whitened teeth. Usually, a touch-up will help. Regular cleanings with the dental hygienist at Dr. Kimmerling and Dr. Aguilera’s office will remove the stains and help keep your teeth white. Although teeth whitening is always an ongoing process, once your teeth reach a white shade, touch-ups are easy to do. It’s a relatively easy process that can make a significant difference in your smile.
Teeth Whitening Questions
So you’re looking for information on how to whiten teeth. What’s the best teeth whitening products? Which is better: carbamide peroxide or hydrogen peroxide and urea? How much does teeth whitening cost? How long does teeth whitening take? Is laser teeth whitening safe? What about teeth whitening at home? Does Zoom Teeth Whitening work? How about natural teeth whitening and DIY whitening products such as activated charcoal or baking soda? We know there are so many questions and information. We would hope you will schedule an appointment with our dentist or dental hygienists to answer your specific questions.
You can have your teeth whitened regularly to maintain that great look, but it is also easy to over do it. There are three types of teeth whitening. Toothpaste, in-office & at-home whitening. Whitening toothpaste only removes stains and do not change the color of the teeth. Whitening toothpaste is recommended to help maintain that smile after an in-office. In office changes the color and is faster because stronger whiteners and lights (laser) can speed it up faster. One treatment can brighten up to 8 shades in an hour and six shades better than store bought after weeks of usage. At-home whitening is usually the one that sensitizes the teeth even though the whitener is weaker and takes longer.
Teeth Whitening Cost
Usually, teeth whitening costs up to about $1, 000 plus the time required. Insurance doesn’t cover it. Yes – it costs more (but not that much more) when using a dentist but they will guide you to give you the personal attention for your particular situation. They know what works in your situation and what won’t.
First off – ask the dentist or dental hygienist while you are having an exam what they think of the possibility of teeth whitening for your situation. They may see specific conditions that may exclude you. At least, get the conversations going. You will learn not only about your specific situation, but you will also learn more about what we offer.