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Considering teeth whitening? Our Atlanta dentist answers your questions!

Rodney Baier, DDS
September 18, 2023

Are you looking for the best teeth whitening Atlanta has to offer? Then, stop buying over-the-counter whitening products and start considering cosmetic dentistry and professional teeth whitening treatments.

Experts estimate that well over half of Americans want to improve their smiles. So, it's no wonder that almost everyone wants whiter teeth for a brighter smile. That's why Dr. Rodney Baier provides the residents of Atlanta, GA,  with quality teeth whitening treatments and other smile solutions.

While we'll address many of your teeth brightening questions here, we recommend that you schedule your appointment with our talented dentist today by calling 404-851-9711 or contacting us online

Why do I have tooth stains?

Stains develop on the teeth for many reasons, such as:

  • Dark-pigmented foods like coffee, tea, red wine, and berries
  • Medication
  • Trauma to the teeth
  • Genetics
  • Age
  • Poor dental hygiene
  • Tobacco use

Ultimately, smiles rarely have natural opalescence, which is why teeth bleaching is so common.

Can anyone get their teeth whitened?

When it comes to professional teeth whitening, dentists recommend that patients have good oral health before beginning the whitening process. This means no active infections or cavities.

Typically, an appointment with a dental hygienist or doctor is enough to reestablish your oral health. After some maintenance and preventive dental care, Dr. Baier can begin your lightening procedure.

How long can I maintain my whiter smile?

This answer depends on how much effort a patient is willing to put into preventing stains and maintaining their beautiful smile. Patients who want to preserve their brighter tooth shade should brush after eating, avoid heavily pigmented foods and drinks, and visit a dentist regularly for checkups and cleanings.

For maximum results, patients should also consider scheduling a touch-up treatment to correct any residual discoloration after a whitening procedure.

How is an in-office treatment better than a store-bought treatment?

While an over-the-counter whitening gel and trays can whiten your teeth, fit almost any budget, and brighten your appearance, there are distinct drawbacks. For example, individuals must wear store-bought trays for weeks to achieve a smile that is just a few shades whiter. However, improperly wearing whitening trays  (e.g. whitening teeth for longer than an hour) could lead to tooth sensitivity and worn tooth enamel.

Professional cosmetic dentistry is a superior option because it makes teeth whitening cost-effective, removes stains for a smile that is several shades lighter and helps reduce tooth sensitivity.

Are all teeth whitening procedures and solutions the same?

The simple answer is no. For example, there are many smile brightening agents, such as hydrogen peroxide, carbamide peroxide, and other bleaching solutions.

We recommend that you talk to Dr. Baier about your smile preferences. He'll be able to assess the type of stain on your teeth and make recommendations based on your desired smile outcome.

Should I get my teeth cleaned before whitening them?

Yes! Dental cleaning with a skilled hygienist will help prepare the teeth by polishing them. Additionally, a fluoride treatment well before your whitening procedure will help remineralize your teeth so that they won't be as sensitive to a whitening gel or solution.

Teeth Whitening in Atlanta, GA

Whether you want to prepare for a business meeting or a photoshoot, you'll need to enhance your smile with quality cosmetic dentistry and teeth whitening treatments. So, if you want white teeth, a bright smile, and unlimited confidence, then schedule your appointment today at Sandy Springs Cosmetic Dentist. Get started by calling 404-851-9711 or booking online.

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