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At-Home or Professional – Which Teeth Whitening Option is Right for You?

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Yellow or brown teeth can diminish your self-esteem and make you reluctant to smile or even talk. Tooth discoloration can be caused by foods and beverages, tobacco use, and even the aging process. You don’t have to hide your smile forever; there are several ways to remove unsightly stains, and lighten the shade of your teeth. If you have mild staining, affordable over-the-counter products such as whitening toothpastes or brush-on whitening gels and strips may help. For deep stains, see your dentist for professional chairside teeth bleaching procedures and custom, supervised tray-based whitening. Before you choose a whitening technique, it’s helpful to understand how they work.

How Do Over-the-Counter Teeth Whitening Products Work?

Whitening toothpastes remove stains through the actions of chemical agents and mild abrasives that polish surface stains away. An abrasive toothpaste can lighten your teeth by about one shade. Whitening gels and strips use teeth bleaching agents to lighten teeth gradually. Tray-based systems use a similar bleaching method and may be purchased over the counter or through your dentist.

How Does In-Office Professional Teeth Whitening Work?

Professional teeth bleaching procedures use stronger bleaching agents and involve several additional steps. A protective gel or dental guard is placed over your gums before the product is applied to your teeth. The effects of the bleach are enhanced by the application of heat or a special laser light. Results are immediate and dramatic; teeth can be lightened up to seven shades with some treatments.

Differences Between Professional Teeth Whitening and At-Home Whitening Products

  • Over-the-counter products typically contain peroxide concentrations of 10 percent; professional solutions contain concentrations of up to 43 percent.
  • Dentist-supervised tray-based whitening systems include a custom tray created by impressions of your teeth; this ensures maximum contact with the bleaching agent.
  • At-home treatments must be used for several weeks to achieve maximum results. Many in-office procedures can produce immediate, dramatic results in an hour or less.
  • Over-the-counter products are inexpensive and readily available; professional teeth whitening services cost significantly more.
  • Professional teeth whitening offers additional benefits like treatment of tooth sensitivity caused by bleaching agents and personalized results for patients with restorations or complex dental histories. With store-bought options, your results are based on guesswork.

To get the dental care you deserve from an affordable dentist in Stockbridge, call Dental One Associates at Eagles Landing today at (770) 872-0728 or make an appointment.

Dental One Associates at Eagles Landing offers affordable family dentistry and gentle, compassionate dental care in Stockbridge. Our office is conveniently located with extended hours to meet your needs. At Dental One Associates at Eagles Landing, we provide most dental services, from basic preventative care and general dentistry to specialized procedures and complete dental reconstruction. We accept most dental insurance plans and offer affordable financial solutions for any budget. Patient satisfaction is our top priority and we strive to provide the exceptional, affordable dental care and personal touch that lead to lasting relationships. A smiling patient is our greatest reward and we look forward to keeping those smiles healthy, beautiful, and bright. Discover an affordable dentist who truly cares at Dental One Associates at Eagles Landing.

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This office has the most customer friendly environment and were sympathetic to my needs. Staff was kind as well as gentle. Staff also took the time to explain billing and future care.
Leesa M.
Rebecca and Danielle were extremely nice. I felt welcomed as soon as I entered the office. Front office staff was great. Dr. Perez was patient, informative, and very friendly.
Amber N.
Good advice and recommendations for future oral care. Very pleasant staff. Cleanliness of the office overall. I have recommended 2 friends and they are now clients.
Kathy C.
The staff are friendly, caring & professional. Dr Perez has the best “bedside manner” you’ll ever find and his knowledge, experience & expertise are simply incredible. The […]
John R.
This place is amazing! Dr.Perez is more than a dentist, he’s an artist. He will not leave your side until it’s done right…His staff A1..
Reynold M.
Great Team!!! Excellent customer service!!! I Love my dental team from the front office to the dentist, Dr Perez rocks!!! And my hygienist Danielle is Awesome!!!!
Horace C.
Customer service was excellent
Muriel W.
Staff seeming to truly in tune with you ability to adapt when scared to death. Willing to answer all your questions & concerns. Didn’t rush you out just because it was their lunch time. […]
Brenda G.
The excellent hygienist Danielle solved a pesky tooth-staining issue for me. Everyone was really professional and nice.
Claire B.
I was over all pleased with my experience. The staff was friendly & the environment was nice.
Brandi P.
Dr Perez and his staff are professional and extremely courteous and kind. There are no hidden fees. You get the feeling that they truly care. I will not go any where else
Khadija M.
Amazing experience. The staff is very hospitable, and extremely confident in their work. That confidence is backed by the quality.
Donovan J.
The staff was so gracious and courteous. It was my first visit. As I witnessed them interact with other patrons I could tell they were very personable and knew the patients. Just a friendly staff!!
Tara C.
From the Doctor to the staff 5 stars! They really care! Best professional group n all of Georgia, in my opinion.
Jefrey L.
Everyone in the office is so professional and and loving
Leola R.
Awesome customer service!!!
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Great staff and service. They treat you like family.
Nicholas M.
Friendly and great service. Danielle has a wonderful personality and makes the time go by fast.
Randall C.
The people that work there are really, really nice and you will receive great dental work. They are very gentle and they make you feel comfortable. I would definitely recommend their office.
Stephanie B.
Dr. Perez was amazing. I’m normally anxious about having dental work done. I needed to replace old fillings that had fallen out and found him through the positive reviews online. He was very […]
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