Dental One Associates at Eagles Landing
1233 Eagles Landing Pkwy., Suite G, Stockbridge, GA 30281

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


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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I love this place, the staff is extremely nice and friendly. Very helpful. The ladies at the front desk always have a smile on and that is very welcoming. Danielle is one of a kind, treats you like […]
Cash C.
Friendly staff and prompt service. I was seen within 10 minutes of my appointment, that’s great in my book.
Darren S.
Your hygenist Toni was excellent.
Stacy W.
Dr. Perez and his staff’s service was A-1. There was hardly a wait time. Everyone on the staff was pleasant. I left satisfied with the service I received. Will definitely be back for all of my […]
Garielle P.
This was my first time at this location and it was great. It’s clean and the customer service was good. My new hygienist Toni was great!
Tonya W.
I was afraid to have my dental procedure, but your staff made sure that I was comfortable. And the procedure went well. Dr. Shatz was excellent.
Jane L.
I never enjoyed going to the dentist but Dr Perez and his staff are so nice. They answer all my questions and give good recommendations. The procedures I’ve had left me smiling and the office is […]
Kathy 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.
I have very bad anxiety an Dr.Perez and Tam/Tran? (Sorry I’m hard of hearing) & staff did amazing at pulling my tooth. Im grateful to heroes like them who help others. I’ll be coming back […]
DohDeer S.
Courteous and knowledgeable staff. Excellent hygienist and dentist, very detailed.
Wayne B.
The customer service and quality of dental care.
Constance S.
I went yesterday to practice an extraction, new patient …. and I can tell you that I am a very fearful person for dentists, get super nervous and even crying … The treatment of the Assistant and […]
Glenda M.
Great service, very knowledgeable and very professional!
Derrick B.
awesome teamwork and very friendly
Margo C.
everyone was friendly and made me feel comfortable.
Juanita L.
Everyone is so friendly! From the women working in reception to Dr. Perez. I’m not a big fan of dentists but they made my anxiety go away.
Aubrey S.
Awesome customer service!!!
Wynecoka T.
Great people, great service, great work!
Rachel C.
I just Love the people and the services, I receive at every office visit.
Helene C.
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. […]
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  • Monday 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
  • Tuesday 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
  • Wednesday 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
  • Thursday 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
  • Friday 8:00 AM - 4:00 PM
  • Saturday Closed
  • Sunday Closed
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