A warm and bright smile is perceived as being a healthy smile. The most common responses to being asked “What would you most want to improve?” are “a whiter and brighter smile”. With Dr. Michael Dr. Mulkey, it is entirely possible to achieve a healthier smile with teeth whitening, a cosmetic dentistry procedure
Common Teeth Whitening FAQs
What is Teeth Whitening?
Teeth Whitening is a quick and painless procedure. Tooth whitening or tooth bleaching is the process of lightening the color of teeth to achieve a healthier and whiter smile.
Is teeth whitening permanent?
Teeth whitening is not permanent. However, teeth whitening can last months with proper care and maintenance. In order to maintain your newly whitened teeth, keep up with a normal oral hygiene routine. Brushing, flossing, and rinsing teeth a few minutes a day can offer a lifetime of benefits. It is important to maintain a routine now rather than playing catch up. Brushing your teeth directly after you consume a sugary or acidic beverage can harm your tooth enamel. Beverages that contain sugar can lead to cavities, teeth staining, and enamel erosion.
How long does whitening last?
The results of teeth whitening will vary based on each individual. Most patients can expect whitening to last six months to a year. Touch-up treatment every four to six months can help extend the results of your treatment. Visiting the dentist regularly, maintaining a proper oral care hygiene routine, and avoiding smoking and dark beverages will also help to keep your teeth white and bright.
What type of teeth whitening treatments do you offer?
KöR Whitening Deep Bleaching™ is our in-office teeth whitening treatment. KöR is considered to be the most reliable and effective bleaching system ever developed by thousands of dentists around the world. KöR Whitening was ranked highest as the most effective, reliable way to whiten your teeth, by a respected dental products journal. No other dental product of any type has ever been ranked higher than KöR Whitening, and KöR is the only whitening system to ever receive a rating of “Best Product”. KöR Whitening Deep Bleaching™ System is proven to be effective at reducing or erasing dark stains on teeth as a result of tetracycline.
Opalescence® Tooth Whitening System is our at-home teeth whitening procedure. Both treatments offer safe and effective results. This prescription-strength treatment achieves amazing results with the convenience of at-home treatment. A consultation is offered to help find which option is right for you and your needs.
Using custom-made and fitted bleaching trays, this professional strength product will offer results far superior to over-the-counter options in a couple of weeks. The customized trays can help to minimize the contact of potentially irritating bleaching gel with the user’s gum tissue and help provide a more even application of the bleaching agent for optimal results.
How will I know if teeth whitening is right for me?
During your consultation, Dr. Mulkey will perform a routine dental exam to determine if you have any underlying dental concerns and discuss both treatments. For the best results, teeth whitening should be performed on relatively healthy teeth. If you do have any underlying dental concerns, Dr. Mulkey will create a treatment plan with you to address your needs, and together you will decide which option is right for your lifestyle, budget, and time.
Teeth Whitening in Marietta, GA
If you are interested in professional teeth whitening or any cosmetic dentistry, call to schedule an appointment at Lost Mountain Dental to find the optimum solution for your needs and help you smile your best smile.