Your Smile is a Part of You!
Your smile creates an immediate subconscious visual impact on people you meet. A brighter smile gives the impression of youth, vitality, radiant health, happiness, and warmth. A bright smile is a healthy smile.
When asked, “What would you like to improve most about your smile?”, the most common response was: whiter & brighter teeth! As a cosmetic dentistry procedure, teeth whitening can often provide a quick, painless and economical smile makeover; erasing years of wear on the teeth from both lifestyle habits and aging.
Marietta dentists Dr. Michael Mulkey and Dr. Melissa Kennedy offer both in-office and take-home professional teeth whitening to accommodate the needs of their patients. During a dental exam and consultation, your dentist will discuss which option is the best treatment for you. Obtain the results you desire for a beautiful, healthy and natural-looking smile.
In-Office Teeth Whitening in Marietta
Lost Mountain Dental offers the highly effective KöR Whitening Deep Bleaching™ System. Get lasting results delivered in a safe, comfortable procedure with little to no sensitivity.
Used by thousands of dentists worldwide, it is the most reliable and effective bleaching system ever. KöR Whitening is the most effective, reliable way to whiten your teeth permanently. Additionally, KöR is the only whitening system to ever receive a rating of “Best Product”.
The KöR Whitening Deep Bleaching™ System is effective at reducing or erasing dark stains on teeth as a result of tetracycline.
At-Home Teeth Whitening
Our dentists use the Opalescence® Tooth Whitening System. This prescription strength treatment achieves amazing results with the convenience of at-home treatment.
Using custom-made bleaching trays, this professional grade product will offer results far superior to over the counter options. The customized trays can help to minimize the contact of (potentially irritating) bleaching gel with the user’s gum tissue. It will provide a more even application of the bleaching agent for optimal results.
Teeth Whitening FAQs
How does professional teeth bleaching compare to over the counter options?
There are many over the counter options for teeth whitening including whiting tooth paste, whitening strips and gels. For patients who want the best results, professional treatment is still the best choice.
Lost Mountain Dental offers teeth whitening systems with custom fit trays to ensure even whitening of the teeth. In addition, our products reduce tooth sensitivity, a common side effect of whitening.
How much does teeth whitening cost?
Teeth whitening is one of the most affordable cosmetic dentistry treatments available. The cost of your whitening treatment will depend on the type of whitening you choose and your desired outcome.
Generally speaking, at home whitening is less expensive than in office procedures. Touch up refills are an extra fee. Contact our office for more specific details and to see if there are any teeth whitening specials available.
Will bleaching cause my teeth to be more sensitive?
One of the more common side effects of teeth whitening is tooth sensitivity. Your dentist carefully supervises teeth whitening treatments to ensure minimal side effects. In addition, the products we use virtually eliminate sensitivity.
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 and avoiding smoking and dark foods will also help to keep your teeth white and bright.
Can teeth whitening damage gums?
Gums may become inflamed after teeth whitening treatment. In most cases this goes away within a few days. However, if a patient has gum disease it may cause increased inflammation.
Does whitening teeth hurt?
Teeth whitening procedures might cause pain or discomfort for those who are sensitive to the procedure, however this is not always the case. Depending on the type of teeth whitening procedure, slight discomfort may be felt in either the teeth or the gums.
How long after teeth whitening can I drink coffee?
Patients should avoid dark-colored foods and beverages (including coffee) for at least 48 hours following teeth whitening therapy to preserve the results for as long as possible.
What not to eat after whitening teeth?
After teeth whitening we recommend avoiding deeply colored foods and drinks, such as team coffee, red wine, and soda. Patients should also avoid fruit juices, alcohol, ketchup, soy sauce, and chocolate to hold the results for as long as possible.