Le Dentistry & Associates
Dentists located in Norcross, GA
Stained teeth are common due to aging, foods, drinks, and tobacco, but you don’t have to live with dark-colored teeth that embarrass you. At Le Dentistry & Associates, Phuong Le, DMD, and the experienced dental team offer in-office teeth whitening to make teeth shades whiter after a single session. Don’t let stained teeth prevent you from smiling. Schedule a teeth whitening treatment by calling the Norcross, Georgia, office or book your appointment online today.
Teeth Whitening Q & A
What is teeth whitening?
Teeth whitening, or bleaching, is a cosmetic dental procedure that uses hydrogen peroxide or carbamide peroxide to make your teeth whiter and more beautiful. It’s effective for natural teeth that are stained due to:
- Certain foods, such as berries, tomato sauce, and soy sauce
- Coffee, tea, soda, and red wine
- Tobacco products
- Some medications
- Mouth trauma
Bleaching products break up stains, making the color less concentrated. At-home whitening products can effectively whiten your teeth, but in-office treatments take less time and produce a whiter result.
Professional-strength teeth whitening products are considered the safest and most effective whitening method. When used properly, in-office whitening can last up to five years or longer.
What should I expect during treatment?
Your dentist completes a thorough dental examination to determine if you’re a good candidate for in-office or at-home teeth whitening.
Whitening might not work for certain types of discoloration, such as brown or gray stains, and isn’t effective for crowns, bridges, veneers, fillings, or other dental restorations.
During in-office whitening, your dental provider applies a rubber shield to your gums to protect them and uses bleaching products to whiten your teeth. Your teeth can turn many shades whiter after just one in-office treatment.
Your dentist also offers custom at-home whitening trays to use at your convenience and gives you instructions and bleaching solution for use at home. At-home whitening takes longer than in-office whitening, but you’ll still achieve noticeably whiter teeth in just a few days or weeks.
What happens after teeth whitening?
You might experience tooth sensitivity after a teeth whitening treatment, but this side effect is temporary. Follow your dentist’s instructions when using at-home whitening products to ensure the best possible result.
To keep your teeth white, routine whitening touch-ups may be necessary. Whenever possible, avoid foods and drinks that stain, brush your teeth with a whitening toothpaste twice a day, and floss every day. Attend routine dental cleanings and exams for best results.
Don’t let dull, stained teeth prevent you from smiling. Call Le Dentistry & Associates today to schedule a teeth whitening appointment, or book one online.