Teeth whitening is one of our most popular cosmetic dental services, as it gives our patients in Alpharetta a significant improvement in their smiles without taking up a lot of time or money. With Zoom! whitening products, we are able to offer in-office and at-home treatments that give you the brilliant results you have been hoping for. Of course, you probably have a few questions about teeth whitening, which is why we have compiled Old Milton Dental’s most frequently asked questions for your convenience:
How Effective Is Teeth Whitening?
If you go with over-the-counter strips or whitening toothpastes, you may notice an improvement of a shade or two. With professional whitening products and treatments, you will notice your teeth get several shades whiter.
Will My Teeth Get Stained Again if I Keep Drinking Coffee or Red Wine?
Yes and no. Some of your favorite foods and beverages can be some of the worst culprits of staining. After you whiten your teeth, if you follow our after-care instructions, brush and floss regularly and visit us at Old Milton Dental for professional cleanings, you may be surprised at how long your teeth stay brilliantly white between treatments.
Does Teeth Whitening Hurt?
No. If used properly, professional whitening products should not hurt your teeth at all, nor should they increase sensitivity. Whitening gel can irritate your gums, which is why it is important to get customized trays made for your whitening gel, especially if you are going to do at-home treatments.
Is Teeth Whitening for Everyone?
No, whitening does not affect porcelain, so you will not see changes in veneers or crowns if you have them. Fortunately, porcelain does not stain the same way that tooth enamel does, so you should not feel the need to whiten your crowns or veneers if you chose the correct shade for them.
If you have more questions about teeth whitening and your options for a more beautiful smile, call us at Old Milton Dental in Alpharetta, GA today at 678-624-0370, or you can book an appointment online with our contact form.