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Is Teeth Whitening Right for You?

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A lot of our patients at Old Milton Dental in Alpharetta have been opting for our teeth whitening services lately and many more have had questions about whether or not teeth whitening was right for them. For the most part, people get teeth whitening because over the years, their teeth have become stained or dull. This happens for a number of reasons including eating and drinking dark beverages and foods, smoking and even taking some medications.

If you have yellowed, dull or stained teeth, you may want to consider teeth whitening to give you a younger, more attractive smile. Many people do it to counter the effects of their favorite foods and beverages and some do it to give themselves a confidence boost every time they look in the mirror.

Now you are probably wondering if you are a candidate for teeth whitening, right? If your oral and dental health are otherwise pretty good, you are most likely a great candidate for whitening. To ensure that whitening is right for you and to help you choose your best option, our dentists will want to see you for an examination and consultation.

Pros and Cons of Teeth Whitening

Before you make your decision, you will want to know about the advantages and disadvantages of whitening. Honestly, the only real con for whitening is that it may not get your teeth as white as you want if you were dreaming of ultra-white teeth and you have visible yellow dentin showing through your enamel.

Fortunately, though, most patients are very happy with their level of whitening, and if you are not, we may recommend porcelain veneers to give you an even more dazzling effect.

We have had great success with Zoom! in-office whitening, and most of our patients in Alpharetta absolutely love their results. Plus, if you keep up with regular brushing, flossing, and professional cleaning visits, you can enjoy bright, white teeth for a year or more before you need another treatment.

Want to learn more about teeth whitening and how it can help you? Contact us at Old Milton Dental in Alpharetta, GA today at 678-624-0370, or fill out our online contact form at your convenience and one of our friendly and knowledgeable staff members will be with you shortly.

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