By Midtown Dental Studio, L.L.C.
December 13, 2016
Category: Dental Procedures

Do your dull teeth keep you from smiling? It's easy to refresh your smile with a professional teeth whitening treatment. Dr. Travon Holt, teeth whiteningyour Midtown Atlanta, GA dentist at Midtown Dental Studio explains how you can benefit from teeth whitening.

Teeth whitening removes stubborn stains

Years of eating and drinking darkly colored foods and beverages can turn your teeth dull or yellow. Pigments in dark foods penetrate your tooth enamel, where they become trapped. Eating and drinking acidic foods and beverages, such as citrus fruit, soda and candy, makes the problem worse. Acids soften the enamel and make it easier for stains to develop.

No matter how often you brush, you won't be able to remove these stubborn stains. Fortunately, you don't have to live with dull, stained teeth, thanks to teeth whitening. Hydrogen peroxide, the active ingredient in teeth whitening preparations, easily penetrates your enamel and removes those old stains.

Whitening doesn't have to take weeks or months

Have you ever tried to whiten your teeth at home only to give up because the process took too long? When you visit the dentist's office for a professional teeth whitening treatment, your teeth will be whiter after just one one-hour appointment. The whitening gel dentists use is stronger than the whitening agents found in drugstore kits, which greatly reduces the time needed to whiten your teeth. Most people don't need more than one treatment, but occasionally, another session may be recommended.

After your whitening appointment, you can expect your teeth to be up to eight shades lighter. Take-home whitening kits can be used to touch up your teeth occasionally or can be used to brighten your smile if you prefer to whiten your teeth at home.

Teeth whitening offers long-lasting results

Your new and improved smile may remain whiter for a few years or longer. How long your results last depends on the foods and beverages you consume. Avoiding darkly colored and acidic foods and beverages as much as possible may help you prolong your results.

Brighten your smile with teeth whitening! Call Dr. Travon Holt, your Midtown Atlanta, GA dentist at Midtown Dental Studio at (404) 937-6940 to schedule your whitening appointment.