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Teeth Whitening Sandy Springs, GA

Teeth Whitening An Overview

Teeth whitening is one of the most popular cosmetic dental treatments, providing a quick, painless and economical smile makeover – in about an hour! Teeth whitening is an easy way to restore the confidence and youthfulness of your smile.

At Proud Smiles in Sandy Springs, Dr. Paulen offers three convenient options for teeth whitening: in-office Boost teeth whitening, an at-home custom whitening kit, and KoR intensive at home, or in-office deep whitening. Each offers results far superior to over-the-counter options with the added benefit of enamel protection and reduced sensitivity.

Teeth naturally darken with age, but there are common lifestyle factors that can stain and change the color of the teeth over time:

  • Coffee
  • Red wine
  • Soda
  • Tea
  • Tobacco use and smoking
  • Some medications

Professional Teeth Whitening vs Over-the-Counter

Stores offer many types of products that claim to whiten teeth. It may be tempting to try these products however you are most likely wasting your money and some products may not be safe. For the best teeth whitening results, its best to let a professional whiten your teeth. Store bought whitening tooth pastes, strips, and gels can takes months or sometimes longer to see results, if any at all. And that is if you apply them correctly and use them the right way. It is much safer and more effective to visit your dentist for teeth whitening. They can customize the treatment to meet your unique needs and make sure you are safe during treatment. A common side effect with teeth whitening is tooth sensitivity. Professional teeth whitening not only maximizes results but also takes the steps to reduce sensitivity.

Teeth Whitening What to Expect

KOR Whitening System

Dr. Paulen is proud to offer the KoR deep whitening system, which is available as both an in-office and take-home option. KoR teeth whitening can remove stains and has a variety of added benefits:

  • Beautiful, healthy, and Hollywood white result
  • Effective even on Tetracycline-stained (dark) teeth
  • Low to No sensitivity
  • Comfortable, easy process
  • Permanent results – white teeth for your lifetime
  • Entirely safe for teeth and gums

Perfect for ages 14 – 90, the KoR teeth whitening system will gradually brighten your smile and restore a more youthful appearance.

Boost Teeth Whitening

Opalescence Boost in-office teeth whitening can brighten your smile up to eight shades lighter in approximately one hour. After cleaning the teeth, Dr. Paulen will apply the professional whitening gel to your teeth.

In just one hour your smile will be whiter, brighter, and more beautiful. Boost whitening is specially formulated to help protect your smile. Professional whitening applications reduce the risk of developing tooth sensitivity or soft tissue damage.

Maintaining your Results

To maintain the results of your teeth whitening, avoid the use of tobacco, dark foods, and dark beverages. Good oral hygiene and the occasional touch-up at Proud Smiles can help your treatment to last for a year or more, with KoR deep bleaching providing permanent results with proper maintenance.

Other Cosmetic Whitening Options

There are some teeth stains that simply will not respond to professional teeth whitening. Certain medications, medical conditions, trauma, or genetics can cause stains that are permanent. In these cases, Dr. Paulen will recommend other cosmetic whitening options. These include tooth bonding, dental crowns, or dental veneers to cover up those types of stains.


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 whitening toothpaste, whitening strips, and gels. For patients who want the best results, professional treatment is still the best choice. Dr. Paulen offers teeth whitening systems with custom-fit trays to ensure even whitening of the teeth. In addition, our products are specially formulated to 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.

In-office whitening costs an average of $500 per treatment and at home, whitening can range between $250 and $500 depending on the system you choose. Refills for touch-up treatment may be an additional cost. Contact our office for more specific details.

Will bleaching cause my teeth to be more sensitive?

One of the more common side effects of teeth whitening is tooth sensitivity. Dr. Paulen carefully supervises teeth whitening treatments to ensure minimal side effects. The products we use are specially formulated to virtually eliminate sensitivity.

How long does whitening last?

The results of teeth whitening will vary based on each individual. Most patients can expect Zoom teeth whitening to last up to a year or more. 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.