Reunion, wedding or special event in your future?
Teeth whitening can provide a quick, painless and economical smile makeover to boost your confidence in your smile. There are many over the counter options available today, but a professional teeth whitening performed in our office or using a customized take home kit will provide the most effective results. Dr. Maria Benefield offers both convenient options in her Sandy Springs dentist office.
Teeth Whitening: What To Expect
Dr. Benefield will meet with you and evaluate your dental health to determine if a teeth whitening treatment is suited to your cosmetic goals. In most cases, our professional teeth whitening products can brighten your smile significantly with minimal or no side effects. However, there are tooth stains that may not respond to treatment. For patients with tooth stains caused by genetic factors, certain medications or a medical condition, Dr. Benefield may recommend an alternative cosmetic treatment to whiten their teeth and improve the aesthetics of their smile: dental veneers, dental crowns and tooth bonding are common options.
- In office whitening: Dr. Benefield uses Opalescence professional teeth whitening systems for an in office treatment that can brighten your smile and remove years of stains in about one hour. This active ingredients in this advanced product penetrate the tooth enamel to attack stains beneath the surface for results superior to those offered by convenient over the counter options.
- Take home teeth whitening: the Opalescence take home teeth whitening treatment utilizes the same high quality bleaching products applied to the teeth at home in custom bleaching trays for an even distribution and minimized irritation of the gums.
Dr. Benefield often recommends that patients combine both options for maximum results with greater longevity. Avoiding common causes of teeth staining, such as wine, tea, coffee and tobacco products will also contribute to lasting results and a whiter smile.