Teeth Whitening 101: Why People Are Striving for the Shine
Teeth whitening services are more popular today than ever before. When The American Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry asked people what they would like to improve about their smiles, the most common answer was that they would like whiter teeth.
Having a whiter, brighter smile can play a major role in confidence levels. Being happy with your smile will make you want to smile more, and smiling releases molecules in your brain called neuropeptides that help fight off stress. Studies even suggest that smiling can help you recover faster from stress and reduce your heart rate.
As dental experts, less stress and more smiling sound pretty good to us. Luckily, there are natural steps you can take towards a brighter smile, such as regular brushing, flossing and avoiding tooth-staining habits like smoking. The truth is that even those with the best dental hygiene are prone to staining and discoloration. That’s why the cosmetic dentists at Austell Dental Associates have been committed to providing top teeth whitening services since 1996.
Teeth Whitening Safety: Addressing Your Concerns
The health of your teeth and gums has always been and will always be our top priority. If you’re concerned about the appearance of your teeth, we bet their health is important to you too. Before having any professional whitening treatment, it’s always good to know what can occur and to be prepared for all the possibilities. The main side effects that can happen as a result of teeth whitening are a temporary increase in tooth sensitivity and minor irritation of the mouth’s soft tissues, such as your gums.
While these effects tend to be minimal and should not last more than 48 hours, we will work diligently to make your experience as comfortable as possible. We will also direct you to the proper ways to decrease sensitivity for your smile. This can be as simple as using a toothpaste with higher fluoride content, taking an over-the-counter anti-inflammatory agent, and avoiding cold foods.
Our advanced tooth whitening procedure is safe, quick, effective and usually results in little to no side effects. The process may take two to six weeks depending on the current state of your smile. Our treatment can be touched up once or twice a year, which is good news for the coffee and tea drinkers who don’t want their habit to stand in the way of a bright smile.
Overall, if you are interested in a teeth whitening service, you can rest assured that the Austell Dental Associates team will not harm your teeth, but you should be prepared to leave our office feeling more confident than when you arrived. We believe that everyone deserves to smile more, and we want to make sure you love yours.
To begin your journey towards a brighter smile, call (770) 467-3888 and schedule an appointment with one of our cosmetic dentists, or contact us online.