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Athens, GA dental patients discover the advantages of professional whitening

patients discover the advantages of professional whitening

Over time your smile can be dulled by yellowing or discoloration. Food, wine, and tobacco products can stain the enamel of your teeth. Thankfully, dental offices have the answer in professional teeth whitening. Dr. Brent Nail, of Athens Oconee Dentistry, in Athens, GA offers office or home whitening options.

Our office whitening is done without the use of a light or laser. After protecting the gums and lips, a 35 percent hydrogen peroxide whitening agent is applied. This solution also contains a desensitizing medium which makes the process comfortable for patients. During the 45-minute treatment, you can relax, read a book, or listen to music. Afterwards, you leave the office with a whiter smile. If additional whitening is desired, this treatment can be combined with the home whitening trays.

Home whitening is an effective option as well. Custom trays are filled with a professional grade whitening gel. The trays are worn daily at the patient’s convenience. Over a couple of weeks, the teeth become whiter.

Professional versus commercial whitening

With the vast number of commercial whitening kits, toothpastes, and rinses, you may be wondering how they differ from professional whitening. There are many benefits to professional whitening.

  • In-office whitening can be done in one sitting. You walk out of the office with a whiter, brighter smile.
  • The professional whitening products from your dentist give you a level of whitening not available in commercial kits.
  • Dentists are trained to find dental problems, including those that may be affected by whitening.
  • If you have dental restorations such as crowns, they do respond to whitening. You will need to consult a dentist for alternative options.

Ask Dr. Brent Nail and his staff at Athens Oconee Dentistry in Athens, GA about dental whitening to brighten your smile today. Call (706) 549-2440.

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