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Teeth Whitening

If you live in Duluth or the local area, you can benefit from a teeth whitening procedure at our local dental office. At Balance Advanced Dentistry and Orthodontics, we are known for improving the appearance of our patients’ smiles. We are a cosmetic dentist and has multiple ways for doing so. We often recommend a teeth bleaching procedure because it is by far the easiest way to transform your smile. After cleaning your teeth, we can complete this procedure in time for a special event or as part of your regular oral health routine.

Dental Services

Teeth Whitening

If you live in Duluth or the local area, you can benefit from a teeth whitening procedure at our local dental office. At Balance Advanced Dentistry and Orthodontics, we are known for improving the appearance of our patients’ smiles. We are a cosmetic dentist and has multiple ways for doing so. We often recommend a teeth bleaching procedure because it is by far the easiest way to transform your smile. After cleaning your teeth, we can complete this procedure in time for a special event or as part of your regular oral health routine.

Help Your Smile
Shine Bright

Help Your Smile Shine Bright

People have their teeth whitened on a regular basis so that they can look and feel great. As people age, it is common for teeth to become dull and yellow. This is in part due to age itself and also due to what a person eats and drinks. Drinking coffee, tea and wine, for example, can stain your teeth. Smoking and eating foods that contain food coloring can also stain your teeth. Brushing immediately after eating and drinking can help to prevent stains but is typically not enough to remove the risk entirely. Fortunately, stained and yellow teeth don’t have to stay that way.
In-office whitening can brighten your smile up to 8 shades lighter. That’s 6 shades lighter than store bought whitening products.

Types of Whitening

There are several types of teeth bleaching that you can try. People typically start by using whitening toothpaste at home. This can help to brighten your teeth but is typically not enough to actually whiten them. We recommend toothpaste as part of an overall teeth whitening treatment but not by itself. After professional whitening, the toothpaste can help your teeth stay bright.

 

Many people may try over the counter solutions like whitening trays or strips. These treatments work but not as well as professional solutions. As with most things, what you buy in the store is simply not as strong as what you can get from a medical professional. Additionally, store bought whitening trays are designed to fit everyone’s teeth, not your teeth specifically. This means that they can become loose, and the solution can leak, leading to gum irritation.

 

We recommend that people in Duluth, schedule an appointment with Dr. Hernandez instead. Our professional tooth whitening solutions can transform the appearance of your teeth in a dynamic way. This is partially due to the strength of the solution that we use. Professional grade whitening gel can whiten teeth by eight shades or more vs. around two shades with store bought solutions. If you are looking for immediate and dramatic results, in-office whitening is a far better option.

Duluth Tooth Whitening

At Balance Advanced Dentistry and Orthodontics, we provide patients with information on two main types of dental whitening. Some dental offices provide whitening services in the office while others focus on treatments that can be completed at home. An in-office treatment can be done at the same time as a teeth cleaning or during a separate appointment. It is typically completed within an hour and produces immediately white teeth. For many people, this is an ideal solution because of how quickly it is finished.
Dentists have coined the term “bleachorexia” for those people who overuse in-store bleaching which can lead to the destruction of enamel and dentin, turning the teeth to mush.
In our dental office, we also recommend whitening trays. This type of procedure is effective and puts patients in control over how white their teeth become and how often they are whitened. We start by taking an impression of a patient’s teeth. We then use this impression to create customized whitening trays in a dental lab. They fit securely around teeth and will not leak solution into the mouth. This is an ideal way for patients to whiten teeth because once they are created, they can be used at any time. Patients are provided with a whitening solution to use at home, and the trays need to be worn for a couple of hours every night for a week or more. Once teeth have reached the perfect shade of white, a patient can stop wearing the trays. This portable solution can be taken anywhere, making it possible for people to whiten teeth while on vacation, business trips or after moving to a new city.
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The process
How It Works

When a whitening solution is applied to the teeth, the hydrogen peroxide inside of the solution penetrates through the enamel. It then starts the oxidation process where molecules are transformed to reflect less or no light. This makes them appear colorless, and teeth appear white. This process is typically extremely effective for eliminating stains and can be repeated frequently.

 

On occasion, the stains are too strong for a teeth bleaching procedure to work. When this happens, we can provide an alternative treatment. For example, patients in Duluth can have dental veneers placed on the surface of teeth in order to cover dark stains. This is often preferable for patients that smoke since veneers are stain resistant and won’t yellow quickly like natural teeth. Still, it is wise to try a teeth whitening procedure first, before starting a cosmetic one.

 

At Balance Advanced Dentistry and Orthodontics, we also recommend that patients have their teeth whitened before having other dental procedures completed. Most of the materials that are used in dental restorations or for cosmetic purposes are stain resistant and bleach resistant. For example, a dental crown won’t stain or bleach but should maintain its initial coloring with time. When a crown, veneer, bridge, or implant is created in a dental lab, they are created to match the shade of the surrounding teeth. If the surrounding teeth are yellow, these restorations will be created in a yellow shade. If the surrounding teeth are a brilliant white, the restoration will be as well. This makes the timing of teeth whitening procedures important. If you live in the Duluth area and are interested in a dental restoration, schedule your teeth whitening procedure first.

Genetics, aging, and consumption of staining substances (smoking, coffee, tea, and colas) are just a few reasons why teeth appear dark.

The procedure itself should not cause any discomfort and is relatively easy to complete. Before getting started, we simply recommend that patients schedule a dental exam with our Duluth dental office. We will then examine your teeth and gums to ensure that they are healthy enough for whitening. This way if any cavities or infections exist they can be treated first. To learn more or to get started, call (770) 813-0777) and schedule your appointment.

Teeth Whitening FAQ

Sensitivity from tooth whitening is always transient. If there is any sensitivity caused by the whitening, it goes away within one to two days after the treatment, and the patient returns to the state of sensitivity he or she had prior to starting the whitening process.

Most people are candidates for tooth whitening, but again, each situation is unique and it's best to contact your dental professional.

Typically you can expect whitening to last from six months to two years, although some studies report results lasting up to 10 years. Avoiding red wine, coffee, and smoking—all of which can cause staining—helps preserve the results.

Yes, many studies have proven that tooth whitening is safe. You can protect your tooth enamel by using calcium sulfate and fluoride.

Prices vary widely for tooth whitening. Over-the-counter kits can cost as little as $20, with extensive in-office procedures approaching up to $1,000. If you want professional whitening, expect the price to be around $300 to $800. If you want an at-home bleaching kit from your dentist, expect to pay between $300 and $600. Learn more about dental insurance and financing.

Tooth whitening has little or no effect on restorative materials such as porcelain or crowns, but it may temporarily reduce the bond strength between enamel and composite restorations. This is why it is a good idea to check with your dental professional before beginning any course of tooth whitening.

Products developed from carbamide peroxide, hydrogen peroxide, and urea (substances found in every human cell), should be used cautiously to alleviate concern. Those who have issues are the ones who don't follow instructions and overuse the products for months or years.

There is more residual sensitivity with store bought teeth bleaching kits due to the “one-size fits all” trays that come in the kit vs the custom fit trays from the dentist.

Teeth Whitening
FAQ

Sensitivity from tooth whitening is always transient. If there is any sensitivity caused by the whitening, it goes away within one to two days after the treatment, and the patient returns to the state of sensitivity he or she had prior to starting the whitening process.

Most people are candidates for tooth whitening, but again, each situation is unique and it's best to contact your dental professional.

Typically you can expect whitening to last from six months to two years, although some studies report results lasting up to 10 years. Avoiding red wine, coffee, and smoking—all of which can cause staining—helps preserve the results.

Yes, many studies have proven that tooth whitening is safe. You can protect your tooth enamel by using calcium sulfate and fluoride.

Prices vary widely for tooth whitening. Over-the-counter kits can cost as little as $20, with extensive in-office procedures approaching up to $1,000. If you want professional whitening, expect the price to be around $300 to $800. If you want an at-home bleaching kit from your dentist, expect to pay between $300 and $600. Learn more about dental insurance and financing.

Tooth whitening has little or no effect on restorative materials such as porcelain or crowns, but it may temporarily reduce the bond strength between enamel and composite restorations. This is why it is a good idea to check with your dental professional before beginning any course of tooth whitening.

Products developed from carbamide peroxide, hydrogen peroxide, and urea (substances found in every human cell), should be used cautiously to alleviate concern. Those who have issues are the ones who don't follow instructions and overuse the products for months or years.

Definition of Dental Terminology

Bleachorexia

Bleachorexia is when people continue to abuse teeth whitening solutions without consulting professionals, causing significant damage to their enamel and gums in the process.

Carbamide Peroxide

Carbamide peroxide is a solution that contains hydrogen peroxide and can help to whiten teeth.

Cosmetic Dentistry

Cosmetic dentistry is generally used to refer to any dental work that improves the appearance (though not necessarily the function) of a person’s teeth, gums and/or bite.

Deeper Teeth Stains

Deeper teeth stains are stains that require professional oral health services and can result from certain foods, beverages or improper oral hygiene.

Dentin Hypersensitivity

Dentin hypersensitivity is when the enamel wears down on the tooth enough that the dentin faces exposure and will cause great levels of pain when a person applies pressure to the tooth or drinks hot/cold beverages.

Dentist

A dentist, also known as a dental surgeon, is a doctor who specializes in the diagnosis, prevention, and treatment of diseases and conditions of the oral cavity.

Hydrogen Peroxide

Hydrogen peroxide is a chemical compound in teeth whitening solutions that patients use to whiten the shade of their teeth.

Relief ACP

Relief ACP stands for amorphous calcium phosphate, which helps to relieve the pain in sensitive teeth in a gel form.

Stained Dentin

Stained dentin can result from certain foods and beverages with a lack of proper brushing. Dental professionals can provide whitening treatments to brighten the teeth.

Surface Enamel

The surface enamel is the hard outer shell that protects the dentin and pulp of the teeth. The enamel is the surface that people see when one smiles.

Surface Teeth Stains

While surface teeth stains can be inevitable with age, certain foods and beverages will only promote discoloration and faded teeth.

Teeth Whitening Concentrate

Teeth whitening concentrate is the bleaching agent that whitens the shade of teeth, which is more effective from a professional and not a general store product.

Definition of Dental Terminology

Cosmetic dental care involves enhancing the appearance of one’s teeth, which will also benefit one’s oral health in the process. We can enhance the brightness, shape, and size of one’s teeth. We can also use cosmetic dentistry to straighten one’s teeth and repair damage, which can include replacing missing teeth. Our cosmetic dental treatments will not hinder the functionality of your teeth and will allow you to continue life as normal. If you are interested in enhancing your smile, do not hesitate to give us a call and schedule an appointment. We will go over the possible options and customize your smile to what you want.

Our dental procedures involve treating the patient’s oral health in a professional and efficient manner. Our dental procedures range from simple cleanings to more serious oral health treatments. Adult teeth are not invincible and can sustain permanent damage that does not go away with brushing or flossing. Our dental procedures can help to restore, replace or repair teeth to the best condition possible. By scheduling an appointment, we will be able to help treat any pain your experience with your teeth and help to brighten your smile.

Our dental services range from the simple checkup to a deep cleaning of the gums. When a patient arrives for a checkup, we will examine the teeth and determine if there are any oral health risks. Once we have a clear idea of the patient’s teeth, we will recommend the most effective treatment method. At a regular appointment, we will conduct a cleaning of the teeth, gums, and mouth, to ensure that the patient is in good oral health. We will answer any questions the patient has before the procedure if the patient has any worries.

We offer helpful dental information such as the fact that you need to floss before brushing for any real effect. While we use regular dental checkups to clean teeth, we also use them to educate patients on proper oral hygiene. It is crucial for patients to brush their teeth twice a day and at least floss once a day to keep the teeth healthy. While regular brushing and flossing can help, they are not enough to keep teeth healthy on their own. By scheduling regular dental checkups at least twice a year, we can prevent any early signs of infection or decay before they get worse. Do not hesitate to give us a call, schedule an appointment and ask us any questions about oral health before we begin the procedure.

We offer helpful dental information such as the fact that you need to floss before brushing for any real effect. While we use regular dental checkups to clean teeth, we also use them to educate patients on proper oral hygiene. It is crucial for patients to brush their teeth twice a day and at least floss once a day to keep the teeth healthy. While regular brushing and flossing can help, they are not enough to keep teeth healthy on their own. By scheduling regular dental checkups at least twice a year, we can prevent any early signs of infection or decay before they get worse. Do not hesitate to give us a call, schedule an appointment and ask us any questions about oral health before we begin the procedure.

We offer helpful dental information such as the fact that you need to floss before brushing for any real effect. While we use regular dental checkups to clean teeth, we also use them to educate patients on proper oral hygiene. It is crucial for patients to brush their teeth twice a day and at least floss once a day to keep the teeth healthy. While regular brushing and flossing can help, they are not enough to keep teeth healthy on their own. By scheduling regular dental checkups at least twice a year, we can prevent any early signs of infection or decay before they get worse. Do not hesitate to give us a call, schedule an appointment and ask us any questions about oral health before we begin the procedure.

We offer helpful dental information such as the fact that you need to floss before brushing for any real effect. While we use regular dental checkups to clean teeth, we also use them to educate patients on proper oral hygiene. It is crucial for patients to brush their teeth twice a day and at least floss once a day to keep the teeth healthy. While regular brushing and flossing can help, they are not enough to keep teeth healthy on their own. By scheduling regular dental checkups at least twice a year, we can prevent any early signs of infection or decay before they get worse. Do not hesitate to give us a call, schedule an appointment and ask us any questions about oral health before we begin the procedure.

We offer helpful dental information such as the fact that you need to floss before brushing for any real effect. While we use regular dental checkups to clean teeth, we also use them to educate patients on proper oral hygiene. It is crucial for patients to brush their teeth twice a day and at least floss once a day to keep the teeth healthy. While regular brushing and flossing can help, they are not enough to keep teeth healthy on their own. By scheduling regular dental checkups at least twice a year, we can prevent any early signs of infection or decay before they get worse. Do not hesitate to give us a call, schedule an appointment and ask us any questions about oral health before we begin the procedure.

We offer helpful dental information such as the fact that you need to floss before brushing for any real effect. While we use regular dental checkups to clean teeth, we also use them to educate patients on proper oral hygiene. It is crucial for patients to brush their teeth twice a day and at least floss once a day to keep the teeth healthy. While regular brushing and flossing can help, they are not enough to keep teeth healthy on their own. By scheduling regular dental checkups at least twice a year, we can prevent any early signs of infection or decay before they get worse. Do not hesitate to give us a call, schedule an appointment and ask us any questions about oral health before we begin the procedure.

We offer helpful dental information such as the fact that you need to floss before brushing for any real effect. While we use regular dental checkups to clean teeth, we also use them to educate patients on proper oral hygiene. It is crucial for patients to brush their teeth twice a day and at least floss once a day to keep the teeth healthy. While regular brushing and flossing can help, they are not enough to keep teeth healthy on their own. By scheduling regular dental checkups at least twice a year, we can prevent any early signs of infection or decay before they get worse. Do not hesitate to give us a call, schedule an appointment and ask us any questions about oral health before we begin the procedure.

We offer helpful dental information such as the fact that you need to floss before brushing for any real effect. While we use regular dental checkups to clean teeth, we also use them to educate patients on proper oral hygiene. It is crucial for patients to brush their teeth twice a day and at least floss once a day to keep the teeth healthy. While regular brushing and flossing can help, they are not enough to keep teeth healthy on their own. By scheduling regular dental checkups at least twice a year, we can prevent any early signs of infection or decay before they get worse. Do not hesitate to give us a call, schedule an appointment and ask us any questions about oral health before we begin the procedure.

We offer helpful dental information such as the fact that you need to floss before brushing for any real effect. While we use regular dental checkups to clean teeth, we also use them to educate patients on proper oral hygiene. It is crucial for patients to brush their teeth twice a day and at least floss once a day to keep the teeth healthy. While regular brushing and flossing can help, they are not enough to keep teeth healthy on their own. By scheduling regular dental checkups at least twice a year, we can prevent any early signs of infection or decay before they get worse. Do not hesitate to give us a call, schedule an appointment and ask us any questions about oral health before we begin the procedure.

We are committed to providing quality dental services to

families in the Gwinnett area and treat patients of all ages.

3705 Old Norcross Rd #300, Duluth, GA 30096

1670 McKendree Church Rd #700 Lawrenceville, GA 30043

2381 Main St E, Snellville, GA 30078

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© 2022 Balance Advanced Dentistry. All Rights Reserved.

We are committed to providing quality dental services to

families in the Gwinnett area and treat patients of all ages.

3705 Old Norcross Rd #300, Duluth, GA 30096

1670 McKendree Church Rd #700 Lawrenceville, GA 30043

2381 Main St E, Snellville, GA 30078

REQUEST APPOINTMENT

Or Give Us a Call: 770-343-5531

© 2022 Balance Advanced Dentistry. All Rights Reserved.