teeth-whiteningA beautiful smile is not complete if your pearly whites aren’t radiantly glowing. The problem is that there are so many circumstances inducing you to have a yellowish rather than white smile. For instance, it’s possible for your smile to take a turn for the unpretty when you drink a lot of coffee. Coffee may perk you up during the start of the day but it also causes discoloration. The same thing goes with wine. Luckily for you, teeth whitening products and treatments have become mainstays in the world of cosmetic dentistry.

Teeth Whitening Procedures

Teeth whitening in Atlanta GA generally makes use of hydrogen peroxide, a substance which is a known abrasive but is effective in removing external dental stains. Most whitening gels contain hydrogen peroxide although it’s the concentration which usually varies.

At-Home Whitening Kits

These whitening kits are to be used by patients at home without any professional dental supervision. Because you do not have a dentist with you while you’re carrying on your whitening treatment, then it’s only right that the concentrations of hydrogen peroxide in such formulations are scaled down. For that reason, it may take you a little longer to see the results when you’re whitening your teeth using at-home whitening kits.

At the same time, timing issues may make it at-home whitening procedures relatively unsafe compared to in-office dental whitening treatments. When the hydrogen peroxide is overexposed to teeth, the chemical can lead to the dissolution of the enamel layer, making teeth vulnerable to infections. If you’re still adamant about whitening your teeth this way, then be very meticulous with the timing recommnded.

In-Office Whitening Treatments

When it comes to the gold standard of whitening teeth, then there is no other way to go than in-office whitening treatments. During these procedures, Dr. Jeffery Ballard will be in control the entire time so your chances of enamel destruction are gone. And because such a trained and experienced individual will be overseeing the entire procedure, the concentrations of hydrogen peroxide is greater in whitening gels used for in-office whitening treatments. This means that you can see the results of the procedure in as little as 15 minutes.

While in-office whitening treatments are somewhat more expensive compared to at-home whitening kits, you do not have to worry about applying the whitening gel each and every day, and the waiting period before you can see the results are cut drastically. If you want a great smile stat, then call Dr. Jeffery Ballard today.

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