Teeth Whitening in Alma, GA
Also serving Rockingham & the Bacon County area
You can find over-the-counter teeth bleaching products in any supermarket. Although there is some evidence of these treatments’ effectiveness, visiting an experienced Alma dentist for teeth whitening can ensure better, more consistent results.
Drs. Zachary Powell and Ralph Proenza are dedicated to cosmetic dentistry that reflects the sense of quality each one of their patients in Alma expects. Please call our office at (912) 632-8654 today to schedule an appointment to discuss your teeth whitening options.
In-Office Teeth Whitening
If you’ve had limited success with at-home bleaching strips or pre-fabricated trays, visiting our Alma office for professional teeth whitening might provide your smile the bright, healthy shine you want. Drs. Powell and Proenza have found that Ultradent whitening tends to be an effective solution for removing stains deeply embedded in the teeth.
Tooth whitening with Ultradent consists of two sessions lasting about 20 minutes each, meaning you can enjoy a whiter smile in just one appointment lasting less than an hour. Other benefits of this teeth bleaching treatment include:
- 40% hydrogen peroxide gel is significantly more powerful than OTC options
- Whitening gel penetrates deep within the dentin to remove stubborn discoloration
- Potassium nitrate reduces tooth sensitivity
- Fluoride helps protect teeth from decay
- Treatment is chemically activated, meaning you don’t have to sit under a hot, uncomfortable light like some other whitening systems
Dr. Powell or Dr. Proenza will carefully apply the Ultradent whitening gel to your teeth for both applications. All you have to do is sit back and relax while treatment proceeds.
At-Home Teeth Whitening
Though Ultradent reliably delivers long-lasting results, sometimes it’s necessary to touch up your smile to add extra shine. Though you could visit our Alma office for another whitening session, Dr. Powell or Dr. Proenza might recommend at-home treatment for maintaining a becoming color.
Take-home teeth whitening treatment provided by a dentist varies from mass-produced options in several respects:
- Depending on your needs, the concentration of hydrogen peroxide is often more powerful
- Custom trays perfectly fit the unique shape of your teeth, rather than one-size-fits-all
- Reduced risk of sensitivity
- Gel is formulated to discourage dehydration, keeping your smile looking natural
Dr. Powell or Dr. Proenza will tell you how often and how long you should undergo take-home teeth whitening to maintain results.
Teeth Whitening FAQs
Does teeth whitening hurt?
Teeth whitening does not hurt, but sometimes the teeth can feel sensitive after treatment. One of the advantages of in-office, professional teeth whitening is that Dr. Powell or Dr. Proenza can control the concentration of the bleaching agent. If you have a history of sensitive teeth, they can adjust the peroxide in the whitening gel as needed to minimize any discomfort.
How much does teeth whitening cost?
The cost of teeth whitening varies, depending on factors such as the system and products used. For example, in-office teeth whitening is generally more expensive than take-home trays. The team at Alma Family Dentistry can give you more specific pricing information over the phone.
Is teeth whitening covered by insurance?
No, teeth whitening is considered an elective cosmetic treatment. Dental insurance typically does not cover the cost of teeth whitening.
How long will my whitening results last?
That depends. If you do not brush or floss regularly, and you expose your newly whitened teeth to foods and beverages that could stain (e.g., coffee, red wine, tea), your results may start to fade quickly. It is recommended you brush and floss daily, avoid tea and coffee (or drink through a straw) and visit Alma Family Dentistry annually to maintain your whitening results. An occasional touch-up might also help prolong your results.
Will teeth whitening damage my tooth enamel?
No. Studies have shown that teeth whitening products do not affect the tooth’s enamel. Millions of people have safely had teeth whitening with no side effects to their enamel.
If bleaching products from the store haven’t lifted stains from your teeth, please contact Alma Family Dentistry today to schedule your teeth whitening appointment. Drs. Powell and Proenza serve patients throughout Alma and the surrounding area.