Dr. Ambreen Lakhani offers professional teeth whitening in Duluth, Georgia, to help you improve the appearance of your teeth after they have become dull, stained, or yellowed. This treatment is a quick and effective way for you to brighten your smile! Give us a call today at 770-622-5909 to learn more about teeth whitening and make your appointment with our dentist at Meadowbrook Family Dentistry.
The darker tissue of your teeth, known as dentin, can become exposed as the outer layer of enamel of worn away as a result of age, caffeine and tobacco consumption, medication, or other factors. Over time, your teeth become more absorbent and vulnerable to staining, causing your teeth to appear discolored or darker in appearance.
Food particles are natural attracted to the enamel of your teeth, causing staining and discolorations on the outer portions of the tooth. Other types of stains, such as those caused by traumatic injury, medication, and fluorosis, begin inside the tooth. More and more people today are seeking teeth whitening procedures to reverse these effects and improve their smiles.
While there are many over-the-counter whitening products available, the most effective whitening systems are professional, in-office treatments by our dentist. When performed properly, these tooth whitening treatments can last up to five years. In contrast, commercially available products, such as whitening toothpastes or bleaching strips, are only somewhat effective in removing stains and brightening the color of your teeth. Additionally, many of these products have abrasive substances that can actually wear away the enamel of your teeth. If you use an over-the-counter whitening system, follow the instructions provided closely, and monitor your teeth to ensure that no damage occurs.
Please remember that whitening agents are only effective on certain types of stains. They may not be as helpful in improving the color of pitted or badly discolored teeth, or of restorations such as crowns, bridges, bonding, and tooth-colored fillings.
For more information about teeth whitening in Duluth, Georgia, and to schedule a professional whitening appointment with our dentist, please call our office today.