What is Teeth Whitening? Does Teeth Whitening Hurt?

The dream of a pearly white smile is something we all strive for. We love the bright, fresh look of white teeth when we see ourselves in pictures, and we notice when our teeth don’t look their best. So many times we equate healthy teeth with white teeth. 

It’s understandable that you or your family and friends are considering teeth whitening!

Shining Smiles Family Dentistry in Marietta, GA is able to care for you with in-office professional teeth whitening that will provide you with fast results! 

Your stained teeth will look brand new after we are able to provide you with the treatments necessary to improve your smile. “But what really is teeth whitening and would this benefit me?” We will answer all of your burning questions and take care of your teeth from start to finish.


What is teeth whitening?

Teeth whitening is a process where you are able to lighten stained teeth to show the natural color of your teeth. Obviously we can’t change the complete shade of our teeth, but freshening up the existing shade is possible. 

Think about it. Our teeth filter through a number of outside stressors (coffee, sodas, smoking cigarettes, consuming acidic foods/drinks, etc). Over time, it’s only natural that the teeth will become stained or damaged.

At our cosmetic dentistry office we use a technology that enables us to whiten a patient’s teeth several shades in under an hour. We are also able to whiten teeth not just on the surface, but below the enamel, as well. 

You cannot get this level of whitening with any over-the-counter teeth whitening products. Shining Smiles Family Dentistry offers ZOOM!® Teeth Whitening at our office in Marietta, GA. 

Now you can whiten your brown, stained teeth fast…in as little as 1 to 2 office appointments!


But will whitening my teeth hurt?

You’ve probably heard some people say that professional teeth whitening can cause tooth sensitivity, and that is true. There’s no exact answer regarding whether the procedure will hurt or not because everyone is different. 

However, you can rest assured that there are no invasive procedures included in teeth whitening services. There are no drills involved and no grinding. Other than the possibility of general sensitivity directly after the procedure, teeth whitening is not known to cause pain or discomfort.


Are over-the-counter teeth whitening treatments effective?

Over-the-counter products can provide a little whitening boost if that’s all you need. Whether it’s whitening toothpaste, pens, strips, or trays, you certainly have plenty of options.

 However, if you’re really looking to whiten your stained teeth, a professional in-office whitening treatment at our Marietta cosmetic dental practice is the best way to go.

OTC teeth whitening products have also been reported to cause tooth sensitivity after use. While it can be a straight-forward process, you can also find sensitivity to the products to be a bit higher than the in-office whitening treatments. The whitening formula, if left on for too long, can exacerbate the sensitivity of your teeth with cold or hot temperatures.


I heard teeth whitening is expensive. Is that true?

Shining Smiles Family Dentistry always takes care of our patients and treats everyone with the individual care and attention you need. We have a number of financing options and run specials frequently. 

Do not hesitate to give our office a call and see how we can assist you through the financial portion of caring for your teeth. The only wrong question is the one that has not been asked!

Shining Smiles Family Dentistry will brighten your smile – FAST!

Your teeth become a little more stained every day, week, month, and before you know it you’ve got a shade of yellow or brown that you’re not too fond of…and you need to do something about it…fast. 

That’s where we come in. 

If you’re in Marietta, East Cobb, West Cobb, Dallas (GA), Kennesaw, Cumming or the surrounding areas and need a professional teeth whitening dentist, please contact us today to schedule your whitening appointment. 

We are open Monday-Thursday from 8am-5pm and by appointment only on Fridays. We look forward to meeting you and welcoming you with open arms into our dental family!