Teeth Grinding Specialist

Palmetto Family Dental -  - Cosmetic & Family Dentistry

Palmetto Family Dental

Cosmetic & Family Dentistry located in Palmetto, Zebulon, & McDonough, GA

Discolored teeth can ruin a beautiful smile and your self-confidence. At Palmetto Family Dental in Zebulon, Palmetto, and McDonough, Georgia, Jordan Brunson, DDS, Kirsten Jordan, DMD, and the expert dental team have solutions. They offer in-office and at-home teeth whitening to give you the beautiful white smile you desire. Schedule an appointment with Palmetto Family Dental by phone or online today.

Teeth Grinding Q & A

What is teeth whitening?

Teeth whitening is a cosmetic dental procedure in which your provider makes your teeth several shades whiter to perfect your smile. Palmetto Family Dental offers in-office and at-home whitening solutions to meet your personalized needs, preferences, and lifestyle. Whitening products available through a dentist are stronger than over-the-counter options.

Is teeth whitening right for me?

To determine if you’re a good candidate for teeth whitening, your provider reviews your dental history, examines your teeth, and takes dental X-rays. If you have dental decay or gum disease, your provider can treat it prior to teeth whitening.

What causes teeth staining?

Certain foods and drinks are common causes of tooth discoloration. Teeth can stain because of:

  • Smoking or chewing tobacco
  • Certain medications
  • Older age
  • Soda
  • Coffee 
  • Tea
  • Sports drinks
  • Popsicles
  • Dark juices
  • Tomato sauce

Poor oral hygiene habits also increase your risk of tooth discoloration. Even if you cut back on or avoid certain foods and drinks, staining can still occur over time.

What should I expect during teeth whitening?

During teeth whitening treatments, your provider at Palmetto Family Dental applies a highly concentrated bleaching solution to your teeth with upper and lower dental trays. They might use a gel-and-light system to accelerate whitening while you relax in a comfortable chair. In-office whitening lasts about an hour.

If you’d rather try at-home teeth whitening, your provider gives you a professional-strength at-home kit that whitens your teeth in about two weeks. They might recommend in-office and at-home treatments to offer you the best outcome.

Both in-office and at-home teeth whitening products available at Palmetto Family Dental can make your teeth up to 10 shades whiter.

How can I keep my teeth white?

To keep your teeth white, limit foods and drinks that stain teeth. Don’t smoke or chew tobacco. Ask your doctor to switch your medications if they stain your teeth. Brush your teeth two times daily and floss every day. Use a whitening mouthwash if your dentist recommends it.

Periodically whiten your teeth at Palmetto Family Dental or at home. If teeth whitening isn’t for you, consider porcelain veneers or cosmetic bonding to keep your teeth white indefinitely.

Don’t settle for stained teeth when simple treatments are available at Palmetto Family Dental. Schedule a teeth whitening appointment by phone or online today.