If you are seeking a brighter, more brilliant smile that is free from stains and discolored teeth, we offer teeth whitening both in-office and via take-home treatments. Professional teeth whitening under the supervision of Dr. Brett Hester yields better results than over-the-counter options, and there is no risk of over-whitening. Whether you want to whiten from the convenience of your own home or prefer to have your teeth whitened at our Valdosta, GA, office, the end result is a smile several shades brighter.
What Causes Dental Stains?
The foods and drinks we consume every day can stain our teeth over time. Some of the most common culprits include coffee, tea, dark sodas, red wine, and foods like berries and tomato juices. Using tobacco products can also stain teeth. Although whitening toothpastes can lift some stains, they are often ineffective at removing stains caused from years of drinking coffee or smoking.
Although whitening toothpastes can lift some stains, they are often ineffective at removing stains caused from years of drinking coffee or smoking.
In-Office vs. Take-Home Teeth Whitening
Patients can choose from our in-office or take-home teeth whitening treatments. The primary difference between the two is the amount of time they take. With the in-office Opalescence Boost, you can achieve a whiter smile in just one hour in our office. Take-home whitening treatments usually take about two weeks to achieve desired results, but you can whiten from the comfort of your home at any time you choose.
Tailor-made whitening trays allow you to achieve a bright, white smile from the comfort of your own home.
Opalescence Boost has higher levels of peroxide in the whitening gel, which allows Dr. Hester to whiten your smile by several shades in under an hour. Unlike other in-office whitening treatments, Boost does not require the use of lights or lasers to activate the gel, which significantly reduces the risk of tooth sensitivity. After whitening your smile, we can provide you with a take-home kit so you can maintain your results.
Our Opalescence take-home whitening kits offer several advantages. Although it may take up to two weeks to achieve your desired results due to the lower concentration of peroxide, many patients prefer this method. You will receive whitening trays tailor-made to fit comfortably over your teeth. The whitening gel comes in three different flavors, and you may wear the trays for as little as 30 minutes a day, or even overnight. This method also offers you the freedom to whiten your smile when it is most convenient for you.
Brighten Your Smile Today
Our whitening treatments can give you the dazzling smile you have always wanted. Whitening can often provide a powerful complement to other procedures. For example, many patients choose to undergo whitening following treatment with Invisalign® to highlight their newly whitened smile. During a consultation, Dr. Hester can recommend a treatment plan based on your goals. Please fill out our online contact form or call (229) 247-3400 to schedule a cosmetic consultation.