Teeth Whitening Specialist

Savannah Dental Group

General & Cosmetic Dentistry located in Savannah, GA

Are you looking to touch up your smile and turn heads? Dr. Christian Patti of Savannah Dental Group offers game-changing teeth whitening procedures at his office in Savannah, Georgia. After just one sitting, your smile can be several shades whiter. Teeth whitening results are safe, long lasting, and can boost your self-confidence. If you’re interested in brightening your smile, call or use the online booking tool and schedule an in-office teeth whitening procedure today.

Teeth Whitening Q & A

Savannah Dental Group

What is teeth whitening?

Teeth whitening refers to the process of carefully applying a bleaching agent to your teeth to make them appear several shades whiter. In-office teeth whitening procedures can drastically improve your smile in less than one hour.

This process has become popular to address many types of stains and discolorations that dull the natural whiteness of your teeth.

What causes teeth to become discolored or stained?

As you age, the enamel, the sturdy white outer layer of your teeth, wears down. Over time, this natural process ultimately leads to revealing the dentin, the more yellowish-colored layer beneath. That’s why, as you age, your teeth may become more yellow.

A variety of food and drinks are more likely to cause stains on your teeth that the aging process, including:

  • Red wine
  • Coffee
  • Mustard
  • Berries
  • Sugary sodas
  • Balsamic vinegar
  • Tomato sauce
  • Chocolate

Cutting out or limiting your consumption of these items can help keep your teeth whiter longer.

How does teeth whitening work?

During a teeth whitening session, you bite down on a tray filled with a bleaching agent, typically comprised of either the active ingredient carbamide peroxide or hydrogen peroxide. The bleaching agent helps diffuse the concentration of deep and surface stains on your teeth, giving them a whiter appearance. After a teeth whitening, your smile should appear at least five to seven shades whiter.

Professional teeth whitening kits have a higher concentration of hydrogen peroxide and provide better results than over-the-counter kits. In the span of a lunch break from work, you can leave Savannah Dental Group with a smile several shades whiter.

Dr. Patti also provides at-home whitening kits to use on your schedule. With this type of plan, he recommends how often and when to wear your custom-fit whitening tray. After a few weeks of at-home whitening, you can enjoy a much brighter smile.

Is teeth whitening safe?

Yes, teeth whitening is safe. In some cases, you may experience heightened tooth sensitivity directly following the procedure, but that should subside quickly on its own.

If you experience any prolonged discomfort after a teeth whitening, let the office know right away.

To schedule a teeth whitening, call or use the online booking tool today.