Staining or discoloration of your teeth can make you
self-conscious, causing you to hide your teeth instead of talking, laughing, or
smiling like everyone else. Imagine being able to speak boldly in your next
office meeting or laughing freely with friends. At Smiles 4 Grant Park, Dr. Abbey Lee provides
whitening to help patients achieve a beautiful smile that boosts confidence
for your everyday life.
To find out if you’re a good candidate for teeth whitening, set up a consultation online
or call 404-328-7177.
Causes of Dental Staining
Many of our patients have good oral health but struggle with
tooth discoloration. Stains are caused by a variety of factors, such as:
- Smoking or using tobacco
- Drinking coffee, wine, sodas, and sports drinks
- Eating dark or acidic fruits and vegetables like
berries, grapes, beets, and tomatoes
- Taking tetracycline antibiotics
- Ingesting fluoride as a child
Dr. Lee and our team can help you determine what is causing
your teeth to stain and, if it’s in your control, help you find ways to prevent
There are a few things you can start doing now to reduce
discoloration in your teeth.
- Drink through a straw. This will keep
the liquids away from your teeth.
- Cut back on teeth-staining fruits and
vegetables. Of course, blueberries, strawberries, and tomatoes are good for
your health, so you don’t want to eliminate them completely from your diet. But
you can replace a portion of them with options like broccoli, apples, and melons.
- Rinse and brush. After eating, swish
water around your mouth and, if your toothbrush is nearby, brush your teeth. If
not, chewing sugarless gum will help clean your teeth.
- Attend regular dental cleanings. One
of the best things you can do for your smile is visit your dentist every six
months. Our hygienist will thoroughly clean your teeth to remove plaque and
tartar, as well as surface stains. Dr. Lee can detect any other dental problems
you may have and create a treatment plan.
If it’s been six months or more since you’ve visited the
dentist, it’s time for a checkup and cleaning. Contact our office today to set
up an appointment and ask about our teeth whitening special.
Our Teeth Whitening Treatments
To ensure you are a good candidate for teeth whitening
treatment, Dr. Lee will perform a full examination of your teeth and gums.
At our Grant Park dental office, we offer two different
- In-office Chairside Treatment: This
quick and effective treatment takes about an hour. First, we will clean your
and dry your teeth to create a solid foundation for the whitening agent to work
There are many benefits of in-office teeth whitening:
- Immediate results
- A smile that is five to ten shades whiter
- Potassium, nitrate, and fluoride that
protect your teeth’s natural enamel
- Long-lasting results
- Easy to maintain with follow-up treatments
or home whitening trays
- Take-Home Whitening Trays: If you’re
looking for a more affordable option, this is the way to go. Home teeth
whitening provides optimal results in about two weeks, and it is extremely
effective. Dr. Lee will take impressions of your teeth to create customized
whitening trays for your top and bottom arches. She will provide you with
Opalescence take-home whitening gel, which comes in three flavors: mint, lemon,
and regular. The trays can be worn between 30 minutes a day to all night.
Visit Your Grant Park Dentist Today
If you’re looking for a confidence boost, teeth
whitening is an affordable, effective, easy solution. To learn if whitening is an
option for you, contact our friendly staff online or by calling 404-328-7177