Marietta Teeth Whitening

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Daily life can be tough on your smile! The things that you eat and drink, tobacco, medications, and the
natural aging process can all diminish brilliance and luster. Luckily, a brighter, more beautiful smile
is within reach with Zoom! Whitening, the leading in-office teeth whitening system. Leading Edge
Dentistry also offers take-home teeth whitening for our patients who want to brighten their smiles more
gradually. We’ll give you custom-made bleaching trays and professional-strength teeth whitening gel to
use in the privacy of your home. Wear the trays nightly for 10 to 14 days and experience newfound dental
brilliance! Call today to schedule your appointment with Leading Edge
Dentistry’s Leading Edge Dentistry team. Our Marietta dental office serves Kennesaw,
Acworth, Powder Springs, Dallas, and surrounding areas with exceptional dentistry for extraordinary

Causes of Tooth Discoloration

There are many causes of dental discoloration, but not all of them will be responsive to traditional
teeth whitening treatment, so it’s important for us to understand the underlying cause of your tooth
staining. This allows us to provide effective, predictable treatments. Some of the common causes of
dental discoloration include:

  • Consumption of dark colored foods and drinks
  • Smoking or using tobacco products
  • Aging or thinning of tooth enamel that reveals the yellow, dentin layer of the tooth
  • Fluorosis stains caused by the over consumption of fluoride in childhood
  • Tetracycline stains caused by taking certain medications during dental development

Brighter Smiles – Zoom! Teeth Whitening in Marietta

Zoom! Whitening creates bold, beautiful smiles in a single office visit. Sit back and relax while we
apply Zoom! Whitening gel to your teeth and activate it with a special no-heat light. The gel and light
work together to penetrate the topmost layers of your teeth and lift stains and discolorations without
altering tooth structure. You’ll achieve a noticeably brighter smile by up to ten shades, as well as
renewed confidence in just one visit!

Professional Take-Home Teeth Whitening

While many patients prefer the fast, effective in-office whitening process, take-home kits are great
alternatives for others. Unlike store bought whitening kits that use low doses of active whitening agent
and ineffective application methods, professional take-home kits provide much more effective solutions.
Patient-specific doses of professional grade whitening gel are coupled with custom application trays.
With short, daily applications for about two weeks, patients can achieve the same results possible with
in-office teeth whitening treatments.

Benefits of Professional Teeth Whitening

There are numerous benefits associated with professional teeth whitening, especially compared with store
bought whitening products. Some of the benefits include:

  • Safety – because both in-office and take-home teeth whitening treatments are performed under the
    supervision and at the recommendation of a professional dentist, patients will know their teeth
    whitening plan is not causing damage to their teeth or gums.
  • Predictability – professional teeth whitening ensures predictable results. Most patients achieve
    smiles six to ten shades brighter. If patients do not experience the desired results, the dentist
    can adjust their treatment plans at any time.
  • Comfort – the most common adverse effect associated with teeth whitening is tooth sensitivity. With
    professional teeth whitening treatments, patients are much less likely to experience this adverse
    effect. Each patient receives a personalized treatment plan to ensure their health and safety.
    Additionally, most cosmetic dentists provide fluoride treatments or other solutions to prevent
    sensitivity following in-office or take-home teeth whitening treatments.

Understanding the Cost of Teeth Whitening

If you’re interested in brightening your smile, then you may be considering getting teeth whitening. With
this treatment, you’ll be able to blast away stubborn stains and discoloration through a quick and
effective process. Before committing to this, however, you may be wondering what you should expect about
the cost of teeth whitening in Marietta. Read on to learn a few things you should keep in mind to help
avoid any unnecessary surprises with their price. Feel free to reach out to us if you want to learn more today!

Factors That Affect the Cost of Teeth Whitening

Although teeth whitening is generally provided at a set price, several factors can influence the number
of treatments you’ll need until you achieve the results you want. The most prominent ones include:

  • The type of discoloration you’ve experienced, such as intrinsic or extrinsic.
  • The complexity of your stains and discoloration.
  • If you require additional treatments in advance, like a filling or dental crown.

Types of Teeth Whitening: What Do They Cost?

You can typically find several kinds of teeth whitening treatments, each going for a unique price range.
Here’s what you should know about their different costs:

  • In-office professional teeth whitening can usually cost anywhere from $400 to $800. In rare cases,
    the price can go up to $1,000 or more.
  • Take-home teeth whitening kits will typically cost about a few hundred dollars.
  • Over-the-counter teeth whitening trays are usually priced at less than $100.
  • Store-bought teeth whitening strips and gels are the most conveniently priced. Every box costs
    around $20 and $40, containing sufficient supplies to last up to a couple of weeks.

Store-Bought Teeth Whitening vs. Professional Teeth Whitening

Although professional teeth whitening does have a higher initial cost compared to more affordable
options, you’ll also expect a much greater value in their results. While store-bought gels and strips
are more convenient, they often offer little-to-no improvements to your smile. Professional teeth
whitening, however, is meant to brighten your smile drastically and quickly. With an in-office
treatment, you’ll be able to walk out of our office with pearly whites that are several shades brighter
in as little as an hour! With proper care, your results can even last several months to a year. For this
reason, it’s important to know the results and timeframe you’re looking for when deciding on the right
treatment option for you.

Options for Making Teeth Whitening Affordable

Most dental insurance companies don’t offer coverage for cosmetic dentistry, including teeth whitening,
as these aren’t considered “necessary” treatments. However, you still might have alternative payment
options. Our team works with third-party financiers like CareCredit and Lending Club that have plans
which can break the costs into monthly installments. On top of that, many of them also come with
little-to-no interest, making your treatment more affordable in the long run. Speak with our team directly if you want to learn more today!

Teeth Whitening FAQs

Do you have questions about professional teeth whitening in Marietta? Our team at Leading Edge Dentistry
has answered some of the most common ones we receive from patients below for your convenience. If you
don’t see what you’re looking for, feel free to give us a call!

What’s the difference between a take-home kit from a dentist and an over the counter one?

You’ve probably recently seen dozens of different teeth whitening kits lining the shelves of the oral
hygiene aisle at your grocery store and wondered what the difference between those and the ones you can
get from your cosmetic dentist in Marietta is.

Most teeth whitening kits sold in stores aren’t approved by the ADA because they use ingredients that can
erode your enamel and leave your teeth susceptible to cavities and sensitivity, especially if they’re
overused. Our take-home whitening kits at Leading Edge Dentistry use more concentrated and effective
ingredients that are dosed specifically for your needs without the unwanted impact on your oral health.
Plus, within about two weeks, you’ll be able to achieve a smile that’s up to eight shades brighter.

Can I overuse whitening toothpaste?

Yes. It’s possible to overuse most store-bought whitening products, especially those that are peroxide-based. If you use these products constantly, it
could result in enamel loss, increased risk of cavities, dental sensitivity, teeth that appear
translucent rather than white, and gum irritation. That’s why we recommend professional in-office and
take-home teeth whitening that offers longer lasting results and are safer.

How long do professional teeth whitening results last?

The results of your teeth whitening treatment will depend on how you care for your teeth down the road.
The average results can last for up to a year, and if you’re mindful of consuming foods that are high in
tannins (which means they’re heavily pigmented), like red wine, coffee, and tomato-based sauces, you may
be able to enjoy your brightened smile for even longer. Once you notice your results beginning to fade,
you can touch them up with a professional take-home kit or schedule another treatment with us!

How can I prevent tooth discoloration?

Over time, teeth can naturally become discolored from consuming stain-causing foods and beverages. They
can also have a yellowish tint from oral health issues like enamel erosion and plaque and tartar
accumulation. Depending on what’s causing the staining, you may be able to benefit from any of these
precautionary measures:

  • Visit us every six months for your checkups and cleanings
  • Maintain a good oral hygiene routine
  • Avoid dark-colored beverages and foods that can stain teeth
  • Brush your teeth before drinking coffee in the morning
  • Use safe whitening products administered by professionals

What Our Other Patients Are Saying

cathryn Abney
cathryn Abney
December 6, 2022
Great work, great staff!
Charlotte Fairchild
Charlotte Fairchild
November 18, 2022
If you like pretty teeth, smart dentists and gentle dental hygienists, with no amalgams, this is the best place for dental work!
Jane Sullivan
Jane Sullivan
March 29, 2022
Dr. Howard has been my dentist for many years. He and his staff are always welcoming, knowledgeable and highly competent, while ensuring my comfort and health.
Chris Hall
Chris Hall
March 29, 2022
HIGHLY RECOMMEND! This office is amazing! When I arrive for my hygiene visits, the front staff is always very friendly! I don’t have to wait long for the hygienist to bring me back and throughout the visit she explains each step. The doctor is very thorough in reviewing the recommended treatment. When I had to have treatment completed- the doctor explained each step of the procedure. The numbing injection was painless and they made sure I was comfortable throughout the procedure. My whole family (including my 2 kids) does not mind visiting the dentist anymore. Dr. Howard and his team are wonderful!
Amy Bishop
Amy Bishop
August 19, 2021
I have been a patient for 25+ years. Dr. Howard and his staff are wonderful. He makes sure that any procedure is painless. I recently had some cosmetic dentistry work performed and could not be more pleased with the results. The changes look very natural and I wish I had done it sooner. Dr. Howard spent a lot of time designing a new smile for me. He provided pictures of what to expect afterwards and it exceeded my expectations. I highly recommend Leading Edge Dentistry. They are true professionals.
shirley mayfield
shirley mayfield
February 23, 2021
Every time I go to Dr. Howard for dental care I am greeted with smiles and kind words. The front desk staff are always willing to help. I never wait for more than 5 minutes. The clinical staff are excellent at their job and taking care of my needs as well. All my questions are answered. The staff and Dr. Howard makes sure I am comfortable before and during any procedure. Dr. Howard is an extremely knowledgeable and gifted dentist. I am always pleased with the results and feel I am getting the best care around. They truly are a group worth smiling about.
Mark Telling
Mark Telling
November 17, 2020
I've been a patient of Dr. Howard's for many years and have received outstanding care by him and his staff. He has done excellent work on various crowns and I highly recommend his practice for all your dental needs.
Brenda Purcell
Brenda Purcell
May 20, 2020
I had my regular dental check up at Dr. Howard's practice yesterday since this pandemic stuff started. I was a little nervous, because this was my first visit to an establishment like this since the shutdown. I had nothing to worry about. It was an extremely pleasant experience and I felt comfortable from the very initial contact. The office staff were efficient, and made the revised check-in process to ensure the pandemic procedures were followed seem effortless. I only had to wait a couple of minutes for my appointment and was seated in a separate room from other in-coming patients. During the COVID-19 shutdown, Dr. Howard kept his patients informed on all the additional precautions he was taking to ensure that both patients and staff are protected from the virus. I was very impressed with his efforts and the new ventilation system. The office, while always clean and fresh, seemed even more so, if possible. I felt totally comfortable during the whole visit. I trust Dr. Howard and his staff and appreciate all they do.
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