Teeth Whitening Specialist

Marietta Dental & Implant Center

General and Cosmetic Dentistry located in Southwest Marietta, GA

When the enamel of your teeth wears, your teeth can appear yellowish, detracting from your smile. If your smile isn’t looking its best, consider teeth whitening at Marietta Dental and Implant Center in Southwest Marietta, Georgia. There, Damian Sommerville, DDS, and his team use professional-grade KöR® whitening technology to brighten smiles by several shades. To schedule a whitening consultation, call the office or book online today.

Teeth Whitening

What is teeth whitening?

Teeth whitening refers to the process of bleaching your teeth to break up the concentration of stains and discoloration. The results are whiter, healthier-looking teeth you’ll be proud to show off.

If you’re interested in brightening your smile, professional teeth whitening is the way to go, as it’s both cost-effective and convenient. Professional whitening is preferable to over-the-counter options since professional-grade whitening agents have a higher concentration of hydrogen peroxide, making the results more noticeable and long-lasting.


What causes tooth stains?

In most cases, tooth stains and discoloration are caused by certain foods and drinks that damage the enamel, the white outer layer of your teeth. This damage can reveal the dentin, the yellowish layer underneath.

Here are some known stain-causing items:

  • Red wine
  • Dark tea
  • Coffee
  • Mustard
  • Berries
  • Tomato sauce

Another common cause of discoloration is aging, which leads to similar natural wear and tear of the enamel. Teeth whitening can combat both types of wear on your enamel.


How does teeth whitening work?

Dr. Sommerville at Marietta Dental and Implant Center uses KöR® whitening technology to brighten your smile. With this technology, you’ll be provided with a set of KöR whitening trays and the whitening gel containing hydrogen peroxide

Each day, for however long Dr. Sommerville outlines, you’ll line the trays with the gel and wear them for 30-60 minutes daily. After wearing your whitening tray each time, be sure to rinse your mouth out with cool water.

Within a few short weeks, you’ll notice incredible, long-lasting whitening results. One of the best parts about the KöR whitening system is the reduced tooth sensitivity you’ll experience after treatment.


How long do teeth whitening results last?

With KöR whitening technology, the results are semi-permanent, meaning they’re highly effective and facilitate easy at-home maintenance. By following detailed instructions for other forms of at-home whitening care provided by Dr. Sommerville and practicing good oral health, you can continue consuming coffee and other stain-causing items while keeping your teeth white and healthy looking.

If you want to enhance your smile and get started with the KöR whitening system, call the office or schedule an appointment online today.