Teeth Whitening

Crawford Orthodontic Care

Orthodontist Located in Norcross, Duluth, Cumming, Stockbridge, Lithia Springs & Kennesaw, GA

If you’re ready to uncover your full smile potential, nothing’s more effective than teeth whitening at Crawford Orthodontic Care. At their six locations in Lithia Springs, Stockbridge, Kennesaw, Duluth, and Norcross, Georgia, Keith Crawford, DMD, and the skilled team use Philips Zoom® teeth whitening to whiten your teeth by up to eight shades in just 45 minutes. For nearly immediate teeth whitening, call the office nearest you now.

Teeth Whitening Q & A

What stains can teeth whitening treat?

Crawford Orthodontic Care treats all types of teeth stains using a high-tech whitening system, Philips Zoom. Some of the many causes of tooth stains include:

  • Coffee
  • Tea
  • Red wine
  • Fruit juice
  • Cigarette smoking
  • Certain foods, like curry, berries, and tomato sauce
  • Certain medications, like tetracycline

It’s also normal to have some tooth darkening with age, which is why many adult orthodontic patients have teeth whitening to further perfect their smile after braces.

What can I expect during teeth whitening?

Your Crawford Orthodontic Care provider prepares your lips and gums, applying a protectant and using a retractor to keep your teeth exposed for the treatment. Then, they apply the Zoom gel to each individual tooth to ensure complete coverage.

Next, your provider activates the whitening lamp, focusing it directly on your teeth for 15 minutes. The light activates the gel to start lifting stains from your tooth enamel. As the lamp works, you can read or use your phone.

Your provider repeats this gel application and 15-minute light activation process three times, making your total treatment time around just 45 minutes.

After your third 15-minute session, your Crawford Orthodontic Care provider applies a sensitivity-reducing gel to minimize any possible discomfort.

How white will my teeth get with professional teeth whitening?

It depends on a few factors, with the main one being the reason for staining. With most common stains, you can expect up to eight shades of improvement after your Zoom whitening treatment at Crawford Orthodontic Care.

With particularly resistant stains, like those caused by tetracycline, the results may not be quite as dramatic because those types of stains tend to be inside the teeth rather than within only the tooth enamel.

How can I keep my teeth white?

The Crawford Orthodontic Care team gives you a take-home whitening kit after your treatment, which you’ll use for touch-ups when you need them.

Of course, avoiding dark or bright foods and beverages can help, as well. If you still want those foods and drinks, try using a straw and brushing your teeth promptly after consumption to help keep your teeth white.

Book your appointment for teeth whitening by calling Crawford Orthodontic Care now.