Teeth Whitening Specialist

Duval Orthodontics

J.A. Duval , DDS

Orthodontist located in Warner Robins, GA & Albany, GA

If dull or discolored teeth have left you feeling self-conscious, put the shine back in your smile with professional teeth whitening treatments at Duval Orthodontics. Conveniently located in Warner Robins, and Albany, Georgia, Duval Orthodontics is a trusted provider of exceptionally high-quality teeth whitening treatments that will give you a sparkling smile that you’ll be proud to share with the world. Schedule your appointment today by calling the office or booking a visit online.

Teeth Whitening Q & A

Why aren’t my teeth whiter?

Some of the reasons your teeth might have lost their luster are:

  • Bad oral hygiene and at-home care
  • Dietary habits or consuming too many darkly pigmented foods and beverages
  • Medications, like certain antihistamines, antipsychotics, and high blood pressure medications

Genetics and age also play a role in the color of your teeth. The inner layer of your teeth (dentin) naturally yellows over time, while the outer layer (enamel) gets thinner as you age, or is already thinner due to genetics. Thin enamel makes it easier to see the yellow dentin and subsequently makes your smile look discolored.

What’s the process for whitening my teeth?

There are two different types of professional teeth whitening: in-office whitening and take-home whitening.

In-office whitening

In-office whitening is done under direct supervision from your orthodontist in their office. Your orthodontist paints a protective coating over your gums and soft tissues before carefully applying a stronger bleaching solution to your teeth. Some in-office whitening treatments also make use of a special light that enhances the bleaching process by helping the hydrogen peroxide penetrate deeper into your enamel to break up more difficult stains. In-office whitening can give you noticeably whiter teeth in just one, hour-long office visit.

At-home whitening 

With at-home whitening, your orthodontist makes you a custom-fitted bleaching tray from an impression of your teeth. Your bleaching tray conforms to the contours of your teeth and fits snugly over your smile. You fill your bleaching tray with a professional-grade whitening solution and wear it over your smile for about an hour a day. Within just a few weeks, you’ll have noticeably whiter teeth! At-home treatment allows you to whiten your teeth at your own convenience and on your time but can take longer to achieve results.

Can’t I just use a store-bought whitening kit?

You should never whiten your teeth with an over-the-counter whitening kit. 

The strips and trays aren’t designed to conform around your smile, so the bleaching solution frequently leaks out and irritates your gums. And when the bleaching solution does manage to stay in contact with your teeth, it isn’t nearly as effective as what you get at Duval Orthodontics, leaving you with a smile that’s not nearly as bright.

For safe and effective teeth whitening, you need a professional. Schedule your teeth whitening appointment with Duval Orthodontics today by calling the office or booking online.