Yvonne E. Beckford, DDS, PC
Cosmetic Dentist & Implant Dentist located in Tucker, GA
If your smile has lost some of its gleam, teeth whitening may be a great way to bring back a bright, white grin. Yvonne Beckford, DDS, PC, offers the Sapphire™ Whitening system to men and women in Tucker, Georgia, and the greater Atlanta area. This professional whitening treatment delivers safe and lasting results that can help you feel great about your smile. Schedule a consultation online or call Dr. Yvonne Beckford to learn more.
Teeth Whitening Q&A
Why are my teeth less white than they used to be?
Many different things can cause your teeth to lose some of their sparkle. The aging process is a primary culprit. Just beneath the hard white coating of tooth enamel lies another layer of hard tissue called dentin. This tissue has a yellow tone, and as your white enamel wears away over time, more of the yellow dentin shows through.
Staining can also change the color of your smile. Foods and beverages like coffee, tea, red wine, berries, and even soy sauce can stain your teeth.
Any form of tobacco use can darken your teeth, and a poor oral hygiene routine can also lead to changes in shade. Even certain medications, medical conditions, and medical treatments can change the color of your teeth.
How does Sapphire Whitening work?
The Sapphire Whitening system is a professional teeth whitening process available only through a qualified dental professional. It’s an in-office solution, which means you’ll walk out with a gleaming smile the same day.
The entire process takes about an hour. Once you are comfortably seated in the treatment chair, Dr. Beckford isolates your lips and other soft tissues before painting the powerful whitening solution onto the surface of your teeth.
She then directs the Sapphire treatment light onto your teeth, which activates the whitening gel and helps it penetrate into your enamel to break apart stains. You’ll see immediate improvements, and there is no pain or need for advance preparation or recovery time. Sapphire Whitening can boost your shade by seven steps in just one visit.
How can I extend my whitening results?
You’ll go home with a set of custom-fitted whitening trays and a supply of whitening gel. You’ll use these tools to periodically boost your in-office results and address minor staining as it occurs.
You can also extend your results by avoiding foods and beverages known to stain teeth, or by rinsing or gently brushing your teeth after you eat or drink. Dr. Beckford can also discuss ways to enhance your dental hygiene routine to sustain your gorgeous new smile.
If you’d like to explore Sapphire Whitening or any other cosmetic treatment in more detail, call the office today to book a visit. Online scheduling is also an option and takes just moments to complete.