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Over-the-Counter (OTC) or Home Tooth Whitening Systems
Many patients observe that their teeth darken over time. The choice of whether to whiten at home or in our office is always up to you.
With in-office whitening you can see immediate results in 1 hour, it is possible to get 5-7 shades whiter!
If you prefer the flexibility of home whitening procedures, our office can create custom-made whitening trays for you to use at your convenience.
Ideally the best regimen is to have an initial in-office whitening, achieve the degree of whitening you wish for, and then do occasional touch-ups as needed at home with your custom trays.
There are a few over-the-counter tooth whitening methods that can be purchased without your dentist’s supervision. They include whitening strips, paint-on tooth gel, mouth trays with gel, whitening toothpaste, and even whitening gum. These are typically safe products, but if you have oral concerns, it’s a good idea to ask Dr. Fester if these products are safe to use.
While over-the-counter tooth whitening products are available, dentist-supervised tooth whitening remains the safest, most effective method for brightening your smile. Here are some key reasons why you should always consult Dr. Fester
Why is Teeth Whitening at the dentist better?
Professional tooth whitening in a dental office is the preferred whitening method because even though stronger agents are applied, the rest of the mouth, including the gums, is protected from these materials. The best whitening systems feature a buffer in the gel that protects the tooth enamel from damage, are extremely effective, and can transform teeth in a single office visit. Your teeth can literally brighten up to 10 shades in about an hour.
In-office whitening affects only the front eight teeth and is a great jump start for take-home whitening, which is always part of an effective whitening program.
Dr. Fester is best qualified to handle any issues that may arise from whitening treatments, such as tooth sensitivity. Today most tooth sensitivity cases are easily managed.
Tooth whitening can last for one or more years, depending on how well you take care of your teeth, and if you’re following up regularly with a home whitening product for regular maintenance.
Properly Fitting Mouth Trays
Often, over-the-counter tooth whitening trays do not fit the patient’s mouth properly. Improperly fitting trays may cause the tooth whitening gel to leak, which can result in gum irritation and a less effective treatment.
More Comfortable Solutions
With today’s dentist-supervised systems, even patients with sensitive teeth can undergo teeth whitening treatment.
Dr. Fester recommends a qualification appointment to see if you are a candidate for whitening.
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What others say about us
I was a little fuzzy when leaving the office yesterday and it was a couple of hours later when I really looked in the mirror.
Your good and careful work has made a remarkable improvement in the appearance of those bottom teeth. I could hardly believe it, and now will not be so conscious when smiling.
When Mike saw me there in the waiting room he said “Oh, Delores, that is so good”. And, the inside feels very smooth – after all these years!
Thank you for all the excellent work you have done, your kind consideration and your friendship.
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When I saw this article today in the AJC it made me think of you and your staff. And how you emulate their description of running a successful and happy office!
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Great Dental Work & Great with Kids
My family has been with Dr. Fester for 25 years and my children now go to his office in Roswell. The military dentist could not tell that one of my teeth had a cap on it – Dr. Fester’s work is nothing short of an art. He is great with kids and his staff are wonderful!
Over here Everybody is professional and nice. Their last concern is making money. and best of all they give you all the time in the world to talk about your problems.
Very Patient Friendly, Happy Long-time Staff
I’ve been going to Dr. Fester for over 15 years. He’s excellent. Great with children. The office staff is easy-going and friendly, many are long-time staff members. They don’t try to push products or services on you. I love this doctor and his staff!