Food we eat, drinks we consume, and even our natural genetics can all play a role in the color of our teeth. Everyone wants to have a brilliant smile and an essential part of that is having a set of pearly whites.
It's important to talk with your dentist before embarking on any kind of teeth whitening regimen, so your dentist can examine your teeth to make sure they are prepared for the process. It is possible to do damage to both the enamel and the roots of your teeth when using a strong whitening agent, so it's always best to undergo teeth whitening under the direct supervision of a qualified dental professional.
Since everyone is unique, we would customize your experience so you can achieve the results you want, the way you want. We offer either a 45 minute in-office treatment and/or a take-home option.
Teeth whitening agents will contain either hydrogen peroxide or carbamide peroxide, both of which contain highly volatile oxygen molecules. When these oxygen molecules contact tooth surfaces, they work to break up the bonds which hold stains together on your teeth. With nothing to hold the stains in place, they dissolve and fade away from your teeth, leaving them much brighter and whiter.
First of all, there are quite a few foods and beverages which act to stain your teeth, among them coffee, tea, wine, and sodas. Smoking cigars or cigarettes can also stain your teeth, especially if you've been doing it for a long period of time. Any kind of trauma or disease which has an impact on the development of enamel in your teeth would be a potential cause of staining. There are also a number of medications which can cause your teeth to become discolored, again over a long period of time especially. Lastly, poor dental hygiene can lead to severely discolored teeth, because the teeth never get the benefit of whitening and cleaning to help keep them bright and white.
There are several processes that can be used to accomplish teeth whitening, which is a broad category of dental care. Bleaching, on the other hand, is a much narrower process consisting of a single form of treatment, i.e. chemical whitening of teeth using either hydrogen peroxide or carbamide peroxide. In both cases, you should enlist the supervision of your dentist, because he/she will know which form of whitening is best for your teeth. If your teeth are not overly sensitive, then bleaching may work best for you. If you do have sensitive teeth, it might be that some other form of whitening would be most appropriate in your case.
At Middle Georgia Center for Cosmetic Dentistry, we offer Zoom in-office whitening. With this you would see rapid results in 45 minutes! Your teeth could be up to 8 shades whiter, and you will leave with an instantly brighter and more confident smile.
If you prefer to whiten at home, we offer whitening take-home kits. This way you can control where and when you want to whiten your teeth. You will begin to see results in as little as 2 weeks of use.
If you are unhappy with your smile, and would like to have one which is much whiter and brighter, contact us at your convenience. We can examine your teeth and discuss your objectives with whitening, and tell you what can possibly be achieved in your case. Teeth whitening can help most people, so chances are we can help you obtain the smile you've always dreamed of having.
I have to start off by saying that Dr. Hayslip’s assistants are the most comical and friendly people I have ever met. I don’t think a second went by that I wasn’t laughing at something one of them said. Dr. Hayslip was just as funny and I could thank him a million for the great job he did on my teeth but that would still not be enough. I could say that I never in my life looked forward to going to the dentist until now, I’ve come to know every single person in the office and I’ll probably drop by just to hang out. For the first time ever I actually smiled in my school picture.
Thank you.. thank you.. thank you..
For all you’ve done,
For all you do,
A special thanks
From me to You!
The kindness of the Doctor and the graciousness of his nursing staff made having my dental work almost pleasant. I’m glad I chose the BEST staff and Dr. Hayslip as my dentist!!
Dr. Hayslip and Staff,
Happier more confident and younger looking are just a few of the feeling I am experiencing since Dr. Hayslip gave me my new gorgeous smile. He and his staff are not only professional and caring but they are compassionate as well. The whole experience was so pleasant and Dr. Hayslip takes great pride in his work and it shows. I couldn’t believe how beautiful the temporaries looked and the permanent are unbelievable.
There is so much truth in the phrase “When you smile, the whole world smiles with you”!
Thank you for changing my life.
Due to my “bite” being off, my bottom front teeth were worn down and were very jiggered. I talked with my regular dentist, whom I had been seeing for many years, about what could be done to fix my bottom teeth. He didn’t seem to be too concerned. I assumed that his only solution was at some point in time he would fit me with a partial plate, or even worse- dentures. I was very disappointed.
Then, someone told me about the Medical College of Georgia School of Dentistry in Augusta, Georgia. I made an appointment to get an evaluation as to what could be done to save my bottom teeth. The representative told me that my bite was way off and in order to fix my bottom teeth, it would require extensive work throughout my whole mouth.
After I returned home, I noticed a sign in front of a dental office on Russell Parkway, MIDDLE GEORGIA CENTER FOR COSMETIC DENTISTRY. I made an appointment and visited this dentist to get his opinion on what could be done to save my bottom teeth. When Dr. Curtis
Hayslip looked at my teeth and my mouth, he gave me his recommendation, it was the same as the evaluation that I had received at the Dental School in Augusta.
I agreed for Dr. Hayslip to do whatever he deemed necessary to save my teeth. The total process involved grinding down all of my teeth and replacing them with crowns-28 crowns in all. Fitting the new crowns not only corrected my bite, it also enhanced my looks. The results were greater than my expectations. My new teeth looked perfect.
It has been over five years since I had all my teeth crowned and I have never regretted having it done. My new teeth not only helped my looks, but it also helped my self-esteem - I'm not embarrassed to smile now.
Thank you Dr. Hayslip for saving my teeth and improving my life.
Dear Dr. Hayslip,
I never realized how drastic the changes would be when I made the decision to have my Dura-thins applied to my teeth. Dr. Hayslip and I discussed the procedure and the outcome. However, I was so pleasantly surprised at how they looked. I used to dread smiling and hated seeing pictures of my teeth. Now, I receive so many compliments; I love to show my new smile! My only regret is that I did not do it sooner. I highly recommend Dr. Hayslip and his staff. They are a great team of professionals who get the job done and done well.