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Teeth Whitening: Over-the-Counter Drawbacks Marietta, GA

Teeth Whitening: Over-the-Counter Drawbacks

When it comes to whitening your teeth, there is no question you’ve got options. In fact, your local drug store is likely filled with numerous products that claim to brighten your smile. While you may be tempted to save a few bucks upfront by opting for an over-the-counter whitening kit, a professional teeth whitening at your dental office offers some invaluable benefits.

To understand why in-office whitening is superior, it helps to understand the significant drawbacks of many drug store products. Here are some cons of DYI whitening:

Takes Longer to Achieve Results

At home whitening kits typically require that consumers apply their product daily for several days (or even weeks). Therefore, this is not your best solution if you are trying to whiten your teeth for a big event in the very near future.

May Never Achieve Ideal Results

In general, store-bought whitening products are considered less effective. Your dentist has access to professional-grade bleaching solutions, which are often more powerful and more effective for removing stubborn tooth stains.

Risk of Gum Irritation and Teeth Sensitivity

Choosing DIY whitening means that you won’t have a dentist monitoring your oral health during your treatment. In addition, “one size all” appliances may expose your gum tissues to the bleaching solution and cause painful irritation.

At Gilreath Family Dentistry, we use the industry’s latest teeth whitening systems, including the KöR bleaching protocol, which we believe is the most effective, kindest to the teeth and tissues and longest lasting. If you would like to avoid the pitfalls and potential wasted dollars in over-the-counter whitening, call our Marietta office. We are happy to give you a whiter, brighter smile in one hour!

Posted on behalf of Dr. Paul Gilreath IV, Gilreath Family Dentistry

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Our Client Reviews
Gilreath Family Dentistry

4.9 / 5.0

Based on 103 reviews


Dr. Gilreath is incredible with my kids. They love going to the dentist now! And this busy mom loves the warm neck wraps, the soft music and enjoying a latte while I relax!

Kenneth H.

Was lucky enough to find these guys when I got insurance that my old dentist did not take. Very professional and friendly staff! Office has the latest greatest technology as well. If you're looking for a new dentist, search no further!

Susie L.

Very personable and friendly, they took the time to go over my complex dental history and did not pressure me into anything. They gave their recommendations and priced out any options I had. Great group!

Camille Y.

Dr. Gilreath and his staff are top notch. I received the best cleaning I've ever had while watching my favorite show. The Doctor and his staff were all very polite, friendly, and courteous. They explained everything to me clearly and presented me with options in a gentle way that didn't make me feel pressured at all. It's obvious they really care about the wellbeing of their patients. The facility and equipment is really nice as well. I will definitely be back!

Juan R.

Always willing to work around my kids and my schedules. Today I had a long appointment. They started on time and always made sure I was comfortable and that the pain was managed so the procedure could’ve been completed without issues. Very courteous and professional staff.

Lucia B.

Awesome dental practice! The staff is friendly and efficient. Dr. Gilreath is thorough and versed in the latest technology and procedures. I love that he can make crowns in the office while you wait (so no walking around with a temporary crown for days or weeks). I would strongly recommend this dental practice!

Matthew W.

I've been going here for about a little over a year now. I've had a few cleanings, a filling, and started Invisiline so far. Hands down, the best run dental office I've ever been to. In the past at other dental offices I often had to wait 30 or more minutes beyond my appointment time before being seen. At Dr. Gilreath's office I've been seen on time every time. They seem to have systems in place to make every part of your visit run smoothly. From how they took x-rays, to billing and appointments, to the work done by the hygienist/dentist, everything seems to run like a well oiled machine. On top of that all the staff are all friendly, helpful and knowledgeable. The office space itself is also quite nice. Very clean, well maintained, and seems very "up to date" with their equipment. If you're looking for a dentist and are anywhere in the northwest metro area I would highly recommend Dr. Gilreath.

Jhion R.

The staff is always so courteous and personable. They make us feel like family every time we have an appointment. Service is excellent, too. My wife recently went for a cleaning and Dr. Gilreath noticed a chip in one of her fillings. He knew we recently had another baby and that her time was very limited so he went ahead and did the filling right then and there, an extra thirty minutes tops. Dr. Gilreath is always looking at the big picture and really knows his stuff. We will never go anywhere else

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Gilreath Family Dentistry

200 White St NW
Marietta, GA 30060

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