What It Does

Teeth whitening – or bleaching – changes the color of natural tooth enamel and is a simple, noninvasive dental treatment. It is also an ideal way to enhance the beauty of your smile. Having whiter teeth is typically the number one aesthetic concern of most patients. However, it is important to remember that teeth whitening is not permanent. A touchup may be needed once a year, and more often if you smoke or drink coffee, tea, or wine.

The ADA recommends that if you choose to use a bleaching product, you should only do so after consultation with a dentist. This is especially important for patients with many fillings, crowns, and extremely dark stains. A thorough oral examination, performed by a licensed dentist, is essential to determine if bleaching is an appropriate course of treatment. The dentist and patient together can determine the most appropriate treatment. The dentist may then advise the patient and supervise the use of bleaching agents within the context of a comprehensive, appropriately sequenced treatment plan.

How It Helps

Over the years, there are several factors as to why teeth become stained or discolored, including tobacco use, and drinking dark liquids such as red wine, coffee, tea and cola. However, the natural aging process and prescription medication use can also cause yellowing and graying. Self-confidence typically improves with a pearly-white, beautiful smile.

Today, many patients are opting for the Zoom!® Chairside Whitening System (Zoom!®) for fast, safe and effective teeth whitening.

How We Do It

Using the newest advances in dental technology in combination with proven chemical formulas, Dr. Whisenant chooses to use Zoom!® as a his preferred option for patients looking to painlessly whiten their teeth. While there are numerous over-the-counter whitening treatments available, Zoom!® has many benefits when compared to these other treatments, including:

  • Safe procedure and treatment because treatments are performed by an experienced professional.

  • All teeth are treated simultaneously with reduced sensitivity.

  • Faster treatment times and longer lasting results.

  • Removal of stains on crowns, veneers and other restorations.


Not sure what treatment is right for you? Request an appointment online or call our office to have your questions answered. Dr. Whisenant and the staff at Gatlin Creek dentistry want to help you achieve the smile you’ve always wanted.