Cherokee Smiles Dental -  - Dentist

Alan Horlick, DDS

Dentist located in Acworth, GA

Teeth Whitening Specialist

Dr. Horlick provides teeth whitening services to his patients from in and around Acworth, Georgia at his practice, Cherokee Smiles.

Teeth Whitening Q & A

by Alan Horlick, DDS

Teeth whitening, a cosmetic dentistry procedure, gives you a brighter, healthier appearing smile. It lightens the color of your teeth to counteract the yellowing effect of foods and drinks, aging and other factors that take effect over time. This dental specialty helps many people feel better about the way they look.

Can I Whiten My Teeth at Home?

You can use over-the-counter products such as whitening toothpaste to take away some stains from your teeth or whiteners that bleach your teeth. But a visit to the dentist provides you with enhanced results in one visit. The over-the-counter products require a lot of use before the teeth lighten. You only need to visit the dentist once for professional whitening, which boosts results with a specialty light or chemical with a hydrogen peroxide solution.

What Happens During Professional Teeth Whitening?

First, Dr. Horlick will thoroughly clean and prepare the teeth for the Zoom® whitening treatment. Any traces of decay or damage will need to be treated before the whitening process. Once the patient’s teeth are ready, an innovative, light activated gel which is made from hydrogen peroxide is applied to the teeth. This gel reacts to a special light in order to whiten teeth. The patient’s lips will be held away from the teeth with a soft retainer to ensure that each tooth is covered evenly with gel and is fully exposed to the light. The light is then directed at the teeth for roughly 15 minutes. When enough time has gone by, the gel is wiped away, and the lip retainer is taken out. The whole process takes approximately 45-90 minutes depending on the degree of staining. Patients will notice brighter and whiter teeth immediately.

Is Whitening Right for Me?

Whitening treatments help patients with superficial staining of the enamel due to food, drinks, or tobacco use. If the staining is due to damage, medication side effects, or is too deep into the tooth, another procedure may be needed to provide a bright, white smile.

Major Insurance Providers Accepted

Cherokee Smiles is happy to help arrange payment of benefits through your dental insurance carrier as we work with most insurance companies. Even if we are not a part of your insurance network it still may be possible for you and your family to receive coverage for dental treatment. To find out more, contact one of our financial coordinators by calling us.

Delta Dental
MetLife Dental
United Concordia Dental

Words from our patients

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    "Friendly staff. Fast paced working environment. Everyone is extremely professional and nice! LOVE DR. HORLICK!"

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    "I have been a patient for probably 15 years, and have never had a bad experience."

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    "Everyone was friendly and put me at ease with the entire process."

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    "Dr. Horlick and his staff are highly skilled and very friendly. Going to this dentist is a pleasure!"

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Cherokee Smiles Dental
6572 GA-92 #120
Acworth, GA 30102
Phone: 770-954-8697
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Alan Horlick, DDS
6572 GA-92 #120
Acworth, GA 30102