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What To Know About Whitening Your Teeth at Home Jefferson, GA
Oral Care Jefferson GA

The world, as we have always known it, has changed rapidly since February 2020. Businesses have been forced to close, restrictions are in place just about everywhere you turn, and choices that were once easy for you to make are now questioned and second-guessed by yourself and those around you. These are hard times, and we at Jefferson Dental Care get it.

As many people wonder when life will get back to “normal,” and what the “new normal” will even look like, simple things like having a beautiful smile may seem out of reach.

Millions of Americans choose to whiten their teeth each year in the United States. Professional teeth whitening is the most popular cosmetic procedure done anywhere because it is affordable, quick, painless, and offers immediate results. However, with dental procedures still being limited to “essential services,” many people are trying to figure out how they can whiten their teeth at home. Over the counter teeth whitening strips, gels, and tubes of toothpaste may seem appealing to many because they offer a convenient method, but they also come with disadvantages that you need to know.

First, OTC whitening products are not as strong as professional whitening products. They cannot offer the same results that your dentist can provide because they are not designed to do so. Dentists can use extremely concentrated whitening gels or lights that provide astonishing results.

Also, OTC whitening products do not prevent user error. Leaving whitening strips on for too long, accidentally getting whitening gel on your gums, or using a whitening product incorrectly are the leading causes of at-home whitening fails.

OTC whitening products are not meant for anyone who has any sort of dental issues. Cavities, gum disease, gum recession, and infection can all be aggravated or worsened by over the counter whitening products.

At Jefferson Dental Care, we want to partner with you to achieve the smile you dream about. Your dental health is our highest priority. Before you try to whiten your smile at home, please contact our office. We will either make an appointment as soon as possible or give you the information you need before you begin.

Posted on behalf of Jefferson Dental Care

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Kayla B.

The whole office staff is amazing! Super friendly and helpful. Dr. Gannon has always been very nice and does great work! My husband sees Dr. Vetter and has only good things to say as well. I highly recommend this office!

Karen W.

We have had great experiences with Dr Gannon and Dr Vetter and their entire staff. They make you feel at ease and therefore we don't dread going to the dentist anymore

Barbara S.

This office is wonderful, Dr. Gannon is amazing super nice and the staff are so sweet. Thank you all for a great experience

Mindi C.

I live and work in Habersham but I have used this group for 15 years. I will drive the distance to see them because they are the best !! See you in 12/15/14 Dr Vetter.

Malcolm W.

Great folks!!! All the folks there are special ... Gotta love that Doctor Vetter!!!

Lee L.

What a GREAT experience!!! Dr Vetter is AWESOME!!

Wanda B.

Dr. Paul gannon is the best...

Caroline W.

Very friendly staff, professional and knowledgeable.

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Contact Us

1689 Old Pendergrass Road Suite 310
Jefferson GA, 30549

Tel: (706) 367-0010

Opening Hours

Monday: 9:00 AM - 4:30 PM
Tuesday: 9:00 AM - 4:30 PM
Wednesday: 9:00 AM - 4:30 PM
Thursday: 9:00 AM - 4:30 PM

Our office will be altering our office hours starting on Monday March 23rd to do our part in preventing the spread of the Coronavirus. We will be available for emergency patients only; No elective treatment will be performed. Emergency patients will still need an appointment to be seen Monday – Thursday 9am – 1pm. We do ask if you or a family member has had the following that you reschedule your emergency appointment: fever within the last 24 hours, severe headache, vomiting, shortness of breath, abdominal pain or traveled outside of the country within the last 21 days. We are following the government, CDC, and ADA recommendations of social distancing and we ask you to do the same.