Tooth Bleaching

Tooth Bleaching provided by Dr. Rye, Atlanta GAHaving a beautiful smile may be even easier than you think. Many people achieve the look they've been dreaming of with our simple "bleaching" procedure. It's safe, quick, and inexpensive. Just let us know at any appointment if you would like to begin bleaching. You can lighten only your upper teeth or both the upper and lower, depending on how much you show when you talk and smile.

What are the details?

In a few days after impressions are made of your teeth, your custom bleach trays will be ready for you to pick up. We provide you with a special bleaching agent that you put into the clear trays. With only a few hours of wear per day, our special bleaching agent oxygenates stains right out of your enamel in a very short time without altering tooth structure or existing dental restorations in any way. When your teeth reach the desired brightness, only occasional treatment is needed to maintain your new smile.

Dental bleaching can be used to correct tooth discoloration. Discolorations can be caused by staining, aging, or chemical damage to teeth. Using the latest in bleaching technology, we can offer a safe method for creating a beautiful "brilliant" smile. In cases of extreme tooth discoloration, crowns or veneers may be the only choice, but because of the low cost of bleaching treatments, bleaching is nearly always worth a solid try.

Key Benefits

How is it done?

An impression is made to make a specialized "mouthguard" or “tray" to hold the bleach against the teeth. The material is used each night for about 1-2 hours for a week or two, and at the end of this time, significant whitening should occur. In some cases, the change is nothing short of brilliant. For confidence in appearance, bleaching technology allows us to make improvements in yellowing, aging or stained teeth. In cases of extreme tooth discoloration and/or stain, crowns or veneers may be more appropriate.


Over the counter bleaching agents are available for purchase at drug stores and pharmacies. However, since these products may be ineffective and could cause harm to the gums and teeth, it's better to use products that are thoroughly researched and found to be not only effective but safe.