Dr. Gatling uses two teeth whitening techniques to help you achieve a whiter smile. At your initial consultation, we will help you choose the procedure which is right for you, and talk through the results you can expect. Although visible results do vary, most people can expect a much brighter smile. You will also be delighted to hear that a healthy and bright smile is surprisingly affordable! Dr. Gatling is here to help with all your Jacksonville teeth whitening needs!
Why Choose Teeth Whitening?
Many different factors contribute to your teeth becoming discolored. When our teeth first start to come in, they are protected by the outer layer, enamel. As we get older, the enamel begins to wear and becomes thinner, especially at the gumline. At the core of our teeth is dentin. This is naturally a yellow color and as the enamel begins to thin, the color of the dentin begins to show through.
Small cracks can also form in the enamel. These cracks allow stains and debris from food and drink to build up and create a yellowish, dull exterior. Stains can be placed in one of two categories, extrinsic and intrinsic. Extrinsic stains are those that come from the food and beverages we consume, including dark colas, coffee, teas, and tobacco. Brushing and routine dental cleanings can remove some of these stains, but some are more stubborn and may remain even after teeth cleaning. Intrinsic stains are those that form from the interior of the tooth as a result of aging, trauma, or tetracycline and other factors. These are the stains that were once considered impossible to whiten.
Today’s dental advances allow teeth to be whitened from even intrinsic stains, which gives hope to many people who may have been previously told that teeth whitening was not an option for them. At Gatling Dentistry, we offer Professional Strength Crest Whitening Strips and At-Home whitening trays that can help most people achieve amazing results!
What Makes Gatling Dentistry Different
- Established Office
Our practice opened in 1976 by Dr.Robert Gatling, and are honored to provide dental care for your entire family’s smiles!
- Continuing Education
Our staff are constantly involved in continuing education course to further their dental knowledge. We feel these hours directly translate into improved patient care.
- Patients Involved In Care
We feel when patients are part of the team, the team is complete. When patients know what we are doing and why we are doing it, they make better decisions for themselves and their expectations are met.
We take a proactive preventive approach to our patients care. From our initial exam to our hygiene room, we look for the early warning signs of breakdown, such as worn teeth, in effort to prevent more extensive and expensive treatment down the road.