Dr. Alec Helms, DMD
Dr. J Alex Helms Family and Cosmetic Dentistry
Great news for our patients is HERE!

We have recently added ONE DAY CROWNS to our office. The CEREC in-office equipment is revolutionary in its design. No impressions, no additional appointments. Call and schedule yours today!

NOW OPEN ON FRIDAYS! 8am-12:30pm

Why do people whiten their teeth?

At Atlantic Dental, many of our patients are concerned about their appearance either because they are professionals who work with people and want to make a good first impression or because they have an active social life and want to look and feel their best.

Some patients feel that yellow teeth distract from their otherwise attractive smile. Having self-confidence is important and a beautiful smile can help. Professional teeth whitening is one of the quickest and most affordable ways to improve your appearance. Professional teeth whitening is completely safe for most patients and can brighten your smile up to eight shades or more.

White teeth does not always mean healthy teeth in spite of the assumption. Even if you whiten your teeth, you are still susceptible to gum disease and tooth decay. It is important to maintain your dental health to avoid other problems such as bad breath or illness due to gum disease.

Did you know that clean teeth whiten much more effectively than dirty teeth? The best time to whiten your teeth is right after a professional cleaning and polish. That way, the whitening gel sits right on your teeth and will provide you with the most dazzling result.