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Teeth Whitening

Even a celebrity smile loses its luster when teeth take on a yellow color or stains collect along the gum line. 

Using advanced whitening techniques, Dr. Brett Helton at Columbus Aesthetic & Family Dentistry can bring out the best in your smile.

Our Columbus, GA, practice tailors treatment to your needs and lifestyle with in-office or at-home whitening with professional results.

Why Choose In-Office Whitening From a Qualified Professional?

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In-office teeth whitening is a great option for patients who need to whiten their smile before a big event. Since treatment at our practice is individually tailored and closely monitored by Dr. Helton, whitening is a viable option for patients with deep-set stains or who have avoided enhancing their smiles due to tooth sensitivity.

Our Columbus, GA, dental practice uses the advanced Philips Zoom! method, a hydrogen peroxide treatment that has been clinically proven to whiten your smile up to eight shades in one appointment and ensures each tooth is treated.

We can complete an in-office treatment in less than an hour, leaving you with a dazzlingly white and long-lasting smile. Prior to beginning your treatment, our doctors will color-match your smile to a spectrum to establish your goals and track your progress. A varnish compound containing hydrogen peroxide will be applied to your teeth, which will then be bathed in an LED light to activate the whitening agents.

Once the session is complete, you will walk out the door with a brilliant smile.

A Closer Look at Take-Home Treatments For Tooth Whitening

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​For patients who prefer to whiten their smiles on their own schedules or in the convenience of their home, we also offer the KöR Home at-home whitening system. Our take-home bleaching treatments are typically more cost-effective than in-office whitening but still offer great results within a more gradual timeframe. Depending on your preference, you can choose between KöR-Night™ and KöR-Day™. 

  • KöR-Night: The custom bleaching trays are worn nightly for two weeks and followed with periodic maintenance treatments. The whitening solution contains 16% carbamide peroxide. 
  • KöR-Day: These trays are worn once or twice per day for two weeks and are better for patients who want to wear their trays for short periods of time. They contain 9% hydrogen peroxide. 

No matter which option you choose, the take-home kits include custom whitening trays and easy-to-apply whitening solution. The trays are made using impressions taken of your smile to ensure they fit snugly and precisely over your teeth, which helps ensure each tooth gets whitened. 

Our KöR Home treatments are much more effective than over-the-counter treatments, such as whitening toothpaste. 

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​Even dental patients who diligently floss and brush can discover their teeth no longer shine as bright as they used to, making it harder to smile with confidence. 

Dr. Helton has 20 years of experience helping Columbus residents revive their smiles through teeth whitening. If you've grown frustrated with over-the-counter bleaching methods and whitening toothpastes that never seem to measure up to advertising claims, request a consultation to learn what professional teeth whitening can do for your smile.

Our dentist will go over the different bleaching methods for whitening teeth. Dr. Helton can also take the time to accurately assess how much whitening you can expect and which whitening methods are best suited to your situation. To request your consultation, contact our office online or call: 

(706) 563-3225

At your teeth whitening consultation, Dr. Helton will discuss why professional in-office or at-home methods perform better than over-the-counter bleaching or whitening toothpaste, explain how hydrogen peroxide can safely whiten your teeth, and answer any questions you may have about treatment.

"Dr. Helton was so thorough and patient."


Revell Parejo


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Dr. Helton and his assistant, Ella, did an excellent job with the root canal treatment I received. Dr. Helton was so thorough and patient with explaining the process and making sure I was pain-free. I was so pleased to know that they perform root canals in-house. This procedure resolved a long-time painful problem I was having. Highly recommend Dr. Helton and his entire dental team.

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I have never had such an pleasant experience at an dentist office before. The staff is courteous, respectful, knowledgeable, and saw to my every need. Dr Helton is extremely skilled and finished my crown with the least amount of discomfort. I highly recommend him and his services.

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Considering Over-the-Counter
Tooth Whitening?

Even if you want to try an over-the-counter whitening method, your first step should still be booking an appointment with a dentist. An undetected cavity could allow the bleaching solution to come in contact with nerves inside your tooth, causing excruciating pain. In most cases, cavities should be treated before you begin any whitening regimen. 

Dr. Helton can also examine your teeth for any past restoration or cosmetic work, such as fillings, crowns, and veneers. Restorations can complicate teeth whitening since bleaching will not change their color. This can result in a color mismatch between your restorations and your now-whiter natural teeth. 

Why Choose Our Dental Office?

Technology-Focused Care

Our emphasis on technology streamlines care and allows our Columbus practice to optimize whitening treatments. Our focus on technology means patients receive precise treatment, more comfortable care, and long-lasting results.


Columbus Aesthetic & Family Dentistry was founded in 1970. Dr. Helton, who joined the practice in 2004, has built a reputation for providing friendly, high-quality, and professional care for patients.

Patient-Centered Care

We strive to make each appointment as enjoyable as possible. Quench your thirst with complimentary bottled water or calm your nerves with sedation dentistry. We cater to all our patients' needs.

Flexible Financing

We offer reasonably priced treatments, but if costs are still an issue we accept CareCredit® financing to help patients afford treatment. We also offer in-house financing for select patients. Leave us a message for more information.

Am I a Good Candidate for Teeth Whitening?

During your visit to our Columbus office, we will assess the condition of your smile and discuss your desired outcomes. In general, candidates for teeth whitening should:

  • Be in good oral health 
  • Not be pregnant 
  • Have surface stains
  • Have healthy enamel 

Almost anyone who is self-conscious about the color of their smile can benefit from teeth whitening treatments. However, it is important to maintain realistic expectations and understand that dental restorations, including dental crowns and porcelain veneers, cannot be whitened. If you have intrinsic stains, misshapen teeth, or gaps that you are concerned about, Dr. Helton can discuss our other cosmetic dentistry treatments with you during your appointment. 

We Can Enhance
Your Smile
After a Single Visit

Teeth whitening treatment can be completed in one visit to our Columbus, GA, dental office. After just one hour, patients can have a dramatically brighter smile. 

Over-the-counter products may promise whiter teeth, but they don't produce the consistent and quality results that professional teeth whitening treatments provide. Our in-office teeth bleaching is perfect if you have an important event coming up quickly, like a wedding or family reunion. 

Turn to a tried-and-true solution. Contact our dentist's office online or call:

(706) 563-3225

"Dr. Helton and his assistant, Ella, did an excellent job with the root canal treatment I received. Dr. Helton was so thorough and patient with explaining the process and making sure I was pain-free. I was so pleased to know that they perform root canals in-house. This procedure resolved a long-time painful problem I was having. Highly recommend Dr. Helton and his entire dental team." Revell Parejo

Using Teeth Whitening Treatment at Home

Here's what to expect if you're using our take-home teeth whitening kit from our Columbus, GA, office:

We offer both KöR-Night™ and KöR-Day™ at-home whitening, allowing you to brighten your smile on your own schedule. 
We offer both KöR-Night™ and KöR-Day™ at-home whitening, allowing you to brighten your smile on your own schedule. 


We will take 3D impressions of your teeth and create a set of custom trays for your upper and lower arches. Unlike over-the-counter products, our custom trays are constructed to snugly fit your teeth and keep the whitening agent from touching your gums. 

Wearing Trays

Place the gel into the trays and wear them overnight or for several hours during the day, whichever suits your schedule best.

Being Consistent

Your teeth will gradually lighten if you wear your trays daily. Missing days can delay the effects of treatment. 
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Caring for Your Smile After Treatment

The results from teeth whitening dental treatments can last six months to a year. However, some activities and foods can diminish the brightness of your smile. Here are some tips to keep your teeth whiter for a longer period of time.

Whitening Toothpaste

Using whitening toothpaste after a professional tooth whitening treatment can help maintain your bright smile. On its own, whitening toothpaste is usually not effective for removing deep stains. 

Avoid Foods and Liquids That Stain

Darkly colored liquids and foods have the potential to stain your teeth. Drinks like sodas, coffees, and teas can dull the brightness of your teeth. Using a straw while consuming these drinks can limit their contact with your enamel. 

Avoid Tobacco Products

Cigarettes and tobacco products will stain your teeth and can lead to oral health concerns such as gum disease. For the sake of both your smile and your health, it's best to avoid using cigarettes and tobacco products.

"The best dental practice I have ever found."


Cliff Addisonm


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Dr. Helton and his staff take great care of me with each visit. The atmosphere in his office is friendly and welcoming, but always professional. My oral health has never been better and I know is in great hands. A big thanks to Dr. Helton and his staff!! See you next visit!!

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Edward Callaway


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Dr. Helton and his team are by far and away the best dental practice I have ever found. I almost look forward to my visits there. Outstanding in every respect and priced reasonably. I could not recommend them more highly.

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Columbus Aesthetic & Family Dentistry

Columbus Aesthetic & Family Dentistry

Columbus Aesthetic & Family Dentistry is the area's premier destination for high-tech, personalized dental care. Led by Dr. Brett Helton, our team looks forward to providing you and your family with the treatment you need to maintain and improve your oral health. We are affiliated with several prestigious organizations, including:

  • Georgia Dental Association
  • Western District Dental Society
  • American Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry
  • American Dental Association
  • SPEAR Study Club

To schedule an appointment at our modern Columbus, GA, practice, contact us online or call: (706) 563-3225

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