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Even with good oral health habits, your teeth can still accumulate stains over time. Fortunately, with professional treatments from a teeth bleaching dentist, whitening your teeth by several shades is easier than you think.
Why Should I Choose In-Office Teeth Whitening?
Professional teeth whitening treatments are a simple cosmetic dentistry treatment that can enhance the beauty of your smile by removing stains from your teeth. Our whitening gel is powerful yet safe and works to lighten the appearance of yellowing and discoloration on your tooth enamel.
Are you a frequent drinker of coffee or wine? If your teeth are starting to look a little yellowed from eating or drinking certain beverages, you should visit our office to learn more about teeth whitening options. Smoking can also cause stains that can be whitened with the help of professional whitening procedures. While we want to help our patients get whiter teeth, it’s important to know that restorations, and some stains, like those from tetracycline or excess fluoride, cannot be whitened with professional tooth whitening. If you have a crown or veneer that you would like to match to your other teeth, please talk to your dentist about your options.
Our professional whitening services will work wonders for your smile, but it is not a permanent fix. You will need to come into our office for touch-ups, or you can request an at-home whitening kit with professional grade bleaching gel. No matter your needs, our dentists will work closely with you to make sure your treatment fits your budget and preferences, we have many options available. Call our office in Orlando today to schedule your appointment.
What Is Teeth Whitening at Home?
If you’re looking for a more convenient way to whiten your teeth, you might be interested in our take-home whitening kits. With this method, you’ll receive custom-made teeth whitening trays that are designed from impressions of your mouth. These trays look very similar to a mouth guard, and professional-strength whitening gel is included to help you achieve the best results. You can expect to wear the trays for about an hour every day. After about two weeks, many patients can whiten their teeth up to six shades.
What Is the Cost of Teeth Whitening?
Your total cost for teeth whitening is influenced by many different things, including how many whitening treatments you need, how badly your teeth are discolored, whether you choose in-office whitening or at-home whitening, and if any follow-up treatments are needed. Overall, you can expect to pay more for in-office teeth whitening compared to a take-home whitening kit.
As a cosmetic treatment, professional whitening treatments aren’t usually covered by insurance. We encourage you to call our office to schedule a consultation to learn more about your teeth bleaching cost. After an examination, your dentist can provide you with an estimate of your total teeth whitening costs.
What Is the Difference Between Professional and DIY Teeth Whitening?
The main difference between do-it-yourself options and professional treatments is that the procedure is much more reliable and safer when performed by a teeth bleaching dentist. You have many options to choose from when looking at over-the-counter teeth whitening products, including whitening trays and strips, rinses, and toothpaste, but they aren’t as effective when compared to professional treatments. When used incorrectly, these products can also cause inconsistent results and irritation. To eliminate these types of problems, choosing a professional dentist will allow you to control the whiteness of your smile. Our teeth bleaching gel is more powerful and provides much faster results.
What Is the Teeth Whitening Procedure?
The steps involved in an in-office whitening treatment can vary depending on the teeth whitening system used by your dentist. Most in-office treatments can be completed in an hour. To begin, your dentist will request a cleaning and dental exam, this is to ensure that you don’t have any dental issues or intrinsic stains that can’t be improved with bleaching gel. After your teeth are clean, the dentist will take a photo of your teeth in order to be able to measure the whitening process. After that, we will prep your mouth for the bleaching gel by inserting a cheek retractor and using a protective liquid on your gums. This is to ensure your gums don’t become irritated from the gel. At this point, the dentist will move forward with the first application of the bleaching gel. The gel is allowed to sit for a certain amount of time, after which it is wiped off and another coat is applied. We will repeat this procedure until the desired whiteness is achieved.
In the end, your teeth will be rinsed and the cheek retractor will be carefully removed. We will take another photo and compare the first and second side by side. If you are happy with the results, we will see you back for a touch-up. If we decide you need at-home treatment, we will provide the necessary materials.
To feel more confident about your smile, contact us today to make an appointment for teeth whitening in Orlando.