Teeth Whitening – Melbourne, FL
A Fast Solution for a Brighter Grin
Would you like to improve your overall appearance? If you have dulled or darkened enamel, try teeth whitening from your dentist. We have in-office whitening and a take-home system so that a cosmetic dentist can gently revitalize your smile according to your needs. Our compassionate dental team is ready to help enhance your smile for a radiant look. Call us today to experience a dazzling teeth whitening in Viera!
What is Teeth Whitening Used For?
Your teeth can become discolored for many different reasons. For example, the enamel (the hard, outer layer of the tooth) can be stained by coffee, wine, cola, blueberries or other dark-colored drinks and foods. The dentin underneath the enamel might become darkened thanks to overexposure to fluoride in early childhood or the use of tetracycline during pregnancy. And of course, sometimes discoloration is just the result of age (for example, the enamel becoming thinner and allowing more of the dentin to show through).
Depending on the cause and severity of staining or discoloration, we can use teeth whitening to brighten your ivories by up to eight shades! This can be done with an in-office procedure, but we can also offer take-home teeth whitening kits for those who would prefer to be treated in the comfort of their own homes.
This is the fastest way to bleach your teeth, and thanks to the direct oversight by your dentist, it’s extremely safe. Generally, this procedure will involve a special gel containing hydrogen peroxide that’s applied to the teeth for about 15 minutes at a time. Hydrogen peroxide can penetrate the teeth to break up the compounds and molecules that cause stains. A special light may be used to speed up and intensify the whitening process. We can achieve dramatic results in as little as an hour using this treatment, and by the end you’ll have a brand-new smile that will speak for itself!
Take-Home Teeth Whitening Kits
If you don’t mind taking the slower route, we can offer a take-home teeth whitening kit that’s more effective than anything you can get at the store; it will contain a special gel as well as custom-made trays. You’ll fill the trays with the gel and wear them for a set amount of time each day. In most cases, you’ll see improvements in your teeth after about two weeks of using the kit.
Maintaining the Results of Teeth Whitening
If you want to keep your beautiful new grin, you’ll need to visit our practice periodically for cleanings and touch-ups; we can also recommend a few products you can use at home to help maintain your whiter teeth.
You can protect your teeth from future discoloration after whitening by:
- Avoiding staining foods and beverages. (If you do drink something that could cause discoloration, use a straw so that it doesn’t touch the outside of your teeth.)
- Eating plenty of crunchy fruits and vegetables that help clean your teeth while you chew them.
- Brushing thoroughly after every meal.
- Don’t smoke or use other tobacco products.