Professional teeth whitening is a popular cosmetic dentistry treatment that can dramatically improve the appearance of the teeth that show when you smile. A topical treatment completed either in our office or from the comfort of your home, teeth whitening can lift even the toughest stains to help you smile up to 8 shades brighter. We are pleased to offer professional teeth whitening in Orange Park for patients interested in smiling bigger and brighter -- keep reading to learn more about how it works, and which method may be best for you.
It is not unusual for the teeth to gradually lose their luster over time. With repeated exposure to the pigments in what you eat and drink (especially coffee, red wine, and similar items), the tooth enamel slowly absorbs these shades for a less-than-white appearance by the time middle age rolls around. Insufficient oral hygiene practices and smoking exacerbate these effects. Fortunately, professional teeth whitening can help break through stains to help you smile brighter after just one treatment.
Patients who are interested in revealing their results quickly may benefit most from an in-office whitening treatment. This rapid method is especially good for anyone preparing for a big event, like a wedding, reunion, or important interview. In just one dental appointment, a high powered gel is applied and activated under a special light. This method takes a little less than an hour to complete and is able to break through even the toughest stains.
For people who wish to whiten their teeth more gradually, at-home whitening is perfect. It is also a good option for people who are more likely to experience tooth sensitivity from an in-office treatment. First, plastic trays are created specifically for your smile. You will be instructed to fill these with the bleaching gel and wear them nightly for about half an hour. You will notice some initial results after the very first application, with the maximum whitening occuring after about two weeks.
Whether you choose in-office whitening or a take-home kit, we know you will love the results -- and it is possible to enjoy your whiter, brighter teeth for years to come with proper hygiene. Make sure you continue to brush, floss, and visit your dentist as recommended. When you eat or drink anything with strong pigments, rinse your mouth out quickly with water. This small habit can help to mitigate the staining effects of coffee, wine, and other items. If you do start to notice your teeth darkening after some time, we can help you regain your whiter smile with a quick touch-up.
If you are interested in improving the appearance of your smile with professional teeth whitening, don’t wait to get started! Your cosmetic dentist in Orange Park can help you enjoy a more youthful, vibrant smile in as little as one visit to the office. Go ahead and request an appointment today!