Give your smile a radiant makeover with professional in-office teeth whitening.
Teeth whitening is one of the most popular dental procedures worldwide. It’s a simple, painless way to get a more vibrant and healthier-looking smile. However, perhaps you’ve been putting teeth whitening treatment on the back burner because you’re still not sure what makes it any different than buying the teeth whitening kits from your local drugstores. Your Gainesville dentist is here to tell you what makes in-office whitening so unique.
What are the benefits of in-office teeth whitening?
If you’ve ever tried a commercial whitening product, then you probably remember it takes multiple weeks before you started to notice results. However, in-office teeth whitening offers the fastest results around. In only one 45-minute session, your smile could be up to 10 shades whiter. Most patients only require one session to achieve the desired results.
Furthermore, this is one of the safest ways to bleach teeth. Your Gainesville dentist’s knowledge coupled with our professional-grade bleach will whiten teeth faster and more efficiently while also being able to control for any gum or tooth sensitivity that a patient may experience.
What stains could in-office teeth whitening remove?
In-office teeth whitening is most effective again stains and tooth discolorations that are causing by consuming certain foods and drinks (e.g. coffee, sodas, berries, dark sauces), using tobacco or just from aging. It’s true that over time our teeth do become darker, causing our teeth to look more yellow or brown in nature. However, yellowing teeth are often the easiest to whiten with our in-office whitening system.
Keep in mind that there are certain stains that in-office whitening won’t be able to treat, like internal stains caused by trauma or an overexposure to antibiotics or fluoride.
What should I expect when I see my Gainesville dentist for teeth whitening?
When you come in for your first teeth whitening sessions we will apply a professional-grade bleaching gel that is so strong that only your dentist can use it. Once applied, we will use a laser to activate the whitening ingredients within the gel. After 15 minutes we will remove the gel, reapply a fresh layer and then use the light source to activate the gel once more. One 45-minute session usually involves three different whitening applications.
Am I a good candidate for teeth whitening?
If you are experiencing yellow or brown stains and discolorations due to foods, drinks, tobacco or just natural aging, then you would be a great candidate for teeth whitening. Even if you naturally experience tooth sensitivity, we can tailor your whitening treatment to create an experience that is gentle on teeth and gums. If you are interested in teeth whitening then it’s time to contact your Gainesville dentist, Dr. Steve Pleickhardt, DDS at American Dental.