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Would you like a dazzling smile that radiates health and success? In-office teeth whitening can give you this smile quickly and painlessly. Imagine the professional and social benefits of having bright white teeth and you will see that teeth whitening is an investment in yourself. If you would like to see how affordable this investment is, call us to schedule a consultation with our dentist.
Why Should I Consider Professional Teeth Whitening?
In-office teeth whitening is the fastest, most effective way to remove yellowing and staining from your teeth. Do-it-yourself whitening can never achieve the same level of brightness because only a teeth bleaching dentist can use concentrated, strong whitening gel. Teeth whitening is most effective on enamel stained by certain beverages and smoking. Stains deep within the tooth won’t respond to teeth whitening treatments, neither will veneers, crowns or fillings.
Our dentist always evaluates your teeth before suggesting an in-office teeth whitening procedure to avoid unnecessary surprises. Call us to setup an appointment for your teeth whitening evaluation.
What is Teeth Whitening at Home?
A teeth bleaching dentist with provide you with teeth whitening products, including a custom tray and whitening gel, so you can whiten your teeth at home. At-home whitening takes a little longer to see results than in-office whitening, but it is just as effective.
Is In-office Teeth Bleaching Affordable?
Your teeth bleaching cost depends on several factors, which is why we cannot quote a price until you have had an initial examination by our dentist. Factors that affect the price include the number of treatments that you need to achieve your desired results, the whitening system used and whether you have restorations that need their color evened out.
Is Over-the-counter Teeth Whitening the Same as Dental Whitening?
Since OTC whiteners are not allowed to use the strong bleaching gels that dentists use, they will never have the same whitening power. OTC products can lighten your teeth a shade or two with continued use, but they are no substitute for an in-office whitening procedure.
What is the Typical Teeth Whitening Process?
While a dentist may choose from several systems, you can expect the following:
- The dentist will examine your teeth and then remove any plaque and tarter so the bleaching agent sits directly on your teeth’s enamel.
- Your teeth may be photographed to monitor the progress.
- The dentist will have you wear a cheek retractor to expose the teeth that show when you smile broadly.
- You gums are covered with a protective coating.
- Bleaching gel is applied and left in place for a predetermined period. Some teeth whitening systems use a strong light during the process.
- Our dentist checks the results and considers whether at-home follow-up treatment is needed.
Is teeth whitening in Tampa something that you want to explore? Call our office to set up an appointment and learn if dental teeth whitening is right for you.