Having a bright, white smile is a common goal for many people. It can boost your confidence, give you a boost of self-esteem and make others take notice of your teeth. However, over time, it can become more difficult to maintain this shine. Your oral health routine, diet, aging and other factors can contribute to this.
Fortunately, there are effective treatments to address stains on your teeth and improve the appearance of your smile. These treatments include professional teeth whitening and dental veneers. Teeth whitening is the best way to lighten a tooth’s surface, while dental veneers are designed to hide stains and discoloration in your teeth, providing a more permanent solution.
The best Sarasota teeth cleaning & whitening services can help you achieve a whiter, brighter smile without the need for expensive veneers or crowns. The whitening process can remove years of coffee, tea, wine, tobacco and other stain-causing habits that have made your smile appear dull, aged or unappealing.
There are a variety of whitening products that you can use to whiten your smile, depending on the extent and severity of your stains. Your dentist will help you choose a teeth whitening treatment that will provide the desired results while also being safe for your oral health and comfort.
Your dentist will also review your dental history and any existing restorations, such as fillings, inlays or onlays. These may not whiten with your whitening treatment.
After the whitening process, your teeth will be cleaned and polished by a dental hygienist to ensure that there are no lingering stains on them. Your teeth will then be topped off with an anti-bacterial rinse to protect them from any lingering bacteria that can cause further discoloration.
Once your teeth have been cleansed, your whitening treatment will begin in our office. Our highly trained dentists will carefully apply a powerful whitening agent to the front surfaces of your teeth. Once applied, a special LED lamp will activate the gel to break apart and remove discoloration from your teeth.
The whitening procedure usually takes around an hour. You will be comfortably seated in our treatment chair, while Dr. Kupferman will protect your lips, gums and other soft tissue with a special mask.
You will be given a mouthguard that covers your tongue and teeth, as well as a small device called a cheek retractor that will be placed in your mouth to keep the whitening gel from reaching your sensitive gums. Then, we will use the Zoom hydrogen peroxide gel to whiten your teeth.
Some patients experience sensitivity during the whitening process, but it is typically only temporary. The sensitivity should subside after a few days and you can then enjoy the benefits of your new, beautiful smile!
In addition to avoiding foods and drinks that can stains your teeth, maintaining regular visits to our office for checkups and cleanings is the best way to extend the life of your white smile. Additionally, our team can offer you a teeth whitening touch up for a reduced cost as part of your yearly maintenance appointments.