It's hard to imagine anything more appealing than a sparkling, white smile. Yet our teeth rarely stay as white as we'd like them to without a little help. Fortunately, that help is available right here at Denture & Dental Services in Destin.
When it comes to cosmetic procedures, arguably the most commonly administered and most well-known option is tooth-whitening. A white smile can enhance your overall appearance. At Denture & Dental Services, we want to give you back that radiant smile of your youth or just overall gives you brand-new confidence to flaunt. Our professional whitening system is guaranteed to provide you with a strong and dazzlingly white smile.
Teeth whitening done in a professional dental setting is a safe, effective way to brighten your smile. It's also perhaps the most economical cosmetic dental procedure. Teeth whitening involves applying a hydrogen peroxide solution to your teeth, which effectively lifts and lightens stains. Treatments are tailored to your specific case and level of discoloration. It is also important to keep in mind that whitening is only effective for extrinsic, or external, stains. Internal stains can be concealed with porcelain veneers or dental bonding.
Benefits From Teeth Whitening
Having a brighter, more beautiful smile can dramatically improve your quality of life and self-confidence.
Teeth whitening, also known as teeth bleaching, is a way for us to professionally and safely lightens your teeth a few shades so they are the sparkling white you see in movies, or whatever shade your desired effect may be. This changes the color of your tooth enamel overall; it does not simply lift stains. It is much safer and much more effective than whitening toothpaste or over the counter whitening strips or gels.
We have years of experience which pushes us to use cutting-edge technology to give you a smile you have been dreaming of. White teeth are easily one of the most generally accepted aesthetically pleasing features a person can have, and we aim to put that power right at your fingertips. While you may need a touch up on occasion, with limited smoking, coffee, wine, and other staining foods and beverages, you may be able to make these results last well beyond a year.
Our whitening options are not only convenient, but the solutions are also designed to protect sensitive teeth. Most patients experience little to no discomfort throughout treatment. Having a brighter, more beautiful smile can dramatically improve your quality of life and self-confidence. Whether you are applying for a promotion at work or simply smiling for family photos, we can give you a more radiant smile that can boost your confidence and help you make a more memorable impression.
Professional Teeth Whitening Process
Professionally supervised whitening makes use of high-concentration balancing gels that are not available over the counter. This method will work faster and protect sensitive gums and tooth-root surfaces better. Having an oral exam before you begin any whitening process is an important first step, as we want to make sure your tooth discoloration is not the result of a dental condition in need of treatment. Our tooth whitening system is split between in-office care and at-home care.
In-Office Whitening — This technique offers the fastest results with the most powerful whitening solutions available. First, we will cover your gums and tooth-root surfaces with a protective barrier to ensure your safety. A thin plastic device known as a retractor will hold your lips and cheeks away from your teeth as we apply a professional-strength hydrogen peroxide gel, which we will leave on for about an hour. When we remove the gel, the results will be obvious immediately.
Take-Home Whitening — After your in-office whitening treatment, we will take impressions of your teeth using putty and a tray. These impressions are very important, as they will be used in our on-site lab to create a custom-made whitening tray that you will be able to use whenever you desire. You will fill the trays with whitening gel and then position the trays over your teeth. The trays are left in usually for about an hour at a time. Depending on the extent of staining, you may see results in as little as three treatments. You can continue using these trays and whitening gel at home to maintain your new white smile!
Can't I Just Buy Whitening Kits At The Store?
Depending on the product used, you might see some brightening and whitening. However, for real results, it takes a professional. Your teeth could be both extrinsically and intrinsically discolored. Extrinsic stains are apparent on the surface of your tooth enamel, while intrinsic (think inner) discolorations occur in the hairline-like cracks in your teeth.
Professional whitening agents, which consist of hydrogen peroxide and carbamide peroxide are able to penetrate the surface of your tooth enamel and access the interior stains that lie beneath in your dentin. Once those agents have attached to the stains, oxygen molecules open them up and as soon as the fracas clears out, those molecules clean up the rest of the joint, which translates into bleaching your teeth from the inside out.
If you want the most bang for your buck, it’s best to schedule your free consultation at Denture & Dental Services. We can assess your dental health and determine the best course of whitening action for your teeth.
Caring For Your Whitened Smile
There are lots of things you can do to make sure your whitening results last as long as possible, and this will vary from person to person (six months to two years or even longer). First of all, please maintain your usual, conscientious routine of brushing and flossing every day, and keep up with your regular schedule of professional cleanings here at our dental office. Avoid foods and beverages that stain, including red wine, tea, and coffee. If you smoke, use your newly whitened teeth as an impetus to quit — a good idea in any event! A minor touch-up every so often can keep your smile bright and beautiful for years.
For more information or to schedule your free consultation, please contact us today!
Get the quality you deserve at the price you can afford. The experts at Denture and Dental Services in Destin will present you with your options to help you choose the denture that is best suited to your individual needs and lifestyle. We want to make the life-changing, long-lasting benefits of restorative and cosmetic dentistry accessible.
Our team of dedicated professionals will work closely with you to design a treatment that suits your needs, budget, and end goals. Going to the dentist is an investment in time and money, and we want you to be thrilled with your final outcome. We will explain all your options and their advantages and drawbacks. At Denture & Dental Services, we will work hard to deliver a result that goes above and beyond your expectations!
There is no substitute for experience. Call today to schedule your free consult at (850)-650-7979 and see the difference 35 years of experience and care can make in your life.