Teeth cleaning & whitening are the perfect way to restore your smile’s bright and youthful appearance. A brighter, whiter smile can also improve your confidence and boost your self-esteem.
Often, the natural aging process and consuming darkly pigmented foods and beverages can cause your teeth to develop stains that dull the surface of your tooth enamel. These discolorations are known as extrinsic stains, and they’re easily removed by professional teeth whitening dentist in Sarasota at our office.
We will provide you with a custom fitted teeth whitening tray that will contain a whitening agent. The trays are activated by a special light to completely remove stains. They will be worn for ten to 14 days, and you should see results in as little as three to five days!
Tray bleaching is a highly effective professional method for teeth whitening that produces dramatic results. Unlike over-the-counter products, trays are custom fitted to your mouth by a dental professional, and they contain a bleaching agent that’s much stronger than the ones found in over-the-counter strips. The whitening gel breaks down the surface of your tooth’s enamel to lift stains and give you a brighter, more youthful smile.
The whitening gel used in these trays is very safe and will not harm your teeth or gums. It’s also less likely to cause irritation than over-the-counter whitening strips and can be applied for longer periods of time.
When your trays are filled with whitening gel, you’ll wear them at home for about an hour each day, or until you see the desired results. We recommend scheduling at least one follow-up visit to monitor the progress of your whitening treatment and determine when you’re ready for another session.
It’s important to remember that teeth whitening can only work effectively when your teeth are free of plaque and tartar. Any build up of these substances will prevent the whitening agent from working well, and you’ll experience a blotchy or uneven result.
To be sure that you’re healthy enough for a teeth whitening session, our dentist will perform a thorough oral exam and discuss your dental health with you. If any issues are discovered, our team will recommend appropriate treatment options to remedy those conditions.
Before whitening, we will also clean your teeth to eliminate any build-up of plaque or other debris. This helps ensure that your teeth will be evenly whitened throughout the treatment.
Once your teeth are free of any build-up, we will begin the whitening process by applying a strong hydrogen peroxide gel to your teeth. The gel is left to work on your teeth for an hour or so, and when it’s time to remove it, you’ll notice a beautiful difference immediately!
The whitening process is safe, and it’s considered the safest form of cosmetic dentistry. The effects of whitening can last up to six months or even a year depending on how your teeth are cared for after the procedure.
Maintaining a consistent brushing and flossing routine, avoiding foods and drinks that stain, and visiting the office for small touch-ups are some of the best ways to extend the lifespan of your whitening results.