In-Office Teeth Whitening

We’ve all seen the commercials for toothpastes, mouthwashes, strips, and gels that promise to dramatically brighten our teeth. Now, DIYers are getting in on the trend with recommendations ranging from putting smashed strawberries on teeth to brushing with charcoal. All of these teeth whiteners have one thing in common - they’re not proven to be effective at all. If you truly want to brighten your smile, visit a trusted, professional dentist like Dr. Sowmya Kumar. She offers a wide range of cosmetic dentistry services to transform your smile. That includes predictable, professional in-office teeth whitening treatments. Contact Premier Walk-In Dental to schedule a cosmetic dentistry consultation in our Rockledge dental office. Dr. Kumar will examine your smile and help you find the right cosmetic treatment to deliver your dream smile.

How Teeth Become Stained

Before we begin with a teeth whitening plan, we’ll need to understand the underlying causes of your dental discoloration. Some tooth stains can be easily removed with the right whitening treatment, but others will need to be addressed with more advanced cosmetic dentistry services like porcelain veneers. Some of the reasons teeth become stained include:

How Teeth Whitening Works

Tooth staining can be lifted like other types of stains through the oxidization process. This chemical response causes many negative effects like rust, rot, and wrinkles. However, it can also create positive results like lifting stains out of clothes and even off your teeth. Most teeth whitening treatments use hydrogen or carbamide peroxide. When applied to teeth, this active ingredient oxidizes, penetrating deep into the porous surface of your tooth enamel and lifting away stains. Saliva is a neutralizing agent, and it will work against the whitening peroxide. That’s the main reason over the counter teeth whiteners are ineffective. The application process does not prevent saliva from immediately neutralizing the whitening gel.

The In-Office Teeth Whitening Process

In-office whitening is the safest and fastest way to brighten your smile. The process is simple. First we need to protect your lips, gums, and other soft tissue, so we place guards that completely isolate the teeth. Then, we dry teeth and apply a thin layer of the active teeth whitening gel. We allow the gel to work for about twenty minutes. We’ll check the progress at this point, and reapply as necessary to achieve your desired tooth shade. Once we’ve achieved your teeth whitening goal, we will likely apply a topical fluoride treatment to prevent dental sensitivity.

Benefits of In-Office Teeth Whitening

Patients who choose to whiten their smiles with a professional in-office treatment experience numerous benefits including:

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For your convenience, we take appointments to treat patients after hours/after 5 p.m. on weekdays. Please call our office during regular office hours between 8:30-5 p.m. and schedule your appointment.

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