If you want to improve the appearance of your smile, there are several ways to do so. One way is through professional teeth cleaning & whitening. These procedures are effective and can change the color of your teeth in just a few visits to our Sarasota dentist.
Teeth Cleaning & Whitening
Our professional dental cleanings in Sarasota FL removes plaque and tartar from above the gum line and can also help to address periodontal (gum) disease. They can also remove stains caused by food and drink consumption, smoking and medication.
We also provide whitening services that will brighten your teeth from the inside out. These treatments will whiten the enamel and dentin of your teeth, resulting in a radiant smile that is more attractive than ever before.
When considering the best whitening technique for you, keep in mind that there are a few different options: Stain Removal Toothpastes and Over-the-Counter Bleaching Products
If your tooth staining is more serious and not just caused by age or coffee or soda consumption, then we will likely recommend an in-office teeth whitening treatment. The in-office process uses the strongest whitening solution available.
In-Office Teeth Whitening:
In-office whitening is a safe and effective whitening technique that can produce dramatic results in as little as an hour. This method utilizes a gel that contains professional-strength hydrogen peroxide to lift deep stains from the surface of your teeth.
You may feel some sensitivity during this procedure, but it is generally not painful. Most patients notice a difference in a few days and their smiles are visibly brighter at the end of the treatment.
The whitening process can take anywhere from six months to three years depending on your oral hygiene habits, the type of whitening product you use and your specific needs. It is important to maintain good oral hygiene and regular professional cleanings at our office to maximize your whitening results.
We will also provide you with a whitening kit to take home after your treatment is complete. These kits include custom trays that fit your teeth perfectly and a whitening gel.
Once you have your trays and the whitening gel, you will need to follow the instructions that come with them. The trays are worn for up to an hour each day or night until you see the desired results.
After the whitening process, you should avoid foods and drinks that will cause your teeth to stain. Dark colored foods like red wine, coffee and tea are the most common culprits, as well as acidic or highly pigmented foods and drinks such as tomato sauce, fruit juice, curry, red meat and chocolate.
Having your teeth cleaned and whitened by our Sarasota dentist is a great way to improve the appearance of your smile and increase your confidence! Call us today to schedule your appointment and start flashing that bright, shiny smile!
How Long Will My Whitening Last?
When you get your whitening treatment, it will typically last for around 6 months to 3 years or even longer if you take care of your teeth by following a strict oral hygiene routine and maintaining professional cleanings at our office. After that, we may recommend a touch-up visit to keep your smile looking its brightest.