Teeth Whitening – Ormond Beach, FL
Brightening Smiles With Fast, Effective Treatment
Your teeth will darken over time. Changes in the color of your teeth can be caused by such factors as the food and beverages consumed (like coffee, tea and soda). Other known factors for discoloration may include childhood medications or illnesses, aging, tobacco use or improper oral hygiene. Restoring your natural white smile is a priority for our dental whitening team. We can provide a variety of options for whitening your smile.
Your teeth will darken over time. Changes in the color of your teeth can be caused by such factors as the food and beverages consumed (like coffee, tea, and soda). Other known factors for discoloration may include childhood medications or illnesses, aging, tobacco use or improper oral hygiene. Restoring your natural white smile is a priority for our dental whitening team. We can provide a variety of options for whitening your smile.
Why Do Teeth Stain?
Our teeth have multiple layers. The enamel is the top, protective barrier that works to keep harmful bacteria from penetrating the deeper layers of your tooth. Unfortunately, over time, everything from the food and drink we consume to the fluoride in toothpaste, bacteria can be left behind as well as remnants that cause staining. When bacteria and stains are left to sit on the surface of your teeth, it will begin to turn your teeth from a bright, pearly white to a yellow or gray tinge.
To understand what types of things can stain your teeth, here are a few examples:
- Dark-colored foods and beverages such as coffee, tea, soda, red wine, berries
- Smoking or tobacco products
- Medications for high blood pressure or some antihistamines
- Disease therapy methods such as chemotherapy or radiation
What is Teeth Whitening?
Teeth whitening is a form of treatment that brightens a person’s smile, removing stains and discoloration. There are many methods of teeth whitening, and it is considered one of the most common and popular cosmetic procedures because of its ability to provide fast and effective results.
Most dental offices offer teeth whitening services, but patients should know that this particular method of cosmetic treatment is not permanent. It will require regular touch-ups in order to maintain a brighter smile.
Dr. Nawrocki will be happy to provide you with professional-strength whitestrips to use in the comfort of your own home. Similar to those found in stores, these are 80% stronger than over-the-counter products. It is important to follow his instructions regarding how long you should wear them each day in order to achieve the desired results. Typically, you will need to wear them for 20 minutes.
If strips aren’t what you want, we can provide you with custom-made whitening trays that will fit your upper and lower teeth. Using impressions taken of your teeth, custom trays are made to ensure a comfortable fit. In combination with a professional-strength gel, you will need to use your take-home whitening kit for 1-2 weeks, wearing your trays for 20-30 minutes before bed, in order to see a difference in your smile.
For patients with stubborn stains who Dr. Nawrocki believes would benefit from this method of treatment, you’ll schedule two in-office bleaching sessions, as well as use our custom-made whitening trays at home in between your sessions to achieve maximum whitening results.
Your in-office treatments will incorporate the use of Zoom! whitening, which offers dramatic results much faster. The simple process requires us to apply a thin coat of whitening gel on the teeth before using a low-UV light to activate the gel and blast away stains.
If you are looking for the quickest way to whiten your teeth, Express White can brighten your smile in as little as 10-15 minutes, and it can be performed during a regular cleaning.
How Long do Teeth Whitening Results Typically Last?
On average, you can expect your teeth whitening results to last a few months; however, it will be necessary for you to perform touch-ups should you wish to extend the life of your brighter smile. Unlike porcelain veneers that are permanent and much more stain-resistant than natural tooth enamel, teeth whitening does require regular treatments. For patients looking for a more affordable way to brighten their smile, there’s no better solution than teeth whitening.