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If you're unhappy with your discolored or yellowing teeth, then it may be time to consider teeth whitening in Riverview. Teeth whitening is just one of the many cosmetic dentistry services we have to offer, and is by far one of the most popular.
Over time, teeth can become discolored or yellowed due to a number of factors. Certain foods and beverages, for example, are known to cause discoloration and staining of teeth. Coffee and wine are just a couple of examples. Furthermore, certain lifestyle habits, such as smoking cigarettes or simply not brushing teeth as thoroughly as recommended, can lead to discoloration and staining.
Fortunately, our dentist offers teeth discoloration treatment in the form of teeth whitening, which can result in teeth that are multiple shades brighter in just one appointment. And by having your teeth whitening done by a dentist, you can rest assured that your enamel will not be damaged and that you'll achieve the best results. The same cannot be said with at-home whitening products, which do not contain as strong of a whitening agent and thus cannot yield the same results.
When you have teeth whitening done with our Riverview dentist, we utilize teeth bleaching products that have hydrogen peroxide concentrations ranging from 25% to 40%. This is about 10 times the whitening power as your average "store-bought" home whitening product. We'll begin your whitening treatment by applying a protective gel to your gums, following by the application of the bleaching product directly to the teeth. The ZOOM in office whitening Procedure also uses a special light activated gel to speed whiten your teeth. The entire procedure takes just one to two hours and yields immediate results!
We also offer pre-fabricated and pre-filled Opalescence GO trays for the convenience of Crest White Strips with the effects of Professional Whitening! Custom made trays can also be made for 2-4 hour whitening or 8 hour overnight whitening. Call us to book an appointment and discuss your options!
How long will the results last?
This will vary from one patient to the next. For example, smokers or those who drink a lot of coffee may have shorter-lasting results than non-coffee drinkers or smokers. However, the good news is that teeth whitening procedures can always be repeated to maintain your desired results over time.
Is teeth whitening safe?
When performed by an experienced professional, teeth whitening is completely safe and will not damage your enamel. At-home whitening products tend to be more damaging to teeth and gums simply due to the common errors people make when using them without dental supervision (leaving them on too long, allowing the whitening product to come into contact with the gums, etc.).
How can I prolong the results?
You can maximize the results of your teeth whitening procedure by using a whitening tooth paste at least twice a day and avoiding foods/drinks known to stain teeth, such as wine and coffee. Our dentist can make specific recommendations on products to help prolong your results.
If you're ready to schedule your whitening appointment, contact our dentist in Riverview at Inspiration Dental. You can reach us by calling 813-677-1200 to get started!