Whether your smile is stained from years of drinking coffee, tea, and red wine or has become yellowed from smoking and medication use, our teeth whitening specialist can help you restore your natural whiteness. A whitening treatment is a safe, affordable and easy way to improve the appearance of your teeth.
Drinks and foods that are pigment rich (like berries, coffee, red wine, tomato-based sauces) tend to stain your teeth, especially in the surface layer of your tooth enamel, known as the dentin. Over time, this wears away at your enamel’s protective coating, allowing the brown dentin to show through.
The best time to whiten your teeth is at home, with an over-the-counter whitening kit or by visiting us for in-office whitening treatment. Regardless of the method you choose, you’ll experience dramatic results in just one to two visits and have a beautiful, bright smile that you can smile about confidently.
Whitening treatments are effective in removing stains, and can dramatically lighten the color of your natural teeth, making them appear up to seven shades lighter! This process is safe and convenient, and it’s available right here in our Sarasota office.
Our dentist will work with you to create a personalized whitening plan that meets your unique needs and desires. We offer in-office whitening services as well as at-home whitening kits, so you can get the perfect shade of white for your unique teeth.
You can even choose to have your whitening treatment combined with other cosmetic dental procedures, like veneers or crowns. We’ll work together to ensure that your whitening treatment will not be visible against the existing colors of these restorations.
What to Expect When You Whiten Your Teeth
We will provide you with a thorough exam and cleaning before your treatment. This will allow your dentist to assess your overall oral health and discuss any underlying dental issues that you may have, including fillings, cavities, gum disease or other issues that could prevent you from getting the white smile you desire.
Your teeth will be thoroughly cleaned prior to your whitening procedure, and we’ll also discuss the different whitening options that are available. We can also recommend a custom-fitted mouth guard for you to wear during your whitening session.
During your whitening procedure, our Sarasota dentist will apply a powerful bleaching gel to the surfaces of your teeth using a special chairside lamp. This will accelerate the whitening process, resulting in the whiter smile you’ve always wanted.
The whitening process can take as little as an hour in our Sarasota office, and the results of your treatment will last many months or even years with proper care. Avoiding foods and drinks that can stain your teeth, such as colas, dark-colored soft drinks, tomato-based sauces, berries, coffee, tea and red wine, will help to extend the life of your whitening treatment.
Once your teeth have been whitened, we encourage you to practice good oral hygiene habits and make regular appointments for dental cleanings and a professional whitening treatment. You can also extend the longevity of your whitening results by taking advantage of touch-up whitening treatments at our Sarasota dental office.