It is a fact that a truly snow-white smile does not exist in nature. The shade of the teeth, one way or another, cannot be crystal white due to certain characteristics. The point is that the color of the tooth directly depends on the color of the dentin, which is under the enamel, which is naturally yellow. Accordingly, the more intense the shade of yellow dentin, the thinner the enamel, the more different the color of the teeth can be yellow, white-yellow, gray-white, yellow-white. In addition, the enamel is very susceptible to food coloring, so for those who consume large quantities of tea, coffee, drinks with artificial colors, smoke, plaque form on the teeth and gives them a dark color. There are also aesthetic problems such as brown spots or dots on the teeth. They may be caused by excessively frequent antibiotics at an early age (“tetracycline teeth”) or water with high levels of fluoride (“dental fluorosis”). But be that as it may, many want to make their smile attractive, especially since today there are quite effective methods for this. Affordable Dentistry of Coral Springs provides several types of teeth whitening services:
- Whitening treys (simple whitening)
- ZOOM professional whitening;
- Home whitening;
The dentist will best be able to tell which method to choose. To do this, you can come to the dental office, and right after examination and assessment of the condition of your teeth, the doctor will be able to choose the best whitening method that will give you confidence and a beautiful smile.
Home whitening procedure
The essence of this type of procedure is very simple: a special mouthguard is made according to the impression of your teeth, inside of which a whitening gel is placed, and the mouth guard is put on the dentition. Such a mouthguard should be worn for about 2-3 hours a day, or worn exclusively at night. The terms of wearing the mouthguard are individual for everyone, but on average, it may take from 2-3 weeks to a month for complete whitening of the enamel. Also in our clinic whitening is carried out using Zoom technology, you can learn more about which you can personally when visiting the dental office.
If, after removing the aligner, there are unpleasant sensations in the form of increased sensitivity to cold and heat influences, a special gel should be applied to the teeth, which will eliminate the sensitivity. The gel is applied for 10 minutes, after which the teeth should simply be rinsed with water.
Professional teeth whitening
This type of procedure involves carrying out several consecutive stages to obtain an ideal result:
- a special gel is applied to the tooth enamel;
- the gel is activated by exposure to a lamp or laser radiation;
- in the process, oxygen atoms are released from the gel, which penetrates the tooth enamel and eliminates the dark shade;
- upon completion of all manipulations, the tooth enamel is covered with a compound that prevents the appearance of hypersensitivity and strengthens the teeth.
The time of the procedure is short, and the result will delight you for a long time, provided that you follow all the recommendations for caring for your teeth after whitening.
How to prepare for the dental teeth whitening procedure
Since the condition of the enamel is different for all patients, the choice of the whitening method will also differ. For some, it will be enough to carry out a simple hygienic cleaning, the essence of which is to remove plaque and calculus with an ultrasonic device, as well as the subsequent polishing of the enamel with a special paste. This method is perfect for those who want to get rid of tobacco plaque. In this case, you may not need any additional methods. This cleaning method saves time and budget.
For those patients who are not satisfied with the above method, the doctor will suggest other methods of cleaning tooth enamel, such as laser, office, or home whitening.
All that is required of the patient is to make an appointment with the dentist and, after a personal examination and conversation with the dentist, decide on the use of a particular method.
Care after enamel whitening
After the teeth whitening procedure, any patient wants to maintain the effect obtained for a long time. To do this, the dentist of our clinic advise you to adhere to some recommendations for dental care:
- do not consume large quantities of products with coloring pigments, tea, coffee, wine;
- quit smoking;
- brush your teeth regularly;
- visit your hygienist once in half a year for hygienic cleaning of teeth.
Experts recommend hygienist care twice per year or even more often if necessary. Do not forget that in addition to aesthetic problems, cleaning is able to eliminate pathogenic microbes that lead to the appearance of various dental diseases. Therefore, the more carefully you watch your teeth, the brighter your smile will be!
Whitening at Affordable Dentistry of Coral Springs
Having healthy and white teeth is very important, as a beautiful smile can raise self-esteem, mood and make your appearance more attractive. If you want to become the owner of the “Hollywood smile”, our dental office is ready to help. Make an appointment with the dentist over the phone listed in the “Contacts” and visit the dentist at the appointed time. After a professional consultation and examination of the oral cavity, your dentist will give you recommendations on choosing a whitening technique and tell you what the main points are. The cost of the procedure will depend on the method chosen, and it will be possible to find out after the examination. You can see some of our prices here.
Our Dental office in Coral Springs guarantees the result of the dental treatment that you will definitely like!
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Absolutely white teeth are absent in nature – the shade depends on the degree of color saturation of the dentin, which is located under the tooth enamel and is initially yellow. In this regard, the enamel surface is yellow or gray-white, just yellow or white-yellow. With age, the saturation of the yellow hue depends on the patient’s lifestyle: the presence of bad habits (tobacco, love of red wine), food addictions (the use of foods and drinks containing dyes), as well as untimely treatment of caries and removal of stones. An unpleasant dark brown plaque can be seen on the teeth of tobacco lovers. The problem is especially pronounced if a heavy smoker combines a “cigarette” with drinking coffee.
If you have yellow-brown stripes in the area of the necks of all teeth, it is different. The antibiotic “tetracycline”, which was taken by children under 12 years of age or a pregnant woman during the period of mineralization and formation of dental tissues, will give an effect called “tetracycline teeth”. If the fluoride content in the water used by a person is higher than the norm, chalky, brownish-yellowish spots appear on the enamel (“Fluorosis”).
If the color of your teeth is not perfect, the dentist of the Affordable Dentistry of Coral Springs (Florida) can quickly and painlessly fix your situation. Here the patient will undergo a preventive examination and a free consultation with a qualified specialist. You just have to come to us, take a comfortable dental chair, and give the dentist the opportunity to diagnose. The dentist will select the most effective whitening method, familiarize with the duration of the procedure and the consumable part. The cost of teeth whitening in Coral Springs dentistry depends on the initial color of the enamel, the method chosen, the price of the materials used, the equipment used, and the qualifications of the dentist.
For some patients, it is enough to clean with ultrasound (supragingival dental deposits – stones), airflow (removal of pigmented plaque), or remove everyday plaque from the enamel surface with a special paste and a brush, which will return the natural color of teeth and brightness. In a case if it`s not enough for some patients, then the dentist will offer whitening options:
- using a lamp (in-office whitening);
- using a laser (in-office whitening);
- in-house whitening (using mouth guards and whitening gel).
The dentists of the Coral Spring will help you professionally whiten your teeth at an affordable price and provide a healthy, white smile, regardless of the original color of the enamel.
In-Office Teeth Whitening (step by step) The whitening procedure is carried out taking into account the individual situation of each patient. Modern dentistry uses techniques that allow you to lighten, whiten teeth that have increased enamel sensitivity, and the cost of the procedure is quite affordable. Here at Affordable Dentistry of Coral Springs, we can guarantee to all our patients:
- the comfortable atmosphere during the whitening procedure;
- absence of any painful sensations.
Using the latest dental technologies, a dentist of “Affordable Dentistry” will help you to get a perfectly white and healthy smile, and adherence to the recommendations for the care of the oral cavity, regular visits to your local dentist and hygiene cleaning will keep the result for a long time.
In-office teeth whitening
The teeth whitening procedure in the dental office is pain-free and uncomfortable. Before starting your treatment, the hygienist applies a special gel to the surface of the teeth, in which there is a substance capable of breaking down pigment particles during its decay. The use of this technique allows you to significantly lighten the teeth almost from the first time. To achieve a more effective result, you can repeat the procedure when you return to the clinic.
In-house teeth whitening (teeth bleaching)
Whitening at home involves preliminary preparation:
- taking a dental impression;
- making a personal mouthguard.
The patient receives a special gel and detailed information on the procedure for the procedure. The technique consists in wearing a mouthguard with gel during the day (two to three hours) or using it during a night’s sleep. The duration of whitening can take from 14 to 30 days.
The disadvantages of the procedure include the appearance of sensitivity when the temperature of the food (water, drinks) changes. These negative consequences are easily eliminated by applying a gel to the surface of the teeth, designed to strengthen the enamel and eliminate sensitivity. The procedure takes no more than 10 minutes. The hygienist will provide detailed information on all existing whitening methods, including zoom.
Stages of the professional whitening procedure
- applying a special gel to tooth enamel;
- activating the gel by directing light or a laser beam at it;
- the release of atomic oxygen from the gel, which penetrates to organic particles in the tooth enamel.
There are also contraindications for teeth whitening:
- the presence of cavities in the teeth;
- sore gums;
- the presence of dental plaque;
If you decide to do home teeth whitening, the dentist will select whitening gels for you. They differ in the percentage of carbamide peroxide. Opalescence PF-10%, 15%, 20%.
The percentage composition affects the time of wearing the mouthguard for teeth whitening with gel:
- Opalescens PF-10% from 8 to 10 hours;
- Opalescens PF-15% from 4 to 6 hours;
- Opalescens PF-20% 2 to 4 hours.
The time of wearing a mouthguard for teeth with gel is set individually.
A qualified experienced dentist and hygienist will take care of your teeth and gums. If you decide to make your smile perfect you are welcome to call us and schedule your appointment with one of our dental specialist