Teeth whitening is a popular cosmetic treatment at our Plantation, FL, dental office that can brighten your smile in just one visit! Professional teeth whitening at the dentist is a quick and inexpensive fix to tooth discoloration and staining.
Studies show that patients with whiter teeth smile more often, and often feel happier. A whiter, brighter smile can take years off of your appearance and leave you feeling fresh and rejuvenated. Patients also report an increase in confidence after having a teeth whitening procedure.
Cosmetic dentist Dr. Dham offers teeth whitening options for patients looking to improve the appearance of their smile. Whether you are looking for instant results, or want to gradually brighten your teeth, Westside Dental Center can help you achieve your cosmetic goals.
Professional teeth whitening options provides more precise and even results when compared to over the counter options. Specially formulated professional grade whitening gels help reduce the most common side effect of teeth whitening- tooth and gum sensitivity. Our patients can revamp the appearance of their smile, leaving with increased confidence and brighter teeth in just one visit to our office.
Philips Zoom Teeth Whitening Treatment
Dr. Dham has completed special training courses on the effective use of Philips Zoom Teeth Whitening. Zoom teeth whitening offers amazing results and can whiten your teeth up to 8 shades in just 1 hour! The process utilizes a special light and hydrogen peroxide gel to penetrate into the enamel and break down deep stains and discoloration. We can take years of stains off of your teeth in no time.
Our dentist will apply a protective gel onto your gums to protect them from the peroxide gel. Then she will use a special light to activate the whitening process. Depending on your desired outcome, we may recommend touch-up treatments.
Zoom Whitening is the fastest way to brighten your smile and offers beautiful results. If you are looking for a quick and effective way to whiten and brighten your smile before a big event, visit our dental office.
Take-home Whitening Kits
Some patients prefer gradually whitening their teeth for a more natural result. Take-home teeth whitening kits allow our patients to whiten their teeth from the comfort of their own home. Using professional grade whitening gels and custom-made whitening trays, patients enjoy beautiful results over the course of about a month.
Take-home professional whitening trays offer superior results compared to over the counter options. Take-home kits are more affordable than in-office whitening options and also reduce tooth and gum sensitivity. Patients can also use take-home kits to touch up their in-office whitening, after results begin to fade.
Teeth Whitening Aftercare
During the first 48 hours following teeth whitening, the surface of teeth are particularly porous and prone to staining. We recommend that patients avoid acidic foods and drinks, as well as anything that is dark in color. These include coffee, soda, ketchup, red wine, and citrus fruits.
Sensitivity to hot and cold drinks is common following teeth whitening treatment. This should go away within two days. We also recommend that our patients refrain from smoking and using tobacco products as they are one of the leading causes of tooth discoloration. Smoking and chewing tobacco can also negate all effects of your teeth whitening procedure.
Teeth Whitening FAQs
Do you have further questions about how our teeth whitening services can brighten your smile? Continue reading to find answers to questions frequently asked in our office.
What should you do before teeth whitening?
Before undergoing a teeth whitening procedure, you must first treat any cavities or plaque buildup because these could affect your results. Additionally, we do not recommend teeth whitening if you have any periodontal conditions including tooth decay, gingivitis, gum disease, and exposed tooth roots.
Can I whiten my dental restorations?
No, teeth whitening does not work on dental restorations and prosthetics. Porcelain and the majority of cosmetic bonding materials are resistant to conventional whitening methods. Restorations like porcelain veneers, dentures, crowns, or dental implants, will not respond well to any teeth whitening technique. Cosmetic bonding and composite tooth-colored fillings do not get brighter with teeth whitening either.
Can I drink coffee through a straw after teeth whitening?
Yes, we recommend using a straw to sip coffee (or any other beverage that is dark in color) after a teeth whitening procedure. By reducing the amount of time the liquid is in contact with your teeth, you are decreasing the likelihood of staining your teeth.