Everything you need to know about teeth whitening

Everyone loves a bright smile, and teeth whitening is a great way to achieve perfect pearly whites. 

What Are My Teeth Whitening Options?

If you’d like to whiten your teeth, there are several different options available to you:

  • Whitening Toothpaste. Whitening toothpaste uses chemical agents to whiten teeth. However, these toothpastes typically only lighten the color of teeth by about one shade. This option offers the most subtle results, but it is a simple first step you can do at home simply by switching toothpaste brands. 
  • At-Home Bleaching. This includes gels you paint on your teeth, teeth whitening strips, and mouth trays you wear that contain whitening solution. While these at-home bleaching methods all work, there are a few drawbacks. For one thing, it takes time to see results, and the results are more subtle than what you would achieve with a professional whitening. These methods also aren’t recommended for people who have sensitive teeth or gums. Plus it needs time and patience to ensure you see some results. 
  • In-Office Whitening. In-office professional whitening offers the best results, typically whitening teeth about 8 shades. While professional whitening costs more than the other methods, the results are immediate and more dramatic. Because the whitening is performed by a professional, this method is also safer than at-home bleaching.

At South Miami Family Dental we offer the best in-office whitening systems that can get your teeth looking the brightest in less than an hour.

We use state-of-the-art technology that works by activating a special gel that is applied to your teeth. The Whitening gel works together with the light to penetrate the teeth and brake up the stains and discoloration.

This Whitening gel is composed by hydrogen peroxide that when it is broken down, allows oxygen to enter the enamel bleaching colored substances while leaving the structure of the tooth unchanged.

Custom whitening trays are an alternative treatment when the teeth are very sensitive. The tray is filled with a gentle material and inserted in the mouth. They are used every night to gradually achieve the brightness as desired. – guide-

In South Miami Family Dental will examine the teeth and gums to be sure that a patient is a candidate for a whitening treatment. Our patients oral health is a priority for us.

A dental cleaning is recommended a week before the whitening treatment for best results.

Your teeth clean, white and healthy are our concern.