If you ask the best cosmetic dentist in Orlando what’s the most affordable and fastest way to transform your smile, the answer is teeth whitening. In-office teeth whitening is a procedure that involves bleaching your teeth to make your smile brighter. It’s fast because it only takes less than an hour to see dramatic changes in the shade of your teeth. Studies show that the procedure can brighten your teeth up to eight shades. However, before you get all excited, there are some things you need to know about teeth whitening.
Professional teeth whitening works so well with extrinsic stains but not on intrinsic stains. Unfortunately, when stains develop in the dentin layer of your teeth, bleaching products won’t be able to do their magic. The blemishes will never respond to treatments, even if you try them multiple times.
The discoloration can result from many factors, such as medications (hypertensive drugs, antihistamines, tetracycline) and trauma. Your cosmetic dentist will determine if the stains on your teeth are extrinsic or intrinsic. You may want to consider bonding or veneers if it's the latter.
Although the results are fast, they are not permanent. Nevertheless, you can enjoy a beautiful, bright, and radiant smile for several months up to three years. The results vary from person to person. If you go back to your old habits that caused your teeth to darken, like smoking or drinking coffee, tea, and red wine, don’t expect your newly whitened teeth to stay bright.
Do you want to know if you qualify for the procedure? We’ll have our cosmetic dentist take a look and determine what treatment you need. At Altamonte Implant & Cosmetic Dentistry, we offer a wide array of dental cosmetic treatments to improve your smile. Contact us today for an appointment.
– Dr. Atila C. Miranda, DDS –(407) 831-4008752 Stirling Center Pl STE 1000,