Having a smile you feel confident about sharing with the world is priceless!
But, if you've been feeling like your smile may not be as bright as it used to be, or you're embarrassed by tooth stains or discoloration, teeth whitening in Bradenton, FL, is a quick, affordable, and excellent option for restoring your smile to its brightest glory.
Here's what you should know about bleaching your teeth at Palms Dental.
In-Office Teeth Whitening for Immediate Results
Patients looking for quick results when bleaching their teeth can benefit from in-office teeth whitening at Palms Dental. In as little as 90 minutes, Dr. Stock and his team can brighten your teeth anywhere from six to ten shades, and you'll leave our dental office with immediate, noticeable results.
We'll start by placing a barrier around your gums and soft tissues to protect them from any excess bleaching gel. Then we apply a high-strength whitening gel from UltraDent to your teeth and allow it time to do its work, brightening your smile. Once we remove the gel, we finish with a fluoride treatment to help minimize any discomfort or sensitivity caused by the bleaching gel.
Now you're ready to enjoy your brighter smile! In-office teeth whitening is ideal for patients with a significant upcoming event like a vacation or wedding they want to be camera-ready for.
Take-Home Teeth Whitening Kits in Bradenton
Customized plastic teeth whitening trays allow patients to complete their bleaching at home when it's convenient for their schedule. We also supply these for future maintenance after in-office teeth whitening.
Our team takes impressions of your teeth that they use to create plastic bleaching trays just for your smile. Then we'll ensure a snug fit, and Dr. Stock will prescribe a bleaching gel from Opalescence Go based on your tooth sensitivity. We have different levels of prescription strength whitening gel that we can adjust if you're teeth tend to be more sensitive.
We'll teach you how to safely apply the gel so you can comfortably brighten your smile at home. Most patients achieve their desired results after whitening their teeth for seven to ten days. Best of all, you'll always have your trays at home if you need to brighten and boost your smile before a big event, ensuring that you'll always be camera-ready!
Why Are My Teeth Dull or Discolored?
It's not uncommon for our teeth to appear duller or more yellowed as we age. This happens over time due to lifestyle choices, the foods and beverages we consume, and sometimes even the medications we take.
Some tooth-staining foods to be aware of are:
- Dark berries, including raspberries, blueberries, and blackberries
- Red wine
- Tomato or marinara sauce
- Soy sauce
- Coffee and black teas
- Dark colas
You don't have to eliminate these items from your diet, but knowing them can help you limit your consumption or remember to brush your teeth afterward.
Protecting Your Investment
Once you've invested in whitening your smile, you'll be glad to know there are steps you can take at home to protect your investment. First, you can commit to a consistent home care routine that includes brushing twice daily and flossing once to remove the plaque buildup and any remaining food particles in your mouth.
Routine visits to your dentist every six months for teeth cleanings will also help to remove stains from your teeth. These visits also protect your smile since your dentist can screen you for tooth problems like decay and cavities.
You can also quit negative lifestyle habits like tobacco or smoking, which cause brown and yellow tooth staining and discoloration. Quitting smoking is good for your body, health, and your smile!
The Science Behind Your Smile
Did you know that the saying "When you smile, the world smiles with you" is actually true? Science has found that smiles are indeed contagious, and smiling at someone can improve their mood (and yours) and encourage them to smile back at you.
This is because smiling actually releases "feel good" chemicals in your brain, like dopamine and endorphins. So investing in bleaching treatments that brighten your smile can build your confidence, cause you to smile more, and in turn, improve the mood and lives of other people!
Contact Palms Dental
If you're ready to enhance your smile with teeth whitening in Bradenton, FL, we invite you to call Palms Dental at (941) 748-7017 to learn which teeth bleaching option may be right for you.