Professional Teeth Whitening in Miami Beach, FL
Get a Bright Smile with Teeth Whitening
Miami Beach teeth whitening
There are many simple things that we do every day that can stain our teeth. Things like drinking coffee, tea, or soda can cause your teeth to stain. Some foods and smoking can also cause your teeth to stain. Unfortunately, this is a normal part of life, at some point or another, most people will experience discoloration of one or more of their teeth. Whether the discoloration occurs from eating or drinking certain foods and drinks or from smoking, it can have a negative impact on your smile. Let’s face it discolored teeth can make your smile look less healthy or unappealing. However, with a simple professional whitening treatment, that usually takes only one hour, our cosmetic dentists at Precious Smiles Cosmetic Dentistry can brighten up your smile. They can remove years of staining and brighten your smile in just one visit and in only one hour.
A bright smile can restore your confidence. Contact Dr. Isidoros, Mereos, Miami Beach Dentist, at Precious Smiles Cosmetic Dentistry to schedule an appointment by calling (305) 532-9114.
What is Professional Teeth Whitening and why is it better than what I do at home?
There are countless teeth whitening options for home use, such as whitening strips or gels, however, these are not professional grade teeth whitening products. Professional teeth whitening is different, it requires a dentist to provide the treatment due to the high whitening agent (bleach) concentration. Professional teeth whitening requires the supervision of a cosmetic dentist to ensure you achieve your desired results in the safest manner possible, while avoiding blotchy results or uneven whitening. Professional teeth whitening can remove even the toughest stains and provide patients with a radiant smile that lasts for a long time.
What Causes Discolored or Stained Teeth?
There are many reasons why teeth become discolored over time. Many of the daily things we do can cause your teeth to become discolored over time. Here are some of the most common causes of stained or discolored teeth.
Smoking or tobacco products – Regular smoking or regular use of tobacco products can severely stain your teeth. Regular exposure to tar, nicotine, and chemicals in cigarettes and tobacco can stain your teeth, cause gum disease, and can also lead to oral cancer.
Everyday foods and Drinks – Certain spices in foods, dark chocolate, or berries can cause discoloration. Drinks like tea, coffee, red wine, or soda can also cause staining of the teeth.
Genes and aging – Some natural staining occurs with aging, but some people are predisposed naturally to more dental stains. Some people even have discolored teeth due to genes that express themselves with a darker color tooth enamel.
Antibiotics – Some antibiotics can cause dental stains. This is the case with Tetracycline, which was very common antibiotic used in the 70’s. This antibiotic was often prescribed to children and caused severe staining to their teeth for the rest of their lives.
Am I a Good Candidate for Teeth Whitening?
If you would like to have a brighter smile or are not happy with the color of your teeth, then you’re likely a good candidate for professional teeth whitening. Another reason to get a professional teeth whitening is if in the past you have used over-the-counter whitening products and you are dissatisfied with the results, or you can’t achieve the results you want. Maybe these products provided uneven results. Also, patients that have restorations in the anterior teeth like dental crowns, porcelain veneers, dental bonding, or dental bridges may not be good candidates for whitening. The reason is because whitening products do not work on restorations. The only exception is if your restorations are lighter shade than your natural teeth, then we may be able to match their color. Otherwise, they won’t match your surrounding teeth with a whitening treatment. .The good news is that in just one appointment, in one hour, we can brighten your smile by many shades.
Are There Any Prerequisites to Getting a Professional Teeth Whitening?
Yes, before you get a professional, we require patients to have good oral health. Your teeth need to be healthy. In other words, you need to be free of gum disease, cavities, or any type of dental infection. If you do have any dental health problems, we will take care of them before being able to whiten your teeth.
What Whitening System do you use in Your Office?
Our office uses Zoom! It is one of the best professional whitening systems on the market. It provides great results.
How does a Professional Dental Whitening Session work?
When you visit our Miami Beach cosmetic dentists for your whitening treatment, we typically begin by cleaning and polishing your teeth first to remove any plaque and tartar. This step helps ensure that your whitening treatment agents reach the surface of your teeth. Before we begin, we will ask you to choose your desired tooth color with a shade guide. This will help us better plan your treatment. Next, we will apply a special cream on your lips and gums to protect them from the whitening solution. We use dental retractors to hold your lips away from your teeth and to expose the teeth. Last, we will evenly apply the whitening gel to your teeth. Now you are ready for the special Zoom activating light.
The rest is easy. Now you will sit and relax in front of a special Zoom activating light to activate the whitening solution and accelerate the whitening process. During the process we may reapply more gel as needed to ensure you get the whitening shade you desire. We typically use one or more 15-minute sessions to ensure your comfort.
In less than one hour you can erase stains that have been there for a lifetime. Your teeth can look up to eight shades whiter with Zoom! Many of our patients do a Zoom treatment for special occasions like weddings, photo shoots, or even do it on a yearly basis to maintain their smile at its brightest.
Best place to Whiten Your Teeth in Miami Beach
Our patients enjoy the comfort of our office and our friendly staff. If you would like to remove achieve a whiter smile by removing years of dental stains in just one appointment (one hour), please contact our cosmetic dentists at Precious Smiles Cosmetic Dentistry to schedule an appointment. Give us a call at (305) 532-9114 to get the bright, white smile you deserve today.
Problems with At-Home Dental WhiteningTooth Whitening is one surefire way to boost your self-confidence and improve the look of your smile. It is also a rather simple procedure that can be accomplished either at the dental office or at your own home. The only downside to whitening your teeth is the sensitivity that sometimes develops. There are ways to combat this issue and still allow yourself to whiten your teeth and achieve that beautiful smile.
Although the exact cause of sensitivity from whitening is largely unknown, we do know that the properties of peroxide (one of the main ingredients in most tooth whitening products) has been shown to irritate the tooth nerve. This irritation or inflammation causes symptoms such as cold sensitivity and a tingling sensation. Either way the sensitivity will go away within a few hours or a few days, leaving you with a bright smile. There are a few things you can try to reduce the sensitivity:
Brush your teeth before whitening, not after whitening. Brushing right after whitening will further open pores on exposed dentin and create sensitivity. It can also damage your enamel since some bleaching agents are slightly acidic. Let your teeth recover afterwards.
Use a Desensitizing Gel to calm you’re the nerves in your teeth prior to whitening. For the most relief, you should apply the gel to your teeth for 10 to 30 minutes before bleaching using the same bleaching trays you got from your dentist and rinse afterwards.
Ideally, the gel should contain both 5% potassium nitrate and fluoride. Your dentist is able to prescribe specifically designed desensitizing gels.
For more information on other dental related issues like dental bonding, veneers, and dental implants to a complete spectrum of dental services, Dr. Isidoros Mereos offers Miami residents quality dental services ranging from cosmetic dentistry, general dentistry, to implant dentistry and more.
Give us a call at (305) 532-9114 to get the bright, white smile you deserve today.
Can I Get A Professional Teeth Whitening At Home?
As we mentioned before the best and most predictable results for teeth whitening in the office. We often create whitening trays for patients that would prefer to do this at home or want to touch up their results to make it last longer. If you think you want to try a professional at home whitening kit at home, call us. We can create the custom trays and provide you with a high grade whitening gel.