Teeth Whitening for a More Confident Smile

Posted by GCD Staff Aug 07, 2019

Teeth whitening is a fast, easy way to brighten your teeth and enhance your smile.

Teeth whitening will make your teeth more attractive and healthier. Tooth discoloration makes your teeth look bad. There are many causes of tooth discoloration including the use of tobacco products, certain beverages, and food items. Poor oral hygiene is another cause of tooth discoloration. Gradual staining occurs over the years, but the good news is you don’t have to live with unattractive teeth. Dental bleaching or whitening is safe and cost-effective procedure that will restore the confidence to your smile.

Our office uses several methods, including passive take home tray whitening and in office professional whitening. The in-chair procedure usually takes an hour to an hour and a half. Results are instantly visible and long-lasting.

Gulf Coast Dental will first inspect and clean your teeth. This will remove the build-up of bacteria, food and other substances which contribute to staining. The dentist will then apply a layer of gel that covers and protects the gums around the teeth. After this is done, a custom tray that contains a whitening solution such as hydrogen peroxide is fitted to your teeth. The tray will be kept in position for about 30 minutes. After the initial treatment, you can repeat the procedure from the comfort of your home.

What Causes Discolored Teeth?

Tooth enamel can be many different shades. Over time, tooth enamel can change color or become stained. There are many reasons why teeth become discolored:

  • Genetics—tooth color can run in the family
  • Aging
  • Injury to the teeth
  • Illness
  • Medicines, such as some antibiotics
  • Tobacco use
  • Contact with stain-causing food and drinks over time (such as berries, sauces, coffee, cola, black tea, and red wine)
  • Getting too much fluoride while teeth are developing

If your teeth are discolored, tooth whitening may help. “Whitening” is any process that can make teeth look whiter. Our office uses several methods, including passive take-home tray whitening and in office professional whitening.. The in-chair procedure usually takes an hour to an hour and a half. Results are instantly visible and long-lasting.

Keeping Your Teeth White After The Procedure

Newly whitened teeth may stain more easily. To keep your teeth white as long as possible, avoid tobacco and stain-causing food and drinks for several days after whitening. Keep in mind that teeth usually return to their original shade over time. If you can avoid the use of tobacco and large amounts of stain-causing food and drinks, your teeth may stay bright for several years.

Gulf Coast Dental is your source for teeth whitening in Pensacola, FL, and the surrounding areas. We provide a full range of dental treatments to keep your smile healthy. If you want attractive teeth and a whiter smile, then teeth whitening may be right for you.

Pursue a Whiter Smile Today

Ready to talk with a Pensacola, Florida dentist about your teeth whitening? Contact our dental office today to set up a consultation! We look forward to hearing from you and providing the superior level of care you deserve from your dental care professionals.

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