The Smile Home – Professional Teeth Whitening
Everyone knows that life can take a toll on the way your smile looks. While we all should be striving to maintain healthy teeth and gums, sometimes practicing good oral hygiene alone isn’t enough to make our teeth as white as we would like. If you’re hiding your smile from the world because of yellow, dull, or stained teeth, Dr. Carrillo and his trusted team at The Smile Home are here to help. Check out these facts about getting your teeth professionally whitened before scheduling your appointment at The Smile Home.
Professional Teeth Whitening in Winter Garden, FL
Tooth whitening is a cosmetic dental procedure that is commonly used to enhance the appearance of a person’s smile by lightening the shade of dull or discolored teeth. Over time, the enamel of one’s teeth loses its whiteness and brightness due to common lifestyle factors, such as eating acidic foods, taking certain medications, smoking, and age. Fortunately, with the help a professional whitening procedure at The Smile Home, it’s possible to remove unsightly stains and achieve a more attractive, younger-looking smile in as little as one convenient visit.
What Happens During a Teeth Bleaching Procedure?
The most common and effective form of whitening teeth is bleaching. During this particular whitening procedure, Dr. Carrillo’s dental team will protect your gums with a special gel. Then, they will put a customized tray with the bleaching product that contains hydrogen peroxide directly on your teeth, which should fit securely like a mouthguard.
The total time of treatment could take between two and four weeks. At your first appointment, the dental team will make an impression of your mouth to create your customized bleaching tray. After treatment has begun in-office, you will be able to continue whitening treatments on your own at home using the same tray. Each bleaching treatment takes between thirty minutes and one hour, depending on the condition of your teeth and Dr. Carrillo’s recommendation.
If you’re concerned about the professional teeth whitening process being painful or damaging your teeth, don’t be. The procedure is safe and should be virtually pain-free.
How Long Does Teeth Whitening Last?
Unfortunately, the positive effects of having your teeth whitened in a dentist office won’t last forever. Depending on your lifestyle and how well you care for your teeth, you can expect your whitening results to last between one and three years.
How Should I Care for My Teeth After Having Them Professionally Whitened?
It’s important that you take care of your smile in order to keep your teeth looking their best for as long as possible. Some recommendations for how to do so include:
- Avoid teeth-staining foods, such as coffee and red wine
- Brush and floss twice a day
- Visit Dr. Carrillo every six months for routine dental exams and cleanings
- Do not use tobacco
How Much Does it Cost to Have Your Teeth Professionally Whitened?
The cost of getting your teeth professionally whitened at The Smile Home will depend on the type of dental insurance plan you have. For more information on what your dental insurance plan covers and how much you can expect your teeth whitening procedure to cost, please call our office.
The Smile Home is Here to Help You Achieve a Whiter Smile
If you’re ready to boost your confidence and look years younger by achieving a white, movie-star smile, The Smile Home is the place to go. Give us a call today to learn more about how our professional whitening treatment could benefit you and to schedule your free consultation with Dr. Carrillo!