Teeth Whitening

Teeth Whitening Coral Gables, FL

If you have ever wished that your smile were whiter and brighter, then Teeth Whitening is an excellent cosmetic dental alternative that will change the way your smile look inside one day.
Dr. Peggy Alvarez-Penabad offers inside-office professional teeth whitening procedure that can help you achieve a stunning brighter, whiter smile you desire. For more information about Tooth Whitening and our cosmetic solution promotions please contact our office today at (305) 548-8690. We look forward to working with you to improve your overall oral health and smile!

Teeth Whitening

Teeth whitening is a non-invasive cosmetic treatment that lightens teeth and helps to remove stains and discoloration. It is also one of the most popular treatments offering a quick and affordable way to enhance a smile. Universally valued by men and women alike, whitening (or bleaching) treatments are available to satisfy every budget, time frame and temperament. 

Types of Teeth Whitening

It is important to make a consultation with your dentist before starting a bleaching process. however If you are already a candidate, there are four ways to put the shine back in your smile which are: Stain Removal Toothpastes, In-Office Bleaching, At-Home Bleaching from Your Dentist, Over-the-Counter Bleaching Products.

Dr. Peggy Alvarez-Penabad offers 2 in 1 cosmetic package, which includes: a full Professional In-Office Bleaching + an At Home Bleaching retouch after 6 to 8 month from the day of treatment. This process it able to make your teeth shine for a complete year.

What To Expect From A Teeth Whitening Process

There are several standard steps to performing an in-office whitening:

  • Before starting, the dentist will make a record of the current shade of your teeth. Your teeth would then be polished with pumice, a grainy material used to remove any plaque on the surface.
  • Your mouth will be isolated with gauze to keep your teeth dry. Retractors may be used to keep your cheeks, lips, and tongue well away from the whitening solution.
  • A barrier would next be placed along the gumline to further protect it from exposure to the solution.
  • Next, the teeth would be coated with a whitening solution on the front surface only. The solution typically includes either hydrogen peroxide or carbamide peroxide as the bleaching agent.
  • Many whitening products require a curing light or laser to activate the peroxide. Once applied, the solution would be left on the teeth for 30 to 60 minutes, or reapplied occasionally, depending on the brand.
  • Once the optimum shade has been reached (or the maximum time has passed), the teeth would be rinsed. A fluoride application may be used to help ease any tooth sensitivity.
  • Additional visits would be scheduled until the desired shade is reached.
  • Upon completion, you would be advised to avoid foods or beverages with a high level of pigment for at least 24 hours. These include coffee, tea, tomato sauce, tomato juice, yellow mustard, beets, black grapes, candies, and red wine. Smoking or tobacco of any sort would also be avoided.

Professional At-Home Teeth Whitening Kits

These do-it-yourself models can only be obtained from a dentist and require a dental impression in order to make custom-fitted trays (dental cups contoured to your teeth). The trays take around one to two weeks to make on average. The procedure itself is performed for an hour a day over a two-week period. It is not all that difficult to do and provides far better results than most OTC drugstore brands.

We recommend the following tips to take care of your teeth:

  • Brush your teeth last thing at night and at least one other time during the day, with a¬†fluoride toothpaste.
  • Cut down on how often you have sugary foods and drinks.
  • Visit your dental team regularly, as often as they recommend.

What To Expect From A Teeth Whitening Process

Maintaining good oral hygiene practices and continued, long-term follow-up by the dental professionals are essential to prevent dental diseases from developing into a more serious and/or chronic condition that may require surgery.

For more information about Tooth Whitening and our cosmetic solution promotions please contact our office today at 305 548 8690. We look forward to working with you to improve your overall oral health and smile!