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Teeth Whitening

Instant Teeth Whitening in Lakewood Ranch

Your smile can become stained from years of drinking coffee, teas, and wine, or because of nicotine use. After being disappointed in over-the-counter whitening products, many individuals are turning to chairside teeth whitening at our Lakewood Ranch dental office to instantly whiten their teeth.

Why Whiten Your Teeth?

Many people choose to brighten their smile before a special occasion or event. Beginning a new career is another reason opt for teeth whitening. Many patients that we see for teeth whitening at our dental office in Lakewood Ranch have a big job interview, vacation, or re-union in the near future.

Whatever the reason, a beautiful white smile can greatly improve self-esteem and allows us to express ourselves confidently and openly, often making a better first impression.

What is Involved in Having Your Teeth Whitened?

Dr. Scala is highly trained and experienced when it comes to applying her professional teeth whitening treatment in the office.

Prior to treatment, there will be a consultation where the dentist will outline the exact procedure.  On treatment day, a deep cleaning (prophylaxis) will be performed to rid the teeth of any debris and plaque.  The next steps of a professional teeth whitening procedure are:

·         Cheek retractors will be placed to expose the entire surface of the teeth.

·         The gums will be painted or covered to reduce sensitivity.

·         The dentist will apply the whitening gel to the teeth.

·         The gel will be rinsed off.

The special whitening gel contains protective ingredients to preserve the health of your teeth. In an only hour or less, you will have a smile that is several shades lighter.

Maintaining That Smile

After your initial chairside treatment, our Lakewood dental practice provides professional, take home teeth whitening trays, to help you make your bright smile last. At Lakewood Ranch Family and Cosmetic Dentistry, You are given thorough instructions on the use of these trays and information for maintaining the brilliance of your smile.

Can all Dental Stains be Lightened?

If your teeth have extrinsic stains from habits such as drinking dark liquids or using nicotine, you are an excellent candidate for teeth whitening. If your teeth are discolored from antibiotic use or have a genetic cause, veneers may be a better choice. We provide veneers at our Lakewood Ranch dental practice as well.

If you are looking to improve you smile by whitening your teeth, or for any other general or cosmetic dentistry need, call Lakewood Ranch Family & Cosmetic Dentistry today!