Magnolia Family Dental
General Dentistry located in Gainesville, FL
You may wonder how to choose between all the teeth whitening options on the market, but for the most dazzling results, you should go to your dentist for whitening. Magnolia Family Dental, offers in-office whitening with the Zoom! system, as well as professional-grade at-home whitening kits to patients throughout Gainesville, Alachua, Starke, Lake Butler, High Springs, Ocala, and the surrounding Florida communities. To learn more, schedule an appointment online or call the Gainesville, Florida, office today.
Teeth Whitening Q & A
What is teeth whitening?
Teeth whitening, or bleaching, is an effective method for brightening discolored teeth. If your teeth have external stains, including from drinking coffee and tea or smoking, whitening can make them several shades brighter.
Whitening works best if you have a full set of healthy teeth. It only changes the appearance of natural enamel. If you have fillings, crowns, and other restorative work, you may wish to replace them so they match your newly brightened smile.
If you have damaged, decayed, or infected teeth, teeth whitening might not be the best option for you, but don’t give up hope. Your dentist may recommend other restorative and cosmetic procedures to restore your smile, including crowns, bridges, and veneers.
Why should I go to a dentist for whitening?
You may wonder why it’s worth going to Magnolia Family Dental for whitening when there are so many commercially available whitening products, including toothpaste, strips, and gels.
The reason is simple: Your dentist gets better results than what you can buy at the pharmacy. That’s true whether you get in-office Zoom! whitening, which brightens your teeth in just 45 minutes, deep-reaching KoR® whitening, or take-home trays.
Your dentist offers stronger, more concentrated bleaching solutions than what you get in an over-the-counter whitening kit. They also personalize your treatment, which a one-size-fits-all whitening product can’t match.
Your dentist takes impressions of your teeth before you undergo teeth whitening. You receive customized whitening trays that fit your mouth perfectly to ensure that you’re comfortable and the whitening solution fully covers your teeth.
The hygienists at Magnolia Family Dental can also give you a thorough teeth cleaning before you start the process to remove any built-up plaque and tartar, so the whitening agent brightens your teeth evenly.
Whether you’re interested in an in-office procedure or dentist-supervised at-home whitening, Magnolia Family Dental has a solution that’s sure to get great results.
Is teeth whitening a substitute for dental care?
Teeth whitening can get dazzling cosmetic results, and while brighter teeth may look healthier, whitening isn’t a substitute for proper dental care and good hygiene habits.
Taking care of your teeth is the best way to ensure the results of teeth whitening last longer. For your teeth to stay truly healthy, you need to brush at least twice a day, floss once a day, and get regular checkups and cleanings at Magnolia Family Dental.
With proper care, including good hygiene and avoiding habits that stain teeth (like drinking coffee and smoking), the effects of whitening can last up to three years. You may want to get a touch-up treatment after a year or so.
For more information about teeth whitening, schedule an appointment at Magnolia Family Dental online or over the phone.