Healthy white teeth play a crucial role in your appearance. They enhance your smile and even improve your social interactions.
Stained and discolored teeth are often associated with poor hygiene and oral health. In this article, our team at Dental Specialists of North Florida in Saint Augustine and Palm Coast, Florida, share insights on the different dental treatments you can choose to whiten your teeth.
Teeth whitening treatments are the least invasive and cost-effective way of improving your smile. The three commonly used procedures for whitening teeth are:
Laser whitening is a popular option for patients looking for quick results. It is slightly costlier than other whitening procedures but very effective.
Prior to starting the procedure, the dentist will cover your lips and gums for protection. Then, a whitening agent is applied to all the teeth. The laser is used to activate the whitening agent in the chemical solution. The longer the teeth are exposed to the laser, the whiter they will be.
Laser procedures have no harmful effects. However, they only work on natural teeth and not on veneers or crowns.
Gel whitening is one of the easiest procedures for whitening your teeth that you can even do at home. However, if you want more effective results, it’s best to refer to a dental care professional.
Whitening gels contain whitening agents like carbamide peroxide or hydrogen peroxide. The procedure is safe and cost-effective, and the only side effect some patients experience is temporary tooth sensitivity.
Internal bleaching is the most thorough method of teeth whitening that cleans the teeth from the inside out. Patients who have undergone a root canal treatment or have stained teeth due to trauma or caries can benefit from this treatment.
If you are looking for teeth whitening procedures or cosmetic dental procedures to transform your smile, call Dental Specialists of North Florida at (904) 794-1000 or (386) 986-1000. You can also visit us at 10 Saint Johns Medical Park Drive, Suite C, Saint Augustine, FL 32086 and 3 Cypress Branch Way # 107, Palm Coast, FL 32164.