A well-lived life is full of big moments. Perhaps you’re about to walk down the aisle at your storybook wedding? Maybe you have an interview coming up for your dream job? Or maybe you’re finally up for that big promotion at work and need to impress your clients? But maybe you’re self-conscious about smiling because your pearly whites aren’t so pearly or white anymore. Maybe you need a boost to your confidence?
Why Aren’t My Teeth White Anymore?
If you can identify with any of the above, professional teeth whitening treatments may be just what you need to smile like you mean it! If you are in the Bradenton FL area and are considering professional teeth whitening, Dr. Nish Patel and his team at Manatee Advanced Dentistry can help.
Even if you’ve faithfully cared for your teeth by brushing and flossing as recommended by your dentist, discoloration of your teeth will still occur naturally over time. This process can also be hastened along by other factors such as smoking or chewing tobacco or daily drinking of coffee, tea, cola or red wine. Even using certain prescription medications can cause discoloration.
Following your dentist’s recommendation of brushing twice daily and flossing at least once daily can slow this process down and help your smile stay brighter and healthier longer. However, it cannot reverse this process.
Bradenton FL dentist Dr. Nish Patel offers patients the option of in office or take home teeth whitening. Both treatments can erase years’ worth of stains and restore a more youthful appearance for your teeth. A fresh, white smile can boost your sense of confidence and help you feel ready to meet whatever challenge you’re facing.
In-Office Teeth Whitening
Our fastest method of teeth whitening is the in-office procedure. This takes a little over an hour and can produce results up to ten shades lighter. Results will depend on the severity and source of stains on the patient’s teeth, with certain stains being more difficult to erase completely. Dr. Patel will discuss expected results prior to your treatment during your consultation.
The process of in-office teeth whitening usually goes as follows. First, we set up a protective barrier for your gums. Next, we brush a layer of maximum strength bleaching gel onto your teeth and activate the ingredients with a special light. This process may need to be repeated several times until your desired shade is achieved.
In-Home Teeth Whitening
Our most convenient method for removing stains from your tooth enamel is at-home teeth whitening. This method utilizes custom-fitted trays that Dr. Patel creates in the office and maximum strength bleaching gel. The take home kit will provide results far superior to over the counter options such as whitening strips and toothpastes that you may see for sale at your local drugstore.
At home, you will fill the trays with gel and fit them over your teeth for the prescribed amount of time daily, often overnight while you sleep. The bleaching gel will remove stains and, because it contains fluoride, it will also reduce sensitivity and strengthen your enamel. After about a week of regular use, your teeth will look dramatically whiter.
All our teeth whitening products are specially formulated to minimize tooth sensitivity and Dr. Patel carefully supervises teeth whitening treatments.
Professional Teeth Whitening in Bradenton FL
To discuss which teeth whitening treatment would work best for your dental hygiene goals, schedule an appointment with Dr. Patel at Manatee Advanced Dentistry in Bradenton FL by calling 941.209.4315 or request an appointment online.