You’ve always thought of your smile as one of your most important social assets. That’s why you brush thoroughly, floss without fail, and have routine dental exams and professional teeth cleanings.
But no matter how diligent your oral hygiene habits happen to be, they can’t always prevent stains and discoloration.
If your pearly whites aren’t as bright as you’d like them to be, Dr. Juliet Bulnes-Newton and our expert team at Westchase Esthetic Family Dentistry can help. In just 45 minutes, our in-office teeth whitening treatment lifts stains, corrects discoloration, and restores a radiant smile that’s up to eight shades whiter.
Here’s how professional teeth whitening can illuminate your smile — and set off that summer tan — in less than an hour.
The surface of your teeth isn’t as smooth as it may feel under your tongue. Viewed under a microscope, tooth enamel is actually quite uneven, containing a multitude of tiny grooves and imperceptible indentations.
Even with good oral hygiene habits, these grooves and indentations can trap food and liquid residues and allow them to build up over time. As the microstructure of your enamel captures more and more stain molecules, your teeth become duller, dingier, or noticeably discolored.
Age-related enamel changes, certain medications, and smoking can also make your teeth less white. Before your appointment, Dr. Bulnes-Newton assesses your stain or discoloration issue to ensure it’s something a whitening treatment can correct.
As one of the most popular offerings of cosmetic dentistry, professional teeth whitening has come a long way since early chairside bleaching treatments. Thanks to continuing innovations in whitening techniques and technologies, this simple and highly effective treatment is faster, safer, and more comfortable than ever before.
Here at Westchase Esthetic Family Dentistry, we offer next-level teeth whitening with Zoom! whitening, a groundbreaking treatment that combines clinical-strength whitening gel with advanced LED technology to lift tough stains and measurably brighten your enamel in less than an hour.
To ensure optimal whitening results, we begin with a brief cleaning to remove any stubborn plaque and tartar. After polishing your teeth and carefully shielding your lips and gums, we apply a layer of clinical-strength, nonabrasive whitening gel across your enamel.
Then we use a specialized blue LED light to activate the whitening agents and accelerate the breakdown of stain molecules. We repeat this easy 15-minute process a total of three times, applying the gel and activating its agents with the special light, until the lingering stain molecules are gone and your enamel attains the desired shade of white.
In just one 45-minute Zoom whitening session, you can attain a beautifully whiter smile that’s up to eight shades brighter on the VITA tooth enamel color scale. How much brighter do you want your teeth to be? The answer depends on several personal factors, including your:
Whether you’re looking for a subtle whitening touch-up or a dramatic brightening boost, a fully customizable Zoom whitening treatment delivers perfect results every time. Even better, Zoom delivers long-lasting whitening without dehydrating your teeth or making them feel sensitive.
We also offer clinical-strength take-home whitening kits so you can brighten your smile in the comfort of your own home. Our take-home kits come with customized trays that fit your teeth and gumline perfectly, so you get safe and effective results.
During your whitening consultation, we answer any questions you may have and prescribe the best take-home kit for your discoloration needs and cosmetic goals. Whether you’re looking to get fast results or you’re interested in a product that’s easier on sensitive teeth, we have you covered.
To learn more about the teeth whitening services available at Westchase Esthetic Family Dentistry in Tampa, Florida, call 813-940-4918 today, or use our easy online booking feature to schedule a consultation.