Teeth Whitening in North Miami Beach, FL

A woman has a stunningly bright smile after professional teeth whitening.

Take Your Smile From Dull to Dazzling with Professional Whitening Treatments

Dreaming of a whiter, more confident smile? Coffee, wine, and even berries can leave unwanted stains on your teeth over time. At Advanced Dentistry, we offer safe and effective professional teeth whitening treatments to restore your smile’s brilliance. 

Our experienced dentists in North Miami Beach, FL, use the latest technology and techniques to deliver lasting results you can be proud of. Schedule your consultation By calling us at (305) 945-0909 to discuss your teeth whitening options, and see the difference professional teeth whitening can make!

What Causes Teeth to Stain?

Our teeth naturally lose their brilliance over time due to various factors. Here’s a breakdown of the common culprits:

  • Food and Drinks: Certain beverages and foods like coffee, tea, red wine, dark berries, soy sauce, and curries contain chromogens, pigments that stick to tooth enamel and cause staining.
  • Smoking and Tobacco Use: Tar and nicotine from cigarettes and other tobacco products stain teeth yellow or brown over time.
  • Poor Oral Hygiene: Plaque buildup, a sticky film of bacteria, can trap stain-causing particles on teeth. Regular brushing and flossing are essential to prevent plaque buildup and staining.
  • Medications: Certain medications, like antibiotics taken during childhood, can discolor teeth as they develop.
  • Aging: The outer layer of enamel thins with age, revealing the underlying dentin, which has a naturally yellowish hue.
  • Trauma or Injury: Damage to a tooth can cause internal bleeding that discolors the tooth.

What Are Professional Whitening Treatments?

Professional teeth whitening treatments are performed by a dentist and utilize concentrated bleaching agents to safely and effectively remove stains and brighten your smile. Unlike over-the-counter whitening products, professional treatments are tailored to your unique smile, helping to prevent issues like sensitivity and sub-par results. 

Types of Professional Whitening Treatments

There are two main types of professional teeth whitening treatments:

  • In-Office Whitening: Performed at the dentist’s office, this treatment typically involves applying a powerful whitening gel to your teeth and activating it with a special light source. This process is usually completed within one appointment, offering same-day results.
  • At-Home Whitening: Your dentist will provide you with custom-made whitening trays and a bleaching gel. You wear the trays filled with gel for a prescribed amount of time each day,  over weeks. This option offers more flexibility but may take longer to achieve your desired level of whitening.

Benefits of Professional Whitening vs. Over-the-Counter Whitening Products

A man smiles confidently following his teeth whitening treatment.While both professional and over-the-counter whitening products like whitening toothpaste aim to brighten your smile, professional treatments offer several significant advantages:

  • Faster and More Dramatic Results: You can often achieve several shades of whiter teeth in a single in-office session, compared to weeks of use with over-the-counter options.
  • Customizable Treatment: A dentist can assess your unique needs and tailor the treatment to your specific level of staining. This ensures optimal results and minimizes the risk of uneven whitening.
  • Comfort and Safety: Our cosmetic dentists use specialized techniques and materials to protect your gums and teeth from irritation caused by the whitening gel. They can also monitor the process to minimize side effects like tooth sensitivity.
  • Long-lasting Results: With proper care, professional whitening results can last for several years, whereas over-the-counter products typically require frequent touch-ups.
  • Supervision: Cosmetic dentists like Dr. Abbo have the skill to ensure the safe and effective application of whitening products. They can also address any concerns you may have during the treatment.

Candidacy for Professional Whitening Treatments

Professional teeth whitening is a safe and effective option for adults with healthy teeth and gums. However, there are some exceptions:

  • Pregnant or Nursing Women: It’s generally recommended to wait until after pregnancy and breastfeeding to whiten teeth.
  • Children: Teeth whitening isn’t recommended for children as their teeth are still developing.
  • Severe Gum Disease: People with severe gum disease or receding gums may not be good candidates due to potential increased sensitivity.
  • Existing Restorations: Whitening may not affect the color of existing dental crowns or dental veneers. Discuss options with your dentist if you have these restorations and desire a uniform smile.

Caring for Teeth After a Professional Whitening Treatment

A man points to his restorative dentistry solutions.Following proper aftercare is crucial to maintain your newly brightened smile and minimize the risk of sensitivity. Here are some key tips:

  • Limit Staining Foods and Drinks:  For the first 24 to 48 hours after treatment, avoid consuming dark-colored foods and drinks that can easily stain your teeth. This includes coffee, tea, red wine, and dark berries.
  • Maintain Good Oral Hygiene: Brush your teeth twice a day and floss daily to remove food particles and prevent new stains from forming.
  • Use Sensitivity Relief Products: If you experience temporary tooth sensitivity, use a toothpaste formulated for sensitive teeth or a desensitizing mouthwash.
  • Touch-Up Treatments: Occasional touch-up treatments with a dentist or at-home whitening kit can help maintain your desired level of whiteness over time.

Financing Your Teeth Whitening Treatment

At Dr. Abbo Advanced Dentistry, we believe that financial considerations shouldn’t prevent you from achieving a radiant smile. That’s why we’re proud to offer a variety of financing options to make professional teeth whitening in North Miami Beach accessible for everyone.

  • We’ll Help You Maximize Insurance: Our staff will work with you to understand your dental insurance and maximize any coverage for teeth whitening.
  • Flexible Payment Plans: We’ll create a personalized payment plan that fits your budget, allowing you to spread the cost over manageable monthly installments.
  • Third-Party Financing Options: We partner with reputable companies to offer low-interest loans and special promotions.
  • CareCredit®: This popular healthcare credit card provides quick online application, pre-qualification in minutes, and competitive interest rates.

Don’t let cost hold you back! Call Dr. Abbo at (305) 945-0909 to discuss your teeth whitening goals and explore financing options. Our friendly staff is here to guide you towards a payment solution that lets you confidently invest in your dream smile.

Whiten Your Smile Today!

Our dentists are proud to offer a tooth whitening treatment that allows our patients to achieve their whitening goals. Whether you’re whitening for a special event or just want a boost to your appearance, our LED technology is the best way to get reliable results in a single session. 

You can learn more about professional teeth whitening by scheduling a consultation with our cosmetic dentists in North Miami Beach. Contact us today by calling (305) 945-0909. We also welcome patients from the Norland, Ojus, and Keystone Islands areas.

Frequently Asked Questions

Is teeth whitening safe?

Professional teeth whitening performed by a dentist is generally safe. However, some potential side effects of the whitening process include temporary tooth sensitivity and gum irritation. Enamel damage and gum problems can occur if whitening products are misused or overused.

How long do the effects of professional teeth whitening last?

With proper care, professional teeth whitening results can last several years. Preserving the results of your whitening treatment includes brushing and flossing regularly, limiting staining foods and drinks, and occasional touch-up treatments.

Who is a candidate for teeth whitening?

Almost anyone with healthy teeth can be a candidate. Exceptions include pregnant or nursing women, children, people with severe gum disease, and those with existing restorations like dental crowns or dental veneers.

What should I not do after a professional teeth whitening treatment?

It’s best to be careful after whitening your teeth professionally to ensure the best outcome. Avoid staining foods and drinks for 24 to 48 hours after treatment. Additionally, refrain from smoking as it can stain teeth and reduce whitening effects.

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