Teeth whitening is a very effective and non-invasive way to roll back the years. Whiter teeth make your smile look more youthful, healthy, and attractive. Treatment is simple and can be done in the dentist’s office or at home.
Teeth whitening at our Miami office is an affordable and simple procedure for creating a brighter and more vibrant smile. It’s no surprise that this is currently the most commonly requested cosmetic dentistry procedure in the U.S., and Dr. Abbo has established himself as a teeth whitening expert to help his patients in the Miami area get the smile of their dreams.
WHY CHOOSE TEETH WHITENING
As you age, it’s normal for your tooth enamel to accumulate stains. You may not even notice it happening at first, but the effects become obvious over time. This discoloration tends to occur more rapidly for patients who regularly consume products like:
Coffee or tea
Dark colored fruit juices and sodas
Cigarettes or smokeless tobacco
Yellow and brown stains can make your teeth appear dirty – even when you brush and floss faithfully. Most “whitening toothpastes” contain no real whitening agent. They simply remove surface stain – the same stain that is removed by a dental cleaning. Most of tooth darkening comes from inside the teeth, and the only way to significantly change the color of your teeth is by using a “bleaching” agent that penetrates under the surface. This teeth whitening procedure will give you the confidence of a dazzling smile that Dr. Abbo is determined to provide to his patients.
TEETH WHITENING PROCEDURE OVERVIEW
Both professional whitening procedures, in office and at home, use the same whitening agent – usually some form of concentrated hydrogen peroxide gel. The peroxide penetrates the tooth enamel, and oxidizes as it breaks down, whitening the teeth.
IN-OFFICE TEETH WHITENING
Patients who want brilliant white teeth in a very short time often choose in-office teeth whitening at our Miami location for same day results. The procedure takes about an hour. During this time, you can simply sit back and relax. This treatment uses a special laser lamp to speed up the activity of peroxide gel and make it much more effective. Many patients see a six-to-eight shade improvement after this procedure. Your gums and lips are protected from the gel during treatment to reduce discomfort and irritation. This smile whitening treatment is a great option if you have a special event coming up, or don’t want to wait weeks for your teeth to whiten.
Miami dentist Dr. Abbo specializes in performing in-office teeth whitening.
AT HOME TEETH WHITING
your teeth and a supply of professional-strength peroxide gel. Simply coat the upper and lower trays with gel each day and wear them for the recommended period of time. These convenient at-home whitening regimens usually take a few weeks to show maximum results. You can repeat the treatment as needed to maintain or improve your teeth whitening over time. Custom trays are comfortable to wear and ensure that the gel actually stays in contact with your enamel during treatment.
MORE INFORMATION ABOUT TEETH WHITENING
Smile whitening is designed for adults with good oral hygiene who want a more youthful looking smile. It works best for patients who have stained enamel, as opposed to discoloration from worn enamel that is allowing the darker dentin layer beneath to show through. It will not whiten porcelain or resin tooth restorations. So, this procedure may not be suitable for patients who have visible veneers, crowns or tooth colored fillings in their front teeth. Some patients tend to experience tooth sensitivity for a while after tooth whitening. This is usually mild and resolves soon after treatment. If you have experienced tooth sensitivity after a smile whitening procedure in the past, be sure to ask us about ways to reduce this side effect.