Tooth whitening is an ideal way to enhance the beauty of your smile, and is a simple, non-invasive dental treatment used to change the color of natural tooth enamel.
Having whiter teeth has now become the number one aesthetic concern of most patients, there are a lot of different ways to whiten your teeth. The most popular method is using a home tooth whitening system. Tooth whitening only works on natural tooth enamel, so it is very important to evaluate replacement of any old fillings or crowns. Replacement of any restorations will be done after whitening so they will match the newly bleached teeth.
Be aware that tooth whitening is not permanent. A touch-up maybe needed every couple years and more often if you smoke, drink coffee, tea, or wine.
Reasons you might want to get tooth whitening:
Stained teeth due to medications (tetracycline, etc.).
Yellow, brown stained teeth.
Fluorosis (excessive fluoridation during tooth development).
Normal wear of outer tooth layer.
What does getting my teeth whitened involve?
This type of tooth whitening that we use here at Palencia Dental usually requires two visits. At the first appointment, impressions (molds) will be made of your teeth to create custom, clear plastic trays.
When you come in for your second appointment, we will check the trays for proper fit, and adjustments will be made if necessary. The trays are worn with special whitening solution either twice a day for 30 minutes or overnight for a couple of weeks depending on the degree of staining and desired level of whitening. It is a normal experience if you have tooth sensitivity during the time you are whitening your teeth, but it will subside shortly after you have stopped the whitening process.
We will give you special care instructions for your teeth and trays, and we encourage you to visit Palencia Dental regularly to help maintain a beautiful, healthy, white smile.
Please call us today at 904-826-4343 and we can answer your questions about how whitening your teeth can transform your smile!
If you are looking for a dentist in St. Augustine you have found us! We are located in Palencia, just minutes from World Golf Village, Nocatee, and Jacksonville.