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Lighten Up with Teeth Whitening

Lighten Up with Teeth WhiteningAre you about to say “I do” to the person of your dreams with everyone you know watching? Maybe you have that interview for the job of a lifetime coming up? Or maybe you’re about to walk across the stage for your degree after years of hard work? If you’re self-conscious because your pearly whites are not so pearly or white anymore, teeth whitening treatment might be just what you’re looking for to help you shine in your big moment.

Even if you’ve always cared for your teeth as directed by your dentist, discoloration of your teeth is a natural part of life. However, this discoloration can also be increased  by other factors such as smoking, chewing tobacco or daily servings of coffee, tea , cola or red wine.

Regular brushing and flossing is recommended by dentists and can stall this process and help your smile stay healthy longer, but it cannot reverse discoloration alone. Over-the-counter whitening strips and specialty toothpastes can be of some help with lightening up discoloration but they only have limited effects.

This is where Perkins Dentistry comes to the rescue with professional teeth whitening!

These easy and affordable treatments are completed in the office or can be supplied to you by Dr. Perkins for use at home. Our whitening treatments are especially formulated to minimize the sensitivity that is often a complaint of other teeth whitening products. Professional Teeth Whitening can lighten your teeth up to eight shades in just one in-office session. We also offer easy, convenient and cost-effective at-home treatments that be done on your schedule in the comfort of your own home!

In-office whitening is a scientific process that can be completed in about one hour’s time through the combination of advanced technology and a specialized bleaching formula. Dr. Perkins customizes the treatment based on your dental needs. The process begins with the application of a ph balanced hydrogen peroxide solution to your teeth. Our skilled and conscientious staff then apply a special light to heat up the gel, increasing the whitening power of the formula.

Perkins Dentistry also offers take-home treatments. This process uses a bleaching tray which is filled with bleaching gel and placed into your mouth in the comfort of your own home to whiten your teeth. These treatments can even be done while you sleep and can be used in conjunction with or as follow-up treatments to an in-office whitening procedure to help your results last longer. Take-home treatments are usually meant to be used daily for several weeks as opposed to an in-office treatment that is a single bleaching session.

Both treatments’ results are brighter and longer lasting than those of over-the-counter whitening toothpastes and strips. Regular cleanings at your dentist’s office and routine brushing and flossing regularly will also help results last longer. Deeper and untreated discoloration may require dental veneers or dental crowns. So if you want to put your best smile forward, schedule an appointment by calling 352.440.5827 or schedule an appointment online today!