Life has a lot of big moments; moments when you will want to look and feel your best. But maybe your pearly whites aren’t so pearly or white anymore, making you a little self-conscious? Maybe you need a boost to your confidence?
If you can relate to any of the above, professional teeth whitening treatments may be just what the dentist ordered to help you smile your most confident smile! If you are in the Dunnellon, FL area and are considering professional teeth whitening, Dr. Carter Perkins and his team at Perkins Dentistry can help your put your best smile forward.
How Do Teeth Get Discolored?
Even if you’ve dutifully cared for your teeth by brushing twice daily and flossing everyday as recommended by your dentist, your teeth will still naturally become discolored over time. This process can also be quickened by other factors such as smoking or chewing tobacco or regular consumption of coffee, tea, cola or red wine. Even the use of certain prescription medications can cause discoloration.
Following your dentist’s recommendation of brushing twice daily and flossing at least once daily can slow this natural discoloration down and help your smile stay brighter and healthier longer. However, it cannot reverse this process.
Dunnellon, FL dental provider Perkins Dentistry offers its’ patients the options of both in-office or at-home teeth whitening. Both treatments can restore a more youthful appearance for your teeth by erasing years’ worth of stains. Refreshing and whitening your smile can boost your self-confidence, helping you feel ready to meet whatever challenge you might be facing.
In-Office Teeth Whitening
Our fastest working method of teeth whitening is through an in-office procedure. In only a little over an hour, Dr. Perkins can help lighten your teeth by up to ten shades. Results will vary depending on the severity and source of the stains on the patient’s teeth. Stains from certain sources are more difficult to erase completely. Dr. Perkins will discuss expected results prior to your treatment during your consultation.
The process of in-office teeth whitening usually begins with Dr. Perkins setting up a protective barrier for your gums. Next, he applies a layer of maximum strength bleaching gel onto your teeth and activates the ingredients with a special light. This process may require repeating several times to reach your desired shade.
At-Home Teeth Whitening Kit
Our most convenient method for removing stains from your tooth enamel is an at-home teeth whitening kit. For this method, Dr. Perkins creates custom-fitted trays in the office for patients to use with maximum strength bleaching gel. The take home kit is professional strength so it can provide results that are far superior to over-the-counter options such as whitening strips and toothpastes that you may see for sale at your local drugstore.
At home, you will fill the trays with the bleaching agent provided and fit them over your teeth for the prescribed amount of time daily, often overnight while you sleep. The bleaching gel will remove stains and also reduce sensitivity and strengthen your enamel as it contains fluoride. After about a week of using as prescribed, your teeth will look dramatically whiter.
All our teeth whitening products are specially formulated to minimize tooth sensitivity and the team at Perkins Dentistry carefully supervises teeth whitening treatments.
Teeth Whitening in Dunnellon, FL
To discuss which teeth whitening treatment would work best for your dental hygiene goals, schedule an appointment with Perkins Dentistry in Dunnellon, FL by calling (352) 440-5827 or request an appointment online.