Teeth whitening is a highly effective and efficient way to improve the aesthetics of your smile. Patients with bright, white smiles are more likely to share their smiles, feel confident, and enjoy an improved quality of life.
Teeth whitening has become one of the most popular cosmetic dental treatments, providing you with a quick, economical smile makeover for that special occasion, wedding, or other special event. Dr. Perkins offers take-home and in-office teeth whitening options so patients can choose how they whiten their smiles.
Dentists recommend professional teeth whitening systems for superior results and high-quality whitening gels. Professional whitening gels reduce tooth sensitivity and customized trays will help to protect the gums from irritation.
Professional teeth whitening can be used as a singular cosmetic treatment, or as part of a total smile makeover. Patients who recently had braces removed, finished Invisalign treatment, or who have quit smoking often choose to reward themselves with whiter teeth and a brighter smile.
We provide additional dental services to new and existing patients at our Dunnellon, FL dental office.
Dr. Perkins and his staff are very caring and professionals. They took their time to make sure that my new dentures looked and felt great. Extractions went very well. My new dentures are remarkable. I highly recommend Perkins Dental.Bruce
This is the best dental practice that I have ever been to. I highly recommend them due to the quality of their staff, their professionalism, and friendliness. Keep up the good workMark C.
This office is remarkable. All personnel are courteous, kind and friendly. You are always met with each wishing you a "HELLO" and a cordial conversation. I believe the doctor himself sets this total atmosphere and with his honesty and integrity insures each patient will come back and also recommend this…Thomas S.
I have been with you since you opened and I love the service you give all these years! You were able to see me on short notice for a problem I was having. A most satisfied patient!!Donna H.
Teeth Whitening What to Expect
Prior to any cosmetic dental treatment, Dr. Perkins will evaluate the patient’s oral health for optimal results. Dr. Perkins will discuss the patient’s teeth whitening treatment options with them prior to their procedure. The patient’s cosmetic goals, timeline, and budget will also be considered.
In-Office Teeth Whitening Treatment
Dr. Perkins offers professional in-office teeth whitening treatment for an instant boost to your smile. Even people with healthy teeth can benefit from a brighter, whiter smile. Our in-office teeth whitening system can give you instant results. This is ideal for patients who have a major event coming up such as a wedding or graduation and would love to have the perfect smile for it.
The in-office teeth whitening treatment takes about an hour or less. Professional whitening is customized by Dr. Perkins to meet your needs and goals using high-quality professional whitening gels for reduced sensitivity. A thorough dental exam is recommended to determine if a professional teeth whitening treatment will address your tooth staining and discoloration.
Take-home Whitening Kits
Perkins Dentistry provides take-home whitening kits as a cost-effective and convenient way for patients to whiten their teeth. At-home teeth whitening kits give patients the flexibility and freedom to whiten their teeth on their own schedule. Dr. Perkins will create custom-fit whitening trays for each patient. The trays will be worn for a few hours every day. Patients enjoy the subtle results they develop gradually.
Other Whitening Options
Some patients may have tooth stains or marks caused by medications or trauma to the tooth. These stains may be resistant to bleaching gels. Dr. Perkins offers cosmetic alternatives to teeth whitening for improving the aesthetics of damaged teeth.
Dental veneers or tooth bonding can be used to restore the appearance of a discolored tooth. Dental veneers are thin shells that are custom-designed to fit right over your existing teeth. They only cover the front of the tooth to disguise any discoloration that may be seen when you smile.
Tooth bonding is an economical way to hide stains on your teeth if you are not ready to commit to a permanent solution like teeth veneers. It can be completed in a single visit. It involves having a bonding agent placed on your teeth that is color-matched and shaped to blend in seamlessly with your natural teeth.
Teeth become temporarily sensitive after teeth whitening because of the bleaching material reacting with natural tooth enamel. When stains and discoloration are removed from teeth, it exposes fresh tooth enamel. This enamel needs some time to get used to the elements, thus causing temporary tooth sensitivity.
No. There is no type of teeth whitening treatment that can provide you with permanent results. You will need follow-up treatments for the foreseeable future to keep your teeth perfectly white. You can lengthen your results by avoiding foods that stain, and tobacco use.
No. Dental restorations can not be whitened with traditional teeth whitening treatments. They are made of material that is already stain-resistant. If your dental prosthesis is discolored, it’s time to get a new replacement.
In some cases, patients experience whitened or bleached gums after undergoing professional teeth whitening treatment. This is considered to be a chemical burn, but it can be compared to a sunburn on your gums. The soft tissue of one’s gums may peel or flake. Gums typically return to normal within 24 hours.
No studies have shown that professional teeth whitening has a negative or damaging effect on a patient’s teeth. Many people think that teeth whitening damages enamel, but there is no conclusive evidence to show this. Enamel is considered to be the hardest tissue in the body; teeth whitening cannot harm it.