Everyone deserves a smile that they can be proud of. One of the most common ways to enhance a smile is through teeth whitening. Professional whitening achieves long-lasting results by removing stains and discoloration.

Teeth whitening can help you achieve a brighter, more beautiful smile. Fort Lauderdale Dental Studio offers teeth whitening procedures in Fort Lauderdale and the surrounding area so you can smile with confidence. Call us at (954) 519-7792 to learn more about our services or schedule an appointment.

Benefits of Teeth Whitening at the Dentist’s Office

Teeth whitening at the dentist’s office is the safest and most effective method of achieving whiter teeth. In-office whitening occurs under carefully monitored conditions. Teeth whitening under professional supervision allows for safe, controlled, pain-free treatment.

Professional whitening products use a stronger concentration of hydrogen peroxide than over-the-counter products. Thus the whitening process takes less time to achieve better results. Treatment under a dentist’s care ensures that sensitive gums are not irritated during the whitening process. The results should be long-lasting with careful oral hygiene practices.

“Teeth whitening under professional supervision allows for safe, controlled, pain-free treatment.”

What to Expect at the Consultation

Before the teeth whitening procedure, people will need to attend a consultation. This appointment will allow the patient to discuss their dental history, overall health, and teeth goals. It is also crucial to bring up any ongoing dental issues, such as teeth and gum problems that will require treatment before teeth whitening can occur.

We will also examine the patient’s teeth to see if they will benefit from whitening treatments. It is important to note that existing dental work, such as crowns and veneers, will not respond to conventional whitening agents. If treatments are a viable option, we will help determine which whitening product or technique will be the most effective.

“This appointment will allow the patient to discuss their dental history, overall health, and teeth goals.”

Teeth Whitening Treatment Length

Teeth whitening done in the office is the quickest method to whiten teeth. People can achieve much brighter teeth more quickly in-office because the concentration of bleaching solution is much stronger than other options. Professional teeth whitening requires an appointment.

Teeth can get three to eight shades whiter with several 30 to 60-minute sessions. Other tooth whitening treatments are available that can whiten teeth in a single two-hour session. People interested in teeth whitening should contact us for information about the available treatment options.

“Teeth whitening done in the office is the quickest method to whiten teeth.”

Who Should Get Teeth Whitening at the Dentist

Teeth whitening at the dentist is best for people with moderate to severe discoloration and staining. These stains can occur due to aging, smoking, medications, and certain foods and drinks. People with yellow or brown discoloration on their teeth are ideal candidates for professional teeth whitening. Pregnant and lactating women should also not receive teeth whitening.

We do not recommend teeth whitening for people with gum disease, worn down enamel, and existing decay. Cavities and damage will require treatment before a person can whiten their teeth. People with teeth that are gray or purple may not respond to bleaching. People interested in teeth whitening can speak with our team to determine the best-suited options for their needs.

“Teeth whitening at the dentist is best for people with moderate to severe discoloration and staining.”

Follow-Up Care

Although professional teeth whitening is not permanent, people can help their results last longer with proper care and maintenance. People should avoid smoking and food and drinks that stain teeth, such as coffee, tea, or red wine. It is also essential to brush teeth twice a day, floss daily, and use mouthwash to reduce plaque.

People can also use whitening toothpaste as per the dentist’s recommendation, such as Colgate Total SF Fresh + Whitening ™ Toothpaste, hello® Naturally Whitening Toothpaste, or Colgate® Optic White® Toothpaste. Keep up with regular dental appointments for teeth cleaning. Patients can discuss touch-up treatments at six-month intervals with our team.

“Although professional teeth whitening is not permanent, people can help their results last longer with proper care and maintenance.”

Questions Answered on This Page

Q. What are the benefits of teeth whitening at a dentist’s office?

Q. What happens during a consultation for teeth whitening?

Q. How long does teeth whitening treatment take?

Q. Who can get their teeth whitened at the dentist?

Q. How can people maintain their results?

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Frequently Asked Questions

Q. Is teeth whitening a safe procedure?

A. It is considered a safe procedure. There are possible side effects, though. The teeth may become more sensitive during treatment. Gums can become irritated from the whitening process. These symptoms should go away once the whitening products are no longer being used.

Q. Do I need to get my teeth cleaned before a teeth whitening procedure?

A. A professional tooth cleaning removes plaque and tartar, which makes the teeth whitening procedure more effective. It also helps to keep the color uniform while whitening. During the dental cleaning appointment, the exam can identify any tooth decay or gum diseases that need to be treated before whitening.

Q. Can I get teeth whitening if I have crowns or a bridge?

A. Whitening products only work on natural teeth. A person with implants, crowns, or bridges can speak with our team about maintaining tooth coloration across all teeth. People with previous dental work can still receive a whitening treatment.

Q. Can I still get teeth whitening if I have other dental concerns or issues?

A. Our dental team can assess a patient’s oral health to determine the right treatment course to get the desired results. Gum disease and tooth decay may need to be treated before whitening for the desired results. A consultation from our dental team will help you find solutions for good oral health.

Q. Does dental insurance cover teeth whitening?

A. Most dental insurance plans do not cover teeth whitening or other cosmetic procedures. Every insurance plan is different. People interested in teeth whitening should contact their insurance provider for more information.

Cosmetic Dentistry Terminology

Bleachorexia is when people continue to abuse teeth whitening solutions without consulting professionals, causing significant damage to their enamel and gums in the process.
Carbamide Peroxide
Carbamide peroxide is a solution that contains hydrogen peroxide and can help to whiten teeth.
Cosmetic Dentistry
Cosmetic dentistry is generally used to refer to any dental work that improves the appearance (though not necessarily the function) of a person’s teeth, gums and/or bite.
Deeper Teeth Stains
Deeper teeth stains are stains that require professional oral health services and can result from certain foods, beverages or improper oral hygiene.
Dentin Hypersensitivity
Dentin hypersensitivity is when the enamel wears down on the tooth enough that the dentin faces exposure and will cause great levels of pain when a person applies pressure to the tooth or drinks hot/cold beverages.
A dentist, also known as a dental surgeon, is a doctor who specializes in the diagnosis, prevention, and treatment of diseases and conditions of the oral cavity.
Hydrogen Peroxide
Hydrogen peroxide is a chemical compound in teeth whitening solutions that patients use to whiten the shade of their teeth.
Relief ACP
Relief ACP stands for amorphous calcium phosphate, which helps to relieve the pain in sensitive teeth in a gel form.
Stained Dentin
Stained dentin can result from certain foods and beverages with a lack of proper brushing. Dental professionals can provide whitening treatments to brighten the teeth.
Surface Enamel
The surface enamel is the hard outer shell that protects the dentin and pulp of the teeth. The enamel is the surface that people see when one smiles.
Surface Teeth Stains
While surface teeth stains can be inevitable with age, certain foods and beverages will only promote discoloration and faded teeth.
Teeth Whitening Concentrate
Teeth whitening concentrate is the bleaching agent that whitens the shade of teeth, which is more effective from a professional and not a general store product.

Call Us Today

Teeth whitening is a safe and effective way to achieve the smile that you have always wanted. Fort Lauderdale Dental Studio can help. Call us today at (954) 519-7792 to learn more about our services or schedule an appointment.

What's the safest way to whiten teeth?

The safest way to whiten teeth is under the supervision of your dentist or following their instructions.

Are there any side effects associated with teeth whitening?

Teeth whitening can potentially cause slight sensitivity, but it can be managed. Your dentist may recommend taking some analgesics for the first night after the procedure, typically for the first 24 hours to alleviate any minor sensitivity.

How is professional teeth whitening typically conducted?

Professional teeth whitening is primarily performed in the dental office, closely supervised by your dentist. Upon your arrival, the dentist ensures there are no dental issues requiring treatment before whitening, as well as confirming that there won't be excessive post-whitening sensitivity. Once that's established, the whitening process begins.

Your gums are isolated, and your cheeks are shielded from the whitening solution due to its slight acidity. Following your preparation, the whitening solution is applied.

We typically leave it on for approximately 15 minutes, with several cycles of applying and removing the solution. This controlled environment ensures a safer and more effective process than attempting whitening at home.

What are the pros and cons of teeth whitening?

The pros of teeth whitening are that it provides a cost-effective way to achieve a visually appealing result relatively quickly. However, a potential con is sensitivity. The whitening solution can temporarily increase tooth sensitivity, but we can help you manage it, and it usually only lasts a few hours or at most, the first day.

How often can you undergo professional teeth whitening?

The frequency of professional teeth whitening can vary. In general, you could consider doing it once a year, possibly every two years, depending on your dentist's recommendation. Some dentists also provide at-home touch-up kits to help maintain your white smile between professional treatments.

How can you prolong the results of your teeth whitening treatment?

Extending the results of your teeth whitening treatment is straightforward. Avoid dark-colored drinks such as coffee, wine, and deeply pigmented juices. Opt for translucent and transparent beverages to prevent staining your teeth.

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If you have additional inquiries or if you're ready to schedule an appointment, please don't hesitate to call us at (954) 462-5252. We're here to assist you.

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