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Teeth whitening is one of the fastest, most affordable, and convenient cosmetic dentistry procedures. You can remove years of stains and discoloration from your teeth in just minutes a day before an important business meeting, dinner date, or other special occasion.
Our team at Towncare Dental of Pembroke Pines can help you achieve the radiant smile you want in a way that fits your lifestyle and your budget. We have a professional-strength take-home product that safely bleaches your teeth a little at a time over less than two weeks.
Your teeth will be noticeably whiter, especially if you whiten your teeth after a professional cleaning. A professional cleaning acts as a blank canvas for your new smile, removes any food particles and bacteria that can contribute to tooth stains or interfere with the whitening process.
Why Whiten Your Teeth?
Our teeth can change in color over time, turning off-white, yellow or even grey. It’s enough to make anyone feel self-conscious. Tooth color is actually a combination of the light reflected off the enamel (the hard outer layer of the tooth) and the color of the dentin (the middle layer) underneath the enamel. Because of genetics, some people have thinner tooth enamel—and more visible dentin—than others, but other factors affect our tooth color.
For instance, as we age, tooth enamel becomes thinner while dentin tends to grow darker. Also, enamel is porous, so certain foods and beverages can impact tooth color as well.
Common causes of tooth discoloration include:
- Beverages such as coffee, tea, red wines, and colas
- Tobacco products
- Certain medical treatments and medications
- Poor dental hygiene
- Tooth decay or trauma
In addition to brightening your smile, tooth whitening can be a good preparation for dental work such as a veneer, a crown, a bridge, or dentures. The dental porcelain used in such cosmetic and restorative treatments is color-matched to your natural teeth to blend in seamlessly. But because these dental fixtures are designed to be stain resistant, they don’t respond to whitening treatments. So if you decide to whiten your teeth after such procedures, your dental work will be more obvious.
Opalescence Go®: Impressive Teeth Whitening at Home
Our office in Pembroke Pines is proud to provide Opalescence Go, so you can discreetly whiten your teeth at home and on your own schedule. Available only from dentists, this professional-strength kit can give you impressive results in five to ten days.
Opalescence Go is so simple, it’s ready to use right out of the box. The kit features innovative trays prefilled with a whitening gel, so there’s no need to worry about measuring or wondering if you’ll have the proper amount of gel. The gel includes potassium nitrate and fluoride, two ingredients that findings have shown minimize tooth sensitivity, help to reduce cavities, and increase the hardness of tooth enamel.
To start whitening, you’ll center one of the disposable trays over your upper or lower teeth and bite gently. You’ll need to swallow to secure the gel against your teeth, then remove the colored outer tray, revealing the clear and comfortable inner tray of gel.
Opalescence Go comes in two concentrations to meet your needs. Choose a 15% concentration worn for 15 to 20 minutes a day over five to ten days, or a 10% concentration worn for about 30 to 60 minutes over the same length of time.
Once your daily treatment is done, just remove the disposable tray and brush your teeth as you normally would for easy cleanup.
Call Today to Schedule a Teeth Whitening Appointment
If you have additional questions about teeth whitening, or if you’re ready to boost the brightness of your smile, please call our Towncare Dental of Pembroke Pines office today at (954) 719-6278 to speak to our helpful staff or schedule an appointment.