Over the years, it’s very common for the teeth to develop stains or slightly discolor. This could be due to regular exposure to darkly pigmented foods and drinks such as coffee and wine, tobacco use, or a side effect of the natural aging process. In any case, darkened teeth can easily make a person appear much older than they really are and feel self-conscious, which is why we’re happy to offer a selection of professional-strength whitening treatments, able to deliver the dramatic results store-bought products simply can’t.
An unfortunate fact of life is that teeth stain. As you grow older, your teeth begin to go through wear and tear that eventually affects your enamel. However, there are also certain foods, drinks, and lifestyle habits that can cause staining and discoloration before old age. Coffee, wine, and other drinks with dark colors can increase your chances of staining. Additionally, any foods that are rich in color like blueberries or pasta sauce can cause discoloration. And, if you smoke or use tobacco products, it’s only a matter of time before your smile becomes yellowed.
Thankfully, we offer two different types of teeth whitening to bring the bright, white, youthful, and confident appearance back to your smile. These options include:
For the most convenient form of whitening, you can get one of our take-home kits to receive professional grade whitening on your own time. We custom-make our whitening trays to give you even, consistent, and effective results that you can’t get with in-store products. You’ll simply wear your trays for about 30 minutes a day, and after about 2 weeks, you’ll begin to notice beautiful results. This option is great for patients who rather skip time in the dental chair and whiten at their own leisure.
For a stronger and quicker solution, we offer in-office Opalescence whitening. With this option, you can receive a smile that is up to 8 shades brighter in just an hour’s time! Dr. Tindal will apply a strong yet safe bleaching gel to your smile and use a special heating lamp to make the process faster and more effective. This modern technology allows those even with deep stains beneath the surface of their teeth to receive beautiful results. Our in-office whitening service is especially popular for patients who need a quick smile upgrade for photos, events, interviews, and more.
The lifespan of your newly whitened teeth will directly depend on how you care for them. By avoiding some of the foods and habits mentioned above, you can extend the results of your treatment. Additionally, it’s important to brush and floss your teeth every day to remove plaque and bacteria that cause discoloration. Lastly, you can always visit Dr. Tindal for small touchup appointments to keep your smile looking radiant throughout the year.
If you’re ready to turn back the clock and improve your overall appearance, teeth whitening is one of the fastest, affordable, and most effective ways to do it. To learn more or schedule an appointment, contact us today.
Are you ready to restore that youthful glow with a professional teeth whitening treatment in Sarasota? For your convenience, we’ve gathered some of the most common questions we get about this popular cosmetic service below. If you don’t see the answer you’re looking for, don’t hesitate to call us or schedule a consultation!
In order to reach and lift the discoloration inside your enamel, whitening products make your teeth more porous, which can cause sensitivity. However, you can rest assured that when your teeth are whitened by a highly experienced professional like Dr. Tindal, the process will be as comfortable as possible. While you may feel some slight sensitivity for the first few days after your treatment, your teeth are not damaged and any discomfort should ease within a few days.
Additionally, we’ll always carefully inspect your teeth and gums before your treatment. Issues like tooth decay and gum disease can sometimes make teeth whitening uncomfortable, so we’ll be happy to get your oral health back on track before revitalizing your smile.
Charcoal-based teeth whitening products are an internet sensation these days. However, despite their popularity, experts do not recommend these whiteners. For one, there isn’t enough documented evidence to suggest that these products actually brighten teeth. What’s more, charcoal is both highly abrasive and dark in color. It can easily scratch away your enamel, leaving it susceptible to damage, decay, and even discoloration.
Instead of gambling with the wellbeing of your pearly whites, skip charcoal whitening options and see us for a professional treatment instead. We offer both quick in-office treatments and convenient at-home whitening kits that can safely and reliably brighten your smile.
Try as we might, we can’t always protect our children from discolored teeth. A stained smile can take a huge toll on your son or daughter’s confidence, especially in their teenage years. Thankfully, a personalized teeth whitening treatment is a safe option for growing smiles in most cases. First, they’ll need a consultation with Dr. Tindal. He’ll go over their goals and review their oral health to ensure that teeth whitening is a good option for them. Typically, they’ll need to have all their permanent teeth and be cavity-free before being a good candidate for a teeth whitening treatment.
Both in-office and at-home teeth whitening treatments can brighten nearly anyone’s smile. However, there are a few types of discoloration that can’t be addressed with this particular cosmetic service. Enamel stains caused by injury, certain medications, and overexposure to fluoride in childhood are too severe to be treated with whitening products. Thankfully, there are other ways to improve the appearance of these teeth. During your consultation, we’ll review your specific situation to determine the cosmetic treatment that’s best for you. In these cases, we may recommend porcelain veneers or dental crowns to transform and renew your pearly whites.