Teeth whitening is the most popular cosmetic dentistry procedure in Miami today, particularly around the holiday season. Who doesn’t want their smile to look its best for all of those holiday photos with friends and family? In addition to looking good, whiter teeth are often associated with vitality, happiness and health – everything that the holidays represent.
Professional teeth whitening is an economical way to improve the look of one’s smile. It provides safer, more immediate results than at-home methods that use low-dose bleaching agents. By visiting a cosmetic dentist or prosthodontist in Miami, professional teeth whitening is a carefully monitored process which can reduce the risk of gum and tooth sensitivity commonly associated with the procedure.
Professional teeth whitening is particularly good at targeting stains due to aging, tobacco, and foods or drinks. However, darkening that is caused by tooth trauma or medications like tetracycline will not respond well to any type of bleaching.
There are various types of teeth whitening processes and products available today, and a good Miami-based prosthodontist will help patients choose the one that will achieve the best results. Some of the most popular whitening systems include BriteSmile, Opalescence Boost, Sapphire Professional Whitening, Zoom Chairside Whitening, and deep bleaching. Most procedures take between one and two hours in the dentist’s office, and results will be noticeable immediately.
As with any type of teeth whitening method, the results of professional bleaching are not permanent. Our teeth are always subject to stains, particularly from foods and drinks like coffee, red wine, sodas and dark-colored fruits or vegetables. Therefore, it’s a good idea to follow a home maintenance program that will help preserve the results over a longer period of time. If properly maintained, a patient’s investment in teeth whitening can last for several years.
Our smiles are one of our very best assets, and it’s important to keep them looking good – at the holidays and throughout the year. Anyone interested in a brighter, whiter smile is encouraged to call our office and schedule a consultation with a professional prosthodontist.