Teeth Whitening Can Illuminate Your Smile
At Holistic & Healing Dentistry in Fort Lauderdale, FL, we offer both in-office and take-home teeth whitening treatments so that our patients can achieve a brighter smile at their convenience. Committed to providing the highest quality dental care, Dr. Yani Dixon can help you achieve a brighter smile that helps you feel more confident in your personal and professional life.
Benefits of Professional Teeth Whitening
Coffee, tea, red wine, tomato sauce, mustard, and many other foods and beverages we enjoy on a regular basis can cause teeth to become stained over time. Extrinsic staining, or discoloration that affects the outer layers of the teeth, responds exceptionally well to professional teeth whitening. Under the supervision of our staff, most patients experience minimal sensitivity during teeth whitening treatment.
Teeth Whitening Options
Life is busy, and our dentistry practice understands that your time is valuable. We offer whitening treatments to accommodate any schedule. You can choose in-office teeth whitening or a take-home option:
For patients desiring immediate results, Zoom!® can be completed in just under one hour. The process can dramatically lighten your teeth by several shades. In preparation for the treatment, a rubber dam will be placed to protect the soft tissues of your smile. A hydrogen peroxide-based gel will be applied to the surfaces of your teeth, and the bleaching agents within the gel are activated by a special light. The formula will gently penetrate your teeth to eliminate staining and discoloration. Typically, this process involves three 15-minute cycles to achieve the desired outcome.
Life is busy, and our dentistry practice understands that your time is valuable. We offer whitening treatments to accommodate any schedule.
Patients who prefer to whiten their teeth in the privacy of their own homes can benefit from our take-home bleaching kits. Because the at-home formula contains a lower concentration of hydrogen peroxide, it reduces the risk of teeth and gum sensitivity. Patients who choose this treatment will receive custom trays, which are filled with whitening gel during each whitening session. The trays will be worn every day for a specified amount of time. Treatment can take up to three weeks, depending on your goals. Once complete, the results are comparable to those achieved with in-office whitening.
Comprehensive Cosmetic Treatment
We offer several cosmetic procedures to enhance the aesthetics of your smile. Teeth whitening is often combined with other treatments for optimal results. For example, many patients choose to undergo whitening prior to receiving a crown or porcelain veneers so that these restorations can be matched to the brilliant new shade of surrounding teeth. Often, patients choose to celebrate the achievement of straighter teeth through Invisalign® treatment. Through careful assessment, Dr. Yani can help you determine which combination of treatments will best meet your needs, and create a personalized plan just for you.
Am I a Candidate for Teeth Whitening?
If you have mild to moderate staining or discoloration, you are probably a good candidate for professional teeth whitening. However, any issues such as tooth decay or periodontal disease must be addressed before undergoing cosmetic treatments.
Because teeth whitening is a low-risk treatment, it is appropriate for most patients. However, if you have intrinsic stains, which occur on the inner surfaces of the teeth, whitening may not be an effective solution. Instead, many patients choose to conceal these stains with crowns or veneers.
Schedule a Consultation with Us Today
If you would like to achieve a brighter, more vibrant smile, schedule a consultation with Dr. Yani to learn how professional teeth whitening can benefit you. Contact us online or call our office at (954) 525-6010.
“5 star dental office! Thank you Dr Yani and team for being so welcoming, reassuring and attentive to my needs. Overall a great experience!” Anna T.