Dental Wellness of Westchase in Tampa, FL, offers multiple teeth whitening options utilizing the new GLO technology. Ask about our Whitening for Life program. Patients who keep up with their dental cleanings and account balances will receive a free pod of teeth whitener every six months.
What Is Teeth Whitening?
Though durable and resilient, tooth enamel dulls and becomes yellow with time. Due to the porous nature of enamel, teeth are greatly affected by staining agents. Age, genetics, smoking and chewing tobacco, and consuming dark-colored foods and beverages like coffee or wine can all contribute to this problem. Once the enamel is compromised, regular teeth brushing and dental cleanings are not enough to remove these stains.
That is where teeth whitening or bleaching comes in. Teeth whitening systems contain bleaching chemicals, such as hydrogen peroxide, that are designed to penetrate the enamel and break up stains.
You may be familiar with store-bought whitening toothpaste, rinses, and strips. While popular and easily accessible, these are not as effective as dentist-supervised teeth whitening procedures. With professional teeth whitening, you can enjoy more immediate and noticeable results.
Are You a Good Candidate?
Candidates for teeth whitening should have healthy teeth and gums. If the doctor detects any tooth decay or damage, she must address this first. For patients suffering from multiple cosmetic imperfections, we can combine your teeth whitening treatment with a smile makeover to completely enhance your appearance.