Teeth Whitening in Fort Lauderdale

Arguably one of the most important cosmetic procedures – and most requested – is teeth whitening. A bright white smile can improve your confidence and self-esteem exponentially. Unfortunately, teeth naturally yellow over time due to several factors, including poor hygiene, the foods we eat and other reasons. But that doesn’t mean you can’t turn back time.

At Pearl White Dentistry, we offer a unique, at-home teeth whitening treatment that can dramatically improve the color of your teeth by several shades after just one use. Contact us today to learn more about our Forth Lauderdale teeth whitening options and be one step closer to the smile of your dreams.

Why Should You Choose to Whiten Your Teeth With a Dentist vs. Over-the-Counter or Advertisement Products?

Chances are, if you are curious about teeth whitening options, you’ve already attempted a few on your own. Perhaps you’ve tried over-the-counter teeth whitening strips or baking soda, without seeing significant results. Or worse, you’ve experienced extreme tooth sensitivity following a whitening treatment.

Unfortunately, many of the products you may see on TV or online that advertise quick whitening solutions are not the safest for your teeth. Several of these products are abrasive and will remove the delicate enamel from your teeth or cause permanent damage. If a tooth whitening solution appears too good to be true, it usually is.  

If you are considering teeth whitening in Fort Lauderdale, it’s important to choose a treatment that is supervised and approved by a dentist. An experienced dentist, like Dr. Natalia Benda-Celenski, will evaluate the current condition of your smile and recommend the optimal treatment for your unique needs.

How Our At-Home Fort Lauderdale Teeth Whitening Kit Works

At Pearl White Dentistry, we know how much a radiant smile means to you. However, we also know that attempting to whiten your teeth with products you may find on your grocery store shelf or online can do more harm than good, causing permanent tooth damage or requiring extensive treatment to undo it.

Dr. Natalia and her staff additionally understand how uncomfortable it can be to undergo lengthy in-office treatments for teeth whitening. That is why we have developed a specialized at-home whitening process that you can use to brighten your smile on your own time and in the privacy of your home.

We currently offer two options for Fort Lauderdale teeth whitening treatments. Each option features customized trays that are designed to fit the unique contours of your mouth and make your teeth sparkle without multiple long trips to the dentist.

There is the Zoom process for patients looking for a more extensive teeth whitening experience. Zoom treatment uses a combination of light and teeth whitening products to make teeth shine. It has been shown to whiten teeth by six to eight shades for the average patient, a significant and immediately noticeable difference.

This option requires one visit to our office, during which we apply a professional-grade whitening product to your teeth. All you have to do is sit comfortably in a chair while we isolate the tissues around the teeth and safely apply the whitening product. We then use a specialized light on the teeth to activate a chemical reaction and enhance whitening. This is the part of the treatment in which deep stains embedded in the enamel of the teeth loosen, break up and fade away.

Office visits for Zoom treatment usually take about two hours. The results - a gleaming white new smile -  can last as long as three years.

Patients whitening their teeth via Zoom are then sent home with a personalized set of trays and a touch-up kit. These are used once a day for a few days following the office visit to ensure that your teeth are fully whitened.

Daywhite is the second Fort Lauderdale teeth whitening option that we offer. It relies solely on personalized trays that are used at home. Although patients come into our office to have the trays customized, the entire whitening treatment happens at home. You simply place the trays on your teeth and then sit back and enjoy the results.

Our at-home whitening trays are filled with a professional-grade whitening gel. Patients typically use the trays, replacing the gel regularly, for 10 days to two weeks.

The Zoom and Daylight treatments are both highly effective. The benefit of Zoom is that the process is faster, while Daylight allows patients to complete the treatment from your home.

The Benefits of Teeth Whitening

While technically considered an elective cosmetic dentistry procedure, teeth whitening can drastically change an individual’s self-esteem. Those who undergo our Fort Lauderdale teeth whitening treatment experience results beyond the actual brightening of their smile – they experience drastic changes in their confidence.

What Factors Can Cause Teeth to Discolor

Despite rigorous brushing and flossing, there are times when our daily habits may lead our teeth to lose their natural pearly white finish. Several factors can lead to the discoloration or yellowing of teeth – most of which are related to our diets. The following are just some of the many factors that may cause teeth to stain:

Frequently Asked Questions About Teeth Whitening

At Pearl White, we often get questions from new and existing patients about their options for teeth whitening in Fort Lauderdale.

Although many people can benefit from teeth whitening treatment, the service is not for everyone. Dr. Natalia and the Pearl White staff are happy to discuss teeth whitening and a wide range of other services.

How Do Teeth Become Stained?

Highly acidic food and drinks - like sodas, certain citrus fruits and coffee - often stain and damage tooth enamel, the thin, hard shell that coats and protects the teeth. Poor oral hygiene, including skipping regular checkups and cleanings, is also usually to blame for stains and decay.

Is Teeth Whitening Worth It?

Yes, for most people. Teeth whitening is an easy and effective way to improve your smile and get the confidence boost that often comes with it. Although the cost of the treatment varies, the benefits of the treatment are immediate and can last for years.

At Pearl White, we are pleased to be able to work with several different insurers and offer a range of payment plans for patients considering teeth whitening and other services.

However, the teeth whitening treatments do not work well for patients with veneers, crowns, or bridges. We are happy to discuss other options in these situations.

Does Teeth Whitening Treatment Hurt?

The treatments that we offer are generally painless and non-invasive, although some people with sensitive teeth or gums may experience some level of discomfort during the process.

People who are concerned about tooth sensitivity should consult a dentist before undergoing Zoom teeth whitening treatment. The process can, in some situations, wear down enamel and make teeth more sensitive in the process.

Anyone who wants to whiten their teeth but is worried about sensitivity may want to opt for the Daylight treatment.

What Are My Other Options for Whitening My Teeth?

There are a wide range of over-the-counter teeth whitening treatments available for sale. That includes certain toothpastes, mouthwashes, strips, pens and other options that often promise to work as well as seeing a professional.

However, you get what you pay for. These less-expensive options often come with little or no noticeable results. In some cases, they can actually harm your smile by discoloring your teeth, making stains more noticeable or stripping the enamel.

Where Can I Get Help With Teeth Whitening Near Me?

Anyone considering teeth whitening treatment in Fort Lauderdale can make an appointment with Pearl White Dentistry for a consultation.

Dr. Natalia Benda-Celenski has been helping people across South Florida brighten their smiles and improve their oral health for more than a decade. She takes pride in making personal connections with her patients, many of whom have been coming to Pearl White for years. Dr. Natalia will take the time to understand your situation and goals and help you decide on the right path of treatment for your individual circumstances.

At Pearl White, we also offer our patients a full range of preventive, restorative, and cosmetic dental services. We are pleased to be able to provide sedation services for patients who are a little nervous or uncomfortable about seeing a dentist.

Do not just take our word for it. Our patients often glow about their experience with Dr. Natalia and the Pearl White team.

Contact Us Today to Learn More About Our Fort Lauderdale Teeth Whitening Treatments

The dazzling smile you’ve always envisioned can be a reality. Call Pearl White Dentistry today at (954) 491-8812 or contact us online to schedule an appointment and learn more about our convenient at-home teeth whitening treatments.

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