Health & Wellness

Teeth Whitening Miami Fl

In Miami teeth whitening can make the difference. It is believed that 99.7% of adults find a great smile an important social asset. For most people, that “best smile” comes with regular professional teeth whitening sessions from a dentist in their area, and our professional dentist at Bellesmiles Dental located in Miami can help you achieve that best smile with our teeth whitening services. Studies have shown that damaged and stained teeth are the feature that most people report feeling the most embarrassed and insecure about. And unfortunately, it can’t be chalked up to personal paranoia. People with whiter, stain-free teeth are generally viewed as more confident, self-assured, and competent, which can affect everything from professional opportunities to social interactions and connections. Professional teeth whitening can take years of stains off of teeth and leave a white smile adding to a youthful appearance. When considering teeth whitening Miami residents know where to go. Adding whitening to your next dental visit with Bellesmiles Dental is an excellent choice to come away with a healthy mouth and a beautiful smile.

Teeth Whitening Miami
Teeth Whitening Miami Florida

How Does Teeth Whitening Work?

Teeth are porous, therefore the gel is absorbed by the enamel and dentin of the tooth. The active ingredient in whitening gels is hydrogen peroxide which is safely absorbed by the body. The peroxide gel will be the first step for removing stains as over-the-counter whitening products are much weaker, whitening professionals such as our Miami dentists use higher concentrations to get faster and more effective results. The peroxide gel when applied to the teeth, acts as a catalyst for oxidation. The oxidation reaction allows for breaking down of the molecular bonds of the stains. Hydrogen peroxide gel dissolves stains from the enamel and dentin layers to whiten the teeth. A light source or heat source is added to ensure the reaction of the peroxide gel.

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Should I Have My Teeth Whitened?

Over time teeth become stained for a variety of reasons. The enamel and dentin of the tooth may become discolored by coffee, smoking, red wine, tea, or dyes in food. Some people have natural discolorations on their teeth but it also may be caused by aging, illness, medications, infection, or tooth trauma. This doesn’t mean you have to live with dull-colored teeth. Our whitening process at Bellesmiles Dental is completely safe and pain-free. There is no reason to avoid whitening as everyone’s smile looks and feels better after a whitening.

The Advantages of Teeth Whitening

Products that can be purchased over the counter have a much lower concentration of peroxide gel at about five to 10 percent, and many products only contain hydrogen peroxide. There are many reasons why getting professional whitening is superior.

Getting a professional whitening treatment uses 25 to 40 percent carbamide peroxide, and you may be wondering why does this matter? Not only is the carbamide peroxide stronger, but it also doesn’t give away all of its oxygen molecules as quickly as hydrogen peroxide does meaning it can be left on the teeth longer and for a much whiter result.

Many dentists provide two types of whitening services. The first being a dentist making custom-fit trays for your teeth and then providing whitening gel for each tray. This tray will be worn for 30 minutes each day for a few weeks being performed at home.

The other method is your dentist performing the procedure directly which uses 25 to 40 percent carbamide peroxide gel where they will apply it to all surfaces of the tooth. This chemical breaks down into hydrogen peroxide and urea and targets the tooth’s color via a chemical reaction. In-office whitening with our Miami team is recommended if you other problems such as receding gums or other gum tissue concerns. The at-home trays just won’t be an available option if there are any gum issues.

The average person can go about a year between whitening sessions. It all depends on an individual’s habits. Things such as coffee drinking will likely need whitening sooner than a non-coffee drinker, and the same goes for smoking. For this reason, the treatment may last as little as six months or with proper care, the results can last up to three years.

Our Miami dental team uses products that are not sold over the counter. One of the great things about getting professional tooth whitening is the fact it will whiten the whole mouth instead of just the front teeth (especially when compared to whitening strips) for a whiter result.

A clean white smile is beautiful for everyone. Let our dentist at Bellesmiles Dental provide this for you on your next visit.