Caffeine is something most of us can’t live without, but unfortunately, it plays a significant role in staining our teeth. Those who smoke or use tobacco products are at an even greater risk of having darker teeth. At Ortholine Family Dentistry in Coral Gables, FL, we have a team of experts at teeth whitening who can make your teeth several shades brighter.
We can whiten your teeth in-office, or we can give you advice on how to do it at home. For those who want to do it at home, getting advice from a dentist almost always leads to better results.
Whitening products are available over the counter at most pharmacies. Most people should be fine if they follow the instructions that come with the product. The excessive use of bleaching products, however, can harm teeth and make them more sensitive.
In-office whitening procedures use more concentrated forms of bleach. At Ortholine Family Dentistry, we can whiten your teeth over a few 30-60 minutes. Alternatively, if you’re in a hurry and want immediate results, we can whiten them in a single visit that’ll take a couple of hours.
To find out more about our whitening options, give us a call.
While whitening is very effective and works for most people, some may not benefit from it. The worse the stains on a person’s teeth, the less they’ll benefit from whitening. For example, those with yellow teeth while benefit more compared to those with gray teeth.
Abstaining from smoking and caffeinated drinks would help whiten teeth and keep them whitened for longer. Another thing many people don’t seem to know is that whitening products don’t affect restorative materials.
Those who have fillings, crowns, and other dental materials in their mouths won’t benefit from whitening. These materials stain over time, but they’re resistant to bleaching products. For teeth that are badly stained or for materials like crowns, we can use veneers to provide a better cosmetic appearance.
At Ortholine Family Dentistry, we have the technology and expertise to give you a brighter smile. We’ll whiten your teeth if possible, but if not, we’ll have alternatives.