Brighten Your Smile Today
Do you brush your teeth twice a day and maintain proper oral health but still have trouble keeping your pearly whites – well, pearly white? Stained teeth can quickly kill an otherwise beautiful smile and give your mouth an unhealthy and unattractive look.
Our Miami dental staff understands that even patients with a healthy mouth can struggle with tooth discoloration or stained teeth. At Greenstein Dental, we provide professional and safe at-home and in-office teeth whitening treatments that can bring back your dazzling smile. We can brighten your smile by up to eight shades in a matter of minutes, or we can send you home with a custom tray and whitening kit.
We encounter foods and drinks every day that stain or discolor teeth. Dark drinks like coffee, tea, soda, and red wine can wreak havoc on your smile, along with habits like using tobacco products or eating foods high in acidity.
Common bleaching gels are either hydrogen peroxide or carbamide peroxide and vary in concentration depending upon your particular needs. You can purchase over-the-counter whitening products, but most people report difficulty applying these materials. These products also have a much lower percentage of whitening material than solutions you’ll find at our office.
By comparison, the precise application of bleaching solutions combined with an intimate fit of custom trays – both provided by Greenstein Dental – offers predictable and exceptional results in even the most difficult cases.
In-office Whitening Treatment
In-office whitening treatments can transform your smile in less than an hour. You simply relax in our dental chair while our talented staff helps you find the perfect shade. In-office whitening involves using a strong bleaching agent, but the treatment is carefully monitored by our staff. The bleaching agent is applied in a mouthpiece designed to cover every corner of your teeth, and then the bleaching gel is activated with a special light. The treatment is rendered in 15-minute increments until you reach the desired shade.
At-home Whitening Treatment
At-home whitening treatment uses the same concept, but the bleaching treatments are spread out through several days and even weeks. You’ll use a prescription whitening gel in a mouthpiece once a day for about 15 minutes until you reach your desired shade. The at-home whitening uses a lower percentage whitening solution, but the effects are long-lasting and beautiful.
We recommend consulting our office before dabbling in over-the-counter whitening products. While those products do not have as much whitening material as our solutions, it is possible to overuse the products. Over-exposure to bleaching agents can damage your gums and cause your enamel to erode. Also, patients with unhealthy mouths – untreated cavities or gum disease – can experience sensitivity from whitening agents.
At Greenstein Dental, we’ll never provide treatment that will compromise your oral or overall health. Before your whitening treatments, our staff will make sure you’re a candidate and that your desired goals are achievable.