Everyone wants a bright, white, beautiful smile. With a wealth of innovations in the field of cosmetic dentistry, patients now have the opportunity to achieve a brilliant, luminous smile through teeth whitening treatments. At Lake City Dental, we want you to be proud of your smile and enjoy the process of reaching your aesthetic dental and oral health goals. Using a comprehensive approach to each of our available dental services, our Lake City dentist offers clinical-grade teeth whitening services that help your smile shine brighter, and your oral health remain in tip-top shape.
We can restore your teeth to their original brilliance or enhance their whiteness for an extra aesthetic boost. To help maintain your results, our dentists in Lake City, FL, can provide you with professional tips for keeping your teeth gleaming. Contact us for more information about our cosmetic dentistry services and to schedule an appointment.
What Is Teeth Whitening?
Professional teeth whitening, also known as professionally administered or in-office tooth whitening or dental bleaching, is a popular cosmetic dental procedure that produces clinical, noticeable results to tooth shade and brightness through various procedures. Whitening is often desirable when teeth become yellowed or discolored over time for a number of reasons, and it may be achieved by changing the extrinsic (outer) or intrinsic (inner) color of teeth’s enamel. Our dentists in Lake City know that your smile is unique. As such, we cater to your specific oral health requirements and aesthetic preferences, ensuring you love your results!
Causes Of Tooth Discoloration
Tooth and dental discoloration or darkening describe any change to the color or translucency of a tooth and the discoloration of multiple teeth or all of the teeth. Discoloration of the teeth can occur in extrinsic or intrinsic forms. Extrinsic stains commonly occur as a result of an accumulation of colored compounds on a tooth’s enamel, and it is typically associated with environmental factors and lifestyle choices, such as the use of tobacco or the consumption of certain pigment-rich, staining foods and beverages. Intrinsic stains occur inside a tooth, either within the enamel or the underlying dentin, and may arise from systemic causes like genetic disorders, local factors during or after tooth development, or the natural aging process. The following comprises several of the most common tooth discoloration causes.
- Genetic Factors
- Certain Diseases
- Acidic Foods & Drinks
- Certain Medications
- Food Coloring & Dyes
- Oral Trauma
- Tobacco Use
- Tea & Coffee
- Soda & Fruit Juice
- Certain Staining Foods
- Poor Oral Hygiene
- Eating Disorders
- Calcium Deficiency
How Does Teeth Whitening Work?
Restoring and enhancing your smile to a brighter finish typically comprises simple, in-office treatments at our Lake City dental practice. Commonly referred to as in-office teeth whitening or chairside bleaching, professional teeth whitening typically comprises an application of protective gel to the mouth and the subsequent application of clinical-grade dental bleach or teeth whitening gel.
Once the dental bleach is applied to the teeth, the formula breaks up stains into tiny spots, reducing their concentration. This results in overall brighter-looking teeth with a whiter appearance. Other teeth-whitening procedures, such as laser teeth whitening, comprise advanced techniques through which patients may achieve significant results with minimal time spent in our office. Contact us for more information about the teeth whitening process!
Teeth Whitening In Lake City, FL
When we perform a teeth whitening procedure, our Lake City dentistry team takes the time to ensure that each aspect of your treatment is safe and comfortable and produces results that you love. We use a variety of teeth-whitening products and techniques to customize your teeth-whitening experience to your unique needs and provide you with the brightest smile possible! Contact us today to schedule an appointment for teeth whitening!
Custom Teeth Whitening
As its name suggests, custom teeth whitening individualizes each treatment to the patient’s specific dental requirements and aesthetic preferences for results customized to perfection. Our custom teeth whitening technique uses custom-fitted whitening trays, which meet the exact dimensions of each patient’s mouth, allowing for optimal results without causing any damage to the gums and surrounding tissue.
Laser Teeth Whitening
Laser teeth whitening uses the power of light energy to break down stains on tooth surfaces and enamel. Laser whitening is an effective, relatively quick, and permanent solution to restoring discolored teeth to a brighter and whiter shade. Laser treatments can reach deeper layers in each tooth for maximum whitening from within. Additionally, laser whitening requires minimal downtime due to its non-invasive nature.