Are you considering getting your teeth whitened by a professional dentist in Clermont prior to an important social event or to help you feel better about the appearance of your teeth? Here at our family dentistry in Clermont, we offer cosmetic teeth whitening.
1. What Is Teeth Whitening?
The procedure involves placing a gel over the teeth that contains a whitening or bleach-like product to remove stains and discoloration. This results in brighter, whiter teeth. While individuals can choose between DIY whitening systems, those found in retail stores, and professional cosmetic procedures, we always recommend you go with a professional. Here at Hancock Village Dental, we recommend take-home trays, which is proven to noticeably and predictably whiten teeth for the vast majority of individuals from the comfort of their homes.
2. How Many Sessions Does It Take Before I Notice Brighter and Whiter Teeth?
Once you come in for an impression to our office, we’ll make customized trays fit made just for you. These are take-home trays that come with a whitening gel, the gel is then applied for14 days straight, for 1 hour a day. At the end of your treatments, you will notice that your teeth are brighter and whiter.
3. When Should I Consider Getting It Done?
If you know you have an upcoming event, like a wedding, family get-together, school reunion, or another important social event, you can schedule your whitening weeks in advance. We recommend getting this cosmetic procedure about four to six weeks prior to your special event. This gives you enough time to whiten your teeth and for your teeth to overcome any temporary sensitivity caused by the whitening process.
4. Will It Damage Dental Implants, Caps and Crowns?
Whitening your teeth will not damage dental implants, caps, crowns, or other dental work. However, it’s important to note that replacement teeth and fillings cannot be whitened. They also do not stain. When you receive your dental implant, cap, crown or bridge, the color of the replacement teeth is matched to the color of your natural teeth at the time of placement.
5. Is There A Particular Time Of Day That’s Best for Whitening Teeth?
Out dentist in Clermont recommends using the whitening trays at night before you go to bed. This is because the teeth have pores, and when you apply a whitening gel to your teeth, those pores open very slightly. While they are open, your teeth are at an increased risk for staining if you eat or drink. By whitening your teeth before you go to bed, you are giving your teeth time to absorb the gel and to remineralize after using the trays.
6. Is There An Age-Restricted?
It should not be performed on children who still have their baby teeth. This is because the whitening process is designed for use on adult teeth and may damage baby teeth due to the mineral composition differences. For this reason, whitening treatments should not be used on children who still have their baby teeth. Our Clermont dentist recommends that a child be at least 14 years of age and have all of their adult teeth before considering whitening their teeth.
7. Can I Get My Teeth Whitened If I Have Cavities Or Gum Disease?
This procedure is not recommended for individuals who have untreated cavities or gum disease. This is because the gel covers all of the teeth and may enter the cavity and get on the roots of the teeth if the individual has severe gum disease. This means that cavities and gum disease must be treated prior to the whitening process.
8. How Do I Schedule An Appointment For Teeth Whitening?
You can schedule an appointment with our Clermont family dentistry for teeth whitening via the KOR Whitening System by contacting our office at 352-989-5815.