Best Time To Get Teeth Whitening  

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.


Hancock Village Dental

2560 E, State Rte 50

Suite 103

Clermont, FL 34711


Since moving to Florida 18 months ago, I’ve been searching for a dentist office that makes me feel like they actually care about me and want what’s best for my health. Well, I found it!!! Hancock Village Dentistry in Clermont is the friendliest most caring office I’ve ever had the pleasure of going to. From the receptionists to the doctors, everyone was so kind and congenial. They go the extra mile to give you explanations, great care (pain free) and are honest about prices. I could not be happier with our decision! The office is beautiful and efficient and the people are even better!!

Dawn Sharp | Clermont, Florida

Hands down the best dental office I have ever visited. Every member of their staff go above and beyond to ensure that you as a patient are taken care of and the level of service is unbelievable. Dr. Kasem and Dr. Nguyen are the absolute best. Thanks for always taking care of my family!

Michael Hinkle | Clermont, Florida

In summary, my visit to their office was the most comforting dental experience I’ve ever had. Dr. Kasem and Dr. Nguyen are exceptional professionals who prioritize patient well-being. I highly recommend their services to anyone seeking quality dental care. Thank you, Dr. Kasem, Dr. Nguyen, and the entire staff for making my visit memorable!

Mark Lanham | Clermont, Florida

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