In a recent poll, when dental patients were asked what they would change about their smile, the majority of respondents said “whiter teeth!” Teeth whitening is one of the fastest and most economical ways to brighten your smile.
Clearwater dentist Dr. Natasha Radosavljevic offers the convenience of both in office and take home teeth whitening to meet your cosmetic needs and your budget. Both options will provide results far superior to over the counter options widely available. Dr. Radosavljevic can discuss your personal goals and recommend which option is best for you.
The Zoom Whitening procedure is simple and painless.
For in-office whitening, we recommend patients start with a cleaning. Next, we prepare the mouth for the whitening procedure by isolating the lips and gums. The proprietary Zoom Whitening gel is applied to the teeth, which is activated by a specially designed light.
Teeth typically become at least six to ten shades whiter - sometimes more! A five minute fluoride treatment completes the procedure. You will be amazed with the results. In most cases, your teeth will continue to whiten in the first few days following the procedure.
Dr. Radosavljevic will prepare a take home teeth whitening kit which will include custom fit bleaching trays and professional whitening gels that will slowly whiten your teeth over a period of 1-2 weeks.
The custom fit trays will ensure an even distribution of the bleaching agent and minimal gum irritation. They will be used daily for a specified period of time as recommended by Dr. Radosavljevic.
How does professional teeth bleaching compare to over the counter options?
There are many over the counter options for teeth whitening including whitening tooth paste, whitening strips and gels. For patients who want the best results, professional treatment is still the best choice. Dr. Radosavljevic offers teeth whitening systems with custom fit trays to ensure even whitening of the teeth. In addition, our products are specially formulated to reduce tooth sensitivity, a common side effect of whitening.
How much does teeth whitening cost?
Teeth whitening is one of the most affordable cosmetic dentistry treatments available. The cost of your whitening treatment will depend on the type of whitening you choose and your desired outcome. Generally speaking, at home whitening is less expensive than in office procedures. Refills for touch up treatment may be an additional cost. Contact our office for more specific details and to see if there are any teeth whitening specials available.
Will bleaching cause my teeth to be more sensitive?
One of the more common side effects of teeth whitening is tooth sensitivity. Dr. Radosavljevic carefully supervises teeth whitening treatments to ensure minimal side effects. In addition, the products we use are specially formulated to virtually eliminate sensitivity.
How long does whitening last?
The results of teeth whitening will vary based on each individual. Most patients can expect whitening to last six months to a year. Touch-up treatment every four to six months can help extend the results of your treatment. Visiting the dentist regularly and avoiding smoking and dark foods will also help to keep your teeth white and bright.