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In-Office Whitening

In-office whitening is one of the safest and quickest ways to whiten teeth. Here in Jacksonville, we offer both Sinsational Smile and ZOOM! whitening. The process begins with a professional cleaning, followed by the application of a hydrogen peroxide formula. Then, we shine an activation light onto the patient’s teeth for three 20 minute intervals. All you have to do is sit back and take it easy!

 
 

At-Home Whitening

If you’d prefer to avoid an extra dental appointment, we can create clear, customized ZOOM! and Sinsational bleaching trays for you to whiten at home. Simply pour the solution into your custom application trays and wear them as directed each day. You will notice whiter teeth almost immediately, but the most dramatic results will appear after one to two weeks of daily treatments.

Over-the-Counter Whitening

You can also purchase home-use whiteners over the counter. While there are many on the market, many of these products are not as effective as the bleaching methods available in our office. If you prefer to use a store-bought whitening system, ask us which products would work best for you. We want you to have a smile to be proud of, so we’re always happy to help. Use over-the-counter products as directed, and never use whiteners for more than the recommended time period.

 
 

Whitening Toothpastes

If your teeth are sensitive to bleaching, your dentists may recommend a dentifrice (whitening toothpaste). These contain chemicals or polishing agents to gently remove stains from the surface of your teeth. While your teeth won’t be as white as if you used a bleaching system, whitening toothpaste is safe, easy to use, and can be purchased over the counter.

After Whitening

With all whitening systems, we advise patients refrain from consuming foods that stain and not to smoke, since recently-whitened teeth absorb stains. These effects diminish after several weeks. Whitening systems can also cause increased sensitivity in your teeth and gums. These side effects should pass with time, but if they persist or other problems arise, you should contact your dentist immediately.

 
 

Whitening Alternatives

If bleaching and whitening can’t get your teeth as white as you’d like, veneers or dental bonding may be a good solution. These cosmetic procedures are long lasting and do not discolor or stain. In addition to whitening your smile, veneers and bonding can cover cracks, chips, and slight misalignment.