Teeth Whitening Specialist

Woodbury Family Dentistry

Diane Tran, DMD

Dentist located in Orlando, FL

When you desire a dazzling, white smile, contact Diane Tran, DMD, of Woodbury Family Dentistry in Orlando, Florida. Professional teeth whitening can brighten your smile by several shades. The process is simple, safe, and highly effective. Call the office or schedule a consultation online to learn how you can boost your smile’s appearance.

Teeth Whitening Q & A

How does teeth whitening work?

Teeth whitening is the process by which a bleaching agent is applied to your teeth to break apart the stains that form on them to create a much lighter, more attractive appearance.

Whitening your teeth can give you a smile that’s several shades lighter. The procedure can be done on most teeth, even highly sensitive ones.

The products used to whiten the teeth contain specific bleaches that are safe for use on your teeth, including hydrogen peroxide and carbamide peroxide. After these products are applied to your teeth, the effectiveness of whitening is accelerated by shining an ultraviolet light on your teeth to help the compounds take effect.

Why would I need tooth whitening?

You know when your smile has lost its sparkle. Stains are caused by aging and lifestyle habits. Some common reasons you have tooth discoloration include:

  • Eating foods like tomato paste, mustard, and berries, that stain
  • Drinking red wine
  • Drinking dark teas
  • Drinking coffee
  • Smoking or chewing tobacco products

As you get older, the outer layer of enamel wears down, exposing the darker dentin beneath.

Who is a candidate for teeth whitening?

Dr. Tran evaluates the shade and cause of your teeth discoloration to determine if you could benefit from the procedures offered. Yellowish stains respond best. Teeth discolored by trauma or certain medications might need veneers or crowns to improve their look.

What are my teeth whitening options?

If you opt for professional, in-office teeth whitening, expect fast, effective results that are far superior to over-the-counter strips and whitening toothpaste. You’ll see a significant change in one visit compared to weeks of at-home treatments with inferior products.

Dr. Tran also offers take-home whitening kits that are superior to drugstore products. These involve trays filled with professional whitening solutions that you wear for 30-60 minutes at a time at home. They provide a more gradual whitening effect.

Does teeth whitening cause side effects?

If you opt for in-office whitening, Dr. Tran can adjust the strength of the solution and keep the soft tissue of your mouth protected.

Following whitening, you might have a slight increase in tooth sensitivity. Teeth whitening doesn’t prevent future discoloration. If you eat stain-causing foods, drink stain-causing beverages, and use tobacco products, your teeth will still discolor with time.

To learn about the teeth whitening process available at Woodbury Family Dentistry, call today or book online.