Teeth Whitening

Thousands of Americans are getting teeth whitened every year, making it one of the most popular forms of cosmetic dental treatment on the market today. While over-the-counter services are available in every pharmacy, they often won’t be able to address more severe cases where discoloration in the teeth proves to be stubborn. Dr. Eduardo Solorzano and Dr. Randy L Furshman provide advanced professional whitening services to their patients in the Miami area, restoring the sparkling pearlescent color of naturally healthy teeth.

Opalescence Teeth Whitening

Opalescence is a prevalent form of teeth whitening that can be obtained from your dentist when over-the-counter solutions aren’t working. The unique formula includes a 20% concentration of peroxide sustained in a viscous gel that allows it to adhere to the teeth where it can do its best work. The oxygen molecules in the highly concentrated solution react with the source of discoloration in your teeth, removing and brightening your enamel to an opalescent sheen. The composition of the gel makes it possible for this process to take place over the entire tooth, even if the concentration isn’t in direct contact with certain areas.

Zoom! Teeth Whitening

This whitening process is used throughout the world to tackle discoloration in the dentin and enamel of your tooth. During your Zoom! Treatment, your dentist, will begin preparing you by settling you into the dental chair and applying a special dam that exposes your teeth while protecting your gums. The whitening gel will be put on your teeth and allowed to sit for a period of up to 15 minutes, often while being exposed to a special light that is thought to accelerate the process. At the end of each 15 minute period, the gel will be removed, and a new coating applied until an hour has passed. At this point, your mouth will be rinsed of all remaining gel, and you’ll be shown the results. 

Woman undergoing teeth whitening treatment

How Long Does Teeth Whitening Last?

Be aware that the whiteness of your teeth immediately after treatment will be a few shades brighter than the final result. A couple of days after receiving treatment, your teeth will settle into their final color. If you want to maintain this level of whiteness, you’ll have to stick to a strict dental hygiene routine and avoid staining foods, beverages, and habits. These include tea, cola, coffee, dark berries, and habits like smoking that leave deposits on the teeth.

Are There Side Effects To Dental Whitening?

Patients who undergo dental whitening treatments may experience dental sensitivity that lasts for some time after treatment. For some patients, in-office dental whitening procedures may result in dental sensitivity during treatment. If this happens, you may receive a set of lower-concentration take-home trays that will whiten your teeth over a more extended period. This lower concentration is just as effective but takes a more significant amount of time to reach the same results.

If you’ve wanted to take steps to brighten your smile and bring back the natural opalescent sheen healthy teeth start with, call us today at 305-922-6268 to schedule an appointment. During your visit to our offices at 7800 SW 87th Ave Suite A-140 in Miami, Florida, you’ll undergo a full dental exam and receive a consultation about teeth whitening and other cosmetic treatments appropriate to your dental health. Don’t let a discolored smile keep you from looking your best on the beach! Call today and get teeth that shine like clouds over a summer blue ocean!

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