Teeth whitening works through a chemical process that lifts stains off of your teeth and restores their natural brightness. It uses a special category of chemicals called “peroxides.” These contain volatile oxygen molecules. When the peroxide contacts stains on your tooth’s surface, it destroys the bonds that hold the stain to the tooth. This “bleaches” the stain and removes it from your tooth, restoring the natural appearance of your enamel.
With teeth whitening in Tampa from Dr. Bawany, you can restore your smile and your self-confidence, and reverse years of staining in just a single appointment. If you’re ready to enhance your smile, contact us today for a consultation.
Teeth whitening can’t brighten dental work like crowns or fillings, but Dr. Bawany can work with you to match their color and provide you with a bright, even, and beautiful smile.
To begin the process, Dr. Bawany will meet with you to perform an oral exam, and to discuss the cosmetic challenges that are facing your smile. He’ll work with you to discuss all of your treatment options including teeth whitening, veneers, and more. This way, you’ll always get the right treatment for your unique situation.
If you get in-office whitening, you’ll brighten your smile in up to 5-10 shades in just one appointment. Dr. Bawany will prepare and protect your gums and teeth, then apply powerful chemical whiteners and activate them with a UV light. Then, he’ll rinse away the whitener and repeat the process until your smile has reached the desired brightness.
If you choose at-home whitening, Dr. Bawany will create a set of custom-fitted whitening trays for your mouth. You’ll pick these up in a few weeks, along with a set of whitening products. Following Dr. Bawany’s instructions, you’ll whiten your teeth at home to improve your smile. Take-home and in-office whitening provide the same results, but take-home whitening lets you treat yourself on your own schedule.
After you have your teeth whitened, you’ll need to brush and floss regularly and see us for an appointment every six months to keep your teeth looking their best. Some lifestyle changes like cutting back on coffee or tea can also help you keep your smile bright and beautiful.
Your teeth are like sponges...they absorb stains.
Teeth whitening can make your teeth feel a bit more sensitive. This is nothing to worry about. After you’re done whitening your teeth, they’ll return to normal within a few days. But if you do have sensitive teeth, you should let Dr. Bawany know before you get them whitened. He can adjust your treatment to reduce sensitivity and keep you comfortable as you whiten your smile.
Most patients see the best results for 1-2 years after their initial whitening appointment. Proper at-home oral care, routine visits to Tampa Smile Co., and some lifestyle changes can prolong your results. You can also use whitening toothpaste and mouthwash to help prevent stain buildup. We offer touch-up appointments, too. So if your smile ever starts to fade, just get in touch with our team to get the treatment you need to keep your teeth looking their best.
With proper care, your freshly whitened teeth can last two years!