Teeth Whitening

Dentists Serving Patients in Sarasota, Venice, Bradenton & Nearby Areas of Florida

Even if you do a great job with your daily oral hygiene regimen and visit our office twice a year for your regular cleanings, your teeth will most likely become discolored over time. This issue is very hard to avoid. Fortunately, it's easy to restore a bright white smile with a teeth whitening treatment.

At The Smile Centre, we offer a variety of professional-grade teeth whitening options to help you achieve the dazzling smile you desire. Teeth whitening is a quick, affordable way to improve your smile, making it one of the most popular cosmetic dentistry procedures performed at our dental office.

You can learn about your teeth whitening options and receive individualized treatment recommendations to address your unique needs and aesthetic goals by speaking with our cosmetic dentists in person. Please call 941-351-4468 to schedule an appointment at our Palm Aire Plaza office in Sarasota.

The Causes of Tooth Staining

teeth whitening VeniceIn most instances, your teeth experience extrinsic stains caused by the consumption of a variety of staining agents. These may include:

  • Tobacco
  • Coffee
  • Tea
  • Colas
  • Red wine
  • Berries and other bright-colored fruits

Often, these extrinsic stains can be made worse by poor oral hygiene practices and the natural aging process.

Some teeth can also have stains within them. These intrinsic stains can be caused by fluoride exposure or tetracycline use. Also, in some cases, there can be tooth trauma which can result in your teeth appearing darker.

Tooth whitening works best for external or surface stains. If this is the primary cause of your tooth staining, our cosmetic dentists at The Smile Centre can usually achieve dramatic results with our whitening systems. For intrinsic stains, you may achieve better results with an alternative such as porcelain veneers.

Professional Teeth Whitening vs. Over-the-Counter Teeth Whitening

Most over-the-counter teeth whitening products are ineffective at best and potentially harmful at worst. While many promise to noticeably whiten your teeth in as little as two weeks, the truth is that most offer only modest results and may require all but continuous use to see the effects. For instance:

  • Whitening toothpaste only removes surface stains and cannot offer much more than about one shade of color improvement.
  • Whitening strips feature a thin layer of hydrogen peroxide-based whitener and are usually used twice a day for two weeks or more. With extended use, these strips may cause damage to your teeth and degrade the enamel.
  • Tray-based whitening systems feature a mouth tray that is filled with a peroxide-based gel. The tray is worn over the teeth for several hours a day. Because the trays are generic, the gel can leak from within the tray and irritate the soft tissue of the mouth.

The professional teeth whitening options available at The Smile Centre are far more effective than over-the-counter systems because our dentists are able to use stronger bleach formulations than are approved for over-the-counter use. In the hands of a skilled cosmetic dentist, these professional treatments can whiten your teeth much more safely, quickly and effectively.

Power Whitening

Sarasota teeth whiteningPower Whitening is an in-office procedure that deep bleaches teeth to remove unsightly stains and discolorations. Our dentists apply a specialized gel containing hydrogen peroxide to the teeth for a brighter, more attractive smile.

The Power Whitening system consists of targeted application of the whitening gel on the portions of your teeth you’d most like to see revitalized. During the procedure, all you will have to do is relax in one of our private treatment rooms while the gel eliminates stains from your teeth.

Benefits of the Power Whitening system include:

  • Results are often visible immediately after the procedure
  • The procedure can be completed within a one- to two-hour visit
  • Careful application and the absence of a lamp or laser makes the treatment more comfortable than other teeth whitening options
  • Results of Power Whitening can last up to one year

KöR Teeth Whitening

The KöR Deep Bleaching System is one of the most advanced, reliable, and effective teeth whitening treatments available today, and it can be used in the comfort of your own home. KöR’s custom-fitted tooth trays and powerful bleaching gel combine to eliminate tough tooth stains.

The KöR Deep Bleaching System comes with many significant benefits, including:

  • Capable of removing deep chemical stains (e.g. from tetracycline use)
  • Whitens teeth up to 16 shades
  • Causes little to no teeth sensitivity
  • Safe for your gums
  • Long-lasting results

The teeth trays used in KöR whitening are designed with your comfort in mind, made of a form-fitting plastic that seals the bleach inside of the tray to prevent the gel from touching your gums. This design also maximizes the effectiveness of KöR, since it prevents your saliva from compromising the peroxide interaction.

Contact our Sarasota Cosmetic Dentists

Please contact The Smile Centre using the form on this page or call 941-351-4468 today to schedule a teeth whitening appointment. We serve patients in Sarasota, Venice and the surrounding areas of Florida.