If your teeth are dark, yellow, or just not quite as white as you’d like, professional teeth whitening at the office of Nicholas G. Rendon, DDS, in Vero Beach, Florida, can be the solution you need. You can choose from a take-home kit or an in-office treatment to get the white smile you desire. To learn more, book an appointment online or over the phone today.

What causes teeth to look dark, yellow, or discolored?

Many things can cause your teeth to look less than their whitest. Some of the substances that commonly cause teeth stains include:

  • Red wine
  • Dark carbonated drinks
  • Coffee
  • Tea
  • Tobacco
  • Dark or brightly colored fruit juices

In rare cases, certain medications can cause discoloration. For example, tetracycline can permanently darken teeth. Although teeth whitening may not work for that type of discoloration, dental crowns or veneers can be a good alternative.

Is professional whitening better than over-the-counter whitening?

Yes. Professional whitening offers the following advantages:

  • More powerful whitening solutions
  • Less treatment time
  • More even whitening
  • Safer for your teeth and gums

In addition to these things, you’re taking a chance when buying over-the-counter teeth whitening products, because many of them don’t have FDA approval. Dr. Rendon uses only top quality products that are proven to have great results.

How does in-office whitening work?

If you want instant results, in-office teeth whitening might be the right choice for you. Dr. Rendon protects your gums with a comfortable barrier, and then he applies medical-grade teeth whitening fluid to your teeth.

Dr. Rendon utilizes the Opalescence Boost whitening treatment. Opalescence Boost in-office power whitener is a chemically activated gel that offers brighter, whiter teeth after about an hour in the dental chair. The powerful 40% hydrogen peroxide gel is chemically activated, meaning no LED teeth whitening lights are necessary with Opalescence teeth whitening, as lights do not affect the whitening results.

How does at-home whitening work?

You can choose between custom or premade whitening trays. Dr. Rendon usually recommends custom whitening trays, because they cover your teeth perfectly and can make your whitening more consistent.

You’ll wear the trays for a set period of time each day based on how much you want to whiten your teeth. Dr. Rendon will discuss your whitening goals and recommend a schedule.

After you remove your whitening trays, brush and floss your teeth thoroughly. Clean your trays with cool water and a separate soft-bristle toothbrush.

To learn more about whitening your teeth, book an appointment online or over the phone with Nicholas G. Rendon, DDS, today.