Teeth Whitening for a Brighter Jacksonville Smile
Teeth Whitening in Jacksonville at Arlington Dental Center will lighten teeth and brighten your smile by removing stains and discoloration. Whitening has quickly become one of the most popular cosmetic dental procedures because it can greatly improve the appearance of your teeth.
Arlington Dental offers Great Rates for Teeth Whitening – Call: 904-743-3114
Why do Teeth Lose Whiteness?
The outer layer of a tooth is covered with enamel. The color of natural teeth is created by the enamel and a combination the color of the dentin under it. And your body’s make-up affects the actual thickness and smoothness of the enamel. The thinner enamel the more color from the dentin to show through.
The smooth or rough texture of enamel also affects the reflected of light and therefore the color. There is a constant build-up of a thin coating (called pellicle) on the enamel, witch picks up stains, discoloring you smile. The natural pores found within tooth enamel can also hold stains.
Common Reasons for a Discolored Smile:
- Using tobacco products
- Drinking dark-colored liquids – coffee, cola, tea and red wine
- Improper dental hygiene
- Stains inside the tooth
- Oral Trauma
Things to Know About Tooth Whitening:
- Cavities must to be filled before teeth are whitened
- If you suffer from receding gums, the exposed roots may appear discolored. Whitening products will not make them whiter.
- Tooth Whitening will not work on ceramic or porcelain crowns or veneers
- Whitening is not a permanent solution. Stains will come back
What’s the Process?
The first step in the tooth whitening process is to have your teeth cleaned by one of our dental hygienist. This will remove the unwanted food, bacteria and other substances that have built up on your teeth. Once this is done, the tooth whitening procedure begins.
Teeth Whitening Can be Done in our Office or your Home:
For Whitening at Home:
Our dental hygienist will prepare a flexible plastic tray that’s precisely fit your teeth and mouth. This tray will be used to hold the whitening gel. The closely fitting tray will help the whitening agent to remain in contact with your teeth. The whitening procedure will need to be applied daily for several hours each day, for two to three weeks. Dark stains could take longer.
In Our Office Whitening:
Teeth whitening procedures done in our office will allow our dental hygienist to use a more powerful whitening gel than you can use at home. We will use a specialized light activated gel that allows bleaching to happen faster. Typically, in-office whitening takes 60 to 90 minutes to complete.
Whitening is unlikely to cause side effects, although some people’s teeth may become sensitive or you may experience mild gum irritation. Women should not have their teeth whitened while pregnant.
About Arlington Dental Center:
Arlington Dental Center has proudly served dental patients in Arlington, Jacksonville and the surrounding areas for more than 20 years. Our entire team of highly experienced dentists and professional support staff provide a complete family of pain free dental care at affordable prices, in our modern, comfortable and caring environment.
Dental Insurance and Payment:
We accept all regular insurance plans, including some forms of Medicaid, and we file all the insurance claims for you. We also accept all forms of payment. Whether you walk-in or if you have a dental emergency, you are always welcome.