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Teeth Whitening

Give Your Smile Sparkle with Teeth Whitening

To restore your smile’s youthful, white glow, consider teeth whitening with Dr. Wisdom Akpaka (Dr. Wisdom) and his associate, Dr. Marial Petruk. Our contemporary dental office will cater to your comforts, while providing you with either fast in-office whitening or take-home whitening kits so that you can brighten your smile in the comfort of your own home.

Our in-office teeth whitening systems, Pola Office+ and Opalescence Boost, do not need to expose your teeth to a light in order to quickly bleach your teeth. Systems that use lights, have the temporary effect of greater whiteness because they dry out the dental enamel — but, they make teeth more sensitive due to this dryness. Our recommended systems do not dry out your teeth — and, they make your teeth less sensitive during and after treatment.

Teeth Stains

Human tooth enamel is the most durable substance our bodies create, yet because it is porous, the surface of tooth enamel can stain. We call this extrinsic staining. Teeth also can change color due to internal influences. For instance, tetracycline medications taken by the mother during pregnancy can cause discoloration of the baby’s teeth. We call this intrinsic staining.

Many factors contribute to stains, and discolorations vary in shade and hue. Stains may originate from:

  • Aging
  • Dark beverages
  • Dark foods
  • Fluoride ingestion during childhood
  • Genetics
  • Medications: tetracycline antibiotics, doxycycline, chlorhexidine, cetylpyridinium chloride, antihistamines, blood pressure medication
  • Poor oral health/hygiene
  • Radiation, chemotherapy
  • Tobacco use
  • Trauma to teeth

Treatment for “Extrinsic” Topical Stains

In-Office Fast Whitening

Our dentists recommend and use two different systems for in-office whitening. We will be happy to discuss these options with you and counsel you about professional, fast dental bleaching.

The Pola Office + system takes less than 30 minutes to whiten your teeth. This is significantly faster than other systems. The unique 35{3b0b23c86b8b6909907d728981a1f27bbea8c8b6e95967665355a39a4646e0de} hydrogen peroxide formula quickly releases the peroxide ions for the bleaching process. The neutral pH of the bleaching formula ensures maximum comfort during and after treatment. Potassium nitrate in the formula will penetrate your nerve endings to blocking nerve impulses and produce a calming effect.

The Opalescence Boost system involves two appointments lasting 20 minutes each or a single appointment lasting 40 minutes. Each time you are treated, a 40{3b0b23c86b8b6909907d728981a1f27bbea8c8b6e95967665355a39a4646e0de} hydrogen peroxide formula will be applied. Potassium nitrate and fluoride in the formula will reduce tooth sensitivity.

In-office whitening patients receive an Opalescence Take-Home Whitening kit so they can conveniently touch up the whiteness of their teeth. They can easily apply the supplied whitening gel to their custom made whitening trays, and then wear the trays for the recommended length of time.

Home Whitening

Some patients prefer to whiten their teeth gradually, in the comfort of their own home. Our dentists offer safe, effective Opalescence Take-Home Whitening kits that include custom-fitted mouth trays and a strong, safe bleaching gel. Depending on your goals, tooth sensitivity, and the percentage of peroxide in the whitening gel being used, you will wear your trays for 30 minutes or more each day over a recommended period of time. Busy professionals and parents often wear their whitening trays during their commute to work or school, though nighttime treatment is very popular. You will control the time of treatment, as well as the results. Simply stop treatment when your teeth reach the desired shade. Be sure to keep your trays and solution, because you can touch-up the results as needed. When you deplete your supply of bleaching gel, simply call us to order and pick up more. If you are concerned about the sensitivity of your teeth, we will advise you about how to modify the use of your home whitening trays.

Treatment for Internal “Intrinsic” Stains

If your teeth are discolored from medications, fluorosis, trauma, or genetics, the stains may be internal. Our dentists can determine whether the discoloration originates from within or is only on the surface. Should you have intrinsic stains, the dentist will recommend a restorative procedure for permanent teeth whitening.

Cosmetic bonding can be applied as a veneer in a single office visit. The material covers the visible part of a stained tooth, to blend seamlessly with surrounding teeth. With good oral health and the absence of injury, bonding can last five to seven years or longer.

Porcelain veneers are another durable and esthetically pleasing option. Each veneer is a thin porcelain shell bonded to the surface of a tooth. Our dentists design each veneer for the most natural, attractive result.

Porcelain dental crowns can be used to cover teeth completely, reinforcing its structure and also providing a custom-shaded shell around the tooth that looks like a natural tooth.

Contact Us Now

Whitening your smile can take years off of your appearance. If you live in the Coral Springs area and desire a younger, whiter, brighter smile, call Wisdom Dental to schedule a teeth whitening consultation today.