Fort Lauderdale is no stranger to warm, sunny weather, but there’s just something about the summer season that’s motivating and inspiring. If you’re ready to do a little self-improvement, one of the easiest places to start is with your smile. And one of the fastest and most effective ways to upgrade your look is with teeth whitening from your Fort Lauderdale dentist.

Whiten Your Teeth at the Dentist

Professional teeth whitening remains one of the most popular cosmetic dentistry treatments because it delivers in all ways – speed, results, and longevity.

  • Speed: In-office teeth-whitening treatments usually take one to two 40-minute visits to complete the treatment. That’s a quick way to completely alter your smile.
  • Results: In-office tooth whitening products like Boost and KOR whitening involve the application of a peroxide-containing gel. The high concentration of ingredients makes these whitening options incredibly powerful.
  • Longevity: The results from your teeth whitening treatment can last for a few years if you take good care of your teeth along the way. Brush and floss daily, visit your dentist every six months for a cleaning and exam, and be careful about overdoing it with dark sauces and wines and foods that could stain your teeth.

Whiten Your Teeth at Home

There is no shortage of over-the-counter teeth whitening products available. Your Fort Lauderdale dentist will be happy to recommend safe and effective brands that can deliver results. However, store-bought whitening is no match for professional whitening treatments if you want a long-lasting bright smile.

When you have no desire to sit in the dentist’s office for your whitening treatment, you can still whiten your teeth comfortably at home. Your dentist will customize trays for your mouth alone and send you on your way with whitening gel and detailed instructions for managing your whitening on your own. The customized trays are key to a comfortable and targeted whitening experience.

The gel is placed in the trays which are designed to minimize the contact of the gel and gum tissue. Depending on the tooth stains you’re trying to blast away, treatment time will vary. But optimal results usually appear after two weeks of daily use.

Other Ways to Whiten Your Teeth

There are some dental patients who are interested in teeth whitening, but their teeth are such that they simply won’t benefit from a whitening treatment, no matter how powerful. When teeth are permanently discolored, you will want to explore other cosmetic dentistry treatments with your Fort Lauderdale dentist to identify the best route to your smile makeover.

Porcelain veneers, for example, are a stunning way to whiten your teeth – and fix every other aesthetic issue that’s happening with your teeth at the same time, from chips to cracks to short teeth to gaps.

At Premier Smile Center, we will explore every viable option for your smile makeover, no matter the season of the year. If your goal is whiter teeth, we will help you get there in the best way. Contact Fort Lauderdale dentist Dr. Charmaine Johnson to schedule a visit and learn more about your teeth whitening options.