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Plunkett Dental has Relocated
Our New Location is:
2137 E County Rd 540A
Lakeland, FL 33813
We are in the Publix shopping center on the corner of 540A and Lakeland Highlands Rd.

What Is Teeth Whitening?

Posted on 10/10/2022 by Thomas Plunkett DMD
What Is Teeth Whitening?If you drink coffee, tea, or wine, you'll likely experience teeth discoloration. Smoking and certain medication can also stain your teeth. Discolored teeth can lower your confidence and cause gingivitis which involves inflammation of the gums.

If you want to brighten your smile, teeth whitening is a good solution. This cosmetic procedure involves lightening the color of your teeth without interfering with the tooth surface. The main aim of teeth whitening is to remove stains and discoloration.

Signs That You Need Your Teeth Whitened

There are various reasons why you might need teeth whitening. We are all different. And just as our skin color differs, so do our teeth. It's only a few people who have brilliant white teeth. Everyday activities such as consuming tea, wine, and smoking can stain the surface of the teeth. Besides, as you grow old, you'll likely experience thinning of teeth enamel. This makes the teeth appear yellow. Tartar can also interfere with the color of your teeth. But how will you know that you're an ideal candidate for teeth whitening?

The best candidate for teeth whitening should have healthy teeth and gum tissues. Also, patients with yellow tones will likely respond well to teeth whitening. However, this procedure is not recommendable for people with sensitive teeth, periodontal diseases, or restorations such as crowns and implants.

What Does Teeth Whitening Entail?

Teeth whitening involves a whitening toothpaste or whitening gel. Vital whitening, also known as professional bleaching, is the most used procedure for teeth whitening. This involves the use of substances to protect the gums and applying whitening gel on the teeth. A specialized laser is used to activate the gel, which fastens the bleaching process. Depending on how white you want your teeth to be or how severe the stain is, the dentist can recommend several visits for teeth whitening.

Besides, the dentist may recommend whitening toothpaste. This is an effective teeth whitening procedure that can be done at home. Book an appointment with us to help you find a teeth-whitening solution that fits you best.

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Thomas Plunkett, DMD
2137 E County Rd 540A
Lakeland, FL 33813-3794


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