105 NW 75th Street, Suite 1 Gainesville, FL 32607 352-331-4558
  • Dr. John A. Samarkos., DMD
  • Dr. Maria Rodriguez-Samarkos., DMD

Teeth Whitening

Our teeth can become stained, dull, or discolored by the things we eat and drink. Teeth whitening is a great solution to reverse the effects of discoloration and restore your teeth to a brilliant white. At Tower Dental Associates, we specialize in teeth whitening procedures that allow our patients to walk out the door feeling healthier, happier, and more confident in their smile.

Why Do Teeth Get Stained?

We often come in contact with things that dull our teeth. These things can wear away the enamel of your teeth, causing the darker tissue, called dentin, of your teeth to be exposed. Over time, teeth gradually become more absorbent. As we age, our teeth become more vulnerable to staining. Common culprits of stained teeth include coffee, tea, red wine, and soda. Use of tobacco products are also a huge contributor to the yellowing of teeth.

Teeth whitening procedures are extremely effective when our teeth get discolored. You can take preventative measures at home by sticking to a strict oral hygiene routine, eating healthy foods, being aware of items in your diet that can stain your teeth, and avoiding tobacco products.

How to Restore the Brilliance of Your Smile

There are remedies that you can use at home to alleviate the staining of your teeth. You can use certain toothpastes or specific mouthwashes to reduce teeth discoloration. Practicing good oral habits is a great way to reduce staining of your teeth.

While there are natural whitening remedies, home whitening can wear down your precious enamel and cause sensitivity to hot or cold foods and drinks, which makes eating extremely uncomfortable. Many natural whitening remedies cause more harm than good. Using abrasive substances like baking soda and activated charcoal wear down teeth’s enamel and expose the dentin, causing a yellow color to appear on your teeth.

The most effective way to achieve a whiter smile is in-office whitening. In addition to being effective, in-office treatments are conducted by trained dentists. The risk of accidentally damaging your teeth by over-whitening or using abrasive substances is eliminated with professional teeth whitening procedures. Teeth whitening can last as long as five years and the brightness of your smile is well worth the investment.

At Tower Dental Associates, we can accommodate your whitening needs. If you are one of our Invisalign customers, you will receive a free whitening at the end of your Invisalign journey.

Contact our office to schedule your teeth whitening appointment!

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