What Can I Expect From In-Office Teeth Whitening

Dental whitening results can vary from patient to patient, and naturally many patients want to understand what they can expect from their cosmetic whitening treatments. Today I’m going to explain some of the factors that can affect your whitening results. Our Boca Raton dental office can give you a better idea of what kind of results you, specifically, can expect when you come in for you personal consultation.

Rate of whitening

Some patients notice that their teeth are shades whiter as soon as they leave our dental office. Other patients, however, may not notice their full whitening results until days later, after the whitening has taken full effect. No matter what your whitening goal, keep in mind that you may need to give the treatment some time to take effect.

The underlying problem

Teeth whitening results may also vary depending on the type of discoloration that the patient is experiencing. For example, extrinsic stains are often quite easy to treat with surface bleaching and whitening treatments. Staining substances like food, drink, and tobacco products causes extrinsic stains.

Intrinsic stains, on the other hand, can be harder to conquer with dental whitening treatments alone. Intrinsic stains result from discoloration inside of the tooth. These stains are often caused by dental trauma or accident, and the natural aging process. Specific dental conditions like tetracycline stained teeth and fluorosis can also lead to intrinsic staining. Patients with intrinsic stains may benefit from teeth bleaching, but they may need to use additional cosmetic treatments like veneers or bonding to achieve full results.

Our Boca Raton dental office will help you understand what kinds of whitening results you can expect once we assess your teeth. We’ll consider the state of your smile and your dental goals to craft a treatment plan that suits you. Give us a call to schedule your consultation—your dream smile is closer than you think!

Dr. Martin Polin, DMD & Dr. Carly Polin, DMD‎
2600 North Military Trail
Boca Raton, FL 33431
(561) 997-2323‎

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