Teeth Whitening

Bello Dental Associates

Cosmetic Dentist located in Davie, FL

Are your teeth not as white as you’d like? If so, they can be and in only an hour. Visit Dr. Jenny Bello of Bello Dental Associates with an office in Davie, Florida, for teeth whitening that delivers dramatic results. Call or book an appointment for teeth whitening online today.

Teeth Whitening Q & A

Bello Dental Associates

Why are my teeth discolored?

Your teeth can become discolored for a variety of reasons, including:

  • Aging - As you get older, the white outer layer of your teeth called enamel thins, revealing the yellow part called dentin
  • Tobacco use - Tar and nicotine, both of which are found in tobacco products, stain teeth, causing them to appear yellow
  • Injuries - Trauma sustained in injuries can also thin tooth enamel, revealing the dentin layer
  • What you eat - Certain foods and drinks contain pigments that stain teeth. Coffee, certain types of teas, and red wine are often at fault.

Talk to Dr. Bello to determine which habits you have that may have caused your teeth to become discolored. With this information, you can make lifestyle changes to prevent teeth discoloration in the future.

What are my teeth whitening options?

You can use certain brands of teeth whitening toothpaste or purchase over-the-counter bleaching kits to whiten your teeth. However, the most effective way to whiten your teeth is to come to Dr. Bello for a professional, in-office whitening treatment. The procedure is simple, usually requires just one office visit, and produces far better results than over-the-counter options.

Dr. Bello applies a protective gel to your gums and administers the whitening solution, which is composed of the active ingredient hydrogen peroxide. It breaks up tooth stains, making the discoloration less concentrated and your teeth whiter and brighter. Over-the-counter whitening kits have lower concentrations of hydrogen peroxide, which makes them less effective. When it comes to teeth whitening, trust Dr. Bello for results.

Does whitening work on all teeth?

The in-office, professional whitening Dr. Bello offers works on most, but not all teeth. Yellow teeth usually respond well to whitening, but brown and gray teeth may not. Whitening also won't work on veneers, crowns, and fillings. When certain medications or a serious injury to your tooth cause discoloration, teeth whitening may not be effective.

Are there any side effects associated with teeth whitening?

The only significant side effect is a temporary increase in tooth sensitivity. Hydrogen peroxide can irritate the nerves of your teeth. Also, overusing whiteners can damage tooth enamel and gums. If you use at-home whiteners, be sure to follow directions and consult Dr. Bello with specific questions.