Teeth Whitening in Brandon, FL

Supplies for teeth whitening at dentist in Brandon, FLIt’s an unfortunate fact of life that teeth age and discolor over time—and some of our favorite indulgences like coffee, red wine, tea, and tobacco only speed up the process. 

If your smile looks a bit lackluster, professional teeth whitening in Brandon, FL can drastically improve your appearance and take your self-confidence through the roof!

Teeth Whitening for a Brighter Smile

Teeth whitening is a safe, effective way to brighten yellow, stained, and discolored teeth. Walker & Barr, DMD offers the latest whitening technology to produce dramatic results, and the process is non-invasive and pain-free!

You can choose professional-strength Sheer White! teeth whitening strips you wear at home or Zoom! in-office whitening that takes about two hours. In-office whitening produces immediate results, making it a good choice if you have a timeline for a wedding, reunion, job interview, or another big event.

Whether you want to whiten your entire smile or focus on one discolored tooth, we’ll recommend the right tooth whitening method to achieve your ideal results.

The Right Shade of White for Your Smile

A common myth is that teeth whitening causes teeth to look unnaturally white. The truth is that whitening only eliminates stains to reveal the natural whiteness of your tooth enamel. 
Your natural teeth will rarely look “too white.” We measure tooth shade with a handheld guide, and our dentist or hygienist will help you select the right shade of white for your unique smile. 

We’ll record your current tooth shade before we begin, and you can see the dramatic before and after results when we finish!

Reasons Why Teeth Discolor

Stains that form on the surface enamel are extrinsic. These stains result from general wear and tear, the type of food and beverages you consume, and whether or not you smoke. We can remove surface stains fairly easily with simple teeth whitening.

Intrinsic stains form inside your teeth and are more resistant to whitening. These stains are caused by trauma, aging, tetracycline, or excessive fluoride. Deep-down stains usually require both in-office and take-home whitening treatment, but we can usually minimize or eliminate them.

If your tooth staining or discoloration does not respond to whitening, we may recommend dental bonding, veneers, or a crown to conceal it.

Maximize Your Whitening Results

Tools used for professional teeth whitening in Brandon, FLUnderstanding how and why teeth stain is important so you can prevent them and maximize your professional whitening results. It’s no secret that coffee, red wine, tea, and tobacco cause tooth stains, but anything that stains a white t-shirt will stain teeth. 

Minimizing time spent sipping stain-causing beverages will help, as will sipping through a straw to minimize contact with teeth. Also, drinking water along with your wine can help neutralize some of the staining pigments.

Brushing teeth after consuming deeply-colored food and drinks will also help prevent staining. However, you should wait 30–60 minutes if it’s acidic like wine, as you can damage tooth enamel by brushing too soon. Acids in your mouth soften tooth enamel, and waiting allows it to remineralize.

Schedule a Teeth Whitening Appointment in Brandon, FL

Are you tired of dull, discolored, yellowing teeth? Even a subtle cosmetic change in brightness can make you feel younger and take your smile from dull to dazzling!

Contact our dental office today to find out how you can take the first steps toward a dazzling, vibrant bright smile. Schedule an appointment with Dr. Walker or Dr. Barr today at (813) 689-5928.