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Teeth Whitening services offered in Coral Gables, FL


Have you noticed your smile has lost some of its luster over time? Professional teeth whitening can help and is one of the services available from Shari A. Witkoff, DMD, in Coral Gables, Florida. If you’d like more information on how teeth whitening can transform and brighten your smile, call the office today to schedule a visit. Online booking is also an option and takes very little time to complete. 

Why have my teeth changed color over the years?

There are numerous factors that can cause or contribute to tooth discoloration, but the aging process is a primary culprit. To understand why it helps to consider the structure of your teeth.   

 

The outermost layer of your teeth is a thin shell of hard tissue called enamel, which is naturally white in color. Just beneath lies another layer of hard tissue called dentin, which is naturally yellow in color. As the years pass, some of your enamel wears away, revealing more of the yellow dentin. 

 

Additional causes of stained or discolored teeth include:

 

  • Traumatic injury
  • Poor dental hygiene
  • Smoking or using tobacco products
  • Excessive exposure to fluoride
  • Consuming foods and beverages that stain, like red wine, berries, or soy sauce
  • Certain medications

 

Teeth whitening can help restore a bright, white smile without damaging your teeth or other oral tissues. 

How does teeth whitening work?

Dr. Witkoff offers in-office professional teeth whitening using the Philips Zoom!® system, an outstanding whitening system that has a strong track record for safely and effectively whitening teeth. 

 

Zoom! uses a powerful whitening solution to blast apart stains. The first step in this process is isolating your tongue and other soft tissues to protect them. 

 

Next, the whitening solution is carefully applied to the visible surfaces of your teeth. The solution penetrates into the tiny pores within your enamel to break apart stains and reveal a whiter smile. 

 

After a short period of time, the whitening solution is rinsed away. You’ll be able to see the results immediately and will leave the office with your newly refreshed smile. In-office Zoom! Whitening can brighten your smile up to eight shades in just one visit. 

What can I do to preserve my results after teeth whitening?

Once you see the results achieved through professional teeth whitening, you’ll want to do everything you can to extend those results. Scheduling routine dental exams every six months is a great place to begin. 

 

Coming in for routine dental exams gives Dr. Witkoff a chance to catch any dental decay or gum disease in the earliest stage when treatment is most effective. You’ll also enjoy a professional teeth cleaning during these visits, which can remove surface staining and keep your smile white and bright. 

 

At home, embracing a solid dental hygiene routine is a great way to prevent further discoloration. If you’d like guidance on which products to use, just ask Dr. Witkoff during your next visit. 

 

When you’re ready to give professional teeth whitening a try, call the office of Shari A. Witkoff or book an appointment online today. 

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