By Rick K. Harrison, DMD, PA
March 28, 2018
Category: Dental Procedures

Dental stains can take a serious toll on both your smile and your self-esteem. Luckily, you no longer have to live with your stained or teeth whiteningyellowed teeth thanks to professional teeth whitening treatments. But how do these treatments work? Are they the best option for you? Find out how you can say goodbye to your dental stains for good with Dr. Rick Harrison at Jax Beach Cosmetic and Family Dentistry in Jacksonville Beach, FL.

What can I expect from a teeth whitening session?
Teeth whitening treatments begin with a consultation to discuss your expectations for your results and allow you to ask any questions or address any concerns you may have about your whitening session. Your dentist will then place whitening gel on your teeth, where it stays for about an hour. The whitening gel uses chemical reactions between the gel itself and the stains in your teeth to break down the bonds which hold the stains’ molecules together. This dissipates the stain, providing a brighter, whiter appearance. Teeth whitening sessions normally last about 45 minutes to an hour and occur right in your dentist’s office.

Can teeth whitening benefit my smile?
Teeth whitening is a cosmetic procedure, and the aesthetic benefits speak for themselves. A brighter, whiter smile you feel proud to show off boosts confidence and builds your self-esteem, allowing face-to-face encounters to be more enjoyable. As with other cosmetic procedures, teeth whitening can provide priceless results and help you feel great about the way you look.

Professional Teeth Whitening in Jacksonville Beach, FL
Your Jacksonville Beach, FL dentist is trained in FDA-approved teeth whitening procedures, allowing them to be stronger and more effective in a shorter amount of time than over-the-counter whitening products. While over-the-counter treatments do provide some results, they generally take weeks of continued use to provide the same or less dramatic results as a single professional whitening session performed by your dentist.

For more information on teeth whitening, please contact Dr. Rick Harrison at Jax Beach Cosmetic and Family Dentistry in Jacksonville Beach, FL. Call (904) 241-4237 to schedule your appointment with Dr. Harrison today!