Things To Know About Teeth Whitening

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When Do You Need Professional Teeth Whitening?

Does your smile lack luster? Do you feel embarrassed because your teeth are yellow or stained and you cannot flash pearly whites? It may be time to consider professional teeth whitening in St. Petersburg.  Dr. Ferullo offers cosmetic dentistry including teeth whitening and this may be just what you need to get the smile of your dreams.

Why do teeth discolor?

Many factors can be the cause of teeth discoloration including …

  1. Drinks – coffee, tea, and even red wine are common agents that result in tooth discoloration over time.
  2. Smoking – tar and nicotine are the culprits here and eventually discolor teeth.
  3. Age – as you age the enamel may wear out and your teeth show the natural color of dentin that is under the enamel.
  4. Injury – if you have suffered any trauma or injury to the mouth or teeth, the normal repairing process means that more dentin will be produced, making your teeth yellower.
  5. Medicines – certain medicines like antihistamines, hypertension meds, and antipsychotics can have the side effect of staining the teeth. Chemotherapy and neck radiation may also be culprits. Children below 12 exposed to certain antibiotics like tetracycline and doxycycline can have yellowish teeth.

What are your teeth whitening options?

You actually do have many teeth whitening options ranging from going in for cosmetic dentistry to doing it yourself at home.  Dr. Ferullo can evaluate what it will take for your smile to be brilliant and help you.

happy couple after teeth whiteningBleaching at the dentist’s office – This is an outpatient procedure and the dentist will apply bleach to whiten your teeth. It may be over in one visit, thought multiple visits are possible.  Once you have achieved the desired effect from this treatment, you can maintain your sparkling smile by whitening at home.

Whitening at home – you can get a custom made tray by your dentist along with the whitening solution and guidance for using the product.  Also call us to find out more information or Dr. Ferullo’s free teeth whitening for life program.

Over-the-Counter Bleaching Products – you may be able to get these products at your local department store or grocery store. You can buy them online as well. You may get solutions, toothpastes or strips that will help with teeth whitening. These are not as effective and will work only if you have very limited minor yellowing.

Get the Brilliant Smile You Have Always Dreamed Of

No matter what services you need to obtain the smile you have always dreamed of, Dr. Ferullo can help.  Even if you are normally anxious to have dental work done, our St. Petersburg gentle dental techniques combined with our warm and professional staff, will put your fears to rest.  Call us today at 727-822-8101 for the unforgettable smile you have been dreaming of.

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