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Teeth Whitening – Crystal River, FL

The Effective & Safe Way to Whiten Your Teeth

Having a smile that you feel proud to show off can change your life, especially if your current grin makes your self-esteem sink. It can be tempting to pour money into store-bought teeth whitening toothpastes, mouthwashes, strips, and gels, but these products aren’t always effective, safe, or long-lasting. Fortunately, Dr. Schnell offers trusted, reliable, and safe professional teeth whitening treatment that can over you the results you’ve been dreaming of achieving. Whether you want in-office or take-home treatment, we can provide you with noticeably fast results. Be sure to schedule your consultation today to learn how we can help boost your confidence by whitening your smile!

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Why Choose Signature Dental Care, PA For Teeth Whitening? 

  • Customized Cosmetic Treatment
  • Caring Dental Team
  • Experienced Dentist

What Causes Stained Teeth?

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Teeth can become stained and discolored for a variety of reasons. Some causes can be completely out of your control, while others are due to bad habits such as tobacco use. Here are some additional reasons why our patients experience this cosmetic flaw:

  • Consumption of stain-causing foods and drinks.
  • Enamel erosion that reveals the yellow-colored dentin beneath.
  • Genetics or medication that causes discoloration.
  • Dental wear-and-tear caused by aging and teeth grinding.
  • Fluorosis, which is caused by over consumption of fluoride.

If you’re unhappy with the color of your teeth, we’ll examine your mouth and diagnose what issues could be causing the problem. Afterward, we’ll discuss each of your teeth whitening options with you.

Teeth Whitening Methods

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No matter what your schedule’s like, we offer convenient teeth whitening that works for your unique needs. When you visit Dr. Schnell for a consultation, we’ll discuss both our in-office and take-home treatments with you.

In-Office Teeth Whitening

For patients who are wanting fast results with a procedure overseen by a professional, in-office teeth whitening is the best choice. Dr. Schnell only uses teeth whitening products that are tested and proven to be safe and offer long-lasting results. First, we’ll place a protective barrier over your gums that will keep the whitening gel confined to the surface of your teeth. After about 15 minutes of leaving the product on your teeth, we’ll remove in and continue reapplying it until we’ve reached your desired shade of brightness.

Take-Home Teeth Whitening

Patients who would like to complete the teeth whitening process in the comfort of their own home can benefit the most from getting a take-home kit. The kits include professional whitening gel along with a customized application tray that is made to achieve even results across your entire smile. Each day, you’ll apply the gel into your trays and wear them for a specific amount of time designated by Dr. Schnell. In about two weeks, you’ll achieve noticeable and beautiful results.

Benefits of Visiting a Dentist For Teeth Whitening

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There’s no one-size-fits-all teeth whitening kit for every smile, which is why each professional treatment we administer at Signature Dental Care, PA is customized to our unique patient’s needs. Here are some benefits you’ll be able to enjoy when you choose Dr. Schnell for teeth whitening over a store-bought product:

  • Virtually guaranteed results mean you don’t have to take a gamble on treatment.
  • The products used by Dr. Schnell are tested and proven to be safe for your teeth, gums, and oral tissues.
  • Professional treatment uses highly concentrated whitening ingredients that provide long-lasting results which are easy to maintain.

If you would like to learn more about why you should choose your dentist in Crystal River for teeth whitening, contact our office today to schedule a consultation!

Teeth Whitening FAQs

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Maybe you’ve tried brightening your smile with store-bought whitening strips and gels, but they never worked, and they made your teeth sensitive. Luckily, our team here at Signature Dental Care offers professional teeth whitening services that are significantly more effective than anything you can purchase in stores or online. However, you might have a few concerns before you go through with the treatment. That’s why we’ve decided to answer some of our most frequently asked questions about teeth whitening down below.

How Much Does Teeth Whitening Cost?

There is no easy way to answer this question because every case is different. Your total cost could be influenced by a number of factors, like whether you choose in-office or take-home whitening and how often you seek retreatment. Ultimately, you’ll have to schedule a consultation with your dentist, Dr. Lisa Schnell, in order to find out just how much your newly brightened smile will cost. While teeth whitening is typically not covered by dental insurance, we recommend checking your individual plan to see if they will provide coverage.

Does Teeth Whitening Cause Any Side Effects?

People who frequently use over-the-counter teeth whitening products will often experience tooth sensitivity. This occurs when the peroxide, the active ingredient in many whitening treatments, penetrates the enamel of the tooth and reaches the softer layer of dentin underneath.

However, our whitening system is customized to your unique smile. Professional teeth whitening from your dentist should rarely, if ever, result in discomfort because the solution often contains compounds that combat dental sensitivity. If at any point during treatment you experience painful sensitivity, let Dr. Schnell know and she will do everything in her power to alleviate your discomfort.

How Long Will My Results Last?

The answer to this question really depends on your lifestyle. If you don’t smoke or consume staining foods and beverages very often, then your results will last much longer than someone who doesn’t abide by these recommendations. Usually, your results will last several months to even a couple of years with proper maintenance, which includes regular brushing, flossing, and dental cleanings.

I Have a Crown, Bridge, or Veneers. Will Teeth Whitening Affect Them?

Unfortunately, if you have a dental restoration like veneers, crowns, or bridges, they will not be affected by even our professional teeth whitening system. If your restoration is toward the front of your smile, it may appear a different shade than the rest of your teeth, which is something you’ll have to consider prior to undergoing teeth whitening. In some cases, whitening treatment can cause the bonds between your restoration and the underlying tooth to weaken.