Teeth Whitening for a Brighter Smile This Winter!

Have you thought about teeth whitening lately?

With the winter holidays right around the corner, you might be planning to spend time with family and loved ones. Or maybe you’re thinking of taking a trip to a winter wonderland.

Either way, you’ll probably be smiling for more photos than usual over the next several weeks.

But if your teeth aren’t as white as you’d like, you may not feel totally confident showing your full smile in pictures. Don’t worry, we can help!

Want Whiter Teeth Fast? We’ve Got Options!

If you want to be sure your smile looks its best before the holidays, you might feel like you’re running out of time.

Don’t worry, we can help! We offer two main options for brightening your smile with professional teeth whitening in Orlando, FL.

  1. In-Office Whitening for Immediate Results.
    At Lake Baldwin Dental, we’re proud to offer Philips Zoom! Teeth Whitening in our office. With this approach to professional tooth whitening, you’ll enjoy your brightest smile without the wait.

    You can rest comfortably and enjoy your favorite TV show while our skilled clinicians treat your teeth with safe and effective whitening agents. With a specialized UV light to activate the treatment, you’ll get your brightest shade the same day so you can smile with confidence, even on a time crunch.

  2. Take-Home Custom Whitening Trays.
    If in-office whitening isn’t right for you, we can also create completely custom whitening trays for you to use at home. The process starts with a quick and comfortable impression of your teeth so we can create an exact replica and craft your whitening trays to fit your teeth exactly.

    Our whitening trays include Philips Zoom! gel for you to use at home. With just a few drops on each tooth, you’ll wear the gel in your trays once or twice each day and see your brilliant new smile in about two weeks.

Both types of professional whitening are great first steps in a smile makeover.

In-office whitening also comes with take-home trays for you to touch up and maintain your shade a few times per year so you can keep enjoying your beautiful smile and boost of confidence!

We also have whitening pens for quick touch-ups between whitening treatments to help you erase stains as they show up.

What About Over-the-Counter Whitening?

Professional whitening will give you the most predictable and profound results. But some over-the-counter solutions can serve in a pinch. Whitestrips, for example, are a good option for a quick boost if you’re not looking for a significant shade change.

However, there are a few home teeth whitening solutions we’d caution you to steer clear of.

Whitening toothpaste frequently uses abrasive additives to scrape stains away from tooth surfaces. This can irritate your enamel and lead to sensitive teeth. In fact, whitening toothpaste is one of the most common reasons our patients experience tooth sensitivity. It also doesn’t tend to make much of a difference in the base shade of your teeth.

Professional whitening can also cause tooth sensitivity, but it tends to be much more tolerable and goes away shortly after your treatment is complete. The problem with whitening toothpaste is that the sensitivity will linger and even worsen the longer you use the product.

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Want whiter teeth? Our team is ready for you!

Charcoal toothpaste became popular a few years ago for its claim of whitening your teeth naturally. However, charcoal toothpaste is highly abrasive and can damage your gums an enamel.

Hydrogen peroxide is the active ingredient in many professional whitening gels. It’s also a go-to home remedy for many people wanting to whiten their teeth. So what’s the difference?

In a professional gel, hydrogen peroxide is carefully balanced with other ingredients to make it safe for enamel. We apply it with extreme caution to avoid contact with the gums and soft tissues. Which is also why custom trays are so important. They prevent overflow and keep the gel away from your gums.

However, the hydrogen peroxide you probably already have at home can cause serious damage to your teeth and the tissues of your mouth. Swishing hydrogen peroxide frequently also throws off the microbial balance of your mouth, leading to conditions like black hairy tongue. (Trust me, don’t Google it. It’s all in the name.)

We Wish You a Merry Christmas and Your Brightest Smile This Year!

Feeling confident in how your teeth look helps you share your smile with the people you love. A dental cleaning is a great way to give yourself a refreshing confidence boost. But sometimes you need a little extra oomph.

That’s why we’re offering BOGO teeth whitening this holiday season! When you purchase a whitening treatment for yourself, you can gift one to someone you love.

You can also purchase gift cards for teeth whitening from our concierge. And those whitening pens make great stocking stuffers, too.

If you’re wondering whether teeth whitening in Baldwin Park, FL is right for you, we’re always happy to answer any questions you may have. Keep that smile bright, Orlando!