Teeth Whitening

David E. Willey, DMD -  - Cosmetic Dentistry

David E. Willey, DMD

Cosmetic Dentistry & General Dentistry located in Sebring, FL

Teeth whitening treatments are one of the most affordable and accessible ways to improve your smile. The dental experts at David E. Willey, DMD in Sebring, Florida offer a variety of treatments to dramatically whiten your teeth in just one office visit. In his practice, Dr. Willey uses at-home whitening treatments along with Biolase, an in-office laser whitening system that can lighten your teeth by 6-12 shades. Don't settle for lackluster results from over-the-counter strips and pastes. Call David E. Willey, DMD today or book an appointment online.

Teeth Whitening Q & A

What causes yellow teeth?

Many different factors can cause tooth discoloration. Age, certain medications, and the foods you eat and drink can all be contributing factors.

Beverages like coffee, tea, and red wine may cause surface stains on the enamel of your teeth. Over time, these stains can make your teeth look yellow. Smoking and tobacco are other common culprits for tooth discoloration.

Is teeth whitening safe?

As long as you follow product specifications, whitening treatments are generally safe. But not all whitening treatments provide equal results. Over-the-counter treatments like toothpastes or whitening strips may not have a noticeable impact on your tooth color.

If you're hoping to achieve significantly whiter teeth, you need a dentist-quality treatment. Dr. Willey and his team offer a variety of different options to help you meet your teeth-whitening goals.

Available treatments include Biolase, a revolutionary in-office whitening treatment designed to whiten your teeth by 6-12 shades in just one visit.

How does Biolase work?

Treatment often begins with a deep cleaning to remove plaque, tartar, and surface stains. Dr. Willey may also apply a special liquid dam to your gums. This solution helps protect your gums and prevents sensitivity during the whitening process.

Once your teeth are ready, Dr. Willey mixes the whitening gel with an activator gel. He applies the mixture to your teeth in a thin, even layer. Next, Dr. Willey uses a handpiece that's connected to the laser delivery system. The handpiece delivery laser energy, which speeds up the whitening process. Most patients see results in as little as 20 minutes.

After the procedure is complete, Dr. Willey and his team flush the gel off of your teeth. Depending on your whitening goals, Dr. Willey may repeat the process once more to remove deeper stains.

Do I need to use at-home whitening trays?

Some whitening treatments may involve the use of custom-made trays designed to fit over your teeth. Dr. Willey can fit you for whitening trays during a routine office visit. He also provides a dentist-quality whitening gel, which is applied to the inside of your trays. 

Some patients wear their whitening trays for less than an hour at a time, while others may need an overnight application. During your office visit, Dr. Willey can explain how to use your trays for best results. Using at-home whitening trays can help preserve the results of your Biolase treatment.

Ready to finally achieve a brighter smile? Call David E. Willey, DMD today or book an appointment online.

*Individual results may vary.