Teeth Whitening Specialist

Coral Bay Smiles

Dentist located in Fort Lauderdale, FL

Wine, coffee, cigarettes, and aging can all take their toll on your pearly whites. If your mirror or your selfies show your teeth looking dull, dingy, yellow or worse, a professional whitening session with Zoom!® technology can restore luster to your smile. Dr. Grace Lopez at Coral Bay Smiles creates dazzling smiles for residents in the Ft. Lauderdale area. If you’d like to schedule your Zoom whitening session, contact Dr. Grace and her dedicated staff today!

Teeth Whitening Q & A

Why don’t my teeth look white anymore?

It's easy to take your teeth for granted, assuming that your smile will always be bright and youthful. Then one day, you notice that your teeth look thin, yellow, or stained.

The most common cause of dingy teeth is simply aging. Genetics and reaction to medications may also be involved. However, most stains come from the cumulative effects of daily habits, such as:

  • Smoking
  • Drinking red wine
  • Drinking coffee or black tea
  • Drinking colas or other dark beverages

Cutting back on or minimizing these habits can prevent further stains from developing. However, removing stains completely and brightening the teeth requires a professional tooth whitening session.

Can I whiten my teeth myself?

The tooth-whitening kits sold at drugstores and beauty stores can only lighten your teeth by a couple of shades. They also have distinct disadvantages when compared to a professional whitening system, such as:

  • The whitening trays don’t fit your teeth
  • Harsh chemicals can irritate your teeth and gums
  • The process is not as effective as professional whitening
  • Improper use can permanently damage enamel and dentin

What are the advantages of professional teeth whitening?

At Coral Bay Smiles, Dr. Grace Lopez and her staff use the Zoom professional whitening system to lighten your teeth by up to eight shades.

Zoom whitening doesn’t just treat surface stains; it sends molecules of peroxide through the enamel and into the dentin — a matrix of collagen, elastin, and other organic and inorganic matter — that forms the mass of your tooth. The peroxide neutralizes the carbon in the dentin that causes your teeth to look yellow, thereby whitening your teeth from the inside out.

A professional whitening takes about 60 minutes. You can see beautiful results right away. Advantages of a professional Zoom whitening include:

  • Little to no tooth or gum sensitivity
  • Far greater whitening capabilities
  • Safe for enamel and dentin
  • Post-treatment gel protects your results

Dr. Grace can create a custom-designed at-home whitening kit that fits your teeth snugly so you can continue lightening further, if desired. You can also use the at-home kit for maintenance between professional whitening sessions.

Dr. Grace recommends healthy oral habits, such as rinsing your mouth with water after drinking dark-colored beverages, brushing regularly, and twice-yearly professional cleanings and examinations at the dentist’s office to keep your teeth their whitest.

If you want your smile to dazzle again with a professional Zoom!® tooth whitening and maintenance, call Dr. Grace and her caring staff for a consultation or use our online form today.

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