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Teeth whitening can be one of the quickest and least expensive ways to restore the appearance of a vibrant and healthy smile.   Fort Myers dentist Drs. Bass and Donovan Dentistry offers tooth whitening services to the residents of Ft. Myers and the surrounding communities.

Why the Dentist Should be Involved in Whitening

Teeth whitening is a tremendously enormous industry.  A visit to the grocery store or the local drug store gives literally dozens of different options.  So why would you work with your dentist to whiten?  There are several reasons.  First, the whitening trays that you purchase with the “at home” kits are not customized to your specific set of teeth.  This creates an uneven application of the gel and uneven results.  Your dentist makes an impression of your teeth and custom fabricates a bleaching tray for you to use.  Second, the strengths of the at home whitening solutions cannot rival those that your dentist can provide.  These factors result in an even and effective whitening.

How are the Teeth Whitened?

Teeth can discolor from a myriad of reasons.  First, traumatic events can create fractures in the tooth structure where deposits can accumulate and discolor the appearance of the tooth.  In addition to this, tobacco, certain drinks, certain antibiotics, and improper dietary and oral health habits can cause the teeth to be darker than preferred.  Much of the staining can be removed through whitening.  A general mechanism for whitening is the utilization of the agents containing bleaching chemistry to enter into the layers of the teeth and begin reacting.  This dissipates the molecules causing the stains.

   Rachel Donovan D.M.D.
5248 Red Cedar Drive, Suite 101
Fort Myers, FL 33907