Partner with our center for dazzling long-lasting results from Professional Teeth Whitening
The International Center for Dental Excellence in Fort Lauderdale, Florida, is proud to offer a range of effective and safe professional teeth whitening options to our guests from across the United States and around the globe. Led by cosmetic dentist Dr. Yolanda Cintron, we provide in-office power bleaching, home whitening for day or night application that works with your schedule, and formulations for sensitive teeth. Due to our commitment to excellent dental care, we not only ensure you get the natural, dazzling results that you desire in a comfortable and safe manner. However, we also partner with you to support the “long life” of your newly whitened, rejuvenated teeth.
Avoid what stains your teeth in the first place
Consider what may have led to you pursuing our professional whitening services. Some of the most common sources of stains are tobacco, coffee, and foods that contain tannins. These natural polyphenols are found in teas, wines, chocolates, and fruits. In general, if it can stain your shirt, it can probably stain your teeth!
In addition, highly acidic foods can break down the white, protective enamel coating our teeth. As this occurs, the yellow and softer dentin layer underneath is exposed. Any time the enamel is eroded, teeth may appear yellower due to this process. So, it is true that healthy teeth are often lovely to look at!
Teeth Whitening Before and After Results
Many of the tips below not only support long-lasting results from whitening treatments at our office but support the health of your teeth, gums, and mouth too.
- Skip the soda – Soft drinks are among the biggest enemies of our teeth. Not only does contact with these often richly colored beverages threaten the vibrancy of our teeth, but the acidic nature of these drinks can also lead to enamel erosion and decay. If you just cannot kick the habit, we encourage you to use a straw to minimize the contact between your teeth and the staining liquid. Likewise, try not to sip on these and other sweeteners throughout the day. It is best to consume more quickly as there would be less opportunity for corrosive drinks to bathe your teeth.
- Follow up stain-producing drinks and foods with water – Keep your water bottle handy. Drinking plenty of water throughout the day is excellent for your whole “system” (body), and it promotes whiter healthier teeth. Use water as a rinse immediately after consuming sweet or stain-producing foods and beverages. Also, watch your consumption of products marketed as “healthy” but really are not; for instance, fruit juices often contain far more sugar than actual fruit.
- Do not skimp on brushing and flossing – The oral hygiene that keeps your teeth strong also goes far to keep your teeth looking their best. Whenever possible, we encourage you to brush and floss after snacking or eating meals and after drinking some of the offenders mentioned above. We recommend rinsing when you cannot get to your toothbrush or floss.
One of the best steps you can take to promote a healthy, beautiful smile is to maintain routine professional cleanings. Our skilled hygienists not only remove harmful bacteria and plaque using specialized tools and techniques, but they also remove surface stains. Our guests love how great their teeth look after a nice cleaning, and their mouth feels nice and fresh! Our team can also discuss habits and mechanical wear and tear that erode enamel and lead to discoloration. Moreover, we recommend ways to combat these threats; for example, bruxism (teeth grinding) can be addressed with custom oral appliances that protect enamel and dental work.