Teeth Whitening Specialist

Horizon Dental Care

General Dentists located in Miramar, FL; Pembroke Pines, FL & Sunrise, FL

A professional teeth whitening can leave your smile looking brighter and healthier. If you’re interested in giving your smile a luminous makeover, schedule a teeth whitening appointment with the team at Horizon Dental in Miramar, Pembroke Pines, and Sunrise, Florida. With safe, gentle, and effective whitening treatments, the Horizon Dental team can give you a smile that you’ll be excited to share with the world. Book your visit today by calling the office or scheduling an appointment online.

Teeth Whitening Q & A

Why aren’t my teeth whiter?

Your teeth become dull or discolored for a number of reasons, including:

  • Poor oral hygiene
  • Consuming too many darkly pigmented foods or beverages
  • Smoking cigarettes or using chewing tobacco
  • Medications, like certain antihistamines or antipsychotics
  • Aging, or the natural wear and tear of tooth enamel
  • Genetic predisposition to thinner tooth enamel

Your teeth can also become discolored as a result of childhood exposure to tetracycline antibiotics or to too much fluoride.

Am I a candidate for teeth whitening?

Professional teeth whitening delivers excellent results in reducing extrinsic stains on your teeth. These include stains that are closer to the surface of your teeth and result from bad oral hygiene or overexposure to staining substances like cigarettes, coffee, or wine. 

Whitening treatments aren’t always as effective on certain intrinsic stains. Intrinsic stains, like those from early exposure to tetracycline, are set deeper within your teeth. If you’re in doubt, your Horizon Dental dentist can examine your smile and determine how effective teeth whitening will be for you.

It’s also important to consider that restorations, like fillings and crowns, don’t respond to whitening treatments, and will end up a different color from your smile after you whiten it. For this reason, many patients choose to replace their old fillings or crowns after whitening.

How can I whiten my teeth?

Horizon Dental offers custom at-home bleaching trays for its patients looking to whiten their teeth. These trays are designed from an impression of your smile, so they fit perfectly around every contour of your teeth.

You fill these custom trays with a whitening solution in the comfort of your own home and wear them for a prescribed amount of time every day at your convenience. Your smile will be noticeably whiter and brighter within just a matter of weeks.

How long will my results last?

Teeth whitening dramatically improves your smile, but it’s not permanent. You can prolong your results by abstaining from some of the habits that discolor your teeth, like consumption of coffee, red wine, and tobacco, but you might need a touch-up every few years to maintain the same level of shine.

To learn more about how Horizon Dental can give you the smile you’ve always wanted with teeth whitening, call the office or book a visit online today.