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By Linden Dental
October 26, 2021
Category: Cosmetic Dentistry
Tags: Teeth Whitening  

Want to get a whiter smile fast? Turn to professional in-office whitening.

From berries and red wine to our morning coffee, there are a ton of delicious foods and drinks that unfortunately can leave some pretty nasty stains behind on our teeth. That’s why many people turn to our Naples, FL, dentists Drs. Richard & Maria Linden for professional whitening. Here at Linden Dental, we know how important it is for people to have a white, vibrant smile that is free of stains, and professional whitening offers amazing results in no time.

How does teeth whitening work?

When you come into our office for teeth whitening it will certainly be a bit different than if you’re using those over-the-counter whitening kits yourself. Our teeth whitening system is ideal for tackling external stains caused by age, foods, and drinks, and even smoking. While toothpaste and certain at-home kits might be great for removing more minor stains, if you want to get rid of stubborn, deep-set stains, then our in-office whitening system is the way to go.

Whitening gels contain either one of two active ingredients: carbamide peroxide or hydrogen peroxide. This ingredient can soak through the enamel to break up the molecules causing your stains. In return, the molecules in the whitening gel spread to your tooth to get an evenly whiter smile. Professional chairside whitening can produce such fast results because the peroxide is so highly concentrated that it can penetrate deeper into the tooth to remove stubborn stains and yellowing.

Whom is a good candidate for professional teeth whitening?

There are a lot of people who have achieved brilliant results with the professional teeth whitening our Naples, FL, dentists offer and you could be next. Of course, the results that you get will depend on the severity of your stains and just how white you want to get your smile. Some people could get the results they want in just one whitening session alone. Just remember that dental restorations like fillings won’t whiten with treatment. Be sure to talk to our dental team so we can create a whitening plan that is tailored to your needs.

If you are interested in turning to our Naples, FL, dentists Drs. Linden for professional teeth whitening, then call Linden Dental at (239) 593-0777 to find out if this is the right cosmetic option for your smile needs.

By Linden Dental
August 06, 2020
Category: Dental Procedures
Tags: Teeth Whitening  

Having a white smile will always be in fashion.

It’s amazing how something as simple as getting a whiter smile doesn’t just enhance your appearance but can also make you look young and help you feel more confident. The good news is that it’s fairly easy these days for our Naples, FL, dentists Drs. Richard & Maria Linden to help you achieve a whiter smile. Wondering if you should consider professional teeth whitening? Here’s what you should know,

Professional teeth whitening can treat most stains

Yellow or brown stains caused by aging, diet or smoking will respond the best to professional teeth whitening. While over-the-counter whitening systems may not be a match for darker stains, our dentist-supervised teeth whitening system that we offer in Naples, FL, can easily remove these external stains. While many patients get results after just one session you may require multiple sessions if you have darker stains.

You can still whiten at home

Maybe you don’t feel like sitting in the dental chair for an hour. We get it! The good news is that you can still get amazing whitening results and our dental team can still help. Many teeth whitening products on the market only contain a very small amount of the active ingredient meant to remove stains and whiten smiles. Plus, the whitening trays aren’t custom-made to fit your teeth; however, our professional at-home whitening system is. Our trays are custom-fitted, delivering the powerful whitening gel to all areas of the tooth for more even coverage.

Get teeth several shades whiter in one hour

If you have an important event coming up and you can’t wait weeks for results, then in-office whitening may be the better choice for your last-minute whitening needs. Our chairside whitening system can get teeth up to five shades whiter (or more) in just one hour. You will instantly notice a major change in the overall color and radiance of your smile. Whether you are getting married, have an important interview coming up or just want to feel more confident in your appearance, our chairside whitening system can give you results quickly.

Interested in getting teeth whitening treatment in Naples, FL? If so, then turn to the dental team at Linden Dental, who will tailor your whitening results to meet your needs. Call us today at (239) 593-0777 to schedule a consultation.

By Linden Dental
March 20, 2019
Category: Dental Procedures
Tags: Teeth Whitening  

Sometimes small changes can have a major impact, and that's especially true when it comes to your smile. A simple professional teeth teeth whiteningwhitening treatment can improve your smile and overall appearance in a number of ways, from making you look younger to improving your confidence and self esteem. As one of if not the first feature that people notice when they first meet someone, your teeth usually make an impression before you do. This can have consequences for your personal and professional life. The dentists at Linden Dental, Dr. Richard Linden and Dr. Maria Linden, offer professional teeth whitening services in Naples, FL.

Professional Teeth Whitening in Naples, FL

Even if you brush your teeth several times a day (pro tip: you should), everything from your diet and medications to the natural aging process causes the teeth to become dull and yellow over time. Products like whitening gels, strips, and toothpaste can help somewhat but they don't have the whitening power of professional treatments and can contain harsh and abrasive chemicals that make the problem worse.

Why Choose Professional Teeth Whitening Treatments

Going to the dentist for teeth whitening treatments is the quickest and most effective method to get significant and lasting results. Professional whitening treatments are much stronger than the products available over the counter, but are also designed to deliver drastic results in a short amount of time without damaging the tooth enamel.

The in-office treatment delivers powerful results that can whiten your smile by up to as many as eight shades in a single appointment. If you prefer to get the same results but apply the treatment in the comfort and convenience of your own home over the course of a few weeks, an at-home version is available to gradually whiten your teeth.

Find a Dentist in Naples, FL

For more information about professional teeth whitening treatments and other cosmetic dentistry services, contact Linden Dental by calling (239) 593-0777 to schedule an appointment with Dr. Maria Linden or Dr. Richard Linden.

By Linden Dental
October 30, 2018
Category: Dental Procedures
Tags: Teeth Whitening  

Do you want a dazzling, white smile? While it may be disheartening to feel like you've lost your bright smile—you can get it back. Professional teeth whitening is a safe way to erase years of teeth stains. Linden Dental, located in Naples, FL, offers professional solutions for patients who want a white smile. Dr. Richard Linden and Dr. Maria Linden are some of the top dentists in Naples, FL. Read on to find out how teeth whitening can brighten your smile. 

In-Office Bleaching Treatment

In-office teeth whitening is a revolutionary procedure that uses strong whitening gels and a light source to speed up the whitening process. The procedure takes less than one hour. It begins with a preparation period followed by 45 minutes of whitening. A fluoride treatment completes the procedure. 

Benefits of In-Office Bleaching

Lets  face it, over-the-counter teeth whitening kits are hard to use, messy, and deliver poor results. With in-office whitening, you can unlock a smile that's up to eight shades lighter after just one treatment. In-office teeth whitening is effective, safe, and very fast. The convenience of one treatment in comparison to a few weeks of wearing trays makes it a great choice for busy patients. 

Take-Home Whitening Treatment

Professional, take-home whitening kits are dispensed by dental practitioners. Take-home teeth whitening consists of placing a whitening gel in a dental tray that has been custom fitted for your mouth. Some dental trays are worn for an hour, others throughout the night. With professional take-home teeth whitening, you can have the white smile you've always wanted. 

Benefits of Take-Home Whitening

Professional, take-home teeth whitening allows you to get professional results at your convenience in an effective, safe way. These treatments are designed to whiten your teeth with little to no sensitivity. With professional take-home whitening, it’s easier than ever for patients to discover noticeably whiter smiles in just one or two weeks.

Teeth Whitening Consultation 

If you have healthy teeth and gums, you may be a viable candidate for professional teeth whitening. Only your dentist can determine if teeth whitening is suitable for you after performing a dental exam to ensure proper health. Patients with periodontal disease, cavities, or exposed roots are not good candidates for teeth whitening. These dental issues need to be addressed before seeking cosmetic treatment.

Are you ready for a whiter smile? Start your journey today! Call Linden Dental at 239-593-0777 right now to schedule a dental consultation in Naples, FL. We want you to live your best life!

BeSuretoHaveaDentalExamBeforeWhiteningYourTeeth

You’ve been embarrassed for a while now by your yellowed, dull teeth. You’re ready for a change.

There’s a simple and cost-effective way to make that change: you can temporarily brighten your smile with teeth whitening, possibly at home. But before you try it, you should first have a dental examination to find out if whitening is the right choice for you.

First off, healthy teeth with outer enamel staining are the best candidates for whitening. Teeth and gums with tooth decay or periodontal (gum) disease should be treated first before undergoing whitening. A dental exam will uncover any health issues you may have with your mouth.

In the same vein, you’ll want to consider whitening carefully if you have dental work like veneers, crowns or implants. Unlike natural teeth, these non-biological materials won’t be affected by the bleaching agent. We can discuss any potential for color mismatch between your whitened natural teeth and your dental work during your examination.

A dental exam can also uncover one other crucial fact — what kind of tooth staining you have. There are two basic types: extrinsic, staining on the outside enamel as we’ve mentioned earlier; and intrinsic, staining that originates from inside a tooth. The whitening kits you purchase from a store and even some of the whitening techniques we use in the office only diminish extrinsic, not intrinsic staining. To address an intrinsically-stained tooth requires a much more involved, invasive clinical technique only performed by dental professionals.

Finally, a dental examination is a good discussion forum for helping you decide between a home kit and a clinical procedure. While DIY kits are effective for the most part, you won’t be able to precisely control the degree of brightness like we can. This could be important if you want a specific shade of whiteness, from a more subtle and natural shade to dazzling “Hollywood” bright. Shade control could also help minimize color mismatch with dental work.

In the end, we want to help you make the best choice for teeth whitening. Even if you decide to pursue whitening at home, we can offer you valuable advice on what to look for when you buy a kit and how to use it. That alone could help ensure you get the new, bright smile you desire!

If you would like more information on teeth whitening, please contact us or schedule an appointment for a consultation. You can also learn more about this topic by reading the Dear Doctor magazine article “Important Teeth Whitening Questions…Answered!