1 professional teeth whitening visit = 1 stunning new smile

Want brighter, whiter teeth that will make you look amazing and years younger? In just 1 hour you can get dazzling white teeth with a professional teeth whitening treatment in the Fort Lauderdale cosmetic dentistry office of Dr. Schmid.

The Benefits of Professional Teeth Whitening

Professional teeth whitening is one of the most popular cosmetic dentistry treatments for so many reasons:

  • Professional teeth whitening is non-invasive, which should please even the most anxious of dental patients.

  • A teeth whitening treatment from your South Florida cosmetic dentist is far more effective and longer-lasting than over-the-counter whitening treatments.

  • In just one hour your teeth will be dramatically whiter and brighter.

  • Professional whitening treatments are safe and effective.

  • Even if they’re misaligned or gapped or overlapping, even imperfect teeth look more perfect with a whitening treatment.

  • It cannot be disputed that whiter teeth have the capability to make you look younger, happier, healthier, and even smarter.

Even if you don’t have time to spare one hour in your South Florida dentist’s office for a professional teeth whitening treatment, there are take-home teeth whitening options available. You can lighten and brighten your teeth on your time in the comfort of your own space with even better results.However, the combination of in-office whitening with home care treatment trays is the most effective treatment and yields the best results.

Types of Tooth Stains

Whether your existing tooth stains are from medication, diet choices, beverage choices, poor oral hygiene, smoking, or otherwise, a teeth whitening treatment is often the easy and fast solution. However, it is necessary for your South Florida cosmetic dentist to determine exactly what types of stains you do have on your teeth before proceeding with a whitening treatment.

The goal is for your cosmetic dentistry treatment to be as effective as possible and, in some cases, tooth discoloration cannot be reversed by teeth whitening. If the stains are intrinsic, meaning they are inside the tooth, whitening will not penetrate the discolored areas. Some teeth develop stains because of antibiotics. Aging is another symptom of tooth discoloration. Other patients simply have naturally thin tooth enamel that makes their teeth look yellowish and that tint cannot be altered by a whitening treatment. If you do have intrinsic tooth stains, you aren’t destined to a future of unsightly teeth – other cosmetic dentistry treatments will be recommended to correct your oral health complaints, such as porcelain veneers or Crowns.

Now, if your teeth are exhibiting extrinsic tooth stains, which are on the surface of your teeth, then a whitening treatment will be your saving grace. Maybe you have a love of coffee, dark sauces, dark berries, or red wine. It’s not actually the foods themselves that cause the stains to your teeth, but the acidity in the foods and drinks that erode tooth enamel. This makes teeth more susceptible to staining and, over time, discoloration will occur, especially if you do not have excellent at-home dental care and neglect to keep up with your twice annual dental cleanings and exams.


How Professional Teeth Whitening Works

At Dr. Schmid’s South Florida cosmetic dentistry practice, there are two options for a traditional teeth whitening treatment:

  • In-Office Teeth Whitening: The in-office teeth whitening treatment is hard to beat. In just one quick and convenient hour, the Zoom Teeth Whitening system will turn your teeth from dingy, brown, gray, yellow, or stained to dazzlingly bright white. Also available: Opalescence Boost Whitening from Ultradent (no light needed). Your smile will actually sparkle, and people will notice – in a good way. During the treatment, you needn’t do anything but think of how stunning you will look at the finish. Want to zone out? Feel free to take advantage of our flat-screen television with noise-reducing Bose headphones for your entertainment.


  • Zoom Teeth Whitening: Also an in-office whitening treatment, the well-known Zoom Whitening has the ability to make teeth up to eight times whiter in about an hour. Gums and soft tissues are protected by cotton rolls and cheek retractors, while desensitizing gel is applied to ensure that your mouth does not react to the powerful bleaching agents. Once the whitening treatment is applied to teeth, a laser light is focused on your teeth and programmed to do its work. And fine work it is indeed – Zoom whitening is popular for good reason. This procedure is effective, fast, and long-lasting.


  • Take-Home Teeth Whitening: If you truly don’t have an hour to spare to sit in the dentist’s chair and have your teeth whitening treatment professionally applied, there is the take-home teeth whitening option. This method rivals the results of the in-office teeth whitening, but the at-home kit does require two weeks of treatment. If you’re all-in, Dr. Schmid will create a mold of your teeth so that your whitening trays will be customized to fit you perfectly. You will be provided with bleaching gel and from there you are on your own to follow the application instructions. Done properly, the take-home teeth whitening treatment can last for up to two years.

How To Preserve Your Teeth Whiteness

The most important action to keep your teeth white is proper oral hygiene. Proper teeth brushing technique with professional dental cleanings is the most important and cost efficient way to keep your teeth healthy and the whitest without the use of chemicals.

Brush twice a day with the bristles oriented towards the neck of the teeth. The mechanical action of brushing should involve the teeth and part of the gum in circular motion to remove the bacteria from hard and soft tissues. I recommend brushing your teeth twice a day for about 3 minutes each time, brushing gently to remove plaque from teeth and gums.

A proper diet will also help keep your teeth white and healthy. Avoid chewable sweet candies, sucking on acidic foods like lemons, holding coffee or tea in your mouth, and avoid spices like curry or turmeric. All these habits should always be followed by proper teeth brushing technique to preserve the whiteness of your teeth. I also recommend professional teeth cleanings, at regular intervals, every 4 to 6 months.

- Dr. Federico Schmid

Allow Dr. Schmid to help you choose the best whitening treatment for your smile!

Find the Right Teeth Whitening Solution for Your Smile

Tooth stains are incredibly common. Your teeth do a lot of work day in and day out. Eventually, the wear and tear will start to show. Tooth stains can vary – some are far more deep than others, but that doesn’t mean a whitening treatment can’t be effective. Truly, there is a teeth whitening solution for every patient. Professional one-hour teeth whitening may not be the best treatment for you, but a whiter smile is absolutely attainable, no matter what kind of oral health you have now. With the right steps and the best Fort Lauderdale cosmetic dentist at your side, your smile will look amazing, sooner rather than later.

Schedule your consultation with Dr. Schmid so he can present you with the teeth whitening solutions that are viable for your oral health. Together, you can decide what option is best for your smile. An exam will precede any treatments, to ensure that your oral health is in good condition to receive a whitening treatment. Barring any complications with your teeth or gums, Dr. Schmid will create a custom whitening solution for your needs that will be incredibly effective and life-changing.

Your confidence and appearance will change drastically thanks to a teeth whitening treatment. One hour, major benefits – there are no downsides to a professional teeth whitening treatment from your South Florida cosmetic dentist.