How Many Shades Lighter Can Teeth Get with In-office Teeth Whitening?

By: Dr. Dasha Frias Landa


Having a dull or stained smile can age a person by many years and leave them feeling self-conscious while laughing, talking, or taking photos. While there is no shortage of at-home teeth whitening products and toothpaste, there is no question that one of the most effective ways to get a brighter, whiter smile that lasts is to have professional teeth whitening performed by an experienced dentist. At Alliance Family Dentistry in Naples, FL, leading dentist Dr. Dasha Frias Landa helps restore patients’ confidence and youthful appearance with in-office teeth whitening. Curious just how much whiter your teeth can be after professional teeth whitening? Keep reading.

Why are my teeth so yellow?

Does it seem like all of a sudden, your teeth look more yellow or dull than they used to? In reality, it has probably taken many years or even decades of gradual staining to dull your smile, but it can certainly feel like it happened overnight – and once you begin to notice that your smile is looking yellowed, it may be all you can think about. Some of the most common causes of yellow or stained teeth include:

  • Smoking
  • Age
  • Certain medications
  • Genetics
  • Staining foods and beverages (red wine, coffee, tea, etc.)

How can I whiten my teeth?

If you’re like many people, you may already be using a whitening toothpaste and/or an at-home whitening kit. While these over-the-counter teeth whitening products can help to some degree, they have limitations. Additionally, at-home whitening gels and products are often reported to have irritative side effects, such as increased tooth sensitivity and dry mouth. Without a doubt, professional in-office teeth whitening is one of the safest, most effective, and longest-lasting solutions to reverse dental stains and help you get the brighter, whiter smile you desire.

How is professional tooth whitening performed?

Each teeth whitening session begins with an evaluation and consultation to determine the best course of action. For many patients, Dr. Frias Landa recommends in-office teeth whitening using the Philips Zoom system. This treatment involves applying a prescription-strength whitening gel to the surface of the teeth, followed by the use of the Zoom LED light. Following treatment, which can be completed in about 15 – 20 minutes, patients may experience temporary sensitivity to hot and cold foods and beverages, but this typically resolves after 1 – 2 days. Within 24 hours (and often much sooner), the full effects of the teeth whitening treatment should be visible.

How much whiter will my teeth be after professional teeth whitening?

With the Philips Zoom professional teeth whitening system, patients can reverse decades of staining and achieve a smile up to eight shades whiter! In some cases, it may take multiple sessions to achieve your desired shade of white. During your initial consultation for Zoom teeth whitening in Naples, FL, Dr. Frias Landa will assess your concerns and determine how many treatments may be required for you.

Get a smile up to eight shades whiter with in-office teeth whitening in Naples, FL

Do you find yourself hiding your smile more and more often these days? With professional teeth whitening, you can finally show off your pearly whites and feel more confident about your smile. Take the first step toward lifting years’ worth of stains in just minutes by calling Alliance Family Dentistry to schedule your consultation with leading Naples, FL dentist Dr. Dasha Frias Landa today.

* All information subject to change. Images may contain models. Individual results are not guaranteed and may vary.