Lounging on the beach is a great way to work on your tan, just make sure to apply sun screen on your body beforehand! According to your dentist, if you want to make your new tan really pop, there’s a cosmetic treatment that will do the trick: teeth whitening in Jacksonville!
A whiter smile contrasts incredibly well with a new tan, so before you head to the beach this summer, consider the following whitening treatments to make your beach look complete!

Professional Teeth Whitening for Long-Lasting Whiteness

You may have seen products at your local grocery store that tout extensive whitening properties. You may have even considered charcoal whitening or other natural methods to remove stubborn stains. Unfortunately, whitening toothpastes and over-the-counter trays only work to remove surface stains, not the intrinsic stains that can settle beneath the enamel and inside your dentin. The natural remedies aren’t well-regulated, so your dentist can’t recommend them to patients with confidence. The last thing he wants is for you to damage your smile through harmful products.
To obtain a brighter and whiter smile that’s long-lasting, only professional-grade ingredients used with proven techniques can give you the smile you’re looking for this summer. By the time you finish treatment, your smile will be whiter than the sand of the beach you’re visiting.

In-Office Whitening and Take-Home Whitening Kits

One of the most popular treatments for whitening teeth is done in-office. In just one hour, you can have your smile looking up to eight shades brighter and be on your way to the beach in no time. The professional whitening agents used are designed to travel through your enamel and reach the dentin underneath. Not only is this process completely safe for your enamel, but it targets the actual location of your intrinsic stains.
Alternatively, patients who already have a vacation planned can make use of take-home whitening trays. These offer the same level of whitening power, but instead are completed over a two-week period. Through custom-fitted trays and a supply of whitening solution, you can whiten teeth any time and anywhere! Just wear them for an hour a day and in 10 to 14 days, you’ll have a smile just as white!

Caring for Your Whiter Smile

During the first 12 hours of your whitening, you’ll want to make sure you don’t consume or use any of the following:

  • Tobacco products
  • Richly-pigmentated foods and beverages
  • Highly acidic or sticky foods and beverages

Tooth enamel is far more vulnerable to staining immediately following your whitening, so make sure you plan around this if you intend on eating out within this time frame.
Ready to make your smile beach ready this season? Schedule an appointment with your dentist in Jacksonville today to learn which treatment is best for you!

About the Author

Dr. Jignesh Patel is always focusing on the care and comfort of patients, not just treating their issues and moving on. To him, tailoring treatments to each patient is an essential part of providing the most exceptional dental care possible. To learn more about teeth whitening in Jacksonville or about his practice, contact him through his website.