Teeth Whitening Specialist

Boca Mission Bay Dentistry

Dennis Sierra, DMD

Cosmetic Dentist & General Dentist located in Boca Raton, FL

If your teeth are yellow, brown, or generally discolored due to years of tobacco use or poor oral hygiene, consider teeth whitening. This safe, effective treatment can eradicate years of staining, revealing a pearly white, confident smile. At Boca Mission Bay Dentistry in Boca Raton, Florida, cosmetic dentist Dennis Sierra, DMD, offers both chairside teeth whitening and take-home whitening treatment. To schedule an appointment, call the office and speak with a friendly staff member or book a consultation online today.

Teeth Whitening Q&A

Why are my teeth yellow and discolored?

Yellow, brown, or severely discolored teeth occur due to the natural aging process. Over the years, biting and chewing cause the outer layer of your teeth (enamel) to chip and flake away. This reveals the inner layer of your teeth (dentin) which is naturally yellow in color.

Other factors that contribute to tooth discoloration include:

  • Poor oral hygiene
  • Tobacco use
  • Drinking dark beverages like coffee and red wine
  • Eating foods that stain, like tomato-based pasta sauce

You might also develop yellow or discolored teeth due to taking certain prescription medications. Especially those that contain tetracycline.

Are there different types of teeth whitening?

At Boca Mission Bay Dentistry, Dr. Sierra offers several types of teeth whitening to accommodate his patients’ busy lifestyles.

Zoom!® Chairside teeth whitening

Zoom! Chairside teeth whitening is an outpatient procedure that can make your teeth up to *eight shades whiter in just one session. Before Zoom! Whitening treatment, Dr. Sierra covers your tongue and gums with a rubber dam. Afterward, he carefully applies a bleaching solution to the surface of each tooth.

The solution sits for 15-20 minutes. Then, Dr. Sierra points a special blue light at the solution which triggers a whitening reaction. The reaction removes stains and discoloration from the surface of your teeth, revealing a bright, white smile. Dr. Sierra completes this process several times until you achieve your desired results.

Day White®

Day White is a teeth whitening treatment designed for use during the day. It requires only one hour of commitment each day and is substantially less expensive than many in-office alternatives. 

Your Day White kit includes a whitening gel, a syringe, and special whitening trays. You fill the syringe with the whitening gel and squeeze it into your trays. Afterward, you wear the trays for one hour a day. This type of treatment can make your teeth up to 14 shades whiter in just two weeks.

Is teeth whitening safe?

Teeth whitening is safe and usually well-tolerated. The majority of modern treatments use carbamide peroxide, a harmless byproduct of hydrogen peroxide, to eliminate stains.

What’s more, each teeth whitening treatment undergoes years of testing and review by regulatory bodies like the Food and Drug Administration (FDA), before being released to the public.

If you have questions or concerns about treatment safety, let Dr. Sierra know. He’s happy to explain the treatment techniques used and can provide answers to alleviate your worries. 

To achieve a whiter, brighter smile, schedule a teeth whitening appointment at Boca Mission Bay Dentistry. Call the office and speak with a friendly staff member or book a consultation online today.