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Teeth Whitening
in Fox Point

Remove Stains With Teeth Whitening

Uncomfortable with your smile due to staining? Teeth whitening from Dr. Major and Dr. Zellmer at Fox Point Dental Studio can reverse stains and yellowing to reveal your bright, white smile!

In-Office Whitening
Take-Home Whitening
Long-Lasting Results

The Benefits of Teeth Whitening
at Fox Point Dental Studio 

Enhanced Confidence

With teeth whitening from Dr. Major and Dr. Zellmer at Fox Point Dental Studio, we’ll help you feel better about your appearance when you smile.

Affordable and Non-Invasive

Teeth whitening is completely non-invasive and does not require any kind of surgery. Not only that, but it’s typically one of the most affordable cosmetic dentistry treatments.

Customized Results

We can customize your whitening treatment based on your level of staining and desired brightness, providing you with more control over your treatment.

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"Dr. Charmoli demonstrates the highest caliber of professionalism and empathy for his patients, definitely had bad experiences with many dentists out there but I put my full trust in Dr. Charmoli!"

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Understanding Teeth Whitening

Teeth whitening uses peroxides to whiten your teeth. The volatile oxygen molecules in these chemicals make the, powerful enough to remove tooth stains from your enamel. As these stains are removed, the natural, white color of your enamel will be restored.

In-Office Teeth Whitening

In-office whitening is a great option if you want fast results for an upcoming event like a wedding or a reunion. Dr. Major or Dr. Zellmer will apply a powerful peroxide compound to your teeth in our office, and excite it using a special UV light. This will agitate the molecules and enhance the effectiveness of the whitening treatment. We can whiten your smile by 5+ shades in a single appointment, so this is a good option if you want to smile more confidently at an upcoming special occasion.

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Take-Home Teeth Whitening

We also offer take-home teeth whitening. With this treatment, we will create a set of custom-built whitening trays that will fit perfectly over your teeth. We will also provide you with a professional-grade whitening compound which you’ll apply to your teeth based on Dr. Major and Dr. Zellmer’s instructions. Usually, you’ll whiten your teeth for a few hours per day for 2-3 weeks. Once your treatment is complete, you’ll have a brilliant, white smile.  

Frequently Asked Questions About Teeth Whitening

Does Teeth Whitening Have Any Side Effects?

The only side effect of teeth whitening is minor tooth sensitivity. This will usually go away within a week or two after your treatment. If your teeth feel very sensitive, we recommend switching to an anti-sensitivity toothpaste like Sensodyne to help reduce sensitivity. 

How Long Will My Teeth Stay White?

This depends on how well you care for your teeth. You can expect each whitening treatment to last between 1-3 years. If you brush and floss properly, see Dr. Major and Dr. Zellmer for regular teeth cleanings, and reduce your intake of staining beverages (coffee, tea, and wine) your results may last much longer. We also offer regular yearly touch-up treatments, which will help you keep your teeth white for years to come.

Are Teeth Whitening Products Safe?

Yes. The professional teeth whitening products we use at Fox Point Dental Studio are completely safe, and since Dr. Major and Dr. Zellmer will oversee your entire treatment and customize your results to your needs, you don’t have to worry about any safety issues or complications related to teeth whitening. 

However, this is not always the case with at-home, DIY whitening products. Over-the-counter (OTC) kits, particularly those found on websites like Amazon, can have dangerously high levels of whitener. If they are not used properly, the peroxide in these kits can permanently damage your teeth and irritate your gums. 

In addition, there are some at-home whitening products out there that are both unsafe and ineffective, such as charcoal toothpaste. Charcoal toothpaste does not whiten your teeth. It is a strong abrasive, which wears down your outer layer of enamel with prolonged use. While this may remove some surface stains, it also permanently damages your teeth.

Before you use any at-home whitening product, we recommend consulting with your dentist to make sure that it’s safe to do so. If you do want to whiten your teeth on your own, we recommend using an ADA-approved product like Crest Whitestrips. ADA-approved whitening kits have limited levels of whitener, which helps minimize the risks associated with over whitening your teeth.

Why Does Teeth Whitening Cause Sensitivity?

The method by which teeth whitening causes sensitivity is not fully understood by dentists yet. However, the leading theory has to do with “dentinal microtubules,” which are thought to be irritated by the whitener.

Dentinal microtubules are microscopic tubes that connect the outside of your teeth to the nerves in the roots of your teeth. Since the outer layers of enamel and dentin have no nerves, these microtubules are responsible for transmitting sensations to the nerve.

Teeth whitening agents like hydrogen peroxide and carbamide peroxide weaken the outer layers of your teeth slightly. This is thought to expose the microtubules, which causes your teeth to become more sensitive.

Then, once you stop whitening your teeth, they will no longer be weakened by whitening treatment, and will begin to “remineralize.” This is thought to seal up the tubules, which would explain why sensitivity-induced whitening goes away quickly after you stop having your teeth whitened.

Can I Get Teeth Whitening While Pregnant Or Breastfeeding?

There is no evidence that teeth whitening is harmful to pregnant women or their children. However, it is usually recommended by the ADA that pregnant women avoid any elective dental treatments when pregnant.

This is because the hormonal changes of pregnancy can lead to some oral health issues like a higher risk of gum disease and tooth decay, teeth shifting, and other such problems. To ensure your mouth remains healthy, it’s a good idea to wait to have cosmetic dental treatment until you’ve delivered your baby.

Women who are breastfeeding can have teeth whitening treatment without any worries. Teeth whitening will not affect your breastmilk or your feeding child in any way. It’s completely safe to have your teeth whitened if you’re breastfeeding.