Teeth Whitening

Orlando Center For Cosmetic Dentistry

Jose Marcano, DMD

Cosmetic Dentist & Implant Dentist located in Orlando, FL

If your teeth are stained, dingy, or noticeably discolored, teeth whitening can restore your smile to its near-original condition. At the Orlando Center For Cosmetic Dentistry in Orlando, Florida, cosmetic dentist Jose Marcano, DMD, and the team provide in-office teeth whitening using Philips ZOOM!. To make treatment as affordable as possible, they offer discounts through Groupon®. To schedule an appointment, click the online booking tool or call the office today.

Teeth Whitening Q&A

Why are my teeth stained and discolored?

Your teeth change color as you age. The older you get, the more the outer layer of your teeth (enamel) wears away. Over time, this allows the inner layer of your teeth (dentin) to become more visible. Dentin is naturally yellow.

Other factors that may cause your teeth to appear stained or discolored include:

  • Poor oral hygiene
  • Eating foods like berries or tomatoes
  • Drinking beverages with tannins, like coffee and tea
  • Taking medication with tetracycline

You might also develop yellow or stained teeth due to smoking or using chewing tobacco.

What is teeth whitening?

Teeth whitening is a type of cosmetic dentistry used to remove stains from your teeth. At Orlando Center For Cosmetic Dentistry, Dr. Marcano and the team use the Philips ZOOM! teeth whitening system. 

Philips ZOOM! can make your teeth up to eight* shades brighter during just one appointment. What’s more, the bleaching solution contains amorphous calcium phosphate (ACP) which helps protect your enamel, improve luster, and reduce tooth sensitivity.

What does teeth whitening with ZOOM! involve?

Teeth whitening with Philips ZOOM! is a quick, outpatient procedure. On the day of your appointment, Dr. Marcano and the team cover your tongue and gums with a protective rubber sheet. They then apply a bleaching solution to each tooth. 

After allowing the solution to sit for 15-20 minutes, Dr. Marcano points a special UV light at them. The UV light triggers a bleaching reaction, which effectively eliminates stains and discoloration. Dr. Marcano and the team repeat these steps multiple times until your teeth are a brilliant, healthy shade of white.

Is teeth whitening treatment permanent?

Teeth whitening with Philips ZOOM! isn’t permanent, but the results typically last four to six months and sometimes even longer. To maintain your results, Dr. Marcano recommends brushing twice a day, flossing regularly, and visiting Orlando Center For Cosmetic Dentistry every six months for a professional cleaning.

Is teeth whitening covered by insurance?

Teeth whitening typically isn’t covered by insurance. To make treatment accessible to all people, including those on a budget, Dr. Marcano and the team offer discounts through Groupon®.

If you want a brighter, whiter smile, request a teeth whitening consultation at Orlando Center For Cosmetic Dentistry. Schedule an appointment with the online booking tool or call the office today.

*Individual results may vary.