Healthy, Radiant Teeth with Zoom Teeth Whitening

Your smile is often the first thing that people notice about you. Moreover, when you smile, your teeth become very apparent. Any discoloration of your teeth can significantly dull its impact and can leave you feeling self-conscious. Food, coffee, tea, and soda stain our teeth over time. After a teeth whitening procedure, you’ll instantly notice the difference! No more editing your photos with filters anymore, teeth whitening will help combat those stains. At Florida Prosthodontics, we can restore the brilliant white to your teeth with Zoom whitening.

Healthy, radiant teeth with Zoom Teeth Whitening

What Is Tooth Discoloration?

Tooth discoloration can be a huge confidence-buster! It occurs when stain particles, such as leftover residue from food or drink consumption, build up in the film of protein that covers the tooth enamel. If your teeth are discolored, it means there is something you’re consuming that is affecting the natural color of your teeth. As mentioned earlier, teeth discoloration may result from drinking coffee, tea, soda, and food. As a solution, tooth discoloration can be treated with teeth whitening. At Florida Prosthodontics, we can restore the brilliant white to your teeth with Cosmetic Dentistry including Zoom whitening.

What Is Zoom Whitening?

You walk by your typical pharmacy, and you have seen different types of at-home teeth whitening products. Zoom whitening is a type of professional whitening that only whitens the enamel of your teeth but your dentin as well. Providing you with a whiter, brighter smile than you ever thought. 

How Does Zoom Whitening Do?

Zoom is a simple, non-invasive procedure that usually takes between 45 minutes to an hour. The procedure is a bleaching process, which lightens the discoloration of enamel and dentin. In contrast, most over-the-counter teeth whitening treatments can’t achieve the results you are looking for, especially if you have deeper, darker stains. With Zoom Whitening, it not only whitens the enamel of your teeth but your dentin as well, providing you with a whiter, brighter smile that boosts your confidence. At Florida Prosthodontics, we offer two types of Zoom whitening, chair side, and take-home trays.

How Does Zoom Whitening Work?

As mentioned earlier, the Zoom Whitening procedure takes between 45 minutes to an hour. First, regular cleaning is recommended prior to the Zoom whitening procedure. Once your cleaning is complete, the procedure will begin with a short preparation to cover the lips and gums for protection. Once only your teeth are exposed, we will apply the Zoom hydrogen peroxide whitening gel. When the hydrogen peroxide is applied, it breaks down, causing oxygen to enter the enamel and dentin, bleaching any colored substance while keeping the structure of the tooth unchanged. The whitening gel remains in place for three 15-minute sessions of light activation. Now you just sit back, relax, and let it shine!

Zoom Whitening at Home

If you prefer to whiten your teeth at home, Zoom take-home trays are the best fit for you. At Florida Prosthodontics, we create custom-fit trays and provide you with Zoom whitening gel. The trays are designed to hold the whitening gel against your teeth, twice a day for several hours or overnight when you sleep. The results are noticeable in about a week.

There are many benefits to teeth whitening, especially with Zoom whitening. More importantly, you get faster results with a reliable treatment, and it enhances your appearance which is a confidence booster! Zoom whitening can restore a brilliant bright white color, giving you back your dazzling, confident smile. Call us today at (321) 635-1175 to schedule your appointment.

Dental Hygiene Starts with Your Whole Body

Dental Hygiene Starts with Your Whole Body

You hear it all the time, “brush and floss twice a day!” or “get dental cleanings twice a year!” That’s because maintaining good dental hygiene is incredibly important for your health. It prevents diseases and infections which can lead to serious illnesses or even death. But what if we told you that dental hygiene doesn’t just prevent gum diseases and cavities. In fact, what if we told you some factors in which dental hygiene doesn’t have anything to do with your mouth?

 

Dental Hygiene Starts with Your Whole Body

 

Your Lungs

Your lungs are a warm, moist environment, which is just perfect for bacteria looking to mutate and grow. This can happen when you have a gum disease, such as gingivitis or periodontitis, and there is an overabundance of bacteria inside your mouth. If you inhale the bacteria from your gum disease, it can travel into your lungs. This can lead to serious lung diseases such as pneumonia, COPD, or asthma. Dental hygiene helps protect the effects of lung issues.

Your Mental Health

Your mental health can affect your oral health. In fact, if you have oral health issues such as tooth loss, infections, gum diseases, damaged teeth, or jaw pain can easily affect your smile. This can damage confidence, social life, and your mental health. As a result, you are faced at a high risk of being faced with depression. In addition, this can also lead you to make decisions such as smoking, taking drugs, or drinking alcohol which can lead to even poorer dental hygiene. 

Your Nutrition

Healthy eating is essential for oral health! Nutrition has a direct impact on your teeth and gums. In fact, poor nutrition may lead to tooth decay, cavities, and other gum diseases, all of which can heavily impact your ability to chew food. Chewing food can help break it down which allows your body to easily absorb the nutrients. Without proper nutrients, your teeth and gums become more susceptible to decay and gum disease and it may be more difficult for tissues in your mouth to resist infection. As a result, this can lead to oral diseases such as diabetes, heart disease, stroke, and low-weight. In short, your teeth are the first step in digestion.

Your Pregnancy

Dental hygiene is especially important for pregnant women. Common hormonal changes women go through during pregnancy can increase the risk of developing gum disease. Pregnant women who have gum disease can experience premature delivery, low birth weight baby, pre-eclampsia, pregnancy granuloma, and pregnancy tumors. Maintaining good oral hygiene during pregnancy will help to not only protect the health of the mother but the health of the unborn baby as well.

Altogether, maintaining good dental hygiene involves the whole body. More importantly, oral hygiene starts at home. That’s why you hear, “brush and floss twice a day!” or “get dental cleanings twice a year!” all the time. It’s because maintaining good dental hygiene is incredibly essential for your health. If you have any questions or concerns about your dental hygiene, call us today at (321) 635-1175.

Giving You a Confident Smile with Dental Implants

Giving You a Confident Smile with Dental Implants

Ouch! Tooth loss can happen in several ways, such as gum disease, tooth decay, cavities, or facial trauma. Tooth loss is irreversible, but it isn’t irreplaceable. The most essential way to resolve and replace tooth decay is dental implants. It is important to note that implants do more than just replace your teeth. In fact, they help strengthen your jaw structure, provide the ability to chew food, and give you more reasons to smile. 

Giving You a Confident Smile with Dental Implants

As mentioned earlier, dental implants can help improve your jaw structure, and restore your ability to chew food. But there are a plethora of reasons why dental implants are beneficial for you. 

  • Can help restore your speech
  • Unlike traditional treatments, dental implants are more comfortable
  • The dental crowns can be cared for just like your natural teeth
  • Dental implant posts emulate the roots of your natural teeth by stimulating your jaw bone

After determining that dental implants are right for your tooth loss, it’s important to understand the procedure before stopping into your next appointment at Florida Prosthodontics.

First Consultation

First and foremost, our team needs to determine if dental implant surgery is the right choice for you. You’ll undergo an oral exam, which allows us to identify and examine the area of the tooth loss. Next, we’ll take digital x-rays, which enable us to see the condition of your jaw bone and determine if implants can be placed. Once that oral exam is complete, your x-ray photos will determine which treatment plan is best for you

Dental Implant Surgery

Before your dental implant surgery, you’ll be placed under a local anesthetic. Florida Prosthodontics also provides sedation, which can offer comfort and relaxation during the treatment. Once you are comfortable, we’ll begin by making small incisions in our gums, which gives us access to your jawbone. Next, holes are then drilled into the jawbone, and the implant posts are placed inside. Once your final teeth are ready to be placed, the implant crown is then screwed onto the posts. 

The treatment is versatile, and can be used to replace a single tooth or many teeth. The benefits that dental implant surgery offers have unimaginable results. If you are interested in learning more about dental implants or finding out if this amazing treatment is right for you, call Florida Prosthodontics today at (321) 635-1175.
Giving You a Confident Smile with Dental Implants