Teeth Whitening in Gainesville, FL

What Are The Benefits Of Teeth Whitening?

Teeth whitening lets you eliminate teeth stains and smile proudly once again. Stains can happen due to certain foods and drinks, because of tobacco use, or simply as part of the natural aging process. Stained or discolored teeth may make you feel self-conscious about your smile.

With teeth whitening at Gainesville Dentistry Co., Dr. Feldman can eliminate these stains and restore the natural brightness of your teeth. You’ll look younger, feel more confident, and be proud of your smile once again. Get in touch now to schedule a teeth whitening appointment with your dentist in Gainesville, FL.

In-Office &
Teeth Whitening

If you want fast results, we are proud to offer in-office Zoom Whitening. During your procedure, our team will clean your teeth and protect your gums and oral tissues. Then we will use powerful chemical whiteners and a LED blue light to brighten your smile up to 5-10 shades in just a single appointment. This makes it ideal for special occasions like weddings and graduations.

We also offer take-home teeth whitening. Our team will use our intraoral scanner to take mess-free impressions of your teeth, then work with a dental lab to make custom-fitted whitening trays.  You'll receive your trays along with a set of professional-grade whitening products. We will give you instructions about how to use them, and then you’ll be able to whiten your teeth in the comfort of your own home.

Are There Any Side Effects?

Teeth Sensitivity

The chemicals used in teeth whitening can make your teeth feel more sensitive for a few days after treatment. This is harmless, and will go away in a short period of time. We only use the best products, which contain desensitizing agents to help minimize this issue. If you’re concerned about teeth sensitivity, you can discuss this with Dr. Feldman before your treatment, and he can take steps to ensure your comfort.

Gum Irritation

If you choose in-office or take-home whitening from Gainesville Dentistry Co., you won’t have to worry about gum irritation. To protect your gums, we use special protectants for in-office whitening, and custom-built trays for take-home whitening. This ensures you won’t have to worry about gum sensitivity during treatment. Proper use is key to preventing gum irritation from overfilling the trays, and we will educate you on how to effectively use your new whitening tools.


Over-whitening is only an issue if you’re using store-bought whiteners on your own. If you overuse whitening products, you could end up damaging your enamel. This will never happen with professional teeth whitening from Dr. Feldman, which is another great reason to whiten your teeth with the help of a professional.

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How Can I Keep My Teeth White After Treatment?

Brushing at least twice a day and flossing once a day helps keep your smile looking bright. You can also incorporate ADA-accepted whitening toothpaste and mouthwash into your routine to help prevent stains. You should also see Dr. Feldman and the team at Gainesville Dentistry Co. for a teeth cleaning and checkup at least every six months.

Changing your diet and habits can also help. You should quit smoking or using oral tobacco, and cutting back on tea, coffee, wine, and other staining drinks can help you maintain your bright smile. Drinking these beverages through a straw can also help minimize the risk of future stains.

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Frequently Asked Questions

Check out these frequently asked questions, or call us at (352) 88-SMILE to speak with our team.

Can I whiten my teeth if I have other treatments such as crowns?

This is a question we often hear at Gainesville Dentistry Co., and the answer is, it depends. Teeth whitening is a safe and effective way to brighten your smile, but it's important to understand that the whitening agents used in these treatments only work on natural tooth enamel. This means that if you have crowns, veneers, fillings, or other dental restorations, these will not respond to the whitening treatment in the same way your natural teeth will.

However, this doesn't mean that you can't whiten your teeth if you have crowns or other restorations. It simply means that you might need to approach the process differently. If your restorations are old and discolored, you might consider having them replaced after the whitening treatment to match your newly brightened teeth. Alternatively, if you're planning on getting new restorations, you might want to whiten your teeth first, so that your dentist can match the restorations to your whitened teeth. 

In any case, it's essential to discuss your teeth whitening options with Dr. Feldman or another qualified dental professional. They can assess your oral health and personal needs to determine the best course of action for you.

How often will I need to whiten my teeth?

The frequency of teeth whitening largely depends on your individual circumstances, including your lifestyle habits and the natural color of your teeth. Some people may see long-lasting results from a single professional whitening session, while others may need to repeat the process every few months. 

Lifestyle factors that can affect the longevity of your whitening results include your diet and your oral hygiene habits. Consuming certain foods and drinks, such as coffee, tea, red wine, and highly pigmented fruits and vegetables, can stain your teeth over time. Smoking also significantly contributes to tooth discoloration. 

Maintaining good oral hygiene habits, including regular brushing and flossing, can help prolong the effects of teeth whitening. Additionally, regular dental cleanings at Dr. Feldman's Gainesville Dentistry Co. can help keep your teeth looking their best.

Again, it's important to remember that everyone's teeth are different, and what works for one person may not work for another. Dr. Feldman or another dental professional can provide you with personalized advice on maintaining your whitening results.

Is teeth whitening safe?

Safety is a common concern when it comes to teeth whitening, and rightfully so. The good news is that when performed correctly, teeth whitening is a safe procedure. The American Dental Association (ADA) and numerous studies have confirmed the safety of whitening products that contain 10% carbamide peroxide (which breaks down into 3.5% hydrogen peroxide).

However, like any dental procedure, teeth whitening can have potential side effects, such as tooth sensitivity and gum irritation. These side effects are usually temporary and can be managed with over-the-counter pain medication or specialized toothpaste for sensitive teeth. 

At Gainesville Dentistry Co., we prioritize your safety and comfort above all else. We use only ADA-approved whitening products, and our staff is thoroughly trained in their application. We also take care to protect your gums and soft tissues during the procedure to minimize any potential side effects.

Remember, the key to safe and effective teeth whitening is to have it performed under the supervision of a dental professional. This is why it's recommended to have your teeth whitened at a dentist's office rather than trying to do it yourself at home.

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