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Teeth Whitening

General Dentists & Cosmetic Dentists located in Orlando, FL

Teeth Whitening

Teeth whitening is a fast, safe, and effective process that beautifully enhances your smile. At My DentalCare Center in Orlando, Florida, Laila Rizvi, DMD, uses professional whitening solutions to ensure a comfortable experience that delivers remarkable results. With advanced treatments and a personalized approach to care, Dr. Rizvi can help you achieve the smile you desire. Call or schedule an appointment online today to learn more.

Teeth Whitening Q & A

What is teeth whitening, and how does it work?

Teeth whitening is a cosmetic treatment that lights the shade of your teeth. Most over-the-counter (OTC) and in-office whitening treatments contain bleaching agents, like hydrogen or carbamide peroxide. When the agents react to stain molecules in the teeth, they break down and lighten the color of the stains. 

While many OTC products can effectively whiten extrinsic (surface) stains, they struggle to penetrate the deeper layers. At My DentalCare Center, Dr. Rizvi offers many professional whitening treatments that can target extrinsic and intrinsic stains, which can significantly enhance the color of your teeth. 

In-office teeth whitening also works quickly  — you can leave your appointment with a noticeably brighter smile in under one hour.

Who should consider teeth whitening?

Teeth whitening is ideal for individuals who want a noticeably brighter, whiter smile. Teeth can appear discolored over time due to the following:

Food and drink

Many foods and beverages stain your teeth, including red wine, coffee and tea, soy sauce, marinara sauce, and curry.

Tobacco use

Smoking, chewing tobacco, and other tobacco products can discolor your teeth, creating a brown or yellow appearance.

Enamel wear

Enamel, the hard outer layer of your teeth, gives teeth a whiter appearance. As enamel wears down, it exposes the darker dentin underneath. Age, bruxism (teeth grinding), and general wear and tear can cause enamel to erode.


Many medications, especially tetracycline antibiotics, cause yellow teeth. 

Poor oral hygiene

Brushing, flossing, and visiting My DentalCare Center for regular teeth cleanings are essential to prevent discoloration.

What can I expect from teeth whitening?

Teeth whitening is a relatively quick and comfortable process that requires no preparation. Dr. Rizvi places barriers on your gums and lips to reduce sensitivity. Next, she applies a highly concentrated whitening solution onto your teeth, which remains in place for several minutes before she activates it with a special light or laser.

Dr. Rizvi may repeat this process until you achieve your desired results. You can expect to complete your treatment within 45-60 minutes.

Teeth whitening results can last for a year or longer with proper care. To learn more, call My DentalCare Center today or schedule an appointment online.