Teeth Whitening


Teeth whitening can provide a dramatic difference in a short amount of time.


Dr. Luz provides advanced teeth whitening treatments in Wesley Chapel, FL. Because teeth become yellow and stained as we age, teeth whitening is an affordable way to take years off your appearance. Our in-office teeth whitening provides the most dramatic difference in the shortest amount of time, but we also offer at-home solutions for more mild stains. We use the GLO guided light optics whitening system. Options include:


Before and After Image of Whitened Teeth

In-Office whitening – The fastest way to achieve a brighter smile, GLO in-office treatments involve applying a hydrogen peroxide bleaching gel to your teeth and activating it with light and heat. You will see dramatic results in 30 to 40 minutes.

At-Home whitening – Dr. Luz offers take-home kits with custom-made trays for optimal results. These allow you to achieve a whiter smile on your time in the comfort of your own home.

Teeth whitening is a cosmetic procedure that brightens your teeth and lifts away stubborn stains. We use teeth whitening treatments for stains and discoloration on the outermost layers of the teeth, called the enamel. In addition to aging, tooth discoloration and stains can be caused by a number of different factors. Poor oral hygiene, certain medications, tobacco use, and drinking coffee, tea, and red wine can all cause your teeth to become stained.

While some dental practices promise whitening treatments that work for everyone. Dr. Luz will examine your teeth and give you her honest opinion about whether your stains and discoloration will respond to teeth whitening treatments. In general, brown and yellow tones respond well to whitening and we can lighten your teeth by 3 to 8 shades. If you have gray tones, it’s indicative of intrinsic stains, or stains inside the tooth rather than the outer layers of enamel. If this is the case, cosmetic bonding or veneers are a better solution.

Frequently Asked Questions About Teeth Whitening


Do teeth whitening treatments make my teeth more sensitive?


While it’s true that some teeth whitening treatments can make your teeth more sensitive, Dr. Luz has chosen to use the GLO whitening system at our practice because it is specially formulated to prevent sensitivity. If you use a home whitening system, Dr. Luz will provide instructions to help you maximize your results and minimize tooth sensitivity—but remember, any sensitivity is temporary.


Is teeth whitening bad for your teeth?


Unfortunately, there are a lot of whitening options that are advertised on Instagram or sold online that aren’t great for your teeth. Some cause increased sensitivity, while others can actually wear away your tooth enamel with harsh abrasives. Always look for the ADA seal when you’re shopping for at-home whitening products or, even better, use one of our whitening kits with Dr. Luz’s guidance for excellent results.


How can I get white teeth in one day?


Our in-office GLO whitening treatment is the best way to get whiter teeth in one day. You’ll see dramatic results after a single 40-minute treatment.


How do celebrities get their teeth so white?


In addition to in-office teeth whitening treatments, many celebrities with stunning white smiles have dental veneers!