What is Teeth Whitening?
Professional teeth whitening is ideal for removing stains and deep discoloration that are affecting your confidence.
Over time and with certain lifestyle habits, your teeth may begin to yellow and show signs of staining. Unfortunately, brushing and flossing alone often isn’t enough to remove these stains. This is why we offer professional whitening options that you can easily do in the comfort of your own home.
Why is Teeth Whitening needed?
Your teeth can yellow and become stained for a variety of different reasons. Regardless of how often you brush and the type of toothpaste you use, you may still need and benefit from professional whitening. Some things that can affect the color of your teeth include:
Drinking tea, coffee or soda
Eating staining foods (berries, chocolate)
Who is a good candidate for Teeth Whitening?
If you have a lot of restorations at the front of your smile, whitening may not be the best choice for you. Even professional whitening cannot change the color of fillings, veneers, crowns, or dental bridge work. Ideally, you shouldn’t have overly sensitive teeth when undergoing whitening, as it could make your issues worse. We will examine your teeth before any type of whitening treatment is recommended.
What happens during the process for professional Teeth Whitening?
We use a patented at-home kit that you can use to whiten your teeth in the comfort of your own bedroom or bathroom.
We begin by taking impressions of your teeth and using these to create clear trays that will be worn over the teeth. We provide you with a whitening gel that is placed inside the trays and worn over your smile. We will instruct you on how long to wear the trays for optimal results. The great thing about these at-home trays is that whenever you need to touch-up your results, you just need to come in and pick up more whitening gel.
If you think you might need teeth whitening, call our office today and one of our friendly staff members can further assist you.
Benefits of Teeth Whitening
Professional Quality Results: One of the main advantages of having your teeth whitened by a dentist is the quality of results. Our dentist uses professional-grade whitening agents that are more effective than over-the-counter products. As a result, we can achieve a higher degree of whitening in a shorter amount of time.
Customized Treatment: Professional teeth whitening allows for a personalized treatment plan. Your dentist can adjust the whitening process based on the condition of your teeth and your desired level of whiteness.
Even Whitening: Uneven results can be a common problem with home whitening kits. In contrast, a dentist can ensure that the whitening agent is evenly applied to all your teeth, resulting in a more uniform and natural look.
Safe and Monitored Treatment: When you choose professional teeth whitening, a dentist oversees the entire process. This ensures that the procedure is carried out safely and correctly. Your dentist will protect your gums and soft tissues from potential irritation from the whitening agent.
Long-Lasting Results: With proper care, the results of a professional teeth whitening procedure can last up to a few years. Your dentist can also provide you with tips and techniques to maintain your bright new smile.
Boosts Self-Confidence: Having a whiter, brighter smile can significantly improve your self-confidence. You’ll feel more comfortable showing off your smile, which can enhance your social interactions and self-esteem.
Is Teeth Whitening Safe?
Yes, teeth whitening is generally safe. We only use approved whitening agents that have been tested for safety and effectiveness. There are a few things to be aware of, though:
Sensitivity: Teeth whitening can cause temporary tooth sensitivity, particularly to cold temperatures. This sensitivity typically goes away after the completion of the whitening process. If you already have sensitive teeth, you should discuss this with our dentist before deciding to undergo a whitening procedure.
Gum irritation: Whitening products can irritate your gums if they’re not properly protected during the procedure. However, our dentist take steps to protect your gums and the soft tissues in your mouth.
Not suitable for everyone: Teeth whitening may not be suitable for everyone. For instance, it may not be recommended for pregnant or breastfeeding women, or people with gum disease, worn enamel, cavities, or very sensitive teeth. It’s also not as effective on crowns, veneers, or fillings, or if discoloration is caused by certain medications or injury to the tooth.
It’s essential to discuss teeth whitening with our dentist before deciding on this procedure. Your dentist can evaluate your oral health and determine if teeth whitening is a good choice for you. If it’s appropriate, your dentist can then ensure that the procedure is done safely and effectively, with minimal risk of side effects.
We offer Teeth Whitening!
At our dental practice in Alvarado, TX, we believe in the transformative power of a radiant smile. A bright, confident smile can be a game-changer in your personal, social, and professional life. That’s why we take immense pride in our professional teeth whitening services. Contact our dentist for more information now!