Do you have stained, or yellow teeth? Are you looking for effective teeth whitening treatment?
Dr. Glen Wainwright provides teeth whitening in Austin, Texas to patients with stained and yellow teeth. At Austin Dental Care, our professional dental staff aims to find the latest and most effective dental treatments for patients. Those who use teeth whitening strips (along with other less effective teeth whitening methods) have found that they can benefit from teeth whitening in our office. Learn about the benefits of professional teeth whitening as well as the treatment process for this cosmetic dental service below.
Teeth Whitening in Austin, TX
Whitening teeth professionally in a dentist’s office offers many benefits to patients with tooth stains. Teeth whitening treatment brightens teeth, improves tooth health, and is long-lasting. Whitening teeth also dials back the effects of aging on teeth and can help improve your confidence. Brightening your smile not only improves the looks of teeth, but can also benefit your oral health. Patients who receive our treatment often motivate themselves to maintain their smiles with brushing and flossing, and regular dental checkups.
The way you look is one of the first things people notice about you. A mouthful of discolored teeth will not do you any favors on your first impression. In contrast, a bright, healthy-looking smile will give you a radiant, youthful look.
Teeth yellow for many reasons, such as age, your diet, nicotine use and a morning coffee addiction. However, restoring your smile to its previous gleam is easier than you think. Seek out the aid of our in-office whitening services at Austin Dental Care.
Why In-Office Teeth Whitening?
There have never been more options for home-based teeth whitening treatments. But none of them can match the quality and long-lasting results of professional service. In-house teeth whitening is the most popular dental procedure in the world today. Closely monitored conditions in a controlled setting ensures that you will notice a difference in your tooth color within minutes.
In-office teeth whitening with a professional dental staff is the best way to brighten your smile. We can use stronger agents than those available in drugstore kits and will ensure that the entire procedure is safe from start to finish.
Unlike an at-home whitening trays kit, Austin Dental Care teeth whitening services will:
- Provide faster results
- Ensure your bleaching process is completely safe
- Avoid triggering gum and tooth sensitivity (thanks to better peroxide gels)
How We Whiten Your Teeth for Real Results
When you come in to our office for a teeth whitening treatment, Dr. Wainwright will evaluate the state of your teeth and gums with a dental exam. Then your dentist will build a custom whitening strategy that will give you the results you are seeking.
In most cases, this involves a hydrogen-peroxide treatment with a whitening gel. First, your dentist will place a buffer to protect your enamel and gums from any unwanted sensitivity. Then, your dentist will apply the gel to your teeth and leave it on for up to half an hour. After that, you can evaluate the hue of your teeth and decide if you want another round to achieve your ideal brightness.
These procedures are so effective that you will notice a transformation in your teeth within minutes. Your teeth can be as much as ten shades brighter within an hour. Teeth whitening results can last for one or more years. Your smile will make the right impression on everyone you meet.
Am I a Candidate for Professional Teeth Whitening?
Getting your teeth professionally whiter is a highly beneficial procedure. However, it is not for everyone. In-house teeth whitening might not be best for you if you have:
- Hypersensitive teeth and gums: in this case, a take-home kit with less potency might be better.
- Deep staining: Peroxide whitening will only remove surface stains from your enamel, and it cannot change the color of deeper parts of your teeth
- Crowns, implants or veneers: Porcelain will not bleach like natural teeth. This can cause your veneer to not match in color to your teeth.
If age, a coffee habit, or tobacco use causes your stains and discoloring, Our teeth whitening services can get your smile brighter and beautiful in no time.
Teeth Whitening FAQs
Is professional teeth whitening treatment painful?
No, your dentist will ensure that we protect your gums and tooth enamel during the process. Teeth whitening gel is safe in small doses. You may experience temporary tooth sensitivity after treatment, but this will go away within a couple of days.
Will bleaching gel whiten my veneers, crowns, or bonding?
No, you will need to replace dental work to match the color of teeth. Additionally, the whitening gel is not useful on these restorations. Your dentist can not whiten dental prosthetics or restorations with traditional teeth whitening.
How long should I refrain from drinking coffee or red wine after tooth whitening treatment?
Wait at least one week after treatment to start eating or drinking foods and beverages that can stain and discolor teeth. This will allow for treatment to take effect and for your tooth enamel to recover.
What to expect after teeth whitening?
After teeth whitening patients should expect their gums and teeth to feel slightly tingly or numb. This is normal and is due to an active ingredient in teeth whitening solution called hydrogen peroxide. This active ingredient removes stains from the surface of teeth, but may also cause temporary tooth and gum sensitivity.
How long do teeth stay white after whitening?
On average teeth stay white anywhere from six months to two years after professional whitening. This varies based on the patient’s response to treatment, their oral care, diet, and the level of chemical strength in the whitening solution.
How often should you get your teeth whitened?
We recommend that patients whiten their teeth once a year. This prevents sensitivity, and results typically last about a year, so there is no need to have your teeth whitened more than once annually.
Request a Dental Consultation with our Dentist in Austin, TX
Dr. Wainwright gives patients the tools they need to get healthier and stunning smiles. You can call Austin Dental Care for comprehensive treatment at 512-518-6392 or request an appointment online today. Dr. Wainwright serves patients in West Austin, Lost Creek, West Lake Hills, Barton Creek, and all of Travis County, Texas.