Do you have discolored, stained, or yellowed teeth? Are you looking for effective tooth whitening treatment?
Dr. Glen Wainwright provides tooth whitening in Austin, Texas to his patients. At Austin Dental Care, our professional staff aims to find the latest and most effective dental treatments for patients. Those who have tried teeth whitening strips found along with other less effective teeth whitening methods can benefit from teeth whitening offered in our office. Learn about the benefits of professional teeth whitening as well as the treatment process for this cosmetic dental service below:
Benefits of Whitening Teeth
Whitening teeth professionally in a dentist’s office offers many benefits to patients with tooth discoloration. Teeth whitening treatment brightens teeth, improves tooth health, and is long-lasting. Whitening teeth also reverses the effects of aging on teeth and can help improve your confidence. Brightening your smile not only improves the aesthetics of teeth but can also benefit your oral health. Patients who receive our treatment are often motivated to maintain their smiles with brushing and flossing as well as regular dental checkups.
Am I a Candidate for Teeth Whitening?
Professional tooth whitening is a wonderful option for brightening tooth discoloration. However, our in-house teeth whitening treatment might not be best for patients with:
- Hypersensitive teeth and gums
- Deep tooth stains
- Dental crowns
- Dental implants
- Porcelain veneers
But if you have tooth discoloration due to age, tobacco use, or staining foods and drinks, you are a great candidate for Austin Dental Care’s teeth whitening services.
Tooth Whitening Treatment
Dr. Wainwright will evaluate your teeth and gums prior to treatment in order to create a custom whitening strategy for optimal results. He uses a hydrogen-peroxide treatment with a whitening gel to whiten teeth in-office. Dr. Wainwright will place a buffer to protect your sensitive tooth enamel. The whitening gel will be left on your teeth for up to half an hour to ensure that the active ingredients have time to work. You can evaluate the color of your teeth and decide if more time is needed to achieve the color you want. Our professional treatment brightens teeth by multiple shades within just one hour. Tooth whitening results will last for one or more years.
Teeth Whitening FAQs
Is professional tooth whitening treatment painful?
No, Dr. Wainwright ensures that the gums and enamel are protected. He uses a gel that is beneficial for patients with gum and tooth sensitivity.
Will bleaching gel whiten my veneers, crowns, or bonding?
No, dental work would need to be replaced to match the color of teeth, and the gel is not effective on these restorations.
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 are known to stain and discolor teeth.
Schedule a Consultation
Dr. Wainwright is a cosmetic dentist in Austin, Texas that gives patients the tools needed to get healthier and aesthetically pleasing smiles. You can call Austin Dental Care for a comprehensive and relaxing treatment at 512-518-6392. Request an appointment with Dr. Wainwright on our dental website.