Is your smile getting you noticed for all the wrong reasons? 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 patients with discolored and yellow teeth. 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.
Teeth Whitening in Austin, TX
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.
The way you look is one of the first things people notice about you, and 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 a variety of reasons, including age, your diet, nicotine use and a morning coffee addiction. However, restoring your smile to its previous gleam is easier than you think, so long as you 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 instead. In-house teeth whitening is the most popular dental procedure in the world today, and carefully monitored conditions in a controlled environment ensures that you will notice a difference in your tooth coloring within moments.
In-office tooth whitening with a professional dental staff is the preferred way to brighten your smile because we can use stronger agents than are available in drugstore kits and ensure that the entire procedure is safe and effective from start to finish.
Unlike home-based kits, 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 into our office for a teeth whitening appointment, we will evaluate the state of your teeth to come up with 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 plus a buffer in place to protect your enamel from any unwanted sensitivity. Your dentist will leave the gel on your teeth for up to half an hour to ensure that the active ingredients have time to work. After the time has passed, you can evaluate the hue of your teeth and decide if another round is needed to achieve the color you want.
These procedures are so effective that you will notice a transformation in your teeth within minutes, and your teeth can be as much as ten shades brighter within an hour. Afterwards, the results will last for one or more years, ensuring your smile makes the right impression on everyone you meet.
Am I a Candidate for Professional Teeth Whitening?
Getting your teeth professionally whitened 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, which might leave the colors in your mouth unmatched.
However, if age causes your stains and discoloring, a coffee habit, or tobacco use, Austin Dental Care’s teeth whitening services can get your smile bleached and beautiful.
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, your dentist will ensure that your gums and tooth enamel is well protected. 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, dental work would need to be replaced to match the color of teeth, and the whitening gel is not effective 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 are known to stain and discolor teeth. This will allow for treatment to take effect and for your tooth enamel to recover.
Request a Dental Consultation with our Dentist in Austin, TX
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 online today. Dr. Wainwright serves patients in West Austin, Lost Creek, West Lake Hills, Barton Creek, and all of Travis County, Texas.