Dazzling smiles seem to be within everyone’s reach, thanks to the booming teeth business. From over-the-counter strips to treatments in a dentist’s office, you have a lot of options for brightening up stained or darkened teeth.
Side effects aren’t common when you use at-home products as directed, but they can happen. Before you start a do-it-yourself whitening routine, though, learn how to keep your smile safe.
Want to find out more about teeth whitening? Call 254-200-1893 to meet with our dentist.
Create your best smile with the help of teeth whitening in Killeen, Texas. At Clear Creek Family and Cosmetic Dentistry, we provide professional bleaching to provide patients with a better, brighter smile. Come in or call 254-200-1893 today and see how our dentist, Dr. Rohini Singh, can safely improve the look and color of your smile.
What are the details of teeth whitening?
Teeth whitening is a simple, cost-effective cosmetic dental treatment that we offer to noticeably enhance your smile in as little as one treatment. Our professional teeth whitening treatments utilize a powerful yet safe whitening gel that is applied to the surface of your teeth. This gel works to lighten the appearance of stains, discoloration and yellowing on the tooth enamel. Professional teeth whitening can give you a noticeably whiter smile that will boost your self-esteem and help you smile with pride.
If you have ever wished that your smile was whiter and brighter, teeth whitening might be right for you. Through professional teeth whitening, we can lighten staining and discoloration caused by various factors, such as: the natural aging process, poor dental hygiene habits, consumption of certain drinks and foods, smoking, illness, certain medications and fluorosis.
Our dentist will work with you to determine the right type of treatment and treatment length to achieve the smile aesthetic you desire. To learn more about professional teeth whitening and to set up your consultation at our office, please call us today.
Key Benefits of Teeth Whitening
- Works for patients of all ages
- Lightens and whitens spots or yellow and brown stains
- Improves the overall appearance of a “dull” smile
How is teeth whitening done?
Our office will provide you with a mouthguard that will hold the whitening gel against the teeth. Patients can wear the guard for three to four hours each night, up to one or two weeks. After the bleaching is completed, patients will notice a significant change in the color of their teeth. From yellowing to staining, you can enjoy whiter, brighter teeth.
Considerations for Teeth Whitening
Though over-the-counter bleaching is available, professional whitening is both safer and more effective for the teeth. Learn more and contact our office today!
What if I Would Like to Whiten My Teeth at Home?
Even if you decide to whiten your teeth at home, come in and get a professional cleaning and exam. A thorough cleaning may be all you need to restore your smile’s sparkle. Ask your dentist about which over-the-counter system to use and how much lightening you can expect. Teeth do darken with age, and the amount of color change varies from person to person.
Don’t leave the strips or gels on longer than advised — you might wind up with sore gums and set yourself up for other problems. After you whiten, avoid soda, sports drinks or other acidic beverages for a couple of hours to protect your teeth.
Am I a Candidate for Teeth Whitening?
To be on the safe side, pregnant women or nursing mothers should postpone teeth whitening.
Porcelain or composite dental crowns and bonding won’t lighten up. So, if you change the color of the teeth around them, you might wind up with an uneven smile or need to replace old fillings and crowns.
What if I Have Sensitive Teeth?
Your teeth may become mildly sensitive after you whiten, but it’s usually short-term. It might be less of an issue if your teeth and gums are in good shape. If the tooth sensitivity bothers you, stop the treatment and talk to our dentist. Gel-filled trays, which you wear over your teeth like a mouth guard, can also bother your gums if they don’t fit well. It’s a good idea to stop using the product if you start having this problem.