Bright white teeth can make a smile really stand out, which is why Daren W. Evans DDS Family and Cosmetic Dentistry offers high-quality professional whitening for its patients. If you want to upgrade your look, schedule a visit with Dr. Evans and the team at their state-of-the-art clinic in Austin, Texas, today by calling or booking online.
There are a few reasons why your teeth might turn dull or discolored. Most often, discolored teeth happen as a result of poor oral hygiene and consuming too many stain-causing foods and beverages.
Some items that are known to leave stains on your teeth include:
Teeth can also become stained due to certain medicines, most notably tetracycline antibiotics that are taken before the age of 8.
The natural aging process can also leave your teeth dull or discolored as the hard enamel on the outside of your teeth wears down and exposes the dentin within your teeth, which gets more yellow over time.
The team at Daren W. Evans DDS Family and Cosmetic Dentistry offers a few different methods for whitening your teeth, including:
Philips Zoom! whitening is an in-office whitening system that can get your teeth 6-10 shades whiter in a single, hour-long visit, which makes it an excellent option for busy patients who want quick results.
First, your dentist uses special tools to isolate and protect your gums and lips, and then they apply a proprietary whitening gel on your teeth. Once the whitening gel is on your teeth, they shine a special light that enhances the whitening process.
Finally, they give you a fluoride treatment and provides you with at-home bleaching trays to maintain your results.
Passive tray whitening involves taking an impression of your smile to construct custom-built whitening trays that fit snugly over your teeth. In addition to the trays, your dentist also supplies you with a carbamide peroxide gel.
You put this whitening gel in the trays and wear them on your teeth for a prescribed amount of time, either for three hours or overnight. Within 3-4 weeks of daily use, you’ll notice a much brighter and more beautiful smile.
Professional strength whitening strips work similarly to the take-home bleaching trays, but they don’t require taking an impression of your smile. Instead, your dentist supplies you with plastic strips that have a whitening gel on them.
Just like the take-home trays, you put the whitening strips over your teeth and leave them on for a prescribed amount of time. You’ll be able to see results in a matter of weeks.
When done with a professional, teeth whitening is a safe and effective way to improve the appearance of your smile.
In some cases, patients experience increased sensitivity in their teeth after their treatments, but this is temporary and can be mitigated with a special toothpaste that your dentist can provide.
Beautify your smile today and schedule a teeth whitening appointment with Daren W. Evans DDS Family and Cosmetic Dentistry today by calling the office or using the convenient online tool.