Professional Teeth Whitening in Fort Worth, TX
Lake Country Dental provides teeth whitening in Fort Worth, Texas, and invites you to make an appointment with one of our dentists if you have yellowing, discolored, or stained teeth. Schedule your consultation today by calling our office at (817) 236-8771. We look forward to helping you achieve your best smile!
Frequently Asked Questions
How does teeth whitening work?
Teeth whitening treatments work by spreading a gel with a whitening agent in it on the teeth. Then, you either leave the gel on your teeth for a set amount of time or the process can be sped up with the use of UV light.
At-home whitening kits normally use a gel that you wear on your teeth for a while, then rinse off. But some at-home kits now incorporate a UV light, which means you don’t have to wear the gel for as long during each session.
In-office whitening is much stronger than at-home kits and only requires one or two sessions to achieve results.
Can teeth whitening damage teeth?
Teeth whitening doesn’t usually damage teeth. While sensitivity can occur, especially if the gel gets onto your gums, this feeling usually goes away quickly. Your teeth have a very hard layer of enamel on the outside, and as long as it’s healthy, your teeth will be safe.
If you opt for in-office whitening, your dentist will use protective equipment for your gums and surrounding areas so they don’t get gel on them. If you’re using an at-home kit, be sure to follow instructions carefully and not to leave the gel on for too long.
When does teeth whitening work?
Teeth whitening works on most people, especially for lifting food stains off of the teeth. If you have yellow-tinted teeth, whitening will most likely work on you because those stains are often from food or coffee.
You’ll see results from your in-office teeth whitening treatment immediately, but at-home kits can take longer. In order to be safe for your oral health, at-home kits are done over the course of a few weeks. You may see results after a couple of sessions.
If you have brown-tinted or grey teeth, whitening is less likely to work. You may consider an alternative cosmetic procedure that can improve the appearance of your teeth, such as porcelain veneers.