Professional Teeth Whitening in Fort Worth, TX
Achieve a Whiter Smile With Teeth Whitening Treatments
Over time, teeth can lose their whiteness, even if you practice good oral hygiene. Discoloration or staining can also occur as a result of consuming certain teeth-staining foods and beverages. No matter the cause, dull teeth can impact your oral health and make it difficult to be confident in your smile.
Thankfully, professional teeth whitening treatments at Lake Country Dental can help take your smile from dull to dazzling. Dr. Snider is proud to offer both at-home and in-office versions of this treatment, so you can achieve a whiter smile from the comfort of your home!
What Causes Teeth to Stain
There are several reasons why teeth may become yellowed or stained over time. On top of receiving professional teeth whitening treatment, it’s important to know what can accelerate the discoloration of your smile. Some common causes include:
- Smoking habits
- Poor oral hygiene
- Excessive alcohol consumption
- Eating blueberries, pomegranates, or other dark fruits
- Drinking red wine, soda, coffee, and tea
- Taking certain medications
The Benefits of Professional Teeth Whitening
Professional teeth whitening treatments offer benefits that generic over-the-counter methods can’t match. Aside from a whiter smile, other advantages of professional whitening methods include:
- Personalized results
- Safer and more convenient process
- Short appointment time
- Guaranteed results
- Expert care and better oral health
Who’s A Candidate for Teeth Whitening?
While teeth whitening treatments are a simple and convenient way to achieve a brighter smile, they may not be for everyone. During your initial consultation at our Fort Worth office, Dr. Snider will determine if you’re an ideal candidate for a teeth whitening treatment.
Patients may be ineligible for this treatment if their teeth or gums are:
- Transparent due to aging
- Extremely sensitive
- Gray, brown, or unusually stained
To learn if you’re a candidate for a teeth whitening treatment, call our Fort Worth office at (817) 236-8771 to schedule an appointment with Dr. Snider. Our professional staff is dedicated to helping you achieve a beautiful smile that’s ready for any social situation.
The Teeth Whitening Process
Teeth whitening treatments work by spreading a gel with a whitening agent in it on your teeth’s surface. Then, we’ll either leave the gel on your teeth for a set amount of time or the process can be sped up with the use of a UV light. This in-office treatment can be completed in one or two visits to our Fort Worth office.
At Lake Country Dental, we also offer at-home teeth whitening treatments for your convenience. At-home whitening kits normally use a gel that you wear on your teeth for a while, then rinse off. Some at-home kits now incorporate a UV light, which means you won’t have to wear the gel for as long during each session.
Frequently Asked Questions
Are teeth whitening treatments bad for your teeth?
Teeth whitening treatments are quick and safe procedures that can help effectively brighten your smile. Teeth whitening hasn’t been shown to damage enamel. However, the high concentration bleaching agent may cause some patients to experience sensitivity. Any discomfort is normal and will likely subside within a few days.
How long does a teeth whitening treatment last?
The effects of teeth whitening treatments typically last between 12 to 24 months. This depends on your lifestyle choices following the treatment and the condition of your teeth before the treatment.
To get the most out of your whitening treatment, you’ll want to avoid smoking, as well as certain food and beverages that are known to stain your teeth, such as:
- Red wine
- Certain berries
- Dark sodas
It’s also essential to maintain good oral hygiene to ensure you get the most out of your whitening treatment. This includes brushing and flossing twice per day along with rinsing between meals. We also highly recommend scheduling biannual appointments at our Fort Worth office for routine cleanings and exams.
What if I have veneers or synthetic materials on my teeth?
If you have porcelain veneers, dental crowns, or other synthetic materials on your teeth, they won’t be affected by the whitening treatment due to their stain resistance. They may need to be replaced if you’d like them to appear whiter. It’s best to schedule a whitening treatment before receiving restorations so they’ll be customized to match your whiter smile.