Teeth Whitening in Ft. Worth, TX
Professional teeth whitening can help your confidence, career, and relationships. Don’t believe it? A tooth whitening study by Kelton Research showed that after teeth bleaching, the majority of participants were more likely to be hired, receive a higher salary, feel more confident, and appear more outgoing on a simulated first date.
If you’ve considered a smile makeover or cosmetic dental surgery but are struggling with the idea of drastically altering your appearance, consider professional teeth whitening. In the comfort of our dental office or your home, professional teeth whitening can lighten tooth enamel up to 3 or 4 shades. Dr. Kelly Blair has studied various tooth whitening products and treatments and has chosen those she considers to be the safest and effective for our patients.
Home Teeth Bleaching
Dentist-prescribed tooth whitening kits feature a stronger whitening solution than what you can purchase over the counter at your local pharmacy. In addition to the teeth bleaching gel, our kits come with a custom-molded oral appliance to hold the gel snugly against your teeth for optimal results. Many people report noticing whiter teeth after a single use, but completing the treatment will yield the best results. The mouth trays we create for you can be reused indefinitely, so you can touch up your smile whenever you like. If you run out of teeth bleaching gel, simply call us for a refill.
In Office/Chairside Professional Teeth Whitening
If you have a special event in your near future, like a wedding or reunion, you may want a brighter smile as soon as possible! No worries – Dr. Blair offers chairside professional whitening with an effective and powerful tooth whitening system that removes deeply embedded enamel stains in a single visit.
Ready to get a brighter smile? If so, we’re here to help, so please contact us today for an appointment.
Teeth Whitening FAQs
Teeth whitening can dramatically change your smile without costing you a lot of money, but before you commit to this treatment, you may want to learn more about it. Below, you will find answers to some questions that our patients frequently ask. If you do not find the information you were hoping for, please contact us directly. We will be happy to assist you!
How Long Does Professional Teeth Whitening Last?
To a large extent, the answer to this question depends on you. If you have a thorough oral hygiene routine, do not smoke, and limit your consumption of staining foods and beverages, your results may last for years. If you regularly touch-up your teeth whitening with a professional at-home kit, you may be able to maintain your smile’s brightness indefinitely.
Does Teeth Whitening Cause Dental Sensitivity?
Teeth whitening penetrates the outer layer of the teeth in order to break up deep-set stains. While it does not cause any permanent harm to teeth, it is normal for patients to experience a degree of sensitivity. In most cases, the sensitivity wears off within a few days to a week after the treatment’s completion. In the meantime, you can manage your discomfort by avoiding very hot or very cold foods and beverages.
Can I Get My Teeth Whitened if I Have Crowns or Bonding?
The bleaching agents in whitening products are great at removing most stains from natural teeth. However, they do not have any effect on the materials used for crowns, veneers, or dental bonding. If you have such restorations on your front teeth and would like to achieve a brighter smile, your dentist may have to replace them so your whitening treatment will not rob your teeth of their uniform color.
Why Is Professional Teeth Whitening Better than Over the Counter Methods?
As previously mentioned, professional teeth whitening is stronger than over the counter (OTC) products. Some of its additional advantages include:
- Because professional teeth whitening occurs under the supervision of a dentist, you can rest assured of its safety
- Custom at-home whitening appliances fit better than OTC ones and thereby reduce the risk that the whitening gel will irritate your gums or other soft tissues in your mouth
- Professional whitening is faster than OTC methods
Can Professional Whitening Get Rid of Any Kind of Dental Stains?
Professional whitening can get rid of many types of dental stains, including those caused by food and drink. It may also be able to brighten your teeth if they are lackluster due to genetics or other factors. However, there are some types of discoloration that are not treatable with standard whitening treatments. If that is true in your case, Dr. Blair may recommend an alternative procedure to help you achieve the bright, radiant smile that you deserve.