Teeth Whitening – Fort Worth, TX

Eliminating Stains to Produce Brighter, Whiter Smiles

If you’ve started to notice that your smile is fading or discoloring over time, you should know you’re not alone. It’s quite common for our teeth to lose their luster as we age, and the different lifestyle choices we make can also accelerate the process. The good news is that there are effective cosmetic dental solutions for brightening your smile, and they may not be as complicated or expensive as you think.

Teeth whitening in Fort Worth is an effective and affordable way to improve your smile quickly. Our cosmetic dentistry professional offers two convenient options for whitening your teeth that are designed to accommodate your lifestyle and budget and can deliver the results you want quickly – Zoom in-office whitening and Pola-Night White take-home kits. Call us today to get started.

Why Choose Distinguished Dental for Teeth Whitening?

  • In-Office & Take-Home Whitening Available
  • Convenient Options for Busy Patients
  • Flexible Financing is Available

How Does Teeth Whitening Work?

Behind the tough outer layer of enamel that covers your teeth lies a softer layer called dentin. Staining and discoloration can take place within both these layers of your teeth, and products like whitening toothpaste or mouth rinses can’t reach the dentin layer.

The whitening gel contains either carbamide peroxide or hydrogen peroxide, which is an active ingredient that can reach both your enamel and dentin layer and break down the molecules that are discoloring your teeth. The result is a whiter, brighter smile!

Zoom In-Office Teeth Whitening Treatment

Man in dental chair receiving professional teeth whitening in Fort Worth

Dr. McIntosh offers Zoom in-office teeth whitening that typically takes around two hours and delivers immediate results. She starts by placing a protective barrier around your gums and soft tissues to isolate your teeth, and then a high-strength whitening gel is applied. A special light is used to boost the whitening gel and achieve optimum results. We’ll finish with a fluoride treatment designed to help reduce any sensitivity that the whitening gel might cause.

In-office whitening is effective and ideal for patients looking for fast results due to an upcoming event or a hectic schedule.

Pola-Night White Take-Home Teeth Whitening

Woman at home placing teeth whitening tray in her mouth

Pola-Night White take-home whitening is great for patients who would rather whiten their teeth at home at their leisure or update their smile down the road after completing in-office whitening.

We will create custom whitening trays and provide whitening gel that you can use at home based on your schedule. Most patients achieve their desired results in about two weeks, though many people start to see differences after a couple of days.

Teeth Whitening FAQs

Are you curious about teeth whitening? This treatment is one of the most popular services we have to offer because of its comfort, convenience, and results. At Distinguished Dental, we want all our patients to have the information they need to feel confident in their treatment. That’s why we’ve included the answers to some of the most frequently asked questions about teeth whitening. Read on to learn more!

Does Teeth Whitening Cause Sensitivity?

In some cases of decay or preexisting tooth sensitivity, teeth whitening may cause very slight discomfort. However, for the majority of patients, our professional whitening is incredibly comfortable without sensitivity. Unlike store-bought products that can irritate your teeth and gums, our treatment is tailored to your specific smile for the most enjoyable visits. The best part is we can whiten your teeth in one quick appointment.

How Long Does Teeth Whitening Last?

Your whitening results will typically last between 3 and 6 months, but this time will vary based on how well you care for your smile. Brushing, flossing, and rinsing your mouth daily will help keep your smile healthy and white, but you should also avoid tobacco use and excessive alcohol consumption. To extend your beautiful results, you can visit our office for touch-up appointments where we can quickly and efficiently brighten certain areas of discoloration.

Do Over the Counter Teeth Whitening Products Work?

Teeth whitening has become increasingly popular in recent years, and you can find various products at your local grocery or drug store. These products can provide some whitening results, but they are superficial and temporary. Our professional-grade teeth whitening is effective, long-lasting, and best of all, personalized to your exact smile. Over-the-counter products can cause irritation and uneven results because they are “one size fits all.” With our teeth whitening, you can achieve a beautiful white smile with the most comfortable and white results.

Am I a Candidate for Teeth Whitening?

If you’re wondering about whether or not teeth whitening is right for you, the best way to know is to visit our office for a consultation. One of our experts will give your smile a thorough examination before developing a treatment plan that is personalized to meet your needs. Typically, those who have yellowing, stains, or discoloration can benefit from teeth whitening.

Which Foods Should I Eat to Maintain White Teeth?

There are some foods you should and shouldn’t eat to maintain your beautiful results. Routinely drinking dark liquids like wine or coffee can stain your teeth, and you should also watch out for foods rich in color like blueberries or marinara sauce. Instead, you can try the “white” diet, which consists of white foods like rice, milk, yogurt, potatoes, and more. While you can indulge in your favorite foods, it’s good to understand which items can positively or negatively impact your whitening.