Teeth Whitening – Fort Worth, TX
Upgrade Your Smile Quickly With Teeth Whitening
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 different lifestyle choices we make can also accelerate the process. The good news is that there are affective cosmetic dental solutions for brightening your smile, and they may not be as complicated or expensive as you think.
Teeth whitening in Fort Worth, TX is an effective and affordable way to upgrade your smile quickly. Our cosmetic dentistry profssional 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.
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 toothpastes or mouth rinses can’t reach the dentin layer of your teeth.
Whitening gel contains either carbamide peroxide or hydrogen peroxide, which is an active ingredient that can reach both your enamel and dentin layer and breakdown the molecules that are discoloring your teeth. The result is whiter, brighter smile!
In-Office Whitening Treatment
Dr. McIntosh offers an in-office teeth whitening procedure 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, 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.
Take-Home Whitening Trays
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.
Which Option Is Right for My Needs?
If you are considering whitening for your smile, we encourage you to contact our Fort Worth dental office for more information. Dr. McIntosh is also happy to discuss your options with to help you determine which treatment will best suit your needs. Call us at (817) 993-4208 today to learn more.
Teeth Whitening FAQ’s
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 cause irritation on 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 beautifully 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.
What 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.