ERASE STAINS AND ENJOY AN INCREDIBLE SMILE
Everyone has dental discoloration, and it can really affect the appearance of your smile and your self-esteem. Fortunately, it does not have to stay that way. Thanks to our two effective methods of teeth whitening, you can enjoy a white, sparkling grin after just one round of treatment.
To learn more about our teeth whitening in Garland, TX, please schedule an appointment with us and speak to Dr. Dooley about any questions you may have. We will happily assist you!
What Is Teeth Whitening?
Teeth whitening is a variety of processes that aim to make your natural teeth appear whiter and brighter.
Teeth whitening methods include many options like teeth whitening gel and teeth-whitening trays, which is what your dentist will use. These teeth whitening treatments can brighten your teeth to up to ten shades and more!
Dr. Dooley recommends visiting us for a professional in-office teeth whitening treatment, to avoid uncomfortable side effects from at-home teeth whitening treatments.
Am I a Candidate for Teeth Whitening?
Teeth whitening can dramatically reduce extrinsic dental stains, the type of discoloration that results from foods, drinks, and similar factors.
However, if you have darker intrinsic stains, resulting from medications, dental infection, or similar factors, teeth whitening will not be a good choice. Whitening gel can only penetrate the outer layers of your teeth. We offer other options, including dental bonding and porcelain veneers, which may be a better solution for your smile.
How Teeth Whitening Works
Oxygen molecules found in the whitening agents of treatments react with the discolored molecules of your teeth, breaking the bonds that hold them together.
The molecules in the oxygen spread, and result in the whitening of the entire tooth.
The Different Teeth Whitening Treatments in Garland, TX
We offer both at-home and in-office whitening treatment, and we will provide complete consultation to help you choose the right type for your lifestyle.
Teeth Whitening At-Home
At-home treatment can be a great choice if you want to whiten your smile at your convenience or if you are on a budget.
Dr. Dooley will supply you with custom-made whitening trays and a supply of whitening gel. You will wear the trays for 30 to 45 minutes a day, usually for about two weeks. The gel will penetrate your dental enamel to set off an oxidation reaction and break apart stains.
Teeth Whitening In-Office
The in-office treatment uses whitening gel to produce similar results. However, instead of using whitening trays, we will coat your teeth with a more powerful solution.
Then, we will activate it with a special light. We may repeat the process for more effective results, though your visit should still last only about an hour.
In-office whitening may be the right choice if you want immediate results, you suffer from dental sensitivity, or you prefer complete professional supervision. Both treatments can produce comparable results, brightening your teeth up to 10 shades or more.
Benefits of Professional Teeth Whitening
Teeth whitening can have incredible results, transforming your smile’s whole appearance. Here are the benefits of teeth whitening:
- • A brighter smile enhances your appearance
- • It makes you look youthful
- • It boosts your confidence
- • Professional whitening works and you can trust the process
- • Some teeth whitening treatments can last for decades
- • Improved oral health
- • Quick procedure
- • Safer treatment
- • Financial benefits in the long run
Can Teeth Whitening Damage Teeth?
Yes, it can, if teeth whitening treatments are not used correctly. Hydrogen peroxide in tooth whitening products can cause damage to your teeth if used incorrectly. Having teeth whitening procedures performed too often can also lead to teeth damage.
Instead of using at-home treatments found in any shop, Dr. Dooley recommends you visit us for professional teeth whitening personalized for your unique needs and avoid any damage to your teeth.
We also offer professional-teeth whitening treatment for at-home use. Professional teeth whitening is a popular and safe option and will be maintained by your dentist.
How Long Does Teeth Whitening Last?
The effects of teeth whitening can last up to two to three years or as little as six months depending on the person. If you are good with your daily oral hygiene habits, then your teeth whitening treatment should last for some time.
Things that will stain your teeth quickly and make your teeth whitening short-lived include:
- • Dark liquids like coffee and red wine
- • Foods like berries and beetroot
- • Smoking
Brighten Your Smile With Teeth Whitening in Garland, TX!
When your teeth lose their shine and develop stains, you can rejuvenate your smile with professional teeth whitening.
To schedule your appointment, call Scott Dooley Dentistry in Garland, TX, today at 972-846-4286.
We also proudly serve the residents of Dallas, Richardson, Wylie, Sachse, and all surrounding communities.