Teeth Whitening South Austin
Brushing your teeth twice per day and flossing regularly may not be enough to achieve bright, white teeth. During the day, you may drink coffee, enjoy the occasional glass of red wine, or eat foods that stain your teeth. Also, no person’s teeth are naturally pearly white.
As part of your dental care routine, you should visit your dentist at least once every six months for a professional cleaning procedure and to prevent potential adverse oral conditions. If your teeth are yellow or stained despite practicing ongoing dental care, you may want to consider teeth whitening.
Teeth whitening is a procedure for enhancing the natural brightness of your teeth. If you don’t have a confident smile, teeth whitening may be a viable option for you.
At 04 Dental, we provide patients with effective and affordable teeth whitening solutions. Our teeth whitening services have immediate results with minimal sensitivity. We also go to great lengths to ensure that we perform all whitening procedures safely and that the solutions we employ are customized to your gum sensitivity and level of teeth staining.
If your teeth are stained or discolored, keep reading to learn more about teeth whitening, how it works, the costs involved, and other alternatives.
How Does Teeth Whitening Work?
The stains on your teeth can either be extrinsic or intrinsic. Extrinsic stains are on the surface of your teeth while intrinsic stains are located between the microcracks of your tooth’s enamel and within the dentin, which is the layer underneath the enamel.
Extrinsic stains are, in most cases, easily removable with whitening toothpaste and mouthwash products. When it comes to intrinsic stains and stubborn extrinsic stains, however, you need a tooth whitening agent.
The whitening agent’s oxygen molecules break down the bonds that keep the discolored particles together and react with the discolored molecules themselves. The oxygen molecules will also spread to the entire tooth to deal with discoloration.
There are several teeth whitening products available:
Over-the-counter Teeth Whitening Kits
Store-bought kits are not as abrasive as some of the other methods but can be equally effective in the long run. Use over-the-counter kits consistently for a duration of between seven and thirty days to get optimal results.
04 Dental offers effective in-office whitening treatment to our patients. Since this treatment is more abrasive than other treatments, we will conduct a thorough inspection of your teeth, gums, and jaws to ensure that an in-office whitening treatment is a safe and suitable option for you.
If an in-office whitening procedure is a safe solution for you, your dental care provider will cover your gums and lips completely to prevent them from coming into contact with the whitening agent. They will then apply a gel to your teeth that contains a strong whitening agent.
After the gel application, your teeth will be exposed to a special light for around fifteen minutes to speed up gel penetration to the microcracks and dentin layers of your teeth. Depending on the degree of discoloration, we may repeat the procedure one or two more times.
How Much Does Teeth Whitening Cost?
Teeth whitening costs vary depending on the type of whitening and whether the American Dental Association approves the product. Teeth whitening products that work faster are typically more expensive.
At 04 Dental the cost of an effective treatment that can whiten your teeth by up to ten shades costs just $79.
To learn more about our teeth whitening treatments or to schedule an appointment, contact us today.
Free Teeth Whitening Kits for New General Dentistry Patients
04 Dental provides high-quality general dental services to patients in Austin, Texas. Our services are centered around our patients’ needs and comfort, and we go the extra mile when caring for your oral health.
Since teeth whitening can have a positive impact on a person’s confidence and appearance, we give all our new general dentistry patients free whitening kits that they can use at home.
To receive high-end dental care and services from a dentist with free whitening, contact us to schedule your first appointment.
More about Professional Teeth Whitening
Although teeth whitening is not essential to enhance your dental health, it can improve your appearance and boost confidence. Our professional teeth whitening services are among the most common cosmetic dentistry services that we provide.
Unfortunately, professional teeth whitening may not be a suitable solution for you. If you suffer from sensitive teeth, tooth decay or infected gums, teeth whitening procedure can be detrimental to your oral health.
If you recently had extensive dental work done, if you have a crown, or if you have a bridge, a whitening treatment may also not be the best option for you.
Store-bought whitening kits, professional teeth cleaning and plaque removal, and making changes to your dental care habits can do wonders to whiten your teeth.
The results from a professional whitening procedure can last for up to a year, provided that you take good care of your teeth. If you don’t brush twice per day, floss after meals, and visit your dentist once every six months, your risk of early discoloration increases.
Consumption of foods and beverages like red wine, coffee, and blueberries can also result in early discoloration after receiving your teeth whitening treatment.
Proper dental care is not only crucial to maintaining white teeth, but also to ensuring optimal oral and, ultimately, general health.
Contact 04 Dental today to learn more about our teeth whitening services and general dental solutions or to book an appointment.
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