Tooth Whitening Questions
Serving Dallas, Highland Park, Plano, Fort Worth, and Surrounding Areas
What causes tooth discoloration?
The most common causes are coffee drinking, cigarette smoking, aging, genetic conditions and certain medications.
How effective are over-the-counter whitening products?
Typically, they are not very effective. Over-the-counter products are weaker and not tailored for your specific coloration, so the results are uneven, unnatural and temporary.
Why should I have my teeth whitened by a professional cosmetic dentist?
Only a qualified cosmetic dentist, such as Dr. Strader, can provide more options to meet your goals. He has special training in the use and application of custom-made mouth trays, special whitening gels and lasers, and other professional whitening equipment. This ensures that your teeth whitening will be safe, painless and long-lasting.
What types of professional whitening procedures are available?
At-home and in-office procedures are available. At-home procedures use a mouth tray and a special whitening gel, which you wear at night for two to three weeks. In-office tooth whitening uses a special laser light and dental gel. It's a painless procedure and takes about an hour, after which you'll see instant results.
Which is better – in-office or at-home whitening?
It depends on your specific situation and preferences. In-office whitening is faster, but typically more expensive. Both procedures, when done under the supervision of a qualified cosmetic dentist such as Dr. Strader, are safe and effective.
How white can my teeth become?
Teeth can become up to eight shades whiter. The overall goal is a smile which is brighter, yet also natural-looking.
Does tooth whitening hurt?
There may be some slight tooth sensitivity during and immediately after the procedure. However, any such sensitivity is only temporary, while the bright smile lasts a lifetime!
For more information, please visit our Tooth Whitening Procedure Page.
Dr. Strader serves patients throughout the Dallas, Fort Worth, Plano, Highland Park and surrounding areas. If you're unhappy with the color and brightness of your teeth, please contact us today for a free consultation.
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