Brighten Your Smile with Teeth Whitening

Teeth whitening is the most popular cosmetic dental treatment. However, while you can purchase diluted versions of bleaching gel over the counter, professional treatment is the most effective way to brighten your teeth without damaging their enamel. Professional teeth whitening can be applied in our office in about an hour, or at home over the course of a couple of weeks. With the ZOOM! Whitening system, you can rid your smile of more stubborn stains to restore its youthful, blemish-free appearance.

Nature of Teeth Stains

Besides its convenience, one of the reasons teeth whitening is so popular is because teeth stains occur so frequently. Even excellent hygiene practices cannot always prevent your teeth’s surfaces from staining after years of exposure to food and beverages. Most common stains develop on your teeth’s semi-translucent outer layer, called enamel, and can be erased with a non-invasive bleaching agent. If the stain develops underneath the enamel, then Dr. Schmidt can recommend non-vital internal bleaching to address the discoloration.

How Teeth Whitening Works

In-Office Treatment

When you need your smile brightened in a hurry, in-office teeth whitening can restore your smile’s beauty in a single visit, usually lasting only an hour. After placing guards to protect your lips and gums, Dr. Schmidt will apply the bleaching agent evenly over your teeth, and then stimulate the gel using a specialized curing light. The activated whitening gel quickly erases the stains on your teeth’s enamel and brightens the tooth structure underneath.

At-Home Treatment

If you prefer a more leisurely treatment plan, then Dr. Schmidt can custom-design a take home kit that consists of professional-strength bleach and a set of whitening trays that fit over your teeth. The trays allow you to apply the gel evenly over your teeth’s surfaces, and should be worn for an hour or more every day. In as little as two weeks, the take-home kit can erase your teeth’s stains and brighten your smile up to 10 shades.

Call The Austin Dentist Today!

At The Austin Dentist, our philosophy is to provide the gift of service to everyone, and to create rewarding, lasting friendships with all of our patients. We offer a comprehensive list of dental health services in a beautiful environment, where you can receive the care you need from an intelligent, cheerful, patient-centered team. To schedule a consultation with Dr. Joseph G. Schmidt, contact The Austin Dentist in Austin, TX today by calling (512) 328-1500.