Teeth whitening has become incredibly popular for its fast and safe results. Dr. Mike Meek and Dr. David Tasch have enhanced many patients’ smiles through teeth whitening treatment at their Austin, TX, dental practice - and they can do the same for you. Patients who are dissatisfied with the effects of over-the-counter whitening products can regain their confidence and achieve a smile up to seven shades brighter with our professional whitening treatment.
What Causes Stains on Teeth?
Our teeth are susceptible to two types of stains: extrinsic and intrinsic. The foods and drinks we consume can cause extrinsic stains. These stains darken the surface of the teeth, creating an off-white or yellow appearance. The most common stain-causing foods and beverages include:
- Red wine
- Dark sodas
Intrinsic stains are a discoloration of the underlying tissues of your tooth. These may result from excess exposure to fluoride as a child, tetracycline antibiotics, or internal damage to a permanent tooth. Even professional teeth whitening treatments cannot whiten intrinsic stains. For these types of stains, we may recommend porcelain veneers or dental bonding.
Our Teeth Whitening Treatment
At 38th Street Dental, we offer Opalescence PF take-home whitening, which features a professional-strength whitening gel that contains potassium nitrate and fluoride. This helps preserve your tooth enamel for the duration of treatment, while minimizing sensitivity. The custom-made trays are perfect for longer wear throughout the day and overnight. Opalescence gel is available in different flavors and concentrations, so you can find the right one for your needs.
In as little as 15 minutes per day for 10 days, you will be able to see a dramatic difference in your smile.
To whiten at home, you will wear the whitening trays for a specified period of time each day. Depending on your individual needs, you may wear your trays for as little as 15 minutes, or overnight. In as little as 10 days, you can have a smile up to seven shades brighter.
Advantages of Take-home Kits
Our take-home kits combine the convenience of at-home whitening with effective results. Over-the-counter whitening products cannot offer the professional strength and safety of dentist-prescribed and supervised whitening systems. In as little as 15 minutes per day for 10 days, you will be able to see a dramatic difference in your smile. And you can feel confident knowing you are not damaging your teeth with over-the-counter products.
Once you have reached your desired shade, you can easily maintain your results with touch-up treatments. You can continue using your customized trays and will simply need to purchase more gel for regular upkeep.
Show Off a Brighter Smile Today
If you want a whiter smile you can feel confident about showing off, contact our practice today to schedule a consultation. Dr. Mike Meek and Dr. David Tasch will assess your individual needs and goals and help you determine whether take-home whitening is right for you. With our professional-strength system, you have a convenient and effective way to achieve a whiter smile.