Teeth Whitening – Texarkana, TX

Bright & Beautiful Smiles

Woman in dental chair smiling at dentistA lighter, brighter smile is on the wish list for many of our Texarkana dental patients, but some of them are still “taking the tissue test” and trying out every DIY teeth whitening hack on the internet. Step away from that mashed strawberry and charcoal concoction and schedule your cosmetic dentistry consultation at Pleasant Grove Family Dentistry. We offer a wide range of cosmetic solutions that are customized to our patients’ individual needs to deliver picture-perfect smiles within your schedule and budget. Professional teeth whitening is by far our most popular cosmetic treatment option, and unlike all those other products you’ve been disappointed with, our professional whitening services predictably deliver smiles eight to ten shades brighter. When you’re ready to get started, call our dental office in Texarkana. We can’t wait to hear from you.

Causes of Dental Discoloration

Man receiving in-office teeth whitening treatmentBefore we get started with a teeth whitening treatment, we need to understand what caused your dental discoloration. This is important because the underlying cause of your tooth staining will determine which treatment is appropriate to brighten your smile. Some common causes of dental discoloration include:

In-Office Teeth Whitening with Zoom!

Take home teeth whitening kitIf you want to see dramatically whiter teeth almost immediately, in-office Zoom! teeth whitening is likely your best option. The Zoom! process is relatively straightforward. We begin by isolating teeth, using shields to protect lips and gum tissue. Then, we apply a layer of whitening gel. Finally, the Zoom! whitening light is positioned over your smile accelerating the process. After twenty minutes, we’ll check your results and reapply as necessary. Most patients see their desired teeth whitening results after two to four applications.

Take-Home Teeth Whitening

Woman flossing teethIf you want to whiten your smile more gradually or you have very sensitive teeth, an at-home teeth whitening kit may be preferable. Our at-home whitening kits provide predictable results by using customized application trays and professional-grade whitening gel. This ensures your whitening gel stays on teeth and active for about 30 minutes at a time, lifting away stains. In the first few days of treatment, you’ll start to see some improvement, and most people achieve their desired result after 10 to 14 days.

Maintaining Your Results

Once you have your brighter smile, we know you’ll want to make it last. Below, we’ve included some tips to help you maintain the results of your teeth whitening treatments:

The Transformation

husband and wife smilingIn two to three visits, your smile can be completely changed. During your first visit, one of our skilled dentists will discuss goals for your smile then determine the size, shape, and type of veneer that’s right for you. A second visit may be required to prepare your teeth, including gently buffing away a small amount of enamel, reshaping teeth if needed, and placing temporary veneers. In some cases, veneers can be placed without grinding away any of your natural tooth. Finally, your custom-made porcelain veneers will be permanently bonded to your teeth, and you will walk out of our Texarkana, AR office with a bright, perfect grin.

From regular preventive care to elective cosmetic dentistry, a beautiful smile is just a call away. With a history of excellence serving patients from Texarkana and surrounding areas, our dentists invite you to make an appointment and discover your smile’s full potential. Call our Texarkana dental office today to schedule your personal consultation.

Teeth Whitening FAQs

Illustration of teeth whitening in Texarkana

If you’re looking to enhance the natural beauty of your smile, teeth whitening could be the perfect solution for you. However, it pays to be well-informed about the procedure, so we’re here to help! Here are the answers to some of the most common questions we receive about teeth whitening in Texarkana. If you don’t see the information that you’re looking for below, don’t worry. Give us a call and we’d be happy to walk you through the procedure and get you started with a consultation.

Does Teeth Whitening Hurt?

Many patients worry about their treatment because they fear that it will be painful. Because professional teeth whitening treatments are entirely customized, you are much less likely to experience tooth sensitivity. If your teeth are more prone to being sensitive, don’t hesitate to let your dental team know. By spacing out treatments, avoiding hot beverages, and using a specialty toothpaste, you can avoid this unpleasant sensation.

Am I a Candidate for Teeth Whitening?

If you are struggling to smile confidently due to having stubborn stains and pigmented discoloration, you may be a candidate for teeth whitening. The best way to find out if it’s right for you is by scheduling a consultation. This appointment will allow our team to conduct a thorough examination and learn more about your smile goals. If your teeth and gums are healthy, we can begin working on your custom treatment plan. If there are any untreated dental concerns, you will need to have them treated before moving forward in the whitening process.

Is Teeth Whitening Permanent?

No, teeth whitening is not a permanent treatment. Typically, results will last anywhere from a couple of months to a few years depending on how well you care for them. To prolong your results, implement a solid at home oral hygiene routine, attend your six-month dental cleaning and checkups, and avoid poor dental habits, like using tobacco products. Touch-up treatments are also available to help you maintain your bright smile!

Does Teeth Whitening Damage Enamel?

Teeth whitening gel doesn’t damage healthy enamel. However, if your teeth are compromised by decay or gum disease, the chemicals can cause issues. That’s why it’s so important that we conduct a thorough dental exam beforehand. Additional damage can occur from at-home remedies that do more harm than good, like using activated charcoal and hydrogen peroxide to address discoloration. Overuse of whitening products can also wear away enamel. If you want to whiten your teeth in any way, you should always consult with your dentist first.

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