Stained, discolored, and yellowing teeth don’t just impact your appearance–they impact your confidence and self-image, too. Luckily, professional teeth whitening treatments effectively lift stubborn stains from the surface of teeth to restore your smile back to its original brilliance. 

If you’re looking for a skilled cosmetic dentist, Lakewood Dental Group has two of the best cosmetic dentists in Dallas, TX. Dr. Shaun Sigurdson and Dr. Mihir Patel offer advanced in-office and take-home whitening systems for patients looking to dramatically brighten their smiles.

Why do I have stains on my teeth?

Our teeth naturally change color as we age, but there are several other reasons why our teeth might develop stains or discoloration, such as:

  • Using tobacco products
  • Certain medications, like tetracycline or doxycycline
  • Some health conditions, like metabolic disease or liver disease
  • Fluorosis
  • Highly-pigmented foods, like berries or dark chocolate
  • Dark-colored beverages, like coffee, tea, and red wine

Fortunately, our Lakewood cosmetic dentists can easily remove stains on the surface of teeth with high-grade whitening solutions.

What is in-office teeth whitening?

Dr. Sigurdson and Dr. Patel use strong whitening agents and special lights to help patients get a luminous smile. In-office teeth whitening is quick and easy–most patients can get a smile that’s several shades brighter in just one hour.

What is take-home teeth whitening?

Patients who don’t have the time to come into the office for a full whitening treatment can opt for convenient take-home kits. These kits include custom-made trays and strong whitening solutions, so patients can get the same brilliant results at home.

How do whitening treatments work?

Although teeth appear polished to the naked eye, they actually have thousands of pores (just like our skin!). During a whitening treatment, the bleaching solution opens these pores to effortlessly lift surface stains from the teeth.

Does teeth whitening hurt?

Many patients do not experience any discomfort during or after a whitening treatment. However, some patients notice increased tooth sensitivity after their treatment, especially to hot or cold foods and drinks. These symptoms are only temporary, but patients can use over-the-counter painkillers to reduce their discomfort or sensitivity. 

Will professional whitening treatments damage my tooth enamel?

Dr. Sigurdson and Dr. Patel have years of training and expertise administering the correct amount of bleaching solution for the prescribed amount of time to deliver optimal results. This means that patients do not run the risk of damaging their tooth enamel with professional whitening treatments like they would with store-bought whiteners.

How should I prepare for teeth whitening?

First, patients must have healthy teeth and gums. This means that they should be cavity-free and have no signs of gum disease or infections before getting teeth whitening treatments.

Secondly, Dr. Sigurdson and Dr. Patel highly recommend that patients get a thorough dental cleaning before their whitening treatment. A dental cleaning will remove plaque and tartar that may prevent the bleaching agent from penetrating the tooth enamel. As a result, patients may not get the dramatic results that they expected. So, be sure to schedule a dental cleaning first!

Get a brighter smile today!

At Lakewood Dental Group, we pride ourselves on delivering safe and effective cosmetic solutions, like professional in-office and take-home teeth whitening treatments. If you’re ready to get a brighter smile, then contact our Dallas dental office at (214) 827-1885 or send us a message.