Professional Teeth Whitening in Midlothian, TX

Do you feel self-conscious when you smile?

Discolored teeth can knock your confidence and leave you finding ways to hide your smile. Most of the time, discoloration does not reflect your oral hygiene habits. Most people experience a degree of discoloration with age or through lifestyle habits such as drinking coffee, smoking, or even taking certain medications. Luckily, thanks to advancements in cosmetic dentistry, we can now brighten your smile by several shades with professional teeth whitening!

What are the Benefits of Teeth Whitening?

Teeth whitening can go a long way towards boosting your self-confidence and improving your oral health.
Here are some key benefits:

Enhanced Appearance

The most immediate impact of teeth whitening is a visibly brighter and more attractive smile. Whitening can eliminate the stains and discoloration that often accumulate over the years, restoring the natural brilliance of your teeth and enhancing your overall appearance.

Boosted Self-Esteem

A bright smile can be a game-changer in how you and others perceive you. It can stir up a sense of renewed confidence, transforming your interactions in both personal and professional settings

Oral Health Improvement

While the primary goal of teeth whitening is aesthetic enhancement, the process can also positively affect your oral hygiene habits. The desire to maintain your whitened teeth can lead to better brushing, flossing, and regular dental check-ups, thus contributing to overall dental health and hygiene.

Safe and Effective

Under the professional care of a cosmetic dentist in Midlothian like Dr. Varkey, teeth whitening is a safe procedure with effective results. Advanced Family Dental of Midlothian uses FDA-approved whitening agents to ensure the safety and efficacy of the treatment, minimizing risks like tooth sensitivity and gum irritation often associated with over-the-counter whitening products.

Customizable Treatment

Every smile is unique, and so are the needs and goals of each patient. Dr. Varkey specializes in customized whitening treatments catering to individual preferences and requirements. Whether it’s the degree of whiteness you aim for or the consideration of any dental sensitivities, your whitening service will be tailored just for you.

Who Should Consider Teeth Whitening?

Teeth whitening is ideal for a wide range of individuals, but it's especially beneficial for those who:

  • Have healthy teeth and gums.
  • Wish to remove stains caused by food, drink, or smoking.
  • Seek a quick and effective way to enhance their smile.
  • Are looking for a cosmetic improvement for special occasions or everyday confidence?
  • Patients with crowns, bridges, or veneers will either need to try to whiten their natural teeth to match the existing restorations or replace the restorations to match the shade achieved.

Teeth Whitening Options at Advanced Family Dental of Midlothian

We are aware that when it comes to cosmetic dentistry, there should never be a cookie-cutter approach for all patients. That's why we offer various whitening options to help you achieve your desired results in a way that fits your lifestyle and budget. Here are your options

In-Office Whitening

As the name suggests, in-office whitening is done at our Midlothian dental office. We use professional bleaching agents and a lamp to brighten your smile with several shades in just one appointment. This is often best suited to patients who don't want to sleep with whitening trays or need results fast (e.g., for an event). It does tend to be more pricey, so you'll need to keep your budget in mind.

Dr. Varkey will want to do a check-up and get you in for a cleaning before we proceed with whitening. This way, we can ensure your teeth are cavity-free, and your gums are healthy enough to handle the whitening procedure. Our hygienist will then do a thorough clean to prep the teeth for your whitening treatment. This helps the whitening products work more effectively at lifting stains.

In Office teeth-whitening

On the day of your treatment, we'll apply a desensitizer to the gums to protect them from the whitening product. This will ensure you don't experience any discomfort during the procedure. Once you're prepped, we'll apply the whitening agent to your teeth and leave you relaxing under a special light for around 20 minutes. We'll repeat this process 2 to 3 times, depending on how discolored your teeth are. At the end of the procedure, you can leave our office with a radiant smile, ready to be shown off to the world!

At-Home Whitening

On the flip side, many patients would prefer to complete a round of at-home whitening. This is more cost-effective and well-suited to patients with busy schedules.

We'll still want to see you for a check-up and cleaning before we send you home with your kit because the point of whitening is aesthetics and creating a healthier smile. Our friendly team will take impressions of your teeth to customize your whitening trays so they fit perfectly and comfortably.

Dr. Varkey will then show you how to apply the whitening gel to your trays and pop them in. We'll explain how long you need to wear them (generally around 6 to 8 hours overnight) and how to clean them between uses. Then the ball is in your court - your results will depend on how well you comply with the instructions!

At home professional teeth-whitening

Frequently Asked Questions About Teeth-Whitening

  • Is teeth whitening safe?

    Yes, when performed under the guidance of a professional like Dr. Varkey, it is a safe and effective procedure. We only use tried and tested whitening products with proven efficacy and clear safety records.

  • How long do the results of teeth whitening last?

    The results can last several months but vary based on lifestyle and oral hygiene practices. Brushing your teeth twice daily and flossing at least once daily is important. You can use whitening toothpaste if it is fluoride - our team will happily recommend which brands are best. You should limit staining foods/beverages like coffee and red wine or try brushing your teeth after consuming them to preserve your results.

  • Can teeth whitening cause sensitivity?

    Some patients may experience temporary sensitivity, which usually subsides shortly after the treatment. To ease sensitivity, you can use toothpaste specially formulated for sensitive teeth for a few days after whitening.

  • How often can I undergo professional teeth whitening?

    Dr. Varkey recommends at least 6-12 months intervals, depending on your dental health and whitening goals. However, you will need to come in for a maintenance treatment at least once a year if you hope to maintain your results long-term.

  • Is there an age requirement for teeth whitening?

    It's generally recommended for adults, but teenagers can undergo whitening with parental consent and under professional guidance.

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Reveal a Radiant Smile!

Contact us & plan your visit

Ready to brighten your smile with teeth whitening in Midlothian, TX? Contact Advanced Family Dental of Midlothian today to schedule your appointment with Dr. Varkey. Whether you prefer in-office or at-home whitening, we are here to help you achieve the glowing smile you deserve.

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