Teeth Whitening

Having a beautiful smile is almost a necessity in today’s world of constant pictures posted on social media sites. If your teeth are yellowed or stained but otherwise healthy, you can brighten its appearance quickly and effectively with professional teeth whitening.  

Tooth whitening at our South Austin, TX dental office is one of the most popular cosmetic dental treatments because of its reliable results. We offer both in-office and take-home whitening treatments.

Whether you want to whiten your teeth for an upcoming event like a wedding or reunion, or if you want to smile more confidently at your next job interview, talk to Dr. Poonam Gokhale about professional teeth whitening. 

Professional Teeth Whitening Versus Over-the-Counter Teeth Whitening 

If you browse the health and beauty department at any store, you will see a variety of whitening products, all making claims about whitening your teeth. While some of these products might eliminate some surface stains from your teeth, none is as effective as professional teeth whitening.  

Professional teeth whitening uses a higher strength whitening gel that can be adjusted according to your needs if you experience any sensitivity. The stronger whitening solution is only available to dentists, and it is far more powerful than what is available in over-the-counter whitening kits, strips, or pastes. With a stronger whitening solution, you’ll get better whitening results—and you’ll get results much faster. 

The Way Professional Teeth Whitening Works 

At our South Austin, TX dental office, we offer two types of teeth whitening: in-office whitening and at-home whitening. If you opt for the former, you’ll have whiter teeth after just about an hour in our dental office. At-home whitening will take a bit longer, but you’ll enjoy the same results in the end. 

Professional teeth whitening in our office means Dr. Poonam Gokhale will first protect the soft tissues around your teeth, including the gums and lips. Then she’ll apply the gel, using a special light to speed up the whitening process. This is usually repeated up to four times for the best whitening results. 

Our take-home whitening kits involve custom-made whitening trays that fit your teeth perfectly, maximizing the area the whitening gel touches. Most patients will wear these trays for an hour a day for about two weeks for the best results. The take-home whitening kits are also great for touch-ups in the future. 

Maximizing Your Professional Teeth Whitening Results 

After investing time and money in the teeth whitening process, it’s natural to want to maximize your results and ensure they last as long as possible. You can do this by avoiding the lifestyle habits that caused staining in the first place, such as tobacco use. Limit consumption of staining foods and beverages, such as coffee, tea, curries, and berries. 

Find Out More About Professional Teeth Whitening in South Austin 

Give us a call to make an appointment for a teeth cleaning, and Dr. Gokhale can talk to you about professional teeth whitening to brighten your smile. Call us today!