Teeth Whitening Made Easy!
At Westgate Family Dental, our cosmetic dentist, Dr. Yarbrough offers a number of teeth whitening options. We want out patients to have options to make the best possible decision for their smile and their pocketbook!
Compared to a child’s adult teeth, the deciduous teeth are usually much whiter. The older that one grows, the darker the adult teeth become. This is because of the change in the tooth’s mineral structure because enamel becomes less porous. Another reason why the teeth become less white is due to stains from foods, tobacco and bacterial pigments. Some antibiotic medications like tetracycline are also responsible for reducing the brilliance of teeth’s enamel.
In the bleaching tray method, a mouth tray which contains a bleaching gel is placed against the teeth for a short period of time (between 30-60 minutes). The trays are fabricated from impression molds we take here in-office. We can precisely trim them to your gingiva and adjust them accordingly when you come in to have your trays fitted. We will then go over instructions on how to clean, use, and take care of your bleach and trays. We will also take a before and after shade and in some cases photos, to show you your final result.
Another option that you can opt for is the tray-less tooth whitening system. These can be purchased at our office. This premium system we off is called Venus White® Whitening Strips. This is a great option for the person on the go and who is not interested in wearing tray.
We also offer “in-office” Laser Whitening. Laser Whitening is a safe, effective, 1 hour whitening procedure. A liquid dam barrier is placed around the gums to protect the tissue; a whitening gel is then placed on the teeth which is activated by a diode laser. The laser activates the bleaching material and speeds up the bleaching process. One of the benefits of the using a diode laser for in office whitening is that it causes less sensitivity to both tissue and tooth. For optimal results, we will also send you home with a home whitening system to continue the whitening process for 3-5 days after your “in-office” Laser Whitening appointment.
Call us today to schedule your appointment! (512)447-0808