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How Much Brighter Can My Smile Get With Teeth Whitening Treatment?

By: Dr. Carolyn B. Walker


Even with a dedicated oral hygiene routine and healthy habits, most people will notice a change in their tooth color over time. Men and women who regularly drink coffee and red wine, smoke, or take certain medications may experience more noticeable tooth discoloration than others. Whether you want to subtly brighten your smile or need to tackle deep-set stains, Pipe Creek, TX dentist Dr. Carolyn B. Walker and the experienced team at Pipe Creek Dental Center can help with a variety of in-office and at-home professional strength teeth whitening options available today.

Do over-the-counter teeth whitening kits really work?

Some grocery store teeth whitening products may provide subtle and temporary results, but they often come with unwanted side effects like gum irritation, chronic tooth sensitivity, and an unreliable outcome. For the most effective tooth whitening treatment, patients should seek professional, in-office teeth whitening.

How does in-office teeth whitening work?

At Pipe Creek Dental Center, patients will undergo a full consultation with Dr. Walker to determine if they are eligible for teeth whitening treatment. Based on the nature and severity of their tooth discoloration or staining, Dr. Walker will recommend the most appropriate course of action. In general, professional teeth whitening involves the application of a whitening gel followed by the use of a specialized light. This approach can help to lift both superficial stains and break up deeper stains beneath the tooth’s surface, resulting in a dramatic level of whitening. For patients with early, light staining, an at-home professional tooth whitening kit may be recommended. In many cases, in-office treatment followed by an at-home whitening kit for maintenance offers the best and longest-lasting results for teeth whitening.

How many shades whiter will teeth be after professional tooth whitening treatment?

The level of results you can expect after your teeth whitening treatment will depend on several individual factors, including:

  • The cause of your tooth discoloration
  • The extent of your tooth staining
  • How long your teeth have been discolored
  • Your at-home dental hygiene routine
  • The tooth whitening product used during treatment

In many cases, patients can achieve a smile up to eight shades whiter with professional tooth whitening at Pipe Creek Dental Center. Browse our before-and-after teeth whitening photo gallery to see what kinds of results may be possible for you.

Will teeth whitening make my teeth sensitive?

Some patients may be hesitant to undergo a teeth whitening treatment because they are worried about prolonged tooth sensitivity, which is quite common with over-the-counter whitening kits. With a professional teeth whitening treatment in our office, patients may experience some resulting tooth sensitivity, but this side effect is typically mild and lasts only about 2 – 3 days. During your initial consultation, Dr. Walker will evaluate the health and structure of your teeth to determine if teeth whitening may be safe, effective, and comfortable for you.

Boost your brightness by up to eight shades with in-office teeth whitening treatments in Pipe Creek, TX

Having dull or stained teeth can make you look older than you actually are and may keep you from talking, smiling, or laughing with confidence. With professional teeth whitening, you can join the many other men and women in Pipe Creek, TX who have regained a youthful, bright smile they love. Start the process of brightening your smile today by calling Pipe Creek Dental Center to schedule your consultation with Dr. Carolyn B. Walker.

* All information subject to change. Images may contain models. Individual results are not guaranteed and may vary.