Teeth whitening Austin

Patient Education Resource

Austin Prosthodontics serves these neighborhoods from our
Austin, TX dentist office: Austin, Cedar Park, Round Rock, Pflugerville, and Leander.

No matter what you’re getting ready for—that big day, an important job interview, family photos, or the rest of your life—teeth whitening can give you the confidence you need to go forward and be your best self. Your smile is uniquely yours; you shouldn’t be hiding it from the world because you wish your teeth were whiter. For the best teeth whitening Austin, Texas can deliver, visit Austin Prosthodontics.

What causes tooth discoloration?

There are numerous causes for tooth discoloration and staining.

  • Food and drink: Drinks like red wine and coffee cause tooth staining because the pigments of the drinks actually adhere to the surface of your teeth.
  • Medication: Certain medications can cause tooth discoloration. These include antihistamines, antibiotics, and chemotherapy.
  • Tobacco: Tobacco use, particularly smoking, will discolor your teeth because the tar and nicotine will seep into the pores of your teeth and cause them to turn yellow.
  • Age: As we age, our enamel wears down, revealing the yellow dentin below.

 

Why is it important to determine the cause of discoloration?

Not all discoloration is the same, meaning that it can’t be treated the same—types of staining and discoloration are distinctly different and require different types of intervention.

For instance, yellowing caused by tobacco use is particularly difficult to remove because the yellowing can be very deeply rooted within the tooth structure. Some stains, however, may just require mild bleaching with an abrasive treatment to remove the surface stains. Dr. Carmona will talk to you about the reasons your teeth may be discolored in order to determine the appropriate treatment.

What types of teeth whitening are available?

At Austin Prosthodontics, Dr. Carmona provides high-quality, hands-on care that is individualized for each patient. As a result, we offer a few different types of whitening to help each of our patients get the appropriate care on their schedule.

  • In-office whitening: In-office procedures produce the best results that last the longest. Dr. Carmona will work with you to determine the perfect shade of white for you and closely monitor the process to achieve your desired results.
  • At-home kits: Professional at-home kits offer you the convenience of doing the treatment at home and on your own schedule with the benefit of professional results. Ask Dr. Carmona if our at-home whitening kits are right for you.

Are you ready to get your most vibrant smile? Don’t wait any longer to love your smile! Call Austin Prosthodontics today at (512) 910-2864 or schedule your appointment online.

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Are you ready to get your most vibrant smile? Don’t wait any longer to love your smile! Call Austin Prosthodontics today for your free consultation.