Are your teeth yellowed or stained? Are you embarrassed to show your teeth when you smile? We encourage you to look into teeth whitening.
Am I a candidate for teeth whitening?
In a general sense, those with all permanent teeth and good dental health are candidates for teeth whitening procedures. Teeth whitening works especially well for those with yellowish teeth. If you have brownish or grayish stains on your teeth, keep in mind that they may not bleach as well. Those with tender or receding gums may not be good candidates for teeth whitening, as they would be sensitive to the bleaching product. Also, be aware that dental restorations like fillings and crowns will not whiten like your natural teeth. Dr. Watkins can examine your teeth and let you know whether or not you are a good candidate for teeth whitening.
What should I expect during an in-office teeth whitening treatment?
If you choose in-office whitening, the bleaching product is applied directly to your teeth. Results can be seen in just one, 30- to 60-minute bleaching treatment. However, keep in mind that you may need to undergo several whitening treatments to reach your desired results.
What if I choose take-home teeth whitening?
If you choose to whiten your teeth in the comfort of your home, our dentist will take an impression of your teeth so that a custom mouthguard can be made. The tray is worn with the provided whitening product as directed by Dr. Watkins. Typically, the whitening tray is worn for several hours a day or during the night for up to four weeks.
We welcome you to contact W Dental Group at 210-526-0925 today to learn more about teeth whitening in San Antonio, Texas, and to schedule a consultation.