Teeth whitening is an excellent way to transform your smile and restore your self-confidence if you suffer from surface stains or yellowing. With our whitening treatments, you can feel proud of your appearance once again. Teeth whitening also helps rejuvenate your appearance and makes you look younger. In addition, we’ve found that people who invest in teeth whitening are more likely to care for their smiles properly, leading to better overall oral health. Get in touch with our team to schedule your consultation and see if whitening is right for you!
Just about anyone can get teeth whitening, as long as your mouth is free of serious oral health issues like gum disease and cavities. However, you will want to tell Dr. Morren if you have sensitive teeth. He will need to adjust your treatment accordingly to minimize your discomfort since teeth whitening can cause some minor tooth sensitivity.
In-office whitening is done by Dr. Morren at your dentist in Austin. In the Whitening Parlour, our dedicated brightening lounge. He will clean your teeth, apply a peroxide whitener, then activate it with a UV light all while you relax and enjoy the relaxing amenities of the Whitening Parlour. This process may be repeated several times to reach your desired level of brightness. You can usually whiten your teeth by 5-10 shades in one appointment.
You’ll come to our office to have molds taken of your teeth, which will be used to make a set of custom whitening trays. Once these trays have been built, you’ll come back to pick them up, and you’ll also get whitening instructions and a set of whitening products from Dr. Morren. Simply follow your instructions to whiten your teeth at home, and enjoy professional results without spending time in the dentist’s chair.
The only common side effect of professional teeth whitening treatment is tooth sensitivity. This happens because your enamel is weakened slightly by the chemicals used to whiten your teeth. All you need to do is continue brushing your teeth regularly using fluoride toothpaste. This will help strengthen your teeth and eliminate sensitivity within a few days, in most cases. You can also use an anti-sensitivity toothpaste (Sensodyne) to help with post-treatment sensitivity.
First, make sure to brush and floss properly, and to see Dr. Morren for a cleaning every six months. This helps reduce the buildup of surface stains. You may also want to reduce your consumption of staining beverages like coffee, tea, cola, wine, and energy/sports drinks, or drink them with a straw. Using a straw minimizes contact with the teeth and can help prevent stains.
In addition to this, you can use a peroxide-based whitening toothpaste and mouthwash to help prevent stain buildup. We also offer touch-up treatments at your Austin dentist, which will help you keep your smile bright.