A quick and easy way to instantly improve your smile is simply through teeth whitening. Over time, teeth can get stained from everyday food and drink such as tea, wine, coffee, berries, and more. This staining can cause people to not want to smile, and can create self-confidence issues. In addition, when going on dates or job interviews, brown teeth can create a poor first impression.
Luckily, teeth whitening is a safe and effective technique that has helped many men and women get brighter, whiter teeth. Here at the 5 Star Dental Group in San Antonio, we utilize the Philips Zoom NiteWhite system for long-lasting results. Call us at 210-494-3511 to schedule your teeth whitening consultation today.
The Benefits of Take-Home Whitening Kits
Many dental offices offer in-office, one-time procedures for teeth whitening. While these one-time procedures can dramatically lighten teeth in one sitting, your teeth may start to yellow again over time. Plus, the in-office procedure utilizes high concentrations of bleach that can cause extreme sensitivity and pain in certain patients.
The benefits of using a take-home system instead include:
- Less sensitivity immediately after use
- Custom trays can be used for a lifetime
- Overnight whitening is convenient and comfortable
- The amount of time and whitening gel needed can be customized depending on the shade of teeth you want
With a custom take-home whitening kit, the initial whitening will take one to two weeks, but is comfortable and effective. We will let you know approximately how long you should use the system for in order to achieve the shade you want.
We offer the NiteWhite system, which is designed to be used overnight. This means you don't have to take time out of your day in which you can't speak, eat, or drink due to wearing whitening trays. Simply put the whitening trays on before bed, and let your teeth whiten while you sleep.
Combining Teeth Whitening and Other Cosmetic Dental Procedures
Teeth whitening can help fix stains, but if you have other concerns with your teeth, you may benefit from a smile makeover. A smile makeover is a combination of different dental procedures to correct functional and cosmetic issues with your teeth for comprehensive results. Common smile makeover procedures include:
- Porcelain veneers
If you get a new crown or veneers, you can choose to have them made in a lighter shade and then bleach the rest of your teeth to match. Veneers and crowns can help correct teeth that are chipped, cracked, or crooked, in addition to being stained.
Schedule Your Teeth Whitening Consultation
If you have a big event coming up, or if you're job hunting or jumping back into the dating pool, or if you simply want to take the first step towards a more beautiful, dazzling smile, don't hesitate to contact Dr. Craig Carlson at 210-494-3511 to schedule your free consultation.
We make every effort to help our patients look and feel their best, and our amenities and attention to detail are unparalleled. We look forward to helping you on your journey to a healthier and brighter smile.
We serve patients in San Antonio, New Braunfels, and nearby areas of South Texas.