Teeth Whitening

Dental Center of Lakewood -  - Cosmetic Dentist

Dental Center of Lakewood

Cosmetic Dentists & General Dentists located in Lakewood, Dallas, TX

The discoloration of teeth over time is both normal and often times frustrating for patients. Discolored teeth can impact your self-confidence and the way others perceive you. Dr. Travis Spillman and his compassionate staff at Dental Center of Lakewood in Dallas, Texas, offer safe, non-invasive options for teeth whitening to transform your smile and rebuild your self-confidence. They serve patients from both the Dallas, Texas and Lakewood areas in their clinic, making it a great place to establish care and receive all the services you need in a single location. Contact Dental Center of Lakewood today to learn more.

Teeth Whitening Q & A

Are home teeth whitening kits safe?

Home-use kits must be approved by the FDA, and they’re safe as long as you follow the instructions provided with the kit and only use them sporadically. They're designed to whiten and brighten your teeth through the use of a bleaching agent or a hydrogen peroxide formula applied to the teeth for a specific period.

Follow the directions included in the package to protect the delicate enamel of your teeth. The professional staff at Dental Center of Lakewood can answer all of your questions concerning home teeth whitening kits and how they should be used.

What are the benefits of having teeth whitened professionally?

There are several benefits to having your teeth whitened professionally. Having a dental care provider whiten your teeth in their office takes the guesswork out of the equation and dramatically reduces the possibility of your teeth being damaged in some way. That commonly occurs when the the solution on your teeth longer than necessary, which damages the delicate enamel and weaken the teeth. Having the procedure done by a dental professional reduces the likelihood of this happening, however.

Allowing the staff of the Dental Center of Lakewood to professionally whiten your teeth gives you the benefit of having it done right the first time and receiving long-lasting results. When you leave the office, your smile will be whiter and brighter.

What happens during a teeth whitening procedure?

A professional teeth whitening procedure only takes 30 minutes. The hygienist will clean your teeth and then apply a hydrogen-peroxide based whitening solution. He or she will then apply a special light to your teeth for several minutes, allowing the solution to take effect. Once the mouthpiece is removed and you've been allowed to rinse your mouth, you're free to go on about your day.

There’s no harsh residue, and the results of the procedure are immediately noticeable. The staff members of the Dental Center of Lakewood are available if you have any questions on how the procedure is performed or if you're ready to schedule an appointment.