Teeth Whitening

Brushing and flossing are simple ways to keep your teeth healthy and hygienic. Still, if you’re not impressed by the shade or sparkle of your smile, you might need something more powerful to lift stains from the surface of your teeth. Sorry to burst your bubble, but no matter how vigorously you scrub and floss your teeth, it will likely never be enough to get rid of stubborn stains. If you’re ready for a more dramatic, almost instant smile transformation, Dr. Nikhaar Keshwani can administer professional teeth whitening at Babcock Family Dental.

Teeth Whitening Defined

For many, tooth whitening treatments are an effective and safe way to lighten the natural color of your teeth and lift surface-level stains. Generally, whitening treatments contain a powerful active ingredient (typically hydrogen peroxide or carbamide peroxide0 to break down discoloration.

With that being said, teeth whitening treatments work best on superficial stains. If you suffer from deep staining within the tooth, Dr. Keshwani can suggest other cosmetic dentistry options, like porcelain veneers.

Reasons Why People Seek Teeth Whitening

Many people wonder why their teeth become stained over the years, and there is more than one reason teeth darken. For starters, as we age, our enamel (the surface of the teeth) tends to thin out, allowing the underlying, yellowish dentin to peak out.

Besides a natural consequence of aging, tooth discoloration can be due to:

  • Poor oral hygiene
  • Drinking staining beverages (like coffee, tea, or red wine)
  • Tobacco usage
  • Certain medications
  • Dental trauma
  • Fluoride overexposure at a developmental age
  • Genetics

What to Expect During Teeth Whitening Appointments

Although teeth whitening is the most sought-after cosmetic dentistry technique, not all teeth whitening systems are the same. At Babcock Family Dental, we use the Venus White professional teeth whitening system to deliver more dramatic results than standard at-home teeth whitening tricks.

Here’s how to whiten teeth effectively and in-office:

  • Step 1: To maximize whitening effects, it’s wise to have your teeth cleaned beforehand. If you skip this step, Dr. Keshwani might use a little pumice to remove some caked-on plaque and tartar to prepare the teeth for whitening gel.
  • Step 2: Our cosmetic dentistry team places a shield to protect your gums.
  • Step 3: Next, Dr. Keshwani carefully applies professional teeth whitening gel to the surface of the teeth.
  • Step 4: Finally, our cosmetic dentist uses UV light to brighten the smile dramatically.

Alternatively, some people prefer whitening their teeth at home, and that’s okay! Dr. Keshwani prescribes custom-fitted trays and Venus White so that you receive the benefits of the professional teeth whitening in the comfort of your own home.

Are you looking for the best teeth whitening services in San Antonio?

Professional teeth bleaching is a dependable tooth whitening method. If you’re interested, our San Antonio dental team can let you know if you’re a candidate for professional teeth whitening and will supervise the process if you are. Improve your smile in just one visit, and call 210-732-3333 or message us online to schedule a tooth whitening appointment in San Antonio, TX.