Teeth Whitening: Available from Austin Dentists Broberg and Tieken
Teeth whitening in Austin has become very popular, not only because of how great pearly whites look but also because there are more options for teeth whitening than ever.
When you whiten your teeth you want the results to be noticeable but you also want them to be whitened safely. There are a variety of options available: some safer and some more effective than others. By having teeth whitening done at your dentist’s office you are assured of both. Dr. J. Derek Tieken and Dr. Eric S. Broberg offer several options for teeth whitening in their Austin dental office.
Ways to Get Your Teeth Whiter
There are a variety of ways to make your teeth whiter, including:
Whitening Toothpastes: The oral care isle in the drug store and department store are filled with these options. If you have significant staining these probably won’t give you the results you are looking for.
Whitening Strips: Same as above. Whitening strips can help brighten your teeth but won’t provide dramatically brighter results, especially if you have deep staining.
As Seen on TV Teeth Bleaching Products: These may or may not be helpful in getting your teeth whiter and brighter but they also may or may not be safe for your teeth. They could damage your enamel and cause sensitivity. They could even cause irritation inside your cheeks, on your tongue, and in your gums.
Take Home Whitening Options from the Dentist: Dentists often have great products that can help you get your teeth whitened at home. They are generally stronger than drug store brands and rigorously tested for safety. Toothpastes, trays that hold whitening / bleaching gel, and whitening strips may be available.
Dental Office whitening: In-office whitening can involve safe but high-strength gels and bleaching agents as well as curing equipment that can significantly whiten during a single appointment.
Talk to us at our Austin dental office and after an assessment of your teeth Dr. Broberg or Dr. Tieken can help review your options for optimal whitening.
Teeth Whitening Alternatives
Teeth whitening can often be dramatic but in certain circumstances, it might not be enough. Alternatives to teeth whitening include: cosmetic dental bonding and dental veneers.
About Tooth Bonding for Whiter Teeth: This is often referred to as cosmetic contouring and involves composite bonding material (the same material as white dental fillings) that covers your teeth.
Dental Veneers: Veneers are nearly paper thin but strong tooth covers that adhere to the front of teeth and these not only give you the bright pearly whites you want but they also look completely symmetrical, too. Some people with stubborn tetracycline staining opt for dental veneers.