Teeth Whitening in Tyler, TX
Do you have yellow or stained teeth? Are you afraid the cost of professional teeth whitening might break the bank? Rest assured you don’t have be unhappy with your smile anymore! Dr. Ashley Laird can help brighten your smile without hurting your wallet or dealing with the hassles that accompany most store-bought whitening kits. We want to be your one-stop shop for bringing radiance back to your grin!Request Consultation Jump to FAQs Financial Information
Teeth Whitening Process
The process of teeth whitening is safe, simple, and pain-free. Plus, you can do it all from the comfort of your home! We’ll customize a whitening tray that molds to the shape of your teeth, allowing for optimum teeth whitening that over-the-counter kits just can’t provide. Those kits aren’t custom-fitted for your teeth, so they can’t properly hold the gel in place, leaving your smile patchy. You’ll notice the difference our custom-made whitening trays make right away. Live your best life. Smile your best smile.
How To Keep Your Smile Bright
Even after professional whitening, teeth are still susceptible to discoloration if not properly cared for. We’ve compiled a few helpful tips and tricks to help keep your pearly whites just that!
- Stain, Stain, Stay Away: Everyone knows that certain drinks like coffee, tea, and wine can spoil your smile, but did you know there are foods that can do that, too? Candy, berries, and tomato sauce can actually stain teeth. Limit your intake of these foods, or at least follow our next tip if you just can’t pass on the spaghetti.
- Rinse Right After and Repeat: Brushing and flossing right after consuming any of the foods or drinks listed above is a great way to reduce the staining of your teeth. You could also use a straw if you’re really invested in keeping that smile of yours as bright as it can be!
- Good Oral Hygiene Keeps the Dentist Away: Following the brushing and flossing schedule recommended by your doctor paired with frequent use of antiseptic mouthwash is a great way to prevent plaque build up. You can even buy some whitening toothpaste to use once or twice a week to fade those pesky surface stains.
- Come See Us Again: Even after all the brushing and maintenance, your smile can still fade into a less-than-perfect shade. While getting regular checkups and cleanings, communicate your concerns to Dr. Laird and she can discuss your options.
How long do the teeth whitening effects last?
Teeth whitening is not permanent. If you have a habit of eating or drinking foods that cause staining, you’ll notice your teeth whitening fade in as little as a month. However, when these foods and beverages are avoided, you may be able to wait a year or longer before another whitening treatment or touch-up is needed.
Is teeth whitening safe?
Studies from the Academy of General Dentistry have proven that the professional teeth whitening process is both safe and effective. While some patients may experience some tooth sensitivity and gum irritation afterward, these symptoms are temporary and should subside shortly after treatment.
As with anything, abuse of teeth whitening products can have undesirable consequences. Talk with Dr. Laird prior to your whitening treatment to get the recommended use of our product.
Can dental restorations be whitened?
Dental restorations such as crowns or veneers are not porous like natural teeth, which prevents them from whitening. Because of this, Dr. Laird recommends patients with pre-existing restorations have whitening completed in-house to ensure the natural teeth match the restorations. If possible, complete your whitening before having any crowns, veneers, or caps placed.Request Consultation