Blue Sky Family Dentistry
Ben Corpron, DDS
Cosmetic and Family Dentist located in Circle C Ranch, Austin, TX
Nothing captures the attention of a room like a gleaming white smile. Ben Corpron, DDS, is highly-skilled at addressing your cosmetic dentistry concerns. At Blue Sky Family Dentistry in Austin, Texas, the team provides superior whitening treatments to patients who want the confidence boost that comes with having whiter teeth. To discover the effects that just one whitening treatment has on your teeth, call Blue Sky Family Dentistry or reserve an appointment online today.
Teeth Whitening Q & A
How does teeth whitening work?
In-office teeth whitening can achieve a level of brilliance not capable with brushing or OTC whitening products. During a whitening procedure at Blue Sky Family Dentistry, Dr. Corpron places a bleaching product over your teeth and minimizes the amount that gets on your gums with a rubber shield. The bleaching product will have one of two bleaching components in it:
Hydrogen peroxide is a fast-acting bleaching solution that you only need to wear on your teeth for 30-60 minutes to see an improvement in their shade.
Carbamide peroxide takes time in its bleaching powers. You wear it for two to six hours instead of an hour or less. This product is more common in take-home whitening trays than in-office products.
There is no difference in the degree of whiteness or any sensitivity that you’ll notice from either product. Dr. Corpron helps you choose the type that best fits with your schedule.
Why do I need teeth whitening?
Whitening your teeth won’t improve your oral health. It’s an elective procedure for cosmetic purposes. Reasons you may choose to whiten your teeth include wanting a brighter smile or have fewer visible stains.
In many cases, stains and discoloration on your teeth are unavoidable. Your teeth are bound to get yellower and duller over time, even if you’re a pro at using straws for dark-colored beverages and brushing diligently.
The stains and discoloration visible across your smile come from several sources, including:
- Drinking coffee
- Drinking red wine
- Eating blackcurrant
- Using certain medications, like antibiotics
- Radiation treatment
If the stain you’d like to target is gray instead of yellow or tan, veneers are the better option. Grayness might go away just a little bit, but it usually doesn’t change much with whitening alone.
How long do the results of a teeth whitening session last?
Everyone’s teeth respond to whitening treatments differently. If you can refrain from smoking or drinking staining substances, you can expect your new glisten to last for about three years before you need another treatment.
To further explore your options for teeth whitening, book your consultation with Dr. Corpron by phone or online at Blue Sky Family Dentistry today.