Teeth Whitening Longview, TX

Dr. Goelz and offers custom cosmetic dentistry services for patients who want to improve the appearance of their teeth. Stains, discoloration, and yellow teeth are common complaints we hear from patients about their teeth. Today, tooth whitening is a highly sought-after treatment because it can improve the brightness of one’s teeth. Longview Family Dental offers various forms of professional teeth whitening in Longview, TX to remove stains and discoloration from teeth.

teeth whitening in Longview, TX

Ways That Teeth Stain

Teeth can stain in various ways. Essentially, there are three basic types of stains.

  • Extrinsic Stains: These are surface stains that affect the enamel layer of your tooth. Extrinsic stains are caused by things you eat and drink as well as by habits. The most common causes include coffee, tea, red wine, dark sodas, and tobacco use.
  • Intrinsic Stains: These are deeper stains that occur within the tooth structure. They affect the dentin layer of the tooth which lies beneath the enamel layer. Intrinsic stains are often due to trauma to the tooth, certain medications (like tetracycline), excessive fluoride, and certain diseases.
  • Age-Related Stains: A combination of extrinsic and intrinsic factors leads to age-related stains. As we age, the outer layer of the tooth, the enamel, will thin. The tooth will lose its brightness and the dentin layer will begin to show through more. Dentin naturally has a yellower tone. Also, years and years of tooth-staining habits will leave teeth stained and dull-looking.

Professional Teeth Whitening in Longview, TX

If you are wondering how to whiten teeth, Longview Family Dental offers several ways to whiten your teeth. We provide teeth whitening treatments that can be done at home or in our office.

Opalescence: At-Home Teeth Whitening

We offer Opalescence whitening toothpaste and Opalescence Go. Both are great options to help our patients achieve whiter, brighter smiles at home. The whitening toothpaste is a professional-grade toothpaste that can remove surface stains while strengthening the enamel and preventing cavities. It is formulated with fluoride and potassium nitrate to reduce sensitivity. We often recommend this as a post-whitening treatment to help maintain results.

Opalescence Go is an at-home teeth whitening treatment that comes with a set of pre-filled whitening trays. This ready-to-use treatment offers professional results that you can achieve at home. You simply wear the trays for a short time each day making it ideal for our busy patients.

Philips ZOOM!®: In-Office Teeth Whitening

Philips Zoom! is a popular in-office teeth whitening treatment. Your dentist will place the whitening gel on your teeth and then use a powerful light to activate the gel. This will accelerate the whitening process. In just about 45 minutes, we can brighten teeth up to eight shades. It is a fast professional whitening option that is also efficient and affordable. The treatment also includes desensitizers to minimize sensitivity and protect enamel.

Benefits of Professional Teeth Whitening

Improving your smile with professional teeth whitening offers numerous benefits:

  • Professional teeth whitening is an easy way to enhance your appearance by simply brightening your smile.
  • One session offers immediate results for an instant smile makeover.
  • We can customize the treatment to meet individual needs and sensitivity levels, ensuring optimal results.
  • With our tooth whitening treatments, you will be under the supervision of your dentist, reducing the risk of side effects.
  • Professional treatments are stronger and offer long-lasting results. With proper care, your results can last for many years.

Other Ways to Achieve Whiter Teeth

For many patients, teeth whitening will not provide the results they want. Some stains simply will not respond to even the strongest professional treatments. We offer additional ways to achieve whiter teeth that are more permanent.

Porcelain Veneers: Porcelain veneers are custom-made shells bonded to the front surface of teeth, masking discoloration and improving the overall appearance of the smile. To learn more about the benefits of dental veneers, see Porcelain Veneers.

Dental Crowns: Dental crowns will cover severely discolored and damaged teeth, restoring both aesthetics and function. To learn more about the dental crown process, see Dental Crown.

Teeth Bonding: Dental bonding involves applying a tooth-colored resin material to the surface of the tooth and shaping it to improve its appearance. This covers the stains and discoloration effectively. To learn more about the tooth bonding process, see Teeth Bonding.

Schedule an Appointment for Teeth Whitening in Longview, TX

Do you want to instantly makeover your smile? The professional teeth whitening options we offer can help whitening your teeth safely. Contact our office at 903-662-7811 or request an appointment online to get started today.