Teeth Whitening

Fort Worth Dental Care PLLC

Stephen Brogdon, DDS

General Dentist located in Fort Worth, TX

When it comes to beautiful smiles, nothing beats a dazzling set of pearly whites. With the professional teeth whitening at Fort Worth Dental Care PLLC, Stephen Brogdon, DDS, helps men and women in the Fort Worth, Texas, community transform their stained teeth into stunning smiles. To learn more about how professional in-office or take-home teeth whitening can brighten your smile, call Fort Worth Dental Care PLLC or book an appointment online today.

Teeth Whitening Q & A

What are the advantages of professional teeth whitening?

Do-it-yourself tooth whitening kits and toothpastes may be all over the shelves, but professional whitening at Fort Worth Dental Care PLLC offers benefits you can’t find in the store. Even if you choose a take-home option, the whitening kits for sale at Dr. Brogdon’s office are stronger and more effective.

The following benefits make professional teeth whitening worth the investment:

  • Gentle teeth whitening
  • Faster results than store-bought kits
  • Cost-effective smile makeover
  • Long-lasting, whiter teeth
  • Safer than do-it-yourself methods

What causes teeth to turn yellow or stain?

Over time, it’s common for the whiteness of your teeth to fade. In most cases, your teeth turn yellow from particular foods and drinks that stain the white enamel.

The following substances are among the most common culprits that cause discolored teeth:

  • Red wine
  • Tea and coffee
  • Chewing or smoking tobacco
  • Certain antibiotics, such as tetracycline and doxycycline

Other factors that can influence the color of your teeth include:

  • Aging
  • Genetics
  • Diseases
  • Insufficient oral hygiene

How does a dentist whiten teeth?

First, Dr. Brogdon discusses the best teeth whitening options for your individual goals during a consultation. He offers three different alternatives:

Zoom!® in-office teeth whitening

A Zoom treatment consists of a bleaching gel and specialized lamp to dramatically whiten your teeth in a single, two-hour visit. Teeth typically brighten 6-10 shades whiter after a Zoom treatment.

Dr. Brogdon first applies the gel and then shines the light on your teeth. He repeats this process for three cycles of 15-minute treatments, finishing with a fluoride treatment. Your smile may continue to whiten over the next few days.

Passive tray whitening

If you prefer to whiten your teeth on your schedule, Dr. Brogdon sets you up with a take-home tray method.

These vinyl trays are custom-made from impressions of your teeth, ensuring a perfect fit. You fill the trays with a carbamide peroxide gel and wear them for 30-60 minutes every day, or overnight.

This whitening process takes three to four weeks and is recommended for severely stained teeth.

To achieve the dazzling smile of your dreams with professional teeth whitening, call Fort Worth Dental Care PLLC or book an appointment online today.