Dazzle This Holiday Season With White, Bright Teeth

Along with festive meals, lights, and decorations, the holidays bring a plethora of something else, too: photo-taking. Whether you want to feel more confident smiling through holiday celebrations or to shine brighter in photographic keepsakes or social media posts, teeth whitening can be the answer for a bright, holiday-ready smile.

Our experienced dentists at Swinney Dental, located in Tyler, Texas, offer in-office Philips Zoom® whitening and professional-grade at-home whitening kits to help you reach your aesthetic goals. Our practice also offers the GLO® whitening system for people with sensitive teeth. Read on to learn more about these services and what to expect from the process. 

When to consider teeth whitening

Everyone’s teeth change color to some degree over the years as a result of factors such as aging, smoking, and eating and drinking foods and beverages that discolor teeth. Coffees, dark teas, and colas, for example, stain the external part of your teeth, leading to grayish or yellowish tones. 

Wearing braces, too, can lead to discoloration by making parts of your teeth difficult to clean for months or years during treatment. If you’re bothered by these changes in your appearance, you may want to consider teeth whitening. 

Teeth whitening options

At Swinney Dental, we offer two types of teeth whitening treatments: in-office and at-home. If you’d prefer to have our professionals take care of your whitening rather than take on that responsibility yourself, consider in-office Zoom teeth whitening. After a single session that takes less than an hour, you’ll have a whiter, brighter smile. And for many people, the results last up to a year.

For a more budget-friendly option that produces more gradual results, consider an at-home kit. The kit we provide comes with professional-grade whitening agents and custom-fitted whitening trays that you’ll wear for a certain amount of time each day, such as eight minutes per day for up to 10 days.

The GLO® at-home whitening system we provide includes a whitening agent, as well as an electronic mouthpiece that warms the lightening gel for heightened activation. If you have particularly sensitive teeth, you might find this system the most comfortable. You can repeat your at-home care every six months for maintenance. 

Making the most of your teeth whitening treatment

Once you receive your in-office teeth whitening treatment or homecare kit, our providers will instruct you about follow-up care, such as avoiding certain foods and drinks temporarily. 

You can continue to maximize your whitening results by practicing positive home hygiene habits, such as brushing and flossing every day and scheduling routine dental cleanings with our team. 

For best results, limit staining foods and drinks for longer-lasting results or use a straw when drinking a dark beverage. Quitting smoking can help as well.

To learn more about teeth whitening and which option is best for you, call Swinney Dental or schedule an appointment with Dr. Chip Swinney or Dr. Kayla Morton. You can also use our online booking feature. 

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