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Teeth Whitening Specialist

Swinney Dental

Cosmetic, Implant, and General Dentists located in Tyler, TX

Whitening is a quick, easy way to improve the look of your teeth. You could be just one simple bleaching procedure away from the smile of your dreams. The team at Swinney Dental in Tyler, Texas, offers both in-office Philips Zoom® whitening and professional-grade at-home whitening kits. To schedule a teeth whitening appointment, call today or use the online booking tool.

Teeth Whitening

Is teeth whitening the right cosmetic procedure for me?

If you have stained, discolored teeth, whitening can make your smile several shades brighter. If you have a full set of healthy teeth, it’s one of the quickest, easiest, and most affordable ways to improve the appearance of your smile. The bleaching agents only work on natural enamel, so it won’t be the best option if you’ve had significant restorative work.

The bleaching agents your dentist uses are most effective on external stains. External stains affect the surface of your teeth and develop when you smoke, drink coffee or tea, or eat acidic foods. It can also combat normal age-related changes to the color of your teeth, and make teeth that look dull much brighter.

If you have internal tooth discoloration or seriously decayed or damaged teeth, whitening might not achieve the results you’re looking for. Your dentist will instead recommend another procedure to improve the appearance of your teeth like veneers or crowns.

What teeth whitening options are available?

Swinney Dental offers both in-office and at-home whitening options. You can choose whichever one best fits your preference and budget.

If you’d like to whiten your teeth with an in-office procedure, the practice has the Philips Zoom whitening system. Zoom can make your teeth significantly brighter in just one session that lasts less than an hour.

Swinney Dental’s professional-grade at-home whitening options get better results than the various over-the-counter whitening products you see on the market. You can choose a traditional at-home kit with professional-grade whitening agents, as well as whitening trays custom-molded to fit your mouth.

The practice also offers the innovative GLO® at-home whitening system. GLO includes both a whitening agent and an electronic mouthpiece that warms the lightening gel. Many people with sensitive teeth, who have had difficulty tolerating other bleaching agents, can comfortably use the GLO system.

How can I maintain the results of teeth whitening?

Though the results of teeth whitening are temporary, you can maintain your brightened smile for up to three years. It’s important to take good care of your teeth, including brushing at least twice a day, flossing at least once a day, and coming in for regular cleanings at Swinney Dental.

Your results will also last longer if you avoid smoking and drinking staining beverages like coffee, tea, and red wine.

You might wish to get a touch-up appointment sooner than the three-year mark to maintain your results. Your dentist recommends a schedule of touch-ups based on the method you use and your whitening goals.

For a brighter smile, schedule a teeth whitening appointment at Swinney Dental today online or over the phone.