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Teeth Whitening services offered in San Antonio, TX

If your teeth are not as bright as they used to be, consider teeth whitening. Teeth whitening uses medical-grade solutions to eliminate stains and discoloration. At Calm Spring Dental, our highly skilled Dentist Obinna Ejike, DDS, and the team provide in-office teeth whitening and take-home teeth whitening kits to adults and teens. To make an appointment, call the office in San Antonio, Texas, or book online today.

Teeth Whitening Q & A

What is teeth whitening?

Teeth whitening is a type of cosmetic dentistry. It uses gels made from carbamide peroxide or hydrogen peroxide to remove stains from the surface of your teeth.

Teeth whitening is safe, effective, and pain-free. The results are not permanent, but with regular maintenance, they often last for months*.

What causes teeth to change color?

As you age, your teeth change color due to general wear-and-tear. Over the years, your enamel wears down, revealing the yellow dentin underneath.

Other factors that cause discolored teeth include:

  • Using tobacco
  • Drinking beverages like coffee and red wine
  • Eating certain foods like tomatoes and berries
  • Poor oral hygiene

You might also experience stained or discolored teeth if you get hit in the mouth. 

What are the types of teeth whitening?

At Calm Spring Dental, we offer several types of teeth whitening, including:

In-office teeth whitening

In-office teeth whitening makes your teeth up to eight* shades lighter in a single visit. During treatment, we apply a hydrogen peroxide gel to your teeth. 

After the gel sits for 8 minutes, we point a special light at your teeth, causing a whitening reaction. We repeat these same steps several times until you are satisfied with the results.

Take-home teeth whitening kits

If you prefer to whiten your teeth at home, we can prescribe take-home teeth whitening kits. Each kit contains two plastic mouthpieces and a bottle of whitening solution. You squeeze the whitening solution into the mouthpieces and wear them for 3-4 hours each day, whenever it's convenient.

How long does teeth whitening last?

The results of teeth whitening treatment typically last three months* but it is possible to extend them. To keep your teeth beautiful and pearly white, we recommend:

  • Brushing twice daily
  • Flossing regularly
  • Visiting Calm Spring Dental every six months for an oral exam and professional teeth cleaning
  • Avoiding bad habits like nail-biting

We also recommend scheduling periodontal maintenance visits once every four months for those who have had deep cleanings.

Is teeth whitening safe?

Teeth whitening is safe and usually well-tolerated. After treatment, you might experience increased tooth sensitivity for a day or two. These symptoms should subside quickly, but if they get worse, use desensitizing toothpaste or contact us at Calm Spring Dental.

To see if you can benefit from teeth whitening, make an appointment at Calm Spring Dental by calling the office or booking online today. 

*Individual results may vary