Teeth Whitening

Crystal Lake Dental

Allan Hsu, DDS

Family Dentist located in Leander, TX

Nothing adds to your confidence like a pearly white, gleaming smile. As one of the most commonly requested cosmetic dental treatments, teeth whitening can dramatically freshen up your look in just a short appointment. At Crystal Lake Dental in Leander, Texas, Dr. Allan Hsu offers whitening treatments for adult patients who want vibrant, glittering smiles.

Teeth Whitening Q & A

What causes teeth discoloration?

Teeth come in varying shades and colors, and some individuals have naturally whiter teeth. If yours tend to have yellow or gray hues, this can compromise the appearance of your smile. Moreover, specific factors can contribute to teeth discoloration, including:

  • Aging: As you age, the enamel on your teeth thins and teeth appear yellow.
  • Lifestyle habits: If you drink coffee or smoke cigarettes, you’re more likely to have stains or discolored teeth.
  • Medication: Certain medications, like antihistamines or blood pressure drugs, can cause your teeth to change colors.

Which teeth-whitening treatments are offered?

When it comes to cosmetic dentistry, Dr. Hsu offers several effective teeth-whitening methods. These procedures are often far more effective than over-the-counter whitening kits, and they require much less time and effort.

At Crystal Lake Dental, you can choose from the following teeth-whitening options:

In-office bleaching

With in-office professional bleaching treatments, you can whiten your teeth several shades in just a short appointment. During this type of procedure, Dr. Hsu protects your lips and gums and applies the bleaching agent to your teeth.

You can relax comfortably while the material works to lift stains and lighten your teeth.

Laser whitening procedures

As a newer method of teeth whitening, laser procedures involve a whitening gel that is activated by LED light.

Similar to a bleaching treatment, Dr. Hsu applies the gel to your teeth while protecting your lips and gums. He positions a laser close to your teeth, which activates the gel and can dramatically whiten your teeth in a single session.

What can I expect after a teeth-whitening treatment?

It’s not uncommon to experience mild to moderate teeth sensitivity after a whitening treatment. Dr. Hsu can recommend ways to manage this discomfort, which may include using a special toothpaste or avoiding extremely hot and cold food and beverages for a few days.

You can expect to enjoy the results of a teeth whitening procedure for several months, but teeth can easily stain again if you drink coffee or soda, smoke cigarettes, or skip dental cleanings.

To book an appointment for a teeth whitening procedure at Crystal Lake Dental, call or schedule online today.