What Causes Our Teeth to Stain?
Discoloration can be caused by several things that are generally external. These types of stains, called extrinsic stains, may include coffee, red wine, tea, dark-colored foods and drinks, tobacco, and everyday wear and tear. Over time the protective layer on our teeth, the enamel, allows stains to be held within its pores. This material which once started out bright and white then becomes more transparent and permits the yellow color of the tooth’s core to show through. Our teeth whitening treatments effectively remove these stains and provide patients with whiter, brighter smiles.
About Teeth Whitening
Dr. Hamlett and Dr. La Mastra utilize Zoom! Teeth Whitening for in-office whitening as it is effective and only takes about two hours. We also offer convenient take-home whitening kits that yield professional results for patients who want to brighten their teeth at home. Whether you’re dealing with stubborn stains due to coffee, wine, tobacco, or natural aging, Zoom! can easily make them disappear, revealing teeth that are 6-8 shades whiter.
Make Your Smile Shine Again
Imagine removing surface stains and having the white smile you had when you were a teenager! Everyone deserves to have the confidence that comes from having a bright, white smile, and our doctors offer three convenient whitening options: Zoom!™ In-Office Whitening, Quick Pro, and At-Home Whitening. No matter which one you choose, the end result will be the same: a set of whiter teeth! Which option would be best for you? Read on to find out!
"Dr. La Mastra is super cool and amazing, especially for someone who has dental phobia like me. I've been with him for years and followed him to his new place recently. He did my implant and crown which was a great experience. Dr. La Mastra is caring and I feel relaxed when he enters the room. The entire staff is friendly and helpful. His assistant Cindy is fun and conversational, my hygienist Cindy (same name) makes teeth cleaning comfortable and informative when it comes to oral care and Parker at the front desk makes you feel like family. Always a good experience!"- K.M. / Google / Aug 04, 2021
"I came to Texas 11 years ago and have been using Dr. Hamlett ever since. He has done extensive work in my mouth including restoration after having implant. I am not an easy patient to work on since I have a fear of dentist. Dr. Hamlett and his staff have always taken this into account and handled me with extra care and compassion. I will always remember Dr. Hamlett and his team fondly.Hugs,Teresa Taylor"- T.T. / Yelp / Jun 15, 2021
"Dr. Hamlett has been my dentist for many years, and has done various procedures for my dental health. He has always done an excellent, professional job. He is kind, and terrific at making each treatment as comfortable and pleasant as possible. It is important to me that I trust him.I highly recommend him!"- D.H. / Google / Jun 06, 2021
"I have been going to Dr. Hamlett for many years. He is professional, kind, and knows what he is doing! He has performed a number of services for me, and has always done an incredible job. I am always a little anxious getting dental work, but he makes it so much easier and much more pleasant. I trust him, and that is important to me! "- D. / Healthgrades / Jun 06, 2021
"Thoughtful and Skilled. Great work with my crown and fillings."- C.K. / Facebook / May 27, 2021
The Zoom!™ tooth whitening system is a powerful, in-office procedure that produces fast, dramatic results. Our team will apply a specialized gel to your teeth using a customized tray similar to a mouthpiece. The customized tray is comfortable, allowing you to hold it in place for about 2 hours. During that time, a specialized light source interacts with the gel to break-up even the strongest stains and discolorations. While you have your teeth whitened you are free to relax, listen to music, or rest your eyes. By the end of your appointment, you will have a smile that looks like it did years ago! Zoom! Whitening has been clinically proven to brighten teeth safely and effectively an average of 8 shades.
At-Home Teeth Whitening
Want the ability to effectively whiten your teeth while you relax at home? Our NiteWhite kits can help you do exactly that. We’ll take an impression of your teeth and use it to create custom-fitted mouth trays that are designed to hold a powerful bleaching gel-- one that is much stronger than anything you can buy at the store. Simply use your kit as directed, and within a week or so, you’ll see a dramatically whiter smile in the mirror! We also offer a variety of take-home whitening treatments, NiteWhite kits. These do-it-yourself kits can be used over the course of a weekend, and while the results are not as dramatic as an in-office procedure, you will still see noticeable results (especially compared to any store bought whitening treatment). Talk to Drs. Hamlett and La Mastra for help in deciding which teeth whitening procedure is right for you.
Quick Pro Whitening
For patients seeking a noticeably whiter smile in minutes, Philips Zoom QuickPro provides a convenient solution. It is highly affordable, increasing accessibility and creating brighter smiles for special moments everywhere. Pair QuickPro with a take-home treatment to provide a quick-start to whitening, giving patients confidence boosting results in less time.
Teeth Whitening FAQ’s
With professional teeth whitening, you can finally achieve the gorgeous smile you’ve been wanting. If you’re like most people, then you likely have some questions pertaining to the procedure. As you continue reading, you’ll find the answers to the five questions that we’re most frequently asked. However, if you want to learn more, don’t hesitate to contact us today to schedule a consultation!
Will teeth whitening work for me?
While we’re able to help most patients achieve phenomenal results with professional teeth whitening, there are some situations that may require a different approach. If you have fluorosis due to overexposure to fluoride as a child, or you’ve endured discoloration because of a medication you’re taking, then you may consider another route (like porcelain veneers) for improving your smile.
Will there be restrictions on what I can eat and drink?
After we brighten your smile, the last thing you want is to take actions that are counter-productive to the results you’ve achieved. Thus, we encourage limited consumption of darkly pigmented items, such as wine, coffee, tea, sodas, soy sauce, tomato paste and other products of the like. Therefore, you can get the most mileage out of your beautiful new smile!
Should I expect tooth sensitivity?
It’s not uncommon to experience some tooth sensitivity up to 48 hours after your teeth have been whitened. The discomfort can be intensified if you consume foods or beverages that are higher in sugar. Usually, the symptoms will soon subside. If you’re typically prone to tooth sensitivity, consider using toothpaste with less abrasives.
How long can I expect my results to last?
One of the benefits of having your teeth professionally whitened is that the results can last up to three years. The ultimate determinant will be how well you take care of your teeth. By brushing and flossing after every meal and maintaining regular visits to our office for checkups and cleanings, you can get the maximum longevity.
How much does teeth whitening cost?
Because we know that our patients’ needs and budgets vary, we offer several options for teeth whitening. When you visit our office for a consultation, we’ll work with you to determine what will be the best option. Based on the route you choose, we’ll provide you with an accurate price estimate.
While achieving a brand-new smile may have seemed like an elusive dream in the past, with professional teeth whitening in Dallas, it can now become a reality. Contact us today to schedule an initial visit!