Teeth Whitening

Can Charcoal Toothpaste Whiten My Teeth?

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Products with activated charcoal have grown in popularity due to claims of the material removing stains and toxins from the body. Charcoal toothpaste, in particular, has become marketed as a way to whiten teeth more naturally. With traditional teeth whitening methods, a bleaching process causes a chemical reaction within the tooth, lightening the deep-set stains and overall color of the teeth. Charcoal acts in a similar way to whitening toothpastes — polishing surface stains off the outer enamel — but […]

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What Causes Teeth Staining?

Stains and discolorations affecting the appearance of your teeth can be caused by a wide variety of factors. Your genetics certainly have an affect on the overall tint of your teeth, since the base shade you were born with will have an impact on how they appear later on in life, as well as how they react to teeth whitening treatments. Additionally, your genetics determine whether your teeth are more translucent or opaque—teeth that are thin and more transparent may […]

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5 Things to Know Before Your Smile Makeover

Want to transform the look of your teeth to obtain your dream smile? Austin Dental Spa offers smile makeovers for patients in need of multiple treatment options to help them achieve their aesthetic goals. From teeth whitening to porcelain veneers and gum recontouring, our state-of-the-art cosmetic dental treatments can create a beautiful, bright smile you can’t wait to show off!  Before you begin the smile makeover process, Drs. Mark Sweeney and Jordan Slagter will go over the benefits and limitations […]

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Teeth Whitening vs. Porcelain Veneers

Pretty much everyone wants a flawless smile with teeth that look healthy, straight, and white. With the many advancements in cosmetic dentistry over the years, our patients are able to achieve their dream smile through a variety of treatment options. Two of the most popular solutions that our team offers to help enhance patients’ smiles are teeth whitening and porcelain veneers. Although both treatments can be used to transform a patient’s smile, teeth whitening and porcelain veneers have unique benefits. […]

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Austin Cosmetic Dentist Answers Common Questions About Teeth Whitening

Dr. Mark Sweeney, a cosmetic dentist in Austin, answers common teeth whitening questions to help people better understand what to expect.

Dr. Mark Sweeney of Austin Dental Spa sheds light on teeth whitening, responding to frequently asked questions he receives from patients. Austin, TX —  At Austin Dental Spa, patients can choose from a variety of cosmetic dentistry treatments to enhance their smiles. Among the many options available, Mark Sweeney, DDS says teeth whitening is one of the most asked about solutions. The Austin dentist offers in-office teeth whitening, as well as at-home options to help patients achieve and maintain a […]

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Can Teeth Whitening Damage Gums?

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This is a question we get from many of our patients interested in teeth whitening. The truth is, if your treatment is done correctly with properly fitting whitening trays, you should not have to worry about any damage or problems with your gums. However, it is not uncommon for people to experience irritation if they use trays that are not custom-fitted to their teeth. Fortunately, any problems that may occur are typically minor and fade within a day. Since our […]

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How Long Does Teeth Whitening Last?

Teeth whitening is a temporary treatment for stained or discolored teeth. Although effective for many individuals, the results of your teeth whitening will gradually fade with time. Just as the whitening process varies for every person, so will the longevity of your results. Patients can typically expect their bright smile to last anywhere from six months to two years before fading, at which point they may wish to return for another treatment. However, those who habitually expose their teeth to […]

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Teeth Whitening Vs. Porcelain Veneers: Which Is Right for Me?

With so many cosmetic dentistry treatments available, it can be difficult to determine which solution is best for you. Among the many options that can enhance your smile, patients at Austin Dental Spa often inquire about teeth whitening and porcelain veneers. Both solutions can provide a whiter smile, but when is one better than the other? Teeth whitening is a minimally invasive option that utilizes a bleaching agent to target stains and discoloration. Our team offers both KöR Whitening Deep […]

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