Teeth Whitening

For people with dull, stained, or discolored teeth, whitening procedures have been powerfully restorative for the smile.

The dentin, or darker tissue of your teeth, often becomes exposed with the wearing away of enamel due to: aging, tobacco, or caffeine. Throughout time, teeth become more absorbent and vulnerable to staining. This occurs because certain proteins in food particles are naturally attracted to the surface of teeth. Discoloration occurs most from coffee and tea products, berries, and soy sauce. Internal tooth staining can also occur from traumatic injuries, medications and fluorosis. Although external staining may be treated by brushing and flossing, unfortunately, internal stains cannot.

While certain types of “whitening toothpastes” can be somewhat effective, the impact can be rather abrasive and actually erode your tooth’s enamel. Whitening agents may change the color of your teeth but only bring change with specific types of stains. Although the effects of bleaching are powerful, grayish and brown discoloration cannot be altered easily. Pitted, or badly discolored teeth, crowns, bridges, bonding and tooth-colored fillings all pose challenges for bleaching methods as well.

However, professional whitening performed in our office is considered to be an extremely effective and safe method for patients. Tooth whitening can last up to five years if done properly.

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At Starr Dentistry, we take pride in the service we offer to our patients.
As we have been serving the Waco and Central Texas community since 1976, we have developed a reputation for providingthe finest in dental care.
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