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Teeth Whitening Tulsa, OK

How do I achieve a whiter smile? If this is a question you ask yourself, consider professional teeth whitening in Tulsa, OK. Teeth whitening is a simple and effective procedure that can instantly upgrade your smile.

Our cosmetic dentist preforms in-office teeth whitening procedures, and only takes about an hour to complete. Essentially, you can whiten your smile in just one quick office visit to our experienced cosmetic dentistry!

Many different factors can dull the color and overall appearance of your teeth. Several foods and drinks are particularly tough on the enamel, and age itself is against you. Naturally, as time goes by, our teeth will lose some of their lusters. Finding the right solution to address stains and discoloration can help restore beauty to your smile.

Our team at Henrich Dental can help you discover the best solutions for your cosmetic needs.

Dr. Frank Henrich is a top dentist in Tulsa. He offers professional teeth whitening and a range of other cosmetic dentistry treatments. Our modern teeth bleaching system will give you great results without damaging your enamel or irritating your gums.

Teeth Whitening at Henrich Dental

Many patients end up wasting time and money on over the counter whitening agents. Over the counter products often lead to inconsistent, less than desirable results. With in-office teeth whitening, we can manipulate your treatment to help you reach your desired results. Our techniques and compounds will safely and effectively whiten your teeth in just one visit to our dental practice.

Our in-office teeth whitening procedure offers several advantages over over-the-counter whitening methods, including:

  • Can whiten your smile multiple shades
  • A safe way to brighten your smile
  • Minimizes the risk of damage or irritation to the gums and surrounding tissue
  • Teeth whitening results can last many years
  • A fast way to improve the overall appearance of your smile

teeth whitening in Tulsa OK

The Teeth Whitening Procedure

Before your teeth whitening procedure, Dr. Henrich will assess the condition of your teeth, gums, and overall dental health. He will need to determine if you are in optimal oral health before proceeding. Dentists should only preform a teeth whitening treatment on structurally healthy teeth. That’s why it’s important to address any dental health issues before we preform cosmetic enhancements.

The following are the general steps that we take during the teeth whitening procedure. We will provide you with a refreshed and brighter mouth.

  1. First, Dr. Henrich will prepare the patient’s teeth by ensuring that they are free of plaque and calculus. This will include a thorough teeth cleaning by our dental hygienist.
  2. Next, he will isolate the teeth from the soft tissues in the mouth using a rubber dam, cheek retractors, and/or lip retractors.
  3. Then he may apply a protective gel or paste to the gums to protect them during the bleaching process.
  4. Next, Dr. Henrich will apply the whitening agent, usually a hydrogen peroxide gel, directly to the teeth.
  5. He will activate the whitening agent using a special light or dental laser. Dental lasers speed up the process and improve the patients comfort.
  6. After Dr. Henrich is happy with the results, he will remove any excess whitening gel and rinse the patients mouth.
  7. Finally, we will inspect the results with you and if necessary, may apply a fluoride treatment or desensitizing gel.

To maintain the results of your in-office whitening, we can offer you a take-home teeth whitening kit. We customize our home whitening kits to meet your unique needs. Consult with us at your regular visits to learn more about take-home teeth whitening. We will determine which option is right for you.

At Henrich Dental, we focus on promptness and professionalism so you won’t have to wait to get the teeth you want. We also focus on your comfort and take steps to minimize tooth sensitivity. To learn more about our teeth whitening options and how it can benefit you, contact us today.

Teeth Whitening FAQs

What do I do if teeth whitening does not work on my teeth?

Unfortunately, a dentist cannot remove certain tooth stains no matter what, even with professional teeth whitening. Teeth whitening will not work in certain situations, such as:

  • If your teeth have a yellow-brown discoloration because of certain medications.
  • If your teeth have damage from fluorosis.
  • If your teeth have amalgam fillings (silver fillings).
  • If your teeth are naturally dark.
  • If you have stained teeth due to certain medical conditions such as antibiotics or chemotherapy.

If teeth whitening does not work on your teeth, Dr. Henrich will recommend a permanent form of cosmetic dentistry. Porcelain veneers and dental crowns are effective options to instantly whiten dull teeth. These options can help remove deeper stains and restore the natural color of your teeth.

Can my dentist whiten dental restorations?

No, unfortunately dentists can not whiten dental restorations such as dentures, dental crowns, porcelain veneers, and bridges. These materials do not react to professional teeth whitening treatment as natural tooth enamel would.

Is teeth whitening treatment permanent?

No, professional teeth whitening will not last forever. The effects will vary from patient to patient. In-office professional teeth whitening can last from a few months to a few years depending on a few factors.

Avoiding foods and drinks that can stain teeth will make the whitening treatment last longer. Also, daily oral hygiene is very important to helping your teeth remain whiter longer. To extend the life of your treatment, we offer at-home touch up kits.

Are there any natural remedies that can help with tooth discoloration?

Yes, there are natural remedies that can help with tooth discoloration and restore the natural whiteness of your teeth. These include brushing with baking soda, apple cider vinegar, eating strawberries, and oil pulling with coconut or sesame oil. Additionally, avoiding acidic and sugary drinks and foods can help reduce discoloration as well. Consulting with a dentist may help assess the cause and best course of treatment for discoloration.

Visit our Tulsa dental office to determine if our teeth whitening services are right for you. We offer personalized solutions for patients seeking to enhance the appearance of their smile. To schedule an appointment, call (918) 262-4731 or request an appointment online.