Teeth Whitening

Teeth Whitening in Overland Park, KS

Teeth whitening procedures at Dental Care Antioch can help you feel attractive, energetic, and more confident.

We strongly advise patients to avoid getting their teeth whitened at uncertified places as improper use of bleach can damage your gums. Our cosmetic dentists are experienced at teeth whitening, and they can help makeover your smile in the best way possible.

Determining Eligibility for Teeth Whitening Treatment

Every tooth whitening procedure starts with an initial consultation. Our dentist will evaluate your medical history to determine you are an ideal candidate for teeth whitening. While most patients may be eligible to get their teeth whitened, there may be some cases where the dentist may suggest treatment first.

For instance, if you suffer from cavities, we may suggest getting the cavity treated first before proceeding with teeth whitening. Bleaching agents may irritate the cavity further. Similarly, patients with large crowns or caps may not be eligible for teeth whitening as bleach acts on natural tooth enamel and not on prosthetics.

For more information on teeth whitening near you, contact Dental Care Antioch for an appointment today.

What You Should Know About Teeth Whitening Treatment

The effects of teeth whitening depend on the degree of discoloration and causes for it. Teeth whitening can lighten the color of your teeth by as much as 8-10 times. It’s most effective on yellowish stains. For brownish or gray discolorations, you may need to undergo treatment for 2-3 weeks for the best results.

The dentist will use what is known as a 'lip retractor' to keep your lips from dental bleaching agents. We will then cover your gums with a gel and harden it with a special light to protect the soft tissue. You can trust our skilled dental team at Dental Care Antioch in Overland Park, KS, for safe and effective teeth whitening near you.