Teeth Whitening – Oklahoma City, OK

Brighter Smiles. Brighter Futures.

Man and woman smiling outdoors after teeth whitening in Oklahoma City

A brighter smile can take years off of a person’s appearance and significantly boost self-esteem. One study found that after teeth whitening, patients were more likely to receive job offers, and at a higher pay rate too! Plus, your image is important to your relationships, career, and social life. Fortunately, teeth whitening in Oklahoma City presents an economical and effective way to invest in your image. If you want to learn more about this cosmetic dental service, you can schedule a consultation with Dr. Holman or read on.

Why Choose Dental Expressions for Teeth Whitening?

  • In-Office & At-Home Whitening Available
  • Flexible Financing to Ensure Affordability
  • Cozy Dental Office for Added Comfort

Is Professional Teeth Whitening Right for Me?

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Over-the-counter whitening systems work for some people. However, the diluted brightening agents can really only lighten your teeth by a shade or two. If you’re looking for more immediate, dramatic results, then talk to our Oklahoma City dental team about professional teeth whitening. With our in-office and take-home treatments, we can remove stains from tea, coffee, wine, dark foods, tobacco, and even tetracycline medications. In short, if you’ve had limited success with drugstore whitening, ask Dr. Holman about professional teeth whitening!

How Does Teeth Whitening Work?

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At our Oklahoma City dental office, we offer our patients two effective, safe, and reliable teeth whitening treatments: take-home and in-office. Below, you’ll find a little more information on each:

Take-Home Teeth Whitening

Unlike store-bought whitening kits, our take-home treatments include concentrated whitening agents and custom-fitted trays. As a result, you can get the same results as an in-office treatment but from the comfort of your couch!

In-Office Teeth Whitening

If you can’t wait a week or two to see the results, then ask us about our in-office teeth whitening treatment. In this case, we’ll handle the entire process for you, including applying the brightening agents to your teeth. In an hour or so, you’ll have a noticeably brighter smile!

Tips for Maintaining Your Brighter Smile

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Sadly, the results of your teeth whitening treatment won’t last forever. For that reason, we recommend taking proactive measures to keep your smile nice and bright, including:

  • Avoiding smoking and other unhealthy dental habits.
  • Implement a solid oral hygiene regimen, including flossing consistently.
  • Using a straw when drinking tea, wine, coffee, and other dark-colored beverages.
  • Eating white and light-colored foods, like oatmeal and yogurt.
  • Visiting us every six months for a checkup and cleaning.
  • Getting touch-up whitening treatments as needed.

Are you ready to schedule your consultation with Dr. Holman to find out if you’re a candidate for professional teeth whitening? Do you have a question that you’d like to speak directly with our team about? Either way, the next step is simple: give us a call!

Teeth Whitening FAQs

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Teeth whitening in Oklahoma City can turn back the clock to reveal a white, bright smile. Don’t worry if you have a few concerns about teeth whitening. Dr. Colin Holman will explain everything during your initial consultation. You can also take a look at the most frequently asked questions below or contact our office to speak with a member of our dental team.

Does Teeth Whitening Cause Tooth Sensitivity?

Teeth whitening shouldn’t cause any discomfort if your teeth and gums are healthy. Whitening systems are formulated to minimize any unwanted sensations. Dr. Holman can also cater your treatment for your comfort, so let him know during your consultation if you’re prone to sensitivity. He may recommend desensitizing toothpaste to block any pain. Avoid hot, cold, or acidic foods and drinks for 24 hours.

Does Teeth Whitening Ruin Your Enamel?

When under the supervision of a dental professional and used according to the manufacturer’s instructions, teeth whitening will not damage your enamel. However, overusing whitening products can harm your teeth, including products available OTC. Many are abrasive, which can erode your enamel over time. As a result, your teeth will look darker from more of your yellowish dentin showing through your enamel. You’ll also be at risk of tooth decay and sensitivity. Your cosmetic dentist in Oklahoma City will ensure your teeth and gums are healthy before whitening treatments to prevent any damage to your pearly whites.

Does Teeth Whitening Work on Dental Crowns?

Dr. Holman will not recommend using whitening systems on dental crowns because the ingredients can weaken the bonding material over time. Not to mention, dental restorations aren’t porous, like enamel, so whitening treatments won’t change their color. Instead, your natural teeth will become whiter, while your dental crown will be unchanged, causing it to stand out. Dr. Holman can create a safe and effective solution to resolve discoloration and ensure consistent results.

How Long Does Teeth Whitening Last?

Teeth whitening results can last for many months or years, depending on many factors. You can get the most from your investment by brushing your teeth at least twice daily for 2 minutes using a soft-bristled toothbrush and fluoride toothpaste. Floss every day to remove food residue and plaque. Limit your consumption of sugars and starches to keep your enamel strong and healthy. Moderate dark foods and drinks that can stain your teeth, like coffee, red wine, and berries. Commit to visiting your dentist every 6 months for a cleaning and checkup. Dr. Holman will keep your mouth healthy and your smile looking its best. He can provide you with a touch-up kit to maintain your results.