Teeth Whitening Specialist

Kimberly C. Andersen, DDS

General Dentistry located in The Woodlands, TX

Over 45 million Americans have had their teeth professionally whitened. The experienced dental team at Kimberly Andersen, DDS, in The Woodlands, Texas, offers this cosmetic dentistry treatment. It continues to be so popular because it provides immediate results and no downtime. If you’re ready to have the smile of your dreams, book a teeth whitening appointment online today. You can also call the office to learn more about professional teeth whitening.

Teeth Whitening

What are the benefits of professional teeth whitening?

While you may be tempted into purchasing a generic teeth whitening kit at the store, it isn’t the same as what your dentist uses. Over-the-counter whitening kits contain a milder bleaching agent that generally only gets rid of surface stains. 

When you have your teeth professionally whitened, your dentist uses stronger solutions reaching the deeper layers of your teeth, so bleaching occurs from the inside out. Professional teeth whitening is also beneficial because it:

  • Minimizes irritating chemical exposure to sensitive gums, cheeks, and lips
  • Whitens your smile by several shades during a single visit
  • Decreases your risk of tooth sensitivity

Plus, because your dentist applies the whitening agent tooth by tooth, your results are more even. No more worrying about blotchiness. 

How long does professional teeth whitening take?

You can usually complete your professional teeth whitening treatment at the office of Kimberly Andersen, DDS, during your lunch hour. 

After placing a protective cheek retractor in your mouth, your dentist carefully applies the bleaching agent and checks the progress every 10-15 minutes. 

If you want to continue to go whiter, your dentist can apply additional coats of bleaching solutions and even use a specialized curing light to help activate the solution. Depending on how white you want your teeth, your entire treatment takes between 30-60 minutes. 

While you can go about your normal activities afterward, the team at Kimberly Andersen, DDS, generally recommends avoiding eating or drinking — with the exception of water — for a couple of hours to prevent any new staining. 

Is teeth whitening permanent?

No, but professional teeth whitening services from Kimberly Andersen, DDS, are long-lasting. Your new-and-improved smile can last anywhere from one to three years, sometimes even longer. 

Once your treatment is complete, your dentist gives you tips on how to minimize stains and decrease your risk of your teeth yellowing. Teeth whitening is entirely safe, so once any discoloration starts resurfacing, you can come back into Kimberly Andersen, DDS, for retreatment. 

Schedule your teeth whitening visit at the office of Kimberly Andersen, DDS, by clicking on the online booking feature, or by calling to speak with a team member.