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Our teeth go through a lot, and they often get stained along the way, which dulls their otherwise attractive white color. Does this mean we have to stand for it? Not necessarily. We offer a treatment here at Barton Oaks Dental Group that may bring back the luster to your smile.

The process works with a special gel that out dentist, Dr. Joseph Neeley, applies to your teeth. The gel is a type of bleach that can take care of those stains and bring back the white color. The gel is potent enough to catch more heavily entrenched stains that over-the-counter whitening products may not catch.

Unlike many over-the-counter products, we focus on adapting the treatment to your particular teeth. Various aspects of your teeth, gums and previous dental work may affect how the treatment works, but our dentist can appraise your situation to figure out what adjustments need to be made to give you your best smile.

Unfortunately, the dentist may discover that your mouth is not ready for the treatment. Some forms of dental work, crowns and bonding for example, may be immune to the bleaching gel, so they would retain their stains and clash with the rest of your teeth if the treatment were used. If your oral health was not well-kept then the gel may cause you discomfort and other issues, so the dentist will not perform the treatment.

If your oral health is preventing you from getting your teeth whitened, then the dentist can help you get it back up to speed, and you may be able to try the whitening treatment later. If other issues are complicating matters, our dentist may help you find alternative treatments that may be more effective in your case.

If you feel your teeth could be a little brighter, we can help you at our office here in Austin, Texas. If you have questions or would like to set up an appointment, please call 512-327-6947 to reach us.