Tooth whitening has become one of the most popular dental procedures in Texas. It seems that everyone in San Antonio is whitening their teeth to help their smiles look younger and brighter. Many consumers in the San Antonio area are turning to over-the-counter solutions to whiten their teeth, however their can be dangers and pitfalls to this approach.

Here is some basic advice on tooth whitening from Dr. William J. Stewart Jr. DDS:

First, we encourage you to visit our office in San Antonio before starting a tooth whitening system. It is a good idea to have your teeth checked and analyzed by a dentist before starting a tooth whitening program. Tooth whitening is not for everyone, and depends on your dental history.

Dr. Stewart can help you determine whether your teeth can be whitened safely and effectively. We can also recommend tooth whitening solutions that will work best for you. William J. Stewart Jr. DDS is a good place to start for this important decision.

There are many pitfalls to be aware of when whitening your teeth. Over-the-counter teeth whitening products available in the San Antonio area will provide varying degrees of effectiveness on your teeth. If used improperly, tooth whitening solutions can cause problems including tooth sensitivity, over whitening, damage to your tooth enamel, and irregular coloration. Whitening too much can even have a reverse effect, making your teeth look gray.

Most tooth whitening product manufacturers recommend that you visit your local San Antonio dentist when things go wrong with your over-the-counter tooth whitening solution. We recommend you begin with the patient-centered and detail oriented professionals at William J. Stewart Jr. DDS to get started with a solution that will give you the best tooth whitening results.

Our office is located at 13220 Huebner Rd, San Antonio, Texas 78230. Please give us a call or stop by to make an appointment to discuss your tooth whitening plans. We are eager to help you make the best decision about your tooth whitening.

Our patient-centered and detail oriented cosmetic dental staff is available to discuss tooth whitening solutions, explain all your options, and check your teeth to make sure you will get the results you want. We also provide many other cosmetic options including porcelain veneers, crowns and dental implants.

I look forward to seeing your beautiful bright smile.

—Dr. William Stewart, tooth whitening for the San Antonio community. Call us at 210-493-3040.