Teeth Whitening Specialist

Alka  D. Tiwary, DDS -  - General Dentist

WestBay Dental

Alka D. Tiwary, DDS

General Dentist & Aesthetics located in Tampa, FL

Teeth whitening is one of the simplest and most popular ways to improve the appearance of your smile. At WestBay Dental, cosmetic dental expert Alka Tiwary, DDS, offers in-office teeth whitening with the Philips Zoom! teeth-whitening system to brighten your teeth up to eight shades after one session. To learn more about teeth whitening, call the Tampa, Florida, office or request an appointment online today.

Teeth Whitening Q & A

What causes tooth discoloration?

Daily brushing and flossing can help keep your teeth white, bright, and healthy. However, many factors can affect the color of your teeth and lead to discoloration. Some of the most common causes include:

  • Food and drink
  • Use of tobacco products
  • Medication
  • Injury

Aging also affects the brightness of your teeth. Eating and brushing thins the strong enamel that covers your teeth. As your enamel thins, it allows the yellow dentin underneath to show through, causing your teeth to look more yellow.

Am I a good candidate for teeth whitening?

Dr. Tiwary is a cosmetic dental specialist and determines if you’re a good candidate for teeth whitening during your cosmetic dentistry consultation. Though teeth whitening is an effective solution for many, it can’t fix all causes of tooth discoloration. 

The teeth-whitening treatment offered at WestBay Dental uses a special solution that helps break down the stains on the surface of your teeth to help brighten your smile. If your stains are due to an injury or medication, then the teeth-whitening treatment may not be the best solution for you. However, Dr. Tiwary offers other options to improve the look of your teeth, including crowns and veneers. 

What can I expect during teeth whitening?

Your teeth-whitening treatments are performed at the office and generally take less than an hour. During your session, Dr. Tiwary applies the whitening solution to your teeth and then shines the special LED light on your teeth to accelerate the whitening process.

After treatment, Dr. Tiwary applies a post-treatment gel to protect your teeth and reduce sensitivity. Though downtime isn’t necessary following your teeth whitening, Dr. Tiwary may suggest you stay away from food and drinks that may stain your teeth immediately following your whitening treatment, such as coffee, red wine, and tomato sauce.

How can I keep my teeth white?

Dr. Tiwary provides specific instructions on what you can do to help maintain your whiter, brighter teeth. This may include daily brushing and flossing, as well as regular dental cleanings. She may also offer at-home teeth-whitening treatments to help you maintain your improved smile.

Teeth whitening can give you an instant boost in confidence and self-esteem. To schedule your cosmetic dentistry consultation to see if teeth whitening is the best treatment for you, call WestBay Dental or request an appointment online today.