Stop Hiding Your Natural Smile

A natural smile is a beautiful thing. That’s why if you have stained or yellowed teeth, it can indicate poor oral health as well as hurt your confidence in the process. At Berchelmann Family Dental, our dentists offer professional teeth whitening services to help you achieve a pristine look that will improve your smile while strengthening your social ties.

Whitening treatments can be easily done at our San Antonio office.

Explore our guide to learn how you can have noticeably whiter teeth in just one quick appointment.

What Is Teeth Whitening?

Brushing your teeth and flossing may not be enough to prevent discoloration. Over time, you may notice your smile has lost its shine. Fortunately, our professional teeth whitening service is designed to instantly brighten your teeth in just one simple appointment with one of our expert dentists. Unlike over-the-counter whitening kits, our products are designed to break down stubborn year-old stains and leave you with a stunning new look.

If you’ve noticed changes in your smile’s appearance, professional teeth whitening could be right for you. Our San Antonio office is dedicated to working with you to create a treatment plan that’s designed to remedy any dental issues you are currently experiencing.

woman with shoulder length blonde hair smiling while standing in front of trees
An older couple smiles. The woman is hugging the man from behind him. They're in front of a tree. Their teeth are immaculately white and straight.

Causes of Yellow or Discolored Teeth

While yellow and stained teeth are mainly the result of poor oral hygiene, there are also many other reasons that can contribute to this cosmetic condition. Other notable factors that can cause your teeth to become yellow include:

  • A naturally thick layer of dentin
  • Consuming dark-colored foods and drinks
  • Side effects of certain medications
  • Trauma or injury to your tooth
  • Aging

The Teeth Whitening Process

Teeth whitening can be performed in one easy appointment at our San Antonio office.

When you arrive, your dentist will first evaluate your overall oral health to ensure that the whitening process is right for you. Once this has been confirmed, our staff will then proceed by protecting your gums and soft tissue before applying the whitening gel. This gel can cause sensitivity if it gets onto the gums, so we try to minimize this.

After the whitening gel has been applied, it will begin to dissolve any stains that are on your teeth, brightening your smile by several shades. Your dentist will also use a special light source to further activate the gel and hasten its effects. After a short amount of time, your dentist will clean the whitening agent from your mouth and your new smile will be good to go.

Teeth Whitening Candidacy

The best candidates for teeth whitening treatment are patients who have healthy gums and teeth without many fillings or previous restorations. During your appointment at our San Antonio office, one of our dentists will conduct a full evaluation of your teeth to determine whether you’re a candidate for our teeth whitening procedure.

If your smile has yellow and discolored tones, you may be more likely to respond to treatment better than compared to patients whose teeth are discolored due to decay.

Frequently Asked Questions

Is professional teeth whitening safe?

There are no risks associated with professional teeth whitening treatment. As long as an experienced dentist such as Dr. Berchelmann is conducting your procedure, in-house whitening sessions are safe, fast, and effective. You may experience some sensitivity, but this usually subsides shortly after the procedure has been completed. Our dentists have the knowledge to provide you with a noticeably whiter smile in just one appointment.

How long does teeth whitening last?

The effects of professional whitening treatment can last up to three years with proper oral health maintenance. There are several ways to increase this number, including:

  • Brushing your teeth at least twice a day
  • Flossing daily
  • Avoiding foods and beverages that can stain your teeth
  • Scheduling whitening treatments every few weeks
Can I go from yellow to white teeth?

It’s possible to whiten your teeth several shades brighter with our in-office professional whitening treatments. To maintain your ideal shade, our dentists recommend scheduling teeth whitening treatments every few weeks while also avoiding color-rich foods and beverages including coffee, berries, wine, curry, and tomato-based sauces.

If you have any questions about how to whiten your teeth, contact Berchelmann Family Dental by calling (210) 336-8478. Our staff will be happy to answer your questions you may have.

Does insurance cover professional teeth whitening?

Most dental insurance agencies won’t cover the cost of professional teeth whitening due to the procedure not being considered medically necessary. Still, our office recommends that you contact your provider to learn about your policy. Your dentist will also be happy to answer any questions you may have about the cost of professional teeth whitening services.

Brighten Your Smile Today With Teeth Whitening

Thanks to our professional teeth whitening service at Berchelmann Family Dental, you won’t have to hide your smile anymore. Restore your confidence and the appearance of your teeth by calling our San Antonio office at (210) 336-8478 or by filling out an online contact form. We look forward to giving you a beautiful smile!