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Teeth Whitening in North Austin

Teeth whitening optionsTeeth whitening is the most requested cosmetic dentistry procedure today. Why? In just one short visit to the practice, a stunning, brighter smile can be achieved with no downtime.

It’s that simple!

What to Expect

When a patient visits Brian F. Scaff DDS for a whitening appointment, they can expect:

  • A discussion about what the treatment entails as well as a desired shade.
  • Then, the teeth will be cleaned and a safe-guard to protect your gums from the whitening gel will be applied.
  • Next, the gel is applied to the teeth. The patient then sits with a blue light to activate the gel for roughly 40 minutes.
  • After, the gel is removed and the patient is free to leave with a beaming smile, of course.

The practice also offers the convenience of take home teeth whitening kits for patients to easily apply at home.

Frequently Asked Questions

Is whitening for everyone?

When it comes to teeth whitening (bleaching), it’s always best to begin in the practice. Dr. Scaff can advise a patient on whether they are a good candidate for teeth whitening. Those people with yellowish teeth typically have better results than those with brownish or grayish hues. Also, whiteners have no effect on tooth-colored composite fillings or teeth that are bonded, so whitening will only make these teeth stand out from the ones that do whiten.

Are office procedures better than home procedures?

The whitening procedure done at Brian F. Scaff DDS generally takes about an hour and the results are immediate. After ensuring that the gums are protected, a bleaching agent is applied to the teeth and it does all the work!

The office also dispenses take-home kits along with a custom-made mouthpiece. These gels are generally used for two weeks in order to obtain the desired results. A patient can also perform at-home touch-ups to maintain their results.

Are there any side effects?

Some people experience tooth sensitivity after using bleaching agents. This is usually temporary and goes away after the completion of the whitening process. Others notice irritation of the gums, especially when the bleaching tray is not custom made and the gums come in contact with the bleaching agent.

Side effects should always be brought to Dr. Scaff’s attention so he can advise on whether it is typical or not.

Learn More Today

Schedule an appointment with Brian F. Scaff DDS to unleash a brighter, whiter smile today.


Teeth Whitening North Austin, Cedar Park, Round Rock TX | (512) 258-9130