Teeth Whitening

We Walk Hand in Hand Towards Beautiful Smiles With Our Expert Family Dentists

Everyone wants a sparkling white smile. Unfortunately, drinking teeth-staining drinks or poor dental hygiene can cause our teeth to turn yellow and lose their shine. At DePalma Family Dentistry in Denton, Texas, we have the solution to help brighten your teeth with our professional teeth whitening procedure. Teeth whitening is an excellent way to brighten your smile through a non-invasive treatment that takes a single appointment to the dentist.

If you are considering the cosmetic dental treatment of teeth whitening, come to our office in the Denton area. Call us today to get the treatment you need to help brighten your smile and boost your confidence. Our excellent dentists and their team are here to provide the necessary care and whitening options.

What is Teeth Whitening?

Teeth whitening is a dental cosmetic procedure involving a bleaching agent to remove discoloration and staining on the teeth. Discoloration occurs through various factors such as genetics, aging, smoking, or consumption of certain foods and drinks. Teeth whitening is an effective way to improve the appearance of teeth by several shades.

Types of Teeth Whitening

There are two types of teeth whitening: in-office and at-home teeth whitening. 

In-Office Teeth Whitening

In-office teeth whitening is done at our dental office and usually consists of a one-hour appointment. Dr. Tim DePalma or Dr. Marissa Garcia will apply a high-concentration bleaching compound to your teeth and activate it with a special lamp, resulting in dramatically whiter teeth. Professional teeth whitening involves using a bleaching agent, typically hydrogen peroxide or carbamide peroxide, to break down stain molecules and leave teeth looking brighter. 

At-Home Teeth Whitening

At-home teeth whitening, on the other hand, involves using a customized tray that is filled with whitening gel, which you must wear for several hours a day. At-home kits typically take longer to deliver results but offer the convenience of doing it yourself in the comfort of your own home. At-home teeth whitening usually involves using a whitening toothpaste or gel with a lower concentration of peroxide, although this method may take longer to achieve results.


After you’ve had your teeth whitened, it’s essential to take proper care of your newly brightened teeth to maintain their shine. Things you can do to ensure your brightened smile keeps its sparkle include:
Be sure to brush your teeth twice daily and floss once daily. We strongly encourage rinsing your mouth with fluoride mouthwash to ensure your teeth are healthy and clean.
If you wish to prevent your smile from discoloring again, avoid consuming food and beverages that can stain your teeth. For food and drinks, we encourage you to avoid coffee and red wine. Avoid smoking nicotine as well, as smoking can discolor your teeth.
Schedule your bi-annual exams and cleanings so our dentists, Dr. DePalma and Dr. Garcia, can help to ensure your smile stays healthy and bright.

Is Teeth Whitening Right for Everyone?

Teeth whitening is an excellent option for most people, but it's important to remember that it may not suit everyone. Those with sensitive teeth or periodontal disease may not be candidates for teeth whitening. Additionally, women who are pregnant or breastfeeding should avoid teeth whitening until they are finished due to potential risks.

Teeth Whitening

in Denton, TX

Teeth whitening is a popular and effective cosmetic dental procedure that can improve your smile and give you a boost of confidence. If you are ready to brighten your smile with this fantastic cosmetic dental treatment, schedule a consultation today with our dentists, Dr. Tim DePalma and Dr. Marissa Garcia, to see if teeth whitening is right for you and achieve that bright, healthy smile you deserve! With the proper aftercare and maintenance, you can keep your teeth looking white and bright for years.
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