Teeth Whitening

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TEETH WHITENING                

Teeth whitening is one of the simplest and most popular ways to improve the appearance of your smile. At Aesthetic Smiles Dentistry, dental expert Sojin Kim, DMD, FAGD,  and the team offers in-office teeth whitening to brighten your teeth after only one session. To learn more about teeth whitening, call the Shenandoah, Texas, office or request an appointment online today.

Q: 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, the yellow dentin underneath shows through, causing your teeth to look more yellow.

Q: Am I a good candidate for teeth whitening?

The Aesthetic Smiles Dentistry team are cosmetic dental specialists and can determine 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 Aesthetic Smiles Dentistry uses a special solution that helps break down the stains on the surface of your teeth to help brighten your smile. Teeth-whitening treatment may not be the best solution if your stains are due to an injury or medication. However, the team offers other options to improve the look of your teeth, including crowns and veneers. 

Q: 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, your practitioner applies the whitening solution to your teeth and then shines the special LED light on your teeth to accelerate the whitening process.


After treatment, a post-treatment gel is applied to protect your teeth and reduce sensitivity. Though downtime isn’t necessary following teeth whitening, your dentist may suggest you avoid food and drinks that may stain your teeth immediately following your whitening treatment, such as coffee, red wine, and tomato sauce.

Q: How can I keep my teeth white?

The team provides specific instructions on what you can do to help maintain your whiter, brighter teeth. This may include daily brushing, flossing, and 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 Aesthetic Smiles Dentistry or request an appointment online today.